Transfer to Mexico City
Transfer options from Mexico City International Airport to the city center
Planning to explore Mexico city? You won’t be disappointed. In fact, you’ll be surprised by its rich culture, which takes its roots from one of the most advanced ancient civilizations — Aztecs. This vibrant city will astonish you by the way its contemporary life naturally intertwines with its ancient history. It will be a bright mark within your collection of travel experiences.
Your introduction to Mexico City starts at Benito Juarez International Airport, which is also called Mexico City Airport. Situated about 10 km east of Mexico city, it is the largest and busiest airport in Latin America, serving flights to and from more than 100 destinations worldwide.
So how exactly to reach the city center from the airport?
There are four ways to do that, from the longest to the quickest.
If you’re traveling on a budget, Metro is the right choice being the cheapest, but at the same time also the slowest option to the city center. The train ride takes about 50 minutes.
Metro Line 5 is connected to the airport's Terminal 1. You need to walk out of the terminal to Aerea Station.
It’s essential to know that huge luggage is not allowed in the metro. Besides, if it’s your first time in the city and you don’t know the language, better arrange for your transfer from the airport to the city. The risk of getting lost in an unknown city or getting into trouble during your first day is too high. Don’t take that chance, it’s not worth it.
Journey time: 50 minutes
Taking a minivan only makes sense if you’re traveling with a group of people. Otherwise you can order a taxi, cause the cost of the ride is just about the same. But it will take you twice as long by a shared minivan. In fact, you might as well order a transfer for your big company, friends and family with a high level of comfort and service. Stay with us to find out more.
Journey time: 30-50 minutes
Cost: $8.50 to the city center; $14.50 to the outlying areas
Metrobuses are located outside both airport’s terminals. They operate from 5 AM until midnight. This way of reaching the city center is the most preferable out of those above, as it’s more safe, not time consuming and cheap as well. The bus will get you to your final destination — Republica de Argentina stop, which is close to the city’s main square called Zocalo. There are two other bus stations within the city center — Republica de Chile and Teatro Blanquita. Which one to choose depends on where in the city you’re staying. Check your hotel’s address in advance.
Journey time: 45 minutes
This is the most convenient and safe way of reaching the city center by far. It is also the quickest one. It’s the most expensive compared to other modes of transportation: $14.50 or $15 for a taxi from the airport to your hotel. All the taxis at Benito Juárez International Airport work on a prepaid system.
You can also consider booking a transfer, thus you could even save a buck.
We recommend GetTransfer, as it offers the best prices in the area. In case you don’t agree with the company’s pricing, you can offer yours, which is pretty convenient.
For a group of four and more people, GetTransfer can find you a vehicle that suits the size of your company with all the baggage you have. Another sweet little bonus is that you could share the cost of the ride, which can be beneficial for everyone.
For families and passengers with massive luggage, getting a suitable vehicle on GetTransfer is a lifesaver. You won’t have to worry about your heavy belongings or your children getting lost in public transport. GetTransfer is a stress-free experience.
The journey time will take about 25 minutes. With GetTransfer the time will fly by while admiring Mexico city from your passenger seat.
Booking the most suitable vehicle with GetTransfer is as easy as pie. All you need is to either download GetTransfer app on your phone, or visit GetTransfer.com and fill in all the required information on the homepage, and then click “Get Offers”. The rest is up to the system. In a moment, you will be offered several options to choose from. If there are any extra requirements for the driver ― you can leave a message in the comment section.
What you get when you book GetTransfer
- A wide variety of vehicle types: you can pick from passenger cars to shuttle buses. It all depends on how big your company is and how much baggage you’re carrying.
- You can book a transfer in advance and schedule a pickup time.
- No additional costs: taxes, road fees, and tips are included.
- Your safety comes first. You know in advance who is picking you up, and you can choose your driver based on the ratings and the car photos.
- You can choose from a few types of private traveling, from the most affordable to the VIP status.
- Every vehicle comes with additional services, be it free Wi-Fi access, cool drinks, safety shield or wheelchair accessible transfer. You can see what a vehicle has onboard when you choose your transfer.
- Vehicles are family friendly: if you travel with kids, you can find a required child seat type.
Among other perks, with GetTransfer, you can also plan your way back to the airport in advance.
The driver you choose will wait for you at the arranged time and pre-agreed location. If you can’t keep up, no worries! There is a free waiting time: 60 minutes at airports and 15 minutes at all other locations.