Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and the most populous cities in North America. Located in the Valley of Mexico, a large valley in the high plateaus in the center of Mexico, Mexico City sits at an altitude of 2,240 meters (7,450 ft). It has 16 boroughs.
Mexico City has a subtropical highland climate due to its tropical location but high elevation. Average temperatures for October typically sit around 22.9 degrees Celsius.
8.9 million people
Central Standard Time (GMT-5)
The Mexico City International Airport (AICM) is served by 30 domestic and international passenger airlines. It is the main hub for Mexico’s largest airline, Aeroméxico and approximately sees 100,000 passengers pass through the airport to and from more than 100 destination on four continents each day. The recommended mode of transportation to the Intercontinental Presidente Mexico City is via authorized taxi.
Taxi services are located at the international and domestic entrances at Terminals 1 and 2. In both cases, taxi tickets are sold at the modules located near the arrival gates and in the walkway area. Rates are posted in a visible place and are authorized by the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT). For your safety, we recommend you only use the taxi services authorized by this airport, which include:
Porto Taxi, Sitio 300
Nueva Imagen and Excelencia
Porto Taxi, Sitio 300
Confort and Yellow Cab
Any other service there is illegal.
There are two types of services:
Ordinary: four door sedan for four passengers, plus the driver.
Executive: SUVs or vans for eight passengers, plus the driver.
It is very important you consider the distances and times before using taxi services in the city. You must purchase the corresponding ticket in authorized retail outlets before you use their services.
Taxis operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at both terminals.
For the comfort and benefit of AICM travelers there are two bus terminals that operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Different bus lines offer round-the-clock transportation to the main cities near Mexico City.
Some destinations include Cuernavaca, Pachuca, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Toluca, Querétaro, Córdoba and San Juan del Río.
The bus terminal in Terminal 1 is located near the car ramp that leads to the international area. There you can find a variety of services: VIP lounges, Internet, waiting, reading and meeting rooms. The terminal also has a food court, shopping, souvenirs and currency exchange services.
Buses depart from AICM Terminal 2 near Gate D, between Entrance 4 and the domestic arrivals exit point. Here you can find waiting rooms and a food court.
You can check bus lines, destinations, schedules and rates.
The Metro (Subway) system has a network of 12 lines that cover a large part of the city. You can use these subways to get to downtown, to different bus terminals, tourist areas, the suburbs and other areas of interest. The subway station closest to the airport is Terminal Aérea Station, Line 5. It is a short walk from AICM Terminal 1, on Boulevard Puerto Aéreo, corner of Av. Capitán Carlos León González. Line 5 runs from Politécnico to Pantitlán stations.
Tickets cost $5.00 pesos each, and you can buy a reusable smart card at any of the network’s 195 stations. Cards cost $10.00 pesos and the minimum recharge is $3.00 pesos. Seniors over 60 years and people with disabilities can ride for free.
For your comfort, the station offers service 365 days a year during the following hours:
Monday to Friday, 05:00 - 24:00
Sunday and bank holidays, 07:00 - 24:00
Uber is highly used in Mexico City as a reliable ride, from low-cost to premium. Payment is done either in cash, credit card or Uber Cash balance.
Sign up from the below official website of Uber for your ride to downtown Mexico City.
The cost of an Uber trip depends on the type of ride you request, the estimated distance, duration of the trip, tolls and current demand for rides. Use of a price estimator located in the below website is recommended before taking the ride.
More instructions on how Uber works is found here (https://www.uber.com/ca/en/ride/how-it-works/).
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