Best Time To Visit
If you're looking for pleasant weather and don't mind the hotel prices and lots of tourists, then you should visit the city between March and May. Winter daytime temperatures can also be pleasant, it tends to cool down overnight. Summers are known for being rainy, so remember to pack an umbrella with you. Low season in Mexico starts after Easter until a few days before Christmas. The city comes alive from September to November, when major festivals such as Día de la Independencia, Día de Los Muertos and Día de la Revolución take place. Be aware that Mexico City is situated about 7,382 feet above sea level, so remember to drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen.
Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
The Benito Juarez International Airport is located east of Mexico City and it has two terminals connected by a bus and light rail system. International airlines fly here from larger cities around the globe.
You can reach the airport or city center by taxi, metro or bus.
There are several airport taxis recognizable as white and yellow (with black logos of an airplane) that transport you to and from the city. You can buy tickets inside the airport and cars are available at Terminals 1 and 2.
Sitio 300 +52 55 5571 9344
Excelencia +52 55 5562 8047
Nueva Imagen +52 55 5716 1616
Porto +52 55 5786 8993
While the metro might not be the best option if you are travelling with heavy luggage, it provides a much cheaper way of getting to and from the airport. The stop "Terminal Aérea" on line 5 can be found next to airport Terminal 1. Line 1, 5, 9 and A are within walking distance from Terminal 2, and the stop is called “Pantitlán”. You can buy tickets at the metro station or purchase a rechargeable metro card.
Alternatively, the Metrobus operates between city center and the airport, and stops at Puerta 7 at Terminal 1 and Puerta 2 at Terminal 2.
Another option for lower fares is the rideshare company Uber.
Address: Av Capitan Carlos León, Mexico City
Phone: +52 55 2482 2400
Lic. Adolfo López Mateos International Airport (TLC)
This airport is located in Toluca, approximately 50 km from Mexico City. It has recently been transformed into an international airport and it is not as easily accessible as Mexico City International Airport.
If you arrive at or depart form Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport you best hire a car or take a taxi to the city center.
Address: 50226 Toluca, State of Mexico, Mexico
Phone: +52 722 279 2800
Officially called Sistema de Transporte Colectivo or STC, the Metro is a cheap way of transportation and will take you almost everywhere in Mexico City. The 12 lines operate Monday to Friday 5h to midnight, Saturday 6h to midnight, and Sunday 7h to midnight. At rush hour, the first cars of each train are reserved for women and children (7h30 -10h & 15h - 20h).
STC Metro tickets are among the cheapest in the world. Tickets can be purchased at ticket machines in every station, or you can get a rechargeable Metrocard.
Phone: +52 55 5709 9213
Along with the STC, the local bus system is a fast and easy means of transportation in the city. Tourist-frequented streets, attractions as well as multiple points of interest usually have at least one bus stop nearby, and one ticket costs very little (price is fixed regardless of distance traveled). Payment is made in cash when boarding the bus. Peseros (mini buses) are operated by multiple private firms and run alongside official RTP buses.
In addition, there is the Metrobus which take you not only to and from the Airport, but also operate on their own routes throughout the city. For these buses you will need a rechargeable smartcard (may be purchased at vending machines).
While hailing a cab off the street can be risky, taxis can be a convenient means of transport in Mexico City. Your best bet is calling an official provider, especially if you don't speak Spanish.
Taxi Mex: +52 55 9171 8888
Taxis Radio Elite: +52 5560 1122
For lower fares you can always order a cab through the Uber app.
The Palacio de Correos de México (or Correo Mayor) is not only Mexico City's main Post Office, but also a historical building dating back to the 20th century. After an earthquake struck Mexico in 1985 much of the Palacio was destroyed, only to be restored in 1990.
Post boxes are red in color.
Address: Centro Histórico, Mexico City
Phone: +52 55 5512 0091
Farmacias del Ahorro
operates 24 hours, provides home delivery
Olivar del Conde 1ra Secc, Mexico City
Farmacia París: +52 55 5709 5349
República del Salvador 97, Mexico City
Farmacia San Pablo: +52 55 5354 9000
Aguascalientes 132, Mexico City
Farmacias Similares: +52 55 5709 9454
there are several shops throughout the city, some are open 24 hours
Country Code: +52
Area Code: 55
In Mexico the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 127 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.