Benito Juárez International Airport is the busiest airport in Mexico and the busiest airport in Latin America. The airport is located 5 km (3 miles) east from Downtown Mexico City. The airport operates with domestic and international flights.
It is a hub for AeroMexico, Interjet, Viva Aerobus and Volaris airlines. Most of the flights are domestic, however, many international flights to neighbouring countries, the USA, South America and Europe are not an exception.
Mexico City Airport has two terminals, 1 and 2, connected via runways. Both terminals are 3 km apart but connected by Airtrain.
Both Terminals are usually desperately crowded causing very long queues, especially at immigration (more than 1 hour). The airport has got a very bad rating among passengers.
Currently, the only airline operating direct flights from the UK is British Airways from London Heathrow.
The airport is open 24/7.
Mexico City, Benito Juárez International Airport Transit
Both terminals are connected by shuttle train Aerotrén. shuttle train runs daily between 5:00 - 23:00 every 10 minutes. The journey takes approx. 8 minutes.
Recommended time to transfer between both terminals is at least 3 hours.
During transfers within the same terminal, you also have to pick up your baggage and pass immigration control again.
Recommended time to transfer within the same terminal is 90 minutes unless your flights are on the same reservation where airport staff would secure fast lane to your next flight.
Mexico City, Benito Juárez International Airport Transfer
There is a bus service Line 4 from both terminals.
The line sets near Buenavista Station (west of the city), where the subway and Route 1 and 3 of Metrobus are located, and goes to the MEX Airport.
Line 4 also goes to San Lázaro Metro station, where passengers are able to board suburban trains or buses
Buses departure every 15 minutes between 4:30 – 00:00. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes.
Ticket + rechargeable card (10 MXN)
40 MXNcurrently £1.43
– pay by cash only, the ticket machine does not give change back
Metro service Line 4 runs from Terminal 1 (Terminal Aérea) on the route from Pantitlán to Politécnico (does not go to the city centre).
Metro operates during these times:
- Monday to Friday – 05.00 am to 00.00 am
- Saturdays – 06.00 am to 00.00 am
- Sunday and holidays – 07.00 am to 00.00 am
One way ticket
5 MXNcurrently £0.18
One way ticket + rechargeable card
15 MXNcurrently £0.54
- pay by cash only, the ticket machine does not give change back
Accomodation near the airport
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