Airports in Mexico

Mexico City Airport

The airport is situated six miles (10km) east of Mexico City.

Mexico City Airport (MEX)

Overview

The Mexico City Metro subway system links the airport to downtown Mexico City. There are also suburban bus services including Autobuses del Oriente (ADO) and Autobuses Estrella Roja. Some hotels offer a pick-up service; it is worth checking their charge as it is generally cheaper to take a taxi.

Location

The airport is situated six miles (10km) east of Mexico City.

Getting to the city

The Mexico City Metro subway system links the airport to downtown Mexico City. There are also suburban bus services including Autobuses del Oriente (ADO) and Autobuses Estrella Roja. Some hotels offer a pick-up service; it is worth checking their charge as it is generally cheaper to take a taxi.

Time

Local time is 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 and National.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are regulated and passengers can pay in advance at the taxi counter in Arrivals. Authorized taxis are mustard yellow with an aeroplane logo. It takes about 45 minutes to the city centre.

Transfer between terminals

Passengers can ride the free Air Train between the two terminals. The general public have to take the public transportation bus between the terminals at a nominal charge.

Facilities

Facilities at the airport include ATMs, banks, bureaux de change, business facilities, a post office, restaurants, shops, hotel reservations and tourist information.

Parking

Parking at Mexico City International Airport is charged at MXN 44 per hour, up to a limit of MXN 288 per day.

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Cancun International

The airport is situated eight miles (13km) from downtown Cancun and 12 miles (20km) from the Hotel zone.

Cancun International (CUN)

Overview

Taxis can be used to get to the town. An official taxi company provides services from the airport and can be paid for at the airport. Airport ADO buses leave the airport from all three terminals every 30 to 45 minutes and go to downtown Cancun as well as Playa del Carmen.

Location

The airport is situated eight miles (13km) from downtown Cancun and 12 miles (20km) from the Hotel zone.

Getting to the city

Taxis can be used to get to the town. An official taxi company provides services from the airport and can be paid for at the airport. Airport ADO buses leave the airport from all three terminals every 30 to 45 minutes and go to downtown Cancun as well as Playa del Carmen.

Time

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

Car rental

Major car rental companies are represented at the airport, along with a number of local companies.

Airport Taxis

Official taxis provide services from the airport and can be paid for at the airport just outside the arrivals hall. Taxis go to both Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

Transfer between terminals

A shuttle bus runs between the main entrances of the terminals every 10 minutes.

Facilities

Cancun airport has all the facilities one would expect at one of the world's mega-airports. Facilities include ATMs, a bureau de change, restaurants, shops, a pharmacy, medical services and tourist information. There are facilities for disabled passengers but those with special needs are advised to contact their airline in advance.

Parking

Parking is available near to each terminal entrance, starting at MXN 28 per hour, up to a maximum of MXN 165 per day.

www.cancun-airport.net

Guadalajara Airport

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

Guadalajara Airport (GDL)

Overview

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

Location

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.

Time

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. Passengers should only have to make use of the Passenger Terminal and therefore no transfer should be necessary.

Facilities

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.

Parking

There is parking available at the airport.

www.aeropuertosgap.com.mx

Acapulco International Airport

The airport is situated 14 miles (22km) southeast of Acapulco.

Acapulco International Airport (ACA)

Overview

Airport shuttles are the safest way to transfer from the airport to the city centre and should be pre-booked. Many local hotels offer shuttle service to guests.

Location

The airport is situated 14 miles (22km) southeast of Acapulco.

Getting to the city

Airport shuttles are the safest way to transfer from the airport to the city centre and should be pre-booked. Many local hotels offer shuttle service to guests.

Time

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

Car rental

Car rental companies Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Thrifty, and Hertz are represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside the main terminal. Rates are based on a zone system, the type of vehicle, and number of passengers. Passengers can buy tickets at the taxi kiosk.

Facilities

There are shops, bars and restaurants at the airport. Other facilities include banks and currency exchange services. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.

Parking

Parking is available, costing MXN 30 for the first hour, and MXN 15 for every 30 minutes thereafter. The maximum daily rate is MXN 250.

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Chihuahua International Airport

Chihuahua International Airport is about 11 miles (18km) from the city.

Chihuahua International Airport (CUU)

Overview

Taxis are available. Fares depend on destination. There is no public bus servicing the airport. Car rental is also an option.

Location

Chihuahua International Airport is about 11 miles (18km) from the city.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available. Fares depend on destination. There is no public bus servicing the airport. Car rental is also an option.

Time

GMT -7 (GMT -6 from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October)

Car rental

The car rental desks are located inside the terminal building. Booking in advance will result in a lower fee than an on-the-day rental. Companies available at the airport include Avis, Europcar, Greenmotion, and Hertz.

Airport Taxis

Three taxi companies service the airport. Rates are based on a zone system and the number of passengers. Tickets are available from a counter inside the airport.

Facilities

ATMs are located on the lower level of the main terminal. Other facilities include a shoeshine service, magazine stands, fashion stores, duty-free shopping, local crafts and souvenirs, bars, and restaurants.

Parking

Parking lots are open around the clock for rates of MXN 26 for the first hour, and MXN 13 every 30 minutes thereafter. The maximum for a day is MXN 160.

www.oma.aero/en/passengers/chihuahua/

Puerto Vallarta Airport

The airport is located 5 miles (8 km) north of Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR)

Overview

Areomovil taxi transportation is the main source of transport from the airport, as well as combi bus (Colectivo minivan) which charge rates based on the zone of travel. The fare must be paid before departure at a small kiosk located just outside the terminal. Limos.com also provide a service for passengers from the airport. Taxis can be flagged down from the highway. The local bus also travels through to Puerto Vallarta.

Location

The airport is located 5 miles (8 km) north of Puerto Vallarta.

Getting to the city

Areomovil taxi transportation is the main source of transport from the airport, as well as combi bus (Colectivo minivan) which charge rates based on the zone of travel. The fare must be paid before departure at a small kiosk located just outside the terminal. Limos.com also provide a service for passengers from the airport. Taxis can be flagged down from the highway. The local bus also travels through to Puerto Vallarta.

Time

Local time is GMT -6 (GMT -5 from first Sunday in April to second last Saturday in October).

Car rental

There are several car rental agencies located in the terminal.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available just outside the terminal and rates are charged based on the zones of travel.

Facilities

The airport features a bank, a bureaux de change, cash machines, several small shops on the ground level of the airport, duty-free shops, a café, restaurant and a bar.

Parking

There is short-term parking available.

www.aeropuertosgap.com.mx/en/puerto-vallarta-3.html

Monterrey Airport

The airport is approximately 15 miles (24km) from Monterrey city centre.

Monterrey Airport (MTY)

Overview

A new express Skybus service runs between the city and the airport, on luxury buses with premium facilities. Departures from the airport start in the early mornings and run until before midnight, dropping passengers off at Valle Oriente Station on Avenida Lázaro Cardenas. Reservations are advised. Several hotels also offer their own shuttles.

Location

The airport is approximately 15 miles (24km) from Monterrey city centre.

Getting to the city

A new express Skybus service runs between the city and the airport, on luxury buses with premium facilities. Departures from the airport start in the early mornings and run until before midnight, dropping passengers off at Valle Oriente Station on Avenida Lázaro Cardenas. Reservations are advised. Several hotels also offer their own shuttles.

Time

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

Car rental

Car rental kiosks are located outside the arrivals area in Terminal A. The companies located here include Avis, Alamo, Dollar, Europcar, Greenmotion, Hertz, Payless, Sixt, and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

A broad selection of taxis service Monterrey Airport, departing from in front of the terminals. Rates are based on a zone system, and also depend on the kind of vehicle and number of passengers. It takes around 30 minutes to the city centre. Travellers can pre-pay for their fare at kiosks outside the arrivals area in Terminals A and C.

Transfer between terminals

Complimentary minibus shuttles operate between Terminals A and C every 10 minutes between 5am and midnight. Terminals A and B are within walking distance of each other.

Facilities

Facilities at the airport include hotel reservations, currency exchange, regional bus services, airline VIP lounges, a mini market, fashion stores, duty-free shopping, restaurants, gifts shops, bars, coffee shops, a shoeshine service, and ATMs.

Parking

Parking is available near each terminal. Short-term parking is MXN 34 for the first hour, and MXN 16 for every 30 minutes thereafter, up to MXN 360 per day. Long-term parking is MXN 68 per three hours, up to MXN 190 per day. Premium parking is available near Terminal B. In all parking lots, payment is made at the Automated Payment machines located near the parking lot exit, and both cash and credit cards are accepted.

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Culiacan International Airport

Culiacan International is located approximately six miles (10km) southwest of the centre of Culiacan city.

Culiacan International Airport (CUL)

Overview

Visitors should arrange collection with their hotel, take a taxi, or hire a car from one of the reputable car rental companies located in the airport. There is no public transport from the airport.

Location

Culiacan International is located approximately six miles (10km) southwest of the centre of Culiacan city.

Getting to the city

Visitors should arrange collection with their hotel, take a taxi, or hire a car from one of the reputable car rental companies located in the airport. There is no public transport from the airport.

Time

GMT -7 (GMT -6 between the first Sunday in April and the last Sunday in October).

Car rental

A variety of rental cars are available for hire from desks on the lower floor of the main terminal building. The companies include Advantage, Alamo, Europcar, Budget, and Hertz, among others.

Airport Taxis

Authorised taxi companies Aero Gris and Autotransportistas Fernando Amilpa service the airport. Tickets are available from the taxi kiosk.

Transfer between terminals

The secondary terminal is a General Aviation terminal used for private planes and helicopters.

Facilities

Facilities at the airport include vending machines, ATMs, a bar, magazine stands, fashion stores, and a range of restaurants.

Parking

The parking lot is located directly opposite the main terminal building. The first hour of parking costs MXN 34. After that, it costs MXN 16 per 30 minutes, up to a maximum of MXN 150 per day. Payment can be made with cash or credit card at the parking lot exit.

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Merida International Airport

The airport is located five miles (8km) from Merida.

Merida International Airport (MID)

Overview

Authorised taxis or vans connect the airport to the city. There is also a bus service run by ADO.

Location

The airport is located five miles (8km) from Merida.

Getting to the city

Authorised taxis or vans connect the airport to the city. There is also a bus service run by ADO.

Time

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

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Hertz, Europcar, National and Exective.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from the airport.

Facilities

Airport facilities include a bank, currency exchange, shopping (including duty-free shops), restaurants and fast food outlets.

Parking

Parking is available at the airport.

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Los Cabos International Airport

The airport is located seven miles (11km) from San José del Cabo city centre.

Los Cabos International Airport (SJD)

Overview

Shuttles are available at all terminals 24 hours a day. The SuburCabos bus has a stop roughly a five-minute taxi ride away from the airport. The bus route has many stops in San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas; however, the main stop for Cabo San Lucas hotels is at the Puerto Paraiso Mall. Note that the bus will only stop if someone signals for it.

Location

The airport is located seven miles (11km) from San José del Cabo city centre.

Getting to the city

Shuttles are available at all terminals 24 hours a day. The SuburCabos bus has a stop roughly a five-minute taxi ride away from the airport. The bus route has many stops in San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas; however, the main stop for Cabo San Lucas hotels is at the Puerto Paraiso Mall. Note that the bus will only stop if someone signals for it.

Time

GMT -7 (GMT -6 between the first Sunday in April and the last Sunday in October)

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Fox, U-Save, Europcar, Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Dollar, National, Alamo, and Hertz.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available to transport passengers to their required destination and can be found at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Taxi stands are open from 7am to 10pm.

Transfer between terminals

A shuttle service runs between terminals.

Facilities

Airport facilities include a VIP lounge (including a spa, bar and pool tables), restaurants, fast food outlets, coffee shops, shops, ATMs, and a bank.

Parking

Parking is available at the airport.

www.aeropuertosgap.com.mx

Torreon International Airport

The airport is located about three miles (5km) from Torreon city centre.

Torreon International Airport (TRC)

Overview

Many local hotels offer airport shuttles for guests. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

Location

The airport is located about three miles (5km) from Torreon city centre.

Getting to the city

Many local hotels offer airport shuttles for guests. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5, April to end October)

Car rental

Car rental represented at the airport includes Airways, Avis, Europcar, Greenmotion and Sixt.

Airport Taxis

Taxi services are available. Rates are based on a zone system, the type of vehicle and number of passengers. Passengers can buy tickets at the taxi kiosk.

Facilities

Airport facilities include ATMs, car rental, waiting rooms, vending machines, VIP lounges, restaurants and shopping.

Parking

Parking is available at the airport and costs MXN 34 for the first hour and thereafter MXN 16 for every 15 minutes. A daily maximum of MXN 360 is charged.

www.oma.aero/en/airports/torreon/

Tijuana International Airport

The airport is located about three miles (5km) from the city centre, immediately south of the US border.

Tijuana International Airport (TIJ)

Overview

Blue-and-white public buses marked 'Plaza Rio' or 'Centro' run to the city centre from outside the airport. International coaches are also available to San Diego and other destinations in Southern California. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

Location

The airport is located about three miles (5km) from the city centre, immediately south of the US border.

Getting to the city

Blue-and-white public buses marked 'Plaza Rio' or 'Centro' run to the city centre from outside the airport. International coaches are also available to San Diego and other destinations in Southern California. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

Time

GMT -8 (GMT -7, mid-March to early November)

Car rental

Rental cars are available from Alamo, Avis, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Yellow taxis are plentiful, and will take passengers to central Tijuana (Zona Centro). Fares can be paid in Mexican or US currency. Tickets for authorised taxis can be purchased at ticket machines at terminal exits at a fixed rate.

Transfer between terminals

In December 2015 a new terminal was opened, on the US side of the border known as the Cross Border Xpress or CBX. The two terminals are connected by a bridge.

Facilities

Terminal facilities include VIP lounges, currency exchange, ATMs, shops and a food court.

Parking

There is short-term and long-term parking available at the airport.

www.aeropuertosgap.com.mx

Villahermosa International Airport

The airport is located nine miles (15km) from Villahermosa city centre.

Villahermosa International Airport (VSA)

Overview

Taxi and shuttle services can be arranged on the ground floor of the terminal. Rental cars are also available.

Location

The airport is located nine miles (15km) from Villahermosa city centre.

Getting to the city

Taxi and shuttle services can be arranged on the ground floor of the terminal. Rental cars are also available.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 between April and October)

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Hertz, Budget and Europcar.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available at the airport. The ride to the city centre takes about 15 minutes.

Facilities

Facilities are limited, but there is a selection of shops and restaurants.

Parking

Parking is available near the terminal.

www.asur.com.mx

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