MEX Mexico City International Airport
Mexico City International Airport (MEX) is the largest airport in Mexico and the second busiest in Latin America. Over 30 airlines fly between Mexico City and 100 destinations worldwide, and MEX is also the hub for Aeromexico, Mexico’s largest airline and part of the SkyTeam network, which provides connections for travellers worldwide. There are two terminals at MEX, linked via a monorail system for ease of access.
As well as international services, MEX also has connections to destinations throughout Mexico, and its central location a short drive from Mexico City centre means that it is extremely accessible whether you’re heading to a city-centre hotel or on further travels across Mexico.
Best Places to Stay near to MEX
There are several hotels close to Mexico City International Airport, especially useful if you’re in town on business or you have early flights or late arrivals. MEX is also well-connected to the Mexico City public transport system, with metro and bus services linking the airport with the city centre.
A 45-minute-to-an-hour drive will get you to the many hotels downtown, in Reforma or the Zona Rosa or any of the other great neighbourhoods of the city which have great access to MEX airport.
By car, the journey time from MEX to the historic downtown is between 20 minutes and half an hour, depending on traffic. Get a taxi at the airport, or contact your hotel to organise a pick-up service for peace of mind. Some of the larger hotels also offer shuttle services to and from Mexico City International Airport.
From MEX to Downtown Mexico City
In the historic central district of Mexico City, see its legendary Zocalo Square, home to the Palacio Nacional, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Templo Mayor. Other attractions in the Centro district include the Palacio de Bellas Artes, one of the most important cultural centres in the country and home to some excellent exhibitions, and the restaurants of Plaza Garibaldi, well-known for the live music performed by Mariachi bands.
From the historic centre, the Paseo de la Reforma is Mexico City’s main boulevard, linking downtown with the nightlife district of the Zona Rosa, the upmarket attractions of Polanco, and the area around the Chapultepec Park, where you will find many of Mexico City’s most important monuments and museums.
MEX: Gateway to Mexico City
The central location of MEX compared to many international airports around the world means that whichever hotel you choose, you will not have far to travel when you arrive in Mexico City. This freedom allows you to choose your hotel or other accommodation based on your interests and desires.
Whether you’re searching for a luxury hotel or a boutique hotel, serviced apartments or a budget guesthouse, you are sure to find a hotel near to Mexico City International Airport to suit your needs.