Travel

Airports

Mexico has a well-developed airport infrastructure and its major cities are connected.

Mexico City International Airport (MEX) (Benito Juárez) is 13km east of the city.

For general information on Mexican airports, visit Aeropuertos Mexico.

International departure tax is usually included in air tickets.

Ground transport

Authorised taxi or van services are available for transportation from the airport to the hotel and surrounding areas. Rates are based on a zone system, the type of vehicle, and number of passengers. Passengers must pre-pay their taxi-ride and the taxi kiosks located at the airport terminal.

Uber has become very popular in Mexico in recent years. The Metro System, Metro Bus and buses are also used, although they are often crowded and some familiarity with the city is necessary to use them successfully. The Metro opens Monday to Saturday from 6:00am (7:00am on Sunday) and closes at about midnight.

Hotels

Major local and International hotel chains operate in Mexico including Real Inn, Fiesta American & Fiesta Inn, SPG group, and IHG group.

Dining

Mexico has a vast variety of restaurants, with an extensive range of international and Mexican food. Mexico City boasts three of the top 50 restaurants in the world – Pujol, Biko and Quintonil.

Visitors should take care in meal choices. It is advisable to avoid street food and tap water is not appropriate for consumption.

Tipping

In general, 15 per cent is expected and 20 per cent if the service has been very good.

Tourist attractions

Find out more about major tourist attractions at the Visit Mexico website.