Guide to Mexico City’s main airports and stations

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Mexico City is a large metropolis served by two airports and numerous stations. Although the national railways no longer have a direct arrival in the center of the capital, there is a suburban train that allows the direct connection. The bus and metro stations (the metro has 195 in total!) are very important in Mexico City. Let’s discover the most important ones here.

Mexico City-Juarez International Airport (MEX)

Mexico City-Juarez Airport, which is now the most important in Mexico, was inaugurated in 1931 on a project that had already been drawn up in the 1910s! With the increase in the population of the capital, and the growth of Mexican tourism in general, the airport has had to undergo significant renovations. Between 2000 and 2007 it was expanded and modernized.

Today there are two large terminals, separated by one of the runways, complete with services of all kinds (banks, shops, airline headquarters, taxi, car and shuttle rentals, restaurants, relax areas, emergency and police points) and a third is under construction. There are two runways in total, almost 4 km long, that handle air traffic serving 46 million people per year. This airport welcomes domestic, international and intercontinental flights.

Mexico City-Felipe Angeles Airport (NLU)

The capital’s second airport was inaugurated in 2019 but was able to begin flight operations only after the Covid pandemic, in 2022. It is a brand new airport, served by a large terminal that mainly welcomes national and low-cost international flights. It uses three runways, two of which are 4.5 km long, currently serving around 1 million people per year. It guarantees all connections and land services for tourists.


Buenavista Ferrocarril Suburbana Station

The most important railway station in the capital welcomes the trains of the suburban railway which replaced the Mexican national railway for the Mexico City district. The station is modern, large, equipped with excellent services and has been in operation as a shunting and terminal area for the suburban railway since 2007. It manages the movement of district trains connecting Mexico City to the national railway in all directions. It is located in the central Cuauhtémoc neighbourhood.

Main Bus Stations

Buses, especially those with interregional and international routes, are the most comfortable and fastest means of transport to connect Mexico City to the rest of the nation and neighbouring countries. There are thousands of bus stations, here we list only the most central and important ones:

  • Bus Terminal del Norte: connects the capital to the main regions of northern Mexico. Connections to the United States also depart/arrive from here.
  • Bus Terminal de Poniente: connects the city with the regions and main capitals of the west.
  • Bus Terminal del Sur: buses to the tourist resorts of Acapulco, Cuernavaca, Taxco, Collima and Guerrero arrive and depart from here, as well as connections to other southern towns.
  • Terminal Autobus de Pasajeros de Oriente: connects Mexico City to the eastern regions and the Yucatan coast.

Metro Zócalo/Tenochtitlan Station

Of all 195 stops on Mexico City’s mega metro trains, this station is the most central and therefore the most important. It has existed since 1970 and was modernized in 2019. It mainly welcomes Line 2 trains but also acts as a connection between Line 2 and Line 8. There are two platforms, the trains serving the station are also two. The station is located in the heart of the historic center of the capital, so it is also used by the many tourists who depart from – or arrive here during their city explorations. It offers many cutting-edge services including a huge room with free wi-fi.