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How to get to and from hundreds of the world's airports by car, bus, train and other forms of public transport.

Updates and requests for inclusion in these pages welcomed by e-mail to Steve. Information is from many sources including personal visits and may no longer be accurate. Please note I am an airline pilot, not a travel agent and cannot provide any travel services or flights. Legal Disclaimer  Last Update 14Dec13

Acapulco Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Morelia Puerto Vallarta Rest of Mexico
Aguascalientes Manzanillo Oaxaca Toluca  
Cuernavaca Mexico City Puerto Escondido Zihuatanejo  
Guadalajara        

Taxi service from many Mexican airports to the city can be a rip off due to airport monopolies (Maybe $10-20 extra). Look for Colectivos (shuttle vans) that usually have a much more reasonable rate into town. Airport in Spanish is: Aeropuerto. A colectivo is a shared minibus or van.
Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

Acapulco - Alvarez Intl (ACA):
Location: 
19 km/12 Miles SE of the City.
By Taxi:
Taxis cost ~MXN 180 to the beach area, discounts available for VivaAerobus passengers if bought on board.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus: Servicio Colectivo about every 10 mins 0700-last flight. Drops on request along the route. Look for their vehicle in front of the terminal. Transportes Terrestres runs a shuttle service into the city at a cost of ~75 Pesos. Reservations for the trip back to the airport should be made at least a day in advance (462-1095 or 462-1172).

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Dollar, Budget, AVIS & National.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Airport Tel No: +52 744 466 9446.
Updated Dec13 ADV. 
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Aguascalientes - Jesus Teran Intl (AGU):
Location:
3 km/2 Miles SSE of the City.
By Taxi: 
US$8 to the city.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several companies are in the terminal.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

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Cuernavaca - Mariano Matamoros (CVJ):
Location:
11 km/7 Miles SSW of the City.
By Taxi: 
Available.
Updated Dec03 www.
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Guadalajara (GDL):
Location:
12 Miles/17 km SE of Guadalajara and 10 Miles/15 km from Chapala.
Driving directions:
To reach the airport from Guadalajara take Highway #2 in the direction of Chapala.

By Taxi:
Autotransportaciones Aeropuerto (Tel 3/812-4278 or 3/812-4308) is a minibus and taxi service to/from anywhere in the Guadalajara area. Fares range from US$12-18 for up to 3 people going to the same destination. At the airport, buy a ticket at the booth outside the terminal exit. Going to the airport, a regular city taxi should charge similar fares, though they are not allowed to pick up passengers at the airport. Takes 30 mins. Fares increase ~25% at night.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus: The airport bus (Servicio Colectivo) meets all flights outside the terminal building and takes passengers to the city centre every 30-60 mins (~US$10/35 mins). VivaAerobus runs a shuutle bus to the city.
Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS, Budget, Dollar, HERTZ & EUROPCAR.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Airport Hotels: Casa Grande Hotel is at the airport.
Airport Tel No:
 +52 33 688 5382.
Updated Dec13 ADV. 
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Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo Intl (ZIH):
Location:
21 km/13 Miles ESE of Ixtapa, 13km/8 miles ESE of Zihuatanejo.
By Taxi: 
Airport Taxis Tel 554 3298/554 7621/553 8864/554 8033, APAZ Taxis (Colective Taxis) 554 3311/554 4583 & UTAZ Taxis (Colective Taxis) 554 8809/554 - 772/554 3680. Fares to the beaches US$12-19.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus: Transportes Terrestres minivans run to hotels in Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa and to Club Med (US$12). Tickets can be bought outside the baggage-claim area.
Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: HERTZ & Budget 755/553-0397.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Airport Tel No: 755/554-2227.
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Manzanillo - Playa de Oro Intl (ZLO):
Location
26 km/16 miles WNW of the City.
By Taxi: 
Available.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several companies are in the terminal.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

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Mexico City - see Mexico City Page

Morelia - Francisco Mujica Intl (MLM):
Location:
 24 km/15 miles NE of the City.
By Taxi:
Readily Available.
Updated Dec03 www.
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Oaxaca - Xoxocotlan Intl (OAX):
Location
6 km/4 miles SSW of the City.
By Taxi:
US$8/20-30 mins.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus: No bus runs to the airport, but a major road is 10 mins walk from the terminal, where buses run to the city.
By Shuttle Van:
resorthoppa.com: resorthoppa.com runs shuttle vans and private cars from this airport to various locations. Click here to make a reservation.
Other: Airport Transfers and Ground Transportation for small groups (up to 14 people) to and from Oaxaca Airport. (Private Charter service also available). Cost: US$50 dollars flat rate, 14 passengers max. Contact: Call +52 (951) 518-6995.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several companies are in the terminal.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

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Puerto Escondido (PXM):
Location
: 3 km/2 miles NW of the Playa Principal (port) in Puerto Escondido, 5 km/3 Miles NW of Zicatella Beach & 2 km/1 Miles NW of Carizalillo.
Airport Overview:
One tiny terminal with car parking outside.
By Taxi:
There is an official taxi desk as you exit the baggage hall, that charges outrageous fares to your destination. To most parts of Puerto Escondido, the official fare is MXN 250, or MXN 35 per person in a communal taxi. Unless you have a huge amount of baggage (or money), this is a ridiculous fare and you should refuse to pay it. Walk the short walk
(350m only/5 mins) to the main road at the airport entrance. There you will find a taxi to take you to your destination for between MXN 30-55. If no taxis are available call Javier in Taxi number 2258. Tel 954 588 1048 or email at carripuerto@hotmail.com. Taxis back to the airport are charged at a reasonable cost, PXM 30-55. Transfer times to Carizalillo 5 mins, Playa Principal 10 mins, Zicatella & La Punta 15-25 mins.
By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: 2 Rental car companies have offices in the terminal. These include: Rentame Tel 954 540 8103, 954 540 8161 or 0155 49 98 01 68 & Los Tres Reyes Tel 954 540 3670 or 954 540 9047. These companies can deliver to hotels if needed.

Car parking: Car Parking is directly in front of the terminal building. Cost: 1 hour MXN 20, 24 hrs MXN 100, 1 month MXN 300.
Currency Services:
ATMs/Cash machines are available in arrivals.
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Puerto Vallarta - Gustavo Díaz Ordáz Intl (PVR):
Location
: 8 km/5 miles N of the City.
Airport Overview:
One large terminal divided into parts A and B. Easily walked between the 2 parts.
By Taxi:
Taxis charge rates based on zones of travel and are paid for before travelling at a small kiosk just outside the terminal building exit. Downtown Puerto Vallarta is in Zone 01, charged at MXN 180 for up to 3 passengers, or MXN 345 for up to 5 pax. The Zona Romantica is in Zone 02,
 charged at MXN 260 for up to 3 passengers, or MXN 520 for up to 5 pax. Beyond this is zone 3, charged at MXN 310 for up to 3 passengers, or MXN 610 for up to 5 pax.Charges for Areomovil transportation are a little more expensive than regular taxi service.  If you prefer a regular taxi, you can walk a few metres to the highway, and flag down a taxi. To the Zona Romantica MXN 250/20 mins. If flying in on VivaAerobus, discounted taxi coupons can be bought on board for MXN 90.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus: Combi buses (Colectivo minivan) run to town for 4 pesos/US$0.40.
Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several companies have desks in the terminal. These include: ALAMO/National, Dollar/Thrifty, U-Save, AVIS, EUROPCAR, HERTZ & Budget.    
Off-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several Car Rental companies are just across the main road from the airport terminal, including U-Save & Parkes Car Rental.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Currency Services: ATMs/Cash machines available in arrivals.
Airport Tel No:
+52 322 221 0154.
Updated Dec13 ADV. Last Visit May13.
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Toluca (TLC):
Location:
9 km/6 Miles NE of Toluca & 46 km/29 Miles W of Mexico City.
Airport Overview:
2 terminals, domestic and international.
By Taxi:
To Mexico City ~US$70/30-60 mins.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Shuttle Van: Volaris Airlines has a shuttle service from Toluca airport to a small bus terminal to the south of Mexico City. It is free of charge to Volaris passengers, and may be availavble to others at a price.
Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several companies are in the terminal including Advantage Rent a Car.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Airport Hotels: Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Toluca Airport is 2 km/1 Mile S of the airport. There is a free shuttle, which must be reserved, or a taxi costs USD$6. Tel +52 722 277 2020.
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