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Cheap round-trip flights to Mexico City

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Cheap flights to Mexico City

A vast, sprawling metropolis, Mexico City is an explosion of cultural and culinary delights. Awash with stunning colonial architecture and hip neighbourhoods, the city has worked hard to clean up its act in recent years, becoming a safe, welcoming and exciting destination for tourists.

When to book flights to Mexico City

Unlike some of Mexico’s other tourist destinations, Mexico City does not have a prominent tourism high and low seasons. It’s a destination that crackles with excitement all year round, although budget travellers should try to avoid travelling during national holiday periods, such as Easter and Christmas, as prices for flights and accommodation can rise during national holidays like these.

Rainy season runs from May to mid-October, and it can pour down, so don’t forget your umbrella. November is a great time to visit, especially if you can be there for the iconic Day of the Dead celebrations on the first two days of the month.

But, whenever you plan to visit, book early to avoid disappointment and to get the best deals on flights to Mexico City.

How to find the best flight deals to Mexico City

Unlike some other destinations, getting cheap flights to Mexico City doesn’t usually depend on the time of year you travel. In fact, it is possible to find great value flights at any time of year.

Expedia returns a great choice of flight providers, airports and prices every time you search. However, if you can be flexible on your dates of travel, you could save more. Use the ‘Flexible Dates’ option to see what prices are like in the days either side of your selected departure for better value flights to Mexico from the UK.

Similarly, use the ‘Nearby Airports’ option to broaden your search and find cheaper deals.

UK departures to Mexico City

There are flights to Mexico City from London and other UK cities.

These include:

Mexico City Airport

Mexico City International Airport serves the city of Mexico and is the busiest airport in Latin America. It handles around 44 million passengers each year with flights to more than 100 destinations on three continents.

Due to the airport’s size and age, plans have been announced in recent years to build a new airport to take on some of the additional traffic.

The airport is well served by the city’s Metro system on Line 5. There are also numerous local buses and a new metrobus system.

If you are planning on taking a taxi, it is advisable to only use the authorised taxis from the airport.

Which airlines fly to Mexico City

Indirect and direct flights to Mexico City are available from a number of different carriers.

These include:

  • British Airways
  • Aeromexico
  • KLM
  • Lufthansa
  • Iberia

How to get around in Mexico City

Mexico is a huge and sprawling city, and tourist attractions are spread far and wide. It’s not generally a good idea to drive as roads and traffic can be bad. However, there are several public transport alternatives.

The Metro is reliable and fares are cheap. Above ground, the RTP bus system and electric trolley buses are also comprehensive, and good for both short distances and major routes.

Of course, Mexico City is also famed for its taxis, and they are everywhere. However, you should only use taxis that have a red box in the centre lower area of their licence plates saying ‘Taxi’. Try and use official ranks, or have your hotel call one for you. Flagging cabs in the street is not a great idea, especially at night.

What are the must-sees in Mexico City?

As an urban area since the 12th century, Mexico has a history that is almost unrivalled worldwide. Home to ancient empires and legendary conquests, the City of Palaces doesn’t disappoint. The zocalo is one of the largest city squares in the world, surrounded by historic buildings, including the colossal cathedral.

The Ciudadela crafts market is the place to go for souvenir shopping, and the Xochimilco system of waterways dates back to Aztec times, when Mexico City was navigated by boats.

Wherever you go and whatever you see, this is a city that bristles with electric atmosphere, from world-class street food to colourful Mariachi bands. 

Tips for travelling in Mexico City

As a British citizen travelling to Mexico, you won’t need a visa. However, you will need to fill out an immigration form, and have this with you when you enter and leave the country. You can get this form either on arrival or online in advance.