Benito Juarez International Airport:
Mexico City's International Airport is a main gateway into the country and many travelers land there before taking connecting flights to their final destination. The airport receives about 40 million passengers each year, and although the airport has been undergoing renovations, it is still in many ways indadequate for the number of people using the facilities. You may find long line-ups for customs and the airport's linear design can make for a lot of walking. Be sure you have plenty of time to find your way between connecting flights.
Basic Airport Information:
Official Name: Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de Mexico Benito Juarez (AICM)
Airport Code: MEX
Airport Website: Mexico City Airport Web Site
Av. Capitán Carlos León S/N
Col Peñón de los Baños
Delegacion Venustiano Carranza, DF
CP 15620, México
Phone Number: (+52 55) 2482-2424 and 2482-2400
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Within the airport there is a wide selection of restaurants, bars and fast food outlets as well as over 160 shops. You will also find banks, ATMs and currency exchange booths as well as options for car rentals, and tourist information desks.
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Arriving at the Mexico City Airport:
The international arrivals gate is located at the far west end of the main terminal. There are luggage carts in the baggage-retrieval area but these are not allowed past the arrivals gate. There you will find porters anxious to help you with your luggage (charging between 10 and 20 pesos per bag depending on the size and how far they carry them).
Transportation to and from the Mexico City Airport:
Mexico City's airport is located about 8 miles (13 km) east of central Mexico City. Travel time will depend greatly on traffic, so be sure to leave plenty of time to get there before your flight.
- By taxi: There are authorized taxi stands inside the airport where you can buy a ticket to your destination (look for the stands that say "Transporte Terrestre" and then proceed outside to the taxi line to catch the taxi.
- By metro: If you're not carrying too much luggage, the metro is a good option to get to and from the Mexico City Airport. The metro station is Terminal Aerea on the yellow line. (See a Mexico City metro map.)
Airlines Serving the Mexico City Airport:
Mexican National Airlines:
Aerocalifornia, Aeromar, Aeromexico, Aviacsa, Click Mexicana, Magnicharter, Mexicana de Aviacion
Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska Airlines, America West, American Airlines, Avianca, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Copa Airlines, Cubana de Aviacion, Delta Airlines, Iberia, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lan Chile, Lloyd Aereo Boliviano, Lufthansa, Northwest, Nova Air, Taca, United Airlines, US Airways, Varig
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Hotels near the Mexico City Airport:
The Hilton Mexico City Airport (get rates) is located on the third level of gate F1 in the International arrivals area.
The Camino Real Mexico Aeropuerto (get rates) is across a pedestrian skywalk from terminal B.
The Fiesta Inn Aeropuerto ( get rates) is located about 5 minutes from the airport and offers free shuttle service.
If you have a layover in Mexico City, be sure to check out Mexico City's top sights!