Transportation information for Mexico City, Zocalo, Palacio Nacional
Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez
Located 6km (4mi) east of
the Zócalo, is Mexico City's only passenger airport, however, it functions very
well. There are at least 25 airlines providing direct service from US and Canadian
cities, and many others provide one-stop connecting services. There are nly a
few flights from Europe that fly to Mexico nonstop; US airlines require a plane
change in the USA.
http://www.wotw.com/aeromexico/ OR http://www.mexicana.com/g4mx/main/Main/
Mexico City has one of the finest subway systems in the
world. For 1.5 pesos you can cruise the entire city in rapid efficiency on board
quiet trains. Stations are clean and attractive; some have special attractions.
Train are safer and more pleasant than buses but more expensive. As with bus service,
it isbest to pay for the highest class of travel available. Primera Especial class
is recommended for day trips and the top-of-the-line Pullman compartments for
overnight travel. Pullman service offers sleeping compartments suitable for one
(camarin) or two (alcoba). Each converts to a comfortable sitting room during
Mexico has a vast inter-city bus system that offers
inexpensive and convenient transportation. There are two grades of buses: First
Class has air conditioning and stewardess service, Second Class is the no frills
option. As Second Class costs only slightly less, it is recommend that visitors
to Mexico travel First Class. .
Three types of taxis exist-
the ORANGE & WHITE fourdoor cabs offering comfort and metered rates; GREEN & WHITE,
newer VW bugs with cheaper, metered rates; and YELLOW & WHITE, older VW bugs which
offer the cheapest metered rates of all. However, a recent surge in petty crime
has caused city authorities to recommend visitors use only “sitio” cabs, avoiding
the roaming VW vehicles.