Mexico City Airport (MEX)
Location: The airport is situated six miles (10km) east of Mexico
Time: Local time is GMT �6 (GMT �5 between the first
Passengers in possession of an electronic reservation password,
ticket and/or boarding pass are transported free of charge on the
Air Train between terminals one and two. The general public have to
take the public transportation bus between the terminals at a
nominal charge. Both services are available 24 hours a day.
There is a Mexico City Metro subway system linking the airport
to downtown Mexico City. Taxis are regulated and passengers can pay
in advance at the taxi counter in Arrivals. There are also suburban
bus services including Autobuses del Oriente (ADO), Autobuses
Estrella Roja and Autobuses Pullman de Morelos. Some hotels offer a
pick-up service, however it is worth checking their charge as it is
generally cheaper to take a taxi. Car rentals are available.
Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz and National
(driving in Mexico City is not recommended for first-time
Taxis are regulated and passengers can pay in advance at the
taxi counter in Arrivals. Authorized taxis are white and mustard
yellow with an aeroplane logo. It takes about 45 minutes to the
city centre and costs around US$20.
Facilities at the airport include ATMs, banks, bureau de change,
business facilities, a post office, restaurants, shops, hotel
reservations and tourist information. There are facilities for
disabled travellers but those with special needs should contact
their airline in advance.
The airport has four well-maintained and organised parking lots
with a capacity for almost 5,000 vehicles. Parking at Mexico City
International Airport is charged at MXN 44 per hour up to a limit
of MXN 288 per day.
Departure Tax: US$18 to US$38.