Information & Facts
Taxis are regulated and passengers can pay in advance at the
taxi counter in Arrivals. Authorized taxis are white and mustard
yellow with an aeroplane logo. It takes about 45 minutes to the
city centre and costs around US$20.
The airport has four well-maintained and organised parking lots
with a capacity for almost 5,000 vehicles.
Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz and National
(driving in Mexico City is not recommended for first-time
There is a Mexico City Metro subway system linking the airport
to downtown Mexico City. Taxis are regulated and passengers can pay
in advance at the taxi counter in Arrivals. There are also suburban
bus services including Autobuses del Oriente (ADO), Autobuses
Estrella Roja and Autobuses Pullman de Morelos. Some hotels offer a
pick-up service, however it is worth checking their charge as it is
generally cheaper to take a taxi. Car rentals are available.
US$18 to US$38.
Facilities at the airport include ATMs, banks, bureau de change,
business facilities, a post office, restaurants, shops, hotel
reservations and tourist information. There are facilities for
disabled travellers but those with special needs should contact
their airline in advance.
Spanish is the official language in Mexico. Some English
is spoken in tourist regions.
Mexican currency is the New Peso (MXN) divided into 100
centavos. Credit cards are widely accepted, particularly Visa,
MasterCard and American Express. Travellers cheques are generally
accepted, but cannot be cashed on Sundays. ATMs are available in
most cities and towns and are the most convenient way to get money,
but for safety reasons they should only be used during business
hours. Although most businesses will accept foreign currency it is
best to use pesos. Foreign currency can be exchanged at one of many
casas de cambio(exchange houses), which have longer hours
and offer a quicker service than the banks.
Passengers in possession of an electronic reservation password,
ticket and/or boarding pass are transported free of charge on the
Air Train between terminals one and two. The general public have to
take the public transportation bus between the terminals at a
nominal charge. Both services are available 24 hours a day.