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Mexico City Travel Info


Thanks for visiting our Mexico City Travel Info Page! We hope the information below answers all your questions, but should that not be the case, please feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to get you the answers you need.

Do I need a passport/visa?

All travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date they depart Mexico, however, most will not need a visa. Visas are not currently required for citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Israel and many other countries. Entry requirements in Latin America change with surprising frequency. It is each traveler’s responsibility to check with your Mexican consulate for the most up-to-date visa information.

Air Travel

Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez is Mexico City’s only passenger airport. It has two terminals: terminal 1 (the main terminal) and terminal 2 (located 3 km from the main terminal). Carriers operating out of terminal 2 include Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Copa Airlines, Delta and Lan. All other airlines depart from terminal 1.

Red buses (MXP 12.50) run between the two terminals, making stops at puerta (door) 7 in terminal 1 and puerta 3 in terminal 2. The terminals are connected by an aerotrén, a free monorail service for ticketed passengers only.

More than 20 airlines provide international service to Mexico City. You can fly direct from more than 30 cities in the USA and Canada, half a dozen each in Europe, South America and Central America/Caribbean and Tokyo. 7 different airlines connect the capital to about 50 cities within Mexico.

Customs- A Heads Up

Going through customs can take awhile depending on many factors (it took me approx. 1.5 hours last trip). Please allow ample time when booking your flight and planning for arrival to our retreat venue between the hours of 2:00 – 5:00 pm, local time.

Ground Transport

Best choices for getting to and from the airport are Uber, authorized taxis and the Metrobus:

  • Uber- For those of you who use Uber, this is an easy and affordable option. Follow this link for rates and estimates.
  • Taxis- Safe and reliable taxis autorizados (authorized taxis) are controlled by a fixed-price ticket system. Purchase taxi tickets from booths located in sala E1 (international arrivals) as you exit customs, and by the sala A (domestic arrivals) exit. Fares are determined by zones. A ride to the Zócalo costs approx. MXP 235. One ticket is valid for up to four passengers. ‘Sitio 300’ taxis are the best. Porters may offer to take your ticket and luggage the few steps to the taxi, but hold on to the ticket and hand it to the driver. Drivers won’t expect a tip for the ride, but will always welcome one.
  • Metrobus- Línea 4 of the metrobús has luggage racks and on-board security cameras, making it a more comfortable option than the metro. It stops at puerta 7 in terminal 1 and puerta 3 in terminal 2. The ride costs MXP 30., plus you’ll need to purchase a smart card (valid for all metrobús trips) for MXP 10. at machines inside the terminals. From terminal 1, it’s about 45 minutes to reach the Zócalo. The line runs five blocks north of the Zócalo, along República de Venezuela and Belisario Domínguez, then it heads west along Avenida Hidalgo past metro Hidalgo. To return to the airport, catch it along Ayuntamiento or República del Salvador. See for more information.
  • Hotel Transport- Our B&B offers transportation at a cost of $40. USD for a car or $75 USD for a van (one way). Please let us know if you’d like to take advantage of this option and we’ll be happy to arrange it for you.

Is travel insurance necessary?

Yes, definitely! We recommend a company called Travel Guard that provides reasonably priced insurance for trip cancellation, medical expenses, medical evacuation, lost bags, etc.

Please see our FAQ for more travel tips and info!

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