Getting Around

Mexico City is the capital of the United Mexican States and it’s located in the central part of Mexico.

Our international airport, Benito Juárez, is 30 minutes away from the city center (depending on the traffic). There’s also an alternative international airport approximately 1 hour away from the city center, in the city of Toluca.

For domestic travels, planes are a good idea but also buses, especially if you’re travelling to the surrounding states like Puebla, Morelos, Querétaro or Guerrero. There are 4 main bus stations from where you can start your journey. Check out this map:

 

Pro tip:

The bus that goes to Teotihuacán (the pyramids), departs from the North Station, “Central del Norte”.

Moving around the city

We recommend using public transportation for moving around the city, but please be careful, NEVER carry your wallet or your phone in your pockets.

Metro and Metrobus

They are safe, cheap and fast but they can also be chaotic, so try to avoid the busy hours: 7:00 – 9:00 and 17:00 – 19:00. If you identify as a woman, better to use the exclusive area for women marked by a pink sign.

Fares: Card, tarjeta: $10 Metro: $5 Metrobus: $6

Taxi and taxi apps

Most taxis are safe, just be sure to take the official ones: pink and white with an “A” at the beginning of their plates. For foreigners it’s easier to use apps like Uber and DiDi just because they have a GPS and you don’t need cash.

Bikes

Ecobici is a bike system by the city government. There are bike stations close to the main tourist attractions.

Fares: 3 days: $216 / 7 days: $360 /

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