Monterrey General Mariano Escobedo International Airport
Monterrey Airport has three terminals: A, B and C. Terminal B was opened in 2010 and is considered one of the most modern terminals in Mexico (together with Terminal 2 of Mexico City Airport). Free shuttle buses run between the terminals.
IATA airport code: MTY
ICAO airport code: MMMY
There's no train connection with Monterrey Airport.
Car and bus
The airport is situated 15 kilometers northeast of Monterrey's center. The airport is easily accessible from the city center by rental car: You first follow the Avenida Constitución and then the Carretera Miguel Alemán (also: Carretera Federal 54) which leads directly to the airport. The way to the airport is clearly signposted.
From the bus station buses not only leave for Monterrey, but also for Monclava, Saltillo, Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa and Matamoros. There are even international buses, to Laredo and McAllen in the American state of Texas.
There's also a luxury Sky Express Bus between the airport and Monterrey. It leaves from the Valle Oriente bus station on Avenida Lázaro Cardenas. These luxury buses offer free wireless internet on board.
Car rental Monterrey Airport
You can find counters of car rental companies on the ground floor of the Arrivals Hall. Nine rental companies are present at Monterrey Airport: Avis, Advantage, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, Payless 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.
You can book a taxi at a kiosk outside the Arrivals Hall. There are fixed rates for various destinations. A ride to Monterrey's center takes about half an hour.
There are short and long-term parking lots near the terminals. For short-term parking you pay 24 pesos for the first half hour and then 6 pesos per 15 minutes with a maximum of 300 pesos per day. On the long-term parking lot you pay 190 pesos per day.
There are no hotels at Monterrey Airport. The nearest hotel is Hampton Inn Monterrey Airport (Tel. +52(0)81 8625 2900). Other hotels nearby the airport include Best Western Monterrey Airport (Tel. +52(0)81 8220 3200), Courtyard by Marriott (Tel. +52(0)81 8625 5050), Fairfield Inn (Tel. +52(0)81 8625 2000) and Hotel Ibis (Tel. +52(0)81 8196 4040). 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 range of restaurants, cafés, (snack) bars and coffee shops at Monterrey Airport has significantly improved the last few years. More shops have also been added. Apart from the usual duty-free and clothes stores you can buy typical Mexican souvenirs.
You cannot store your baggage at Monterrey Airport. There's a lost-and-found desk in the Arrivals Hall. You can also have your baggage wrapped in plastic.
There are information desks in both the Arrivals and Departure Halls for inquiries about Monterrey Airport, flight schedules and airport services.
Monterrey Airport has three VIP lounges: the Aeroméxico lounge, the Azteca lounge and the Centurion lounge of American Express. These lounges offer basic facilities such as faxing, copying and internet access. Extensive business facilities are offered by the business hotels in the airport's vicinity (see Hotels).
As for accessibility for the disabled Monterrey Airport meets with American standards. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators and toilets, and also low-hanging telephones. In addition, places have been reserved for disabled travelers on the parking lot, near the entrance of the terminals.
There are some banks and a exchange office of American Express. You can also find ATM's scattered around the terminals. Wireless internet (Wi-Fi) is also available.