Mexico City International Airport (MEX) is the busiest airport not only in Mexico--but all of Latin America. As one of the world's main gateways into Mexico, this two-terminal facility serves nearly 45 million passengers each year. First founded in 1915, the bustling MEX Airport currently operates at its full capacity, and the Mexican government ordered the construction of a new, state-of-art airport in September 2014 that will eventually replace MEX. Mexico City International Airport also goes by the name Benito Juárez International Airport.
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Mexico City's Benito Juárez International Airport sits about 7 km east of the downtown core. To arrive at their hotel in Mexico City, travellers have a few transportation options. Public buses depart from both terminals, and the metro runs into downtown from Terminal 1, while the new Métrobus route also brings visitors into the city centre. These forms of public transportation all take between 45 to 90 minutes depending on the time of day. Authorized taxis and rental cars are also available at MEX. The drive from the airport lasts about half an hour. Find the best rates on rental cars in Mexico City with Skyscanner.
Mexico City International Airport boasts many of the world's biggest airlines, which offer flights to Europe, South America, North America, and Central America. Some of the most elite carriers include:
- Aeroméxico Connect
- Air Canada Rouge
- Air France
- All Nippon Airways
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Delta Air Lines
- Southwest Airlines
- United Airlines
Two Canadian airlines, WestJet and Air Canada Rouge, offer direct flights that connect Canada to Mexico City Airport. Air Canada Rouge hosts non-stop trips out of Montréal, Toronto, and Vancouver, while WestJet flies to Mexico City from Calgary and Vancouver. Interjet, a Mexican carrier, also provides direct flights to MEX from Toronto, Montréal, and Vancouver.
An impressive array of boutiques and restaurants are hosted by Mexico City International Airport. Duty-free shopping, souvenir stands, coffee shops, and dining outlets for all budgets are everywhere you turn inside MEX's two terminals. Visitors also have access to ATMs, currency exchange counters, numerous VIP lounges, and a medical centre.
Mexico's vibrant capital features a dizzying fusion of historic marvels with today's ultramodern world. While skyscrapers tower in the downtown core, beloved cultural attractions from a bygone era still stand tall, including the magnificent Palacio Nacional with its Diego Rivera murals. Other famous places include the Aztec ruins at Templo Mayor, the white marble Palacio de Bellas Artes, and Plaza Garibaldi, an energetic square where mariachi bands play after dusk. Mexico City's nightlife--from their lively discotheques to acclaimed restaurants--is also considered some of the world's very best.