Expo PACK México 2012
MEXICO CITY: To & From Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de Mexico (MEX)
The airport is located approximately 30 to 60 minutes by car from downtown Mexico City depending on traffic.
Transport to the city:
Taxis are recommended, as they are convenient and reasonably priced.
Taxis del Aeropuerto is one of the few authorized taxi service company within the airport. Always use an authorized company for moving out of the airport, tickets are available to pay by cash or credit card.
Fares are fixed according to destination and tickets can be purchased at clearly marked booths in the baggage claim area and next to major airport exits.
Fare: $25 – 35 inclusive of all taxes
Subways are not recommended if you are carrying big luggage and also is not a good idea during rush hours; take the Aeropuerto station to go downtown or elsewhere in the city
Car-rental booths are available at the airport but do ask for advice and directions, as Mexico City is not a small and easy driving city.
MEXICO CITY: Getting Around
The city is divided into 350 colonias, or neighborhoods. Before getting into a taxi, always give a street address, colonia, and cross streets as a reference, and show the driver your destination on a map that you carry with you.
In addresses, the word is abbreviated Col., although the full colonia name is vital in addressing correspondence.
Some of the most important colonias are Colonia Centro (historic city center), Zona Rosa (Colonia Juárez), Polanco (Colonia Polanco), Colonias Condesa and Roma and all the Lomas -- including Lomas de Chapultepec and Lomas Tecamachalco.
Avoid flagging a taxi in the street. Sitios (radio cabs) offer a secure and reasonably priced means of getting around town.
City Buses run every few minutes and during non-rush hours are an easy way to get to the museums in the Chapultepec Park area, Bellas Artes, or anywhere in between.
The Metro or Subway is the quickest way to get from the heart of the Centro Historico (Pino Suarez or Zocalo stations) to the Zona Rosa (Insurgentes station), Chapultepec Park. At peak morning and afternoon hours the most trafficked lines are so packed that a few cars are set aside for women only. Avoid the subway during rush hour and, as any other major city in the world, watch your belongings when taking any public transit.
Cars hires with guided-drivers, who speak English, are often parked outside major hotel; can be expensive. Check with your hotel concierge before getting in.