Getting Around

Public transport in Guadalajara consists of buses, bicycles, and a light-rail system. Several private bus companies operate along set routes throughout the city; fares are paid to the driver upon boarding and buses are often overcrowded.

The Guadalajara Macrobus, the city's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, is operated by SITEUR and consists of stations running north-south through the city centre. Rechargeable pre-paid cards can be purchased at vending machines or tickets can be purchased at turnstiles. Exact change is required.

SITEUR also operates two light-rail lines that pass a variety of local attractions. Tickets can be bought by depositing exact fare at station turnstiles or purchasing a rechargeable card from station vending machines. Taxis are widely available and can be found at designated sites across the city; tourist transportation options include horse-drawn carriages called calandrias.


Guadalajara Airport

The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) south of Guadalajara.

Guadalajara Airport (GDL)


The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) south of Guadalajara.

Getting to the city

Many local hotels offer transfers that are cheaper than taxi fares.


GMT -6 (GMT -5 between the first Sunday in April and the second last Sunday in October)

Car rental

Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Sixt, National, Fox, and Europcar.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available at both terminals 24 hours a day.

Transfer between terminals

The second terminal is for cargo only, so transfers shouldn't be necessary.


There are shops, bars and restaurants at the airport. Other facilities include ATMs, banks, currency exchange and VIP lounges and tourist information. Disabled facilities are relatively good; those with special needs are advised to contact their airline in advance.


There is parking available at the airport.