With fascinating historical sights, world-class museums and a lively cultural scene, Mexico City is a destination to trigger all the senses. Start your adventure in the historic downtown and the sights around Zocalo central square, such as the Palacio Nacional or the Aztec ruins of the Templo Major.
The Paseo de la Reforma is Mexico City’s main boulevard, linking the historic centre with a number of Mexico City’s most interesting neighbourhoods, such as the nightlife area of the Zona Rosa, the upmarket Polanco district, and the museums, monuments and other attractions of Chapultepec Park, including the zoo and the Botanical Gardens.
As you might expect for the capital city of a country that has so much to offer, there is a range of hotels in Mexico City to choose from. If you are looking for a boutique hotel or a family-friendly hotel, a historic hotel or a hotel aimed at business travellers, you are sure to find something to suit your needs.
Flights to Mexico City from UK Airports
There is a number of flight options to Mexico City from the UK. Most direct flights between the UK and Mexico City are from London airports, although the wide range of airlines flying to Mexico City means that, with a connecting flight, you can depart from airports across the country.
The national carrier of Mexico is AeroMexico, and some of the major European airlines offer direct or connecting flights to Mexico City. Search Expedia’s range of options and flight times to make sure you choose the flight to Mexico City that suits you best.
Flights to Mexico City International Airport
International flights to Mexico City all land at Mexico City International Airport (MEX), close to the city centre. As the main airport in the country, MEX is also a hub for connecting domestic flights. Mexico City International Airport is a short drive from the central Zocalo square in the historic downtown, which makes it one of the best-located capital city airports for onward travel to your hotel or guesthouse, hostel or resort.
To get into town from Mexico City International Airport, hop on the metro, bus or metrobus at Terminal 1. There’s a monorail which links the two terminals for ease of access. Depending on where you are staying, the journey by public transport from MEX will take between 45 minutes and an hour.
Another option is to take a taxi or pick-up service into Mexico City, both of which you can arrange in advance. The journey time downtown by car is about 20 minutes, depending on traffic. Some larger hotels also organise shuttle services to MEX, so you can go from flight to Mexico City hotel as quickly a possible.