Mexico City International Airport
Mexico City Airport is officially called Benito Juárez International Airport. The airport is named after Benito Juárez, who was president of Mexico for 14 years in the second half of the nineteenth century.
The last few years the airport has been extensively modernized and expanded. There are two terminals, which are three kilometers apart and which are connected by a so-called people mover.
IATA airport code: MEX
ICAO airport code: MMMX
Subway station Terminal Aérea is located at the domestic terminal. Subway trains run frequently. To travel to the city center you go to the next stop (Pantitlan) and change to line 1. More information on the website of the subway of Mexico City.
Car and bus
The airport is situated 13 kilometers east of Mexico City's center. Mexico's capital is huge and so there are several ways to get to the airport in a rental car, depending on where you depart. On the airport's website you can find an interactive map to decide on the best route.
From the airport's large bus station buses leave for several destinations in the city and to other places nearby, such as Cuernavaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Toluca, Pachuca and Córdoba.
Car rental Mexico City Airport
You can find counters of car rental companies in the Arrivals Hall of both terminals. Several rental companies are present at Mexico City Airport, including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National/Alamo, Sixt and Thrifty. You can also book a rental car in advance using the service provided by EasyTerra; they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
Near the baggage claim area you'll find a counter of Transportación Terrestre. Here you can not only buy bus tickets, but also book an authorized taxi. Official taxis can be recognized by their white-brown color and the airport logo.
There are no less than five parking garages at Mexico City Airport with a total capacity for over 5000 cars. To park your car you pay 44 pesos an hour. The day rate amounts to 246 pesos. More information about parking at Mexico City Airport via +52(0)55 1560 2797.
There are two hotels nearby Terminal 1 of Mexico City Airport: the Hilton Mexico City Airport Hotel (Tel. +52(0)55 5133 0505) and the Airport Camino Real Hotel (Tel. +52(0)55 3003 0033). Aeropuerto T2 Mexico Hotel (Tel. +52(0)55 5229 1500) is located near Terminal 2. Other hotels nearby the airport include Hotel Fiesta Inn Aeropuerto (Tel. +52(0)55 5133 6600) and Radisson Poliforum Plaza Hotel Leon (Tel. +52(0)477 710 0022). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to Booking.com. They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
The shopping area at Mexico City Airport seems like a huge shopping center. There are over 160 shops, including of course duty-free shops, but also Mexican art, souvenirs, jewelers and shops with Mexican food specialties. In addition there are various restaurants, cafés and (snack) bars.
At several locations you'll find lockers to store your baggage. For lost-and-found objects you can go to the airport police (Tel. +52(0)744 435 2068).
There are several general information desks scattered around the terminals for inquiries about Mexico City Airport, flight schedules and airport services. In the Arrivals Hall of the international terminal you'll find counters of the Asociación de Hoteles de la Ciudad De Mexico (for hotel bookings) and the Secretaría de Turismo (brochures and information about places worth seeing).
Several airlines have VIP lounges offering facilities such as faxing, copying and internet access. Extensive business facilities, including meeting space and conference rooms, are offered by the large business hotels at the airport such as the Hilton and Camino Real (see Hotels).
Mexico City Airport has excellent accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators and toilets, and also low-hanging telephones. In the parking garages closest to the terminals places have been reserved for disabled travelers.
You'll find banks, exchange offices and ATM's scattered around the terminals. Wireless internet (Wi-Fi) is available and in the Medas bar and several other eating and drinking facilities there are computers with internet access. In both terminal 1 and terminal 2 there's a museum with changing exhibitions. Both terminals have a First Aid station, which can be reached via one of the information desks or by telephone via +52(0)55 2482 2243.
Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México Benito Juárez
Capitán Carlos León
Colonia Peñón de los Baños
Delegación Venustiano Carranza
Telephone, fax, email
Telephone: +52(0)55 2482 2424 (T1) and +52(0)55 2598 7000 (T2)
IATA airport code: MEX
ICAO airport code: MMMX