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Mexico City Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Mexico City Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

I recommend sleeping in jail before sleeping in Mexico City's airport.
- Brock

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Mexico City Benito Juarez International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A large and busy international airport with two terminals (Terminals 1 and 2) and TONS of shopping and dining options
  • The airport provides WiFi. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • According to one reviewer, travellers who have flights the next morning are allowed to overnight airside. Boarding pass/airline ticket for onward travel is required.
  • Seats are scarce landside, so you’ll most likely be sleeping on the floor.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are several hotels inside T2 and connected to T1. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to use one of the first class lounges. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Mexico City Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Mexico City Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Mexico City Airport does not appeal to you, there are a few hotels inside and near the airport:

  • Inside AirportIZzzleep - Sleep capsules are located inside Terminal 1, near the fast food area and foreign bus terminal. Minimum stays from 2 hours. Showers are available for 130MXN.
  • Inside AirportHotel NH Collection Mexico City Aeropuerto T2 - Located on the 6th floor of Terminal 2, a short elevator ride from International Arrivals Area. Free airport shuttle is available.
  • Inside AirportHilton Mexico City Airport - Located within Terminal 1 International Arrivals Area, 3rd floor, Gate F1, Door 8. Free shuttle bus to Terminal 2.
  • At AirportCourtyard Mexico City Airport - Connected via covered walkway to Terminal 1. Free airport shuttle to Terminal 2 available on request. For airport pick-up from Terminal 2, call 52-55-4631-4000.
  • Near AirportWe Aeropuerto Mexico - (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available.
  • Near AirportFiesta Inn Aeropuerto Hotel Mexico City - (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle runs every 20 minutes to Terminal 1 (Door 4) and Terminal 2 (in front of National Arrivals).

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Mexico City Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is available at Mexico City Airport through TelMex.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - ATMs are available 24 hours a day throughout the Upper and Lower levels of Terminals 1 and 2.
  • Banking - Banks throughout the airport operate daily, on varying schedules. Locations: T1 (Upper and Lower levels), T2 (Lower Level and Mezzanine). Some banks are open as early as 5:00AM, but the majority of them are open around 8:00AM or 9:00AM. The following banks are available in the airport: Banamex • Banorte • BBVA/Bancomer • HSBC Bank • IXE • Santander • Scotiabank.
  • Currency Exchange - Currency exchange offices operate daily, on varying schedules, throughout the airport. A large variety of 24-hour currency exchange kiosks are located in Terminal 1, on the Lower Level.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Dufry duty-free shopping is available 24 hours on the Upper Level of Terminal 1, and also on the Upper and Lower levels of Terminal 2, open daily from 5:00AM - 11:00PM. In addition, a wide variety of retail stores, gift shops, and newsstands are also available, with some open 24 hours.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours:
    »   Terminal 1 (Upper Level): 7-11 • Circulo K • Deli & Cia Daily Smart Food • Dino Snack & Fast Food • Dotcom Cafe • El Fogoncito • El Gran Pastor • Juan Valdez Cafe • Ke Rico • Krispy Kreme • La Bagatelle • La Buena Tierra • Las Juanas Torteria • McDonald’s • Maison Kayser • Oxxo • Poxo • Pronto Gino’s • Rock and Wok • Sala 21 • Salute • Sbarro • Starbucks • Sushi Roll • Tacañon • The Urban Deli • Urban Corner • Wings.
    »   Terminal 1 (Lower Level): 7-11 • Baron Rojo • Cinnabon • Circulo K • El Globo Coffee Shop • Krispy Kreme • No Aplica • Oxxo •.Restotel • Starbucks.
    »   Terminal 2 (Upper Level): 7-11 • Kerico • Krispy Kreme • La Cochinita Pibil • Poxo • Salute • Terraza MX
    »   Terminal 2 (Mezzanine): Baron Rojo • Toks
    »   Terminal 2 (Lower Level): 7-11 • Gino’s • Oxxo
  • Information Desk - There are six information points located airside near gates in Terminal 1. Six additional informations points are located landside in Terminal 2. Hours: Daily from 6:30AM - 10:00PM.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Locations: Terminal 1, ground floor, between doors 7 and 8 • Terminal 2, Lower Level • Terminal 2, Lower Level.  Hours: open 24 hours. Rates: 120 MXN per locker. 
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Post Office - Sepomex locations: T2 Lower Level • T1 Lower Level • T1 Upper Level. Hours: 8:00AM - 8:00PM (Mon-Fri) 8:00AM - 4:00PM (Sat).
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Showers are available in the airport lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ]
  • Smoking - There are designated smoking areas located in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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As of March 2018, Mexico City airport is served by the following airlines: Aeromar • Aeromexico • Air Canada • Air France • Southwest Airlines • American Airlines • Avianca • British Airways • Copa • Wingo • Cubana Airlines • Delta • Iberia • Interjet • KLM • Lacsa • LATAM • Lufthansa • TACA • United Airlines • Vivaaerobus • Volaris • Jetblue • Alitalia • ANA • China Southern • Alaska Airlines.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Mexico City International Airport has two 24-hour bus terminals, offering round-the-clock transportation to major cities surrounding Mexico City. The Terminal 1 bus station is located near the car ramp leading to the Internationals area. Terminal 2 buses depart from Gate D, between Entrance 4 and the Domestic Arrivals exit.

For fare, routes and schedules, visit the Mexico City Airport website.


Car Rentals

Car rental agency desks can be found in Domestic and International walkways of Terminal 1 and the International Arrivals area of Terminal 2. Alamo • Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • National • Sixt • Thrifty and other have desks. Hours: National is the only one open 24 hours. Most of the other desks operate on a 7:00AM - 11:00PM schedule.

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels provide their own guest airport shuttle service. The hotel shuttle stop is at Entrance 4 of Terminal 1. Passengers arriving into Terminal 2 can visit the hotel service counters in the Arrivals Hall in order to request shuttle service. Contact your hotel for shuttle service availability. Here are some hotels that offer airport shuttle service: Courtyard Mexico City Airport   •   DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Mexico City Airport   •   Fiesta Inn Aeropuerto Ciudad de México   •   Hilton Mexico City Airport   •   Holiday Inn Plaza Dali Mexico City   •   NH Collection Mexico City Airport T2.

Inter-Terminal Transportation

The Aerotren (Airtrain) is a free train that transports passengers between Terminals 1 and 2. In order to board the train, passengers must have an e-ticket or reservation code, a hard copy airline ticket or a boarding pass. Carry-on luggage is allowed. Passengers with check-in luggage or oversized luggage must use ground transportation. Trains run from 5:00AM - 11:00PM, and the total trip time from one terminal to the other is just under 5 minutes.

An alternative to the Aerotren is the “Transportacion entre Terminales” bus service. This service is ideal for passengers with oversized or extra luggage, but can be used by anyone. Buses can be found at Entrance 6 of Terminal 1 and Entrance 4 of Terminal 2.

Metro (Subway)

Mexico City’s metro system is a 12-line network that covers most of the city. The closest stop to the airport is Terminal Area Station, located along Line 5 (yellow) within walking distance. As of this January 2018 update, a one-way ticket is $5 MXN, or you can purchase a reusable smart card for $10 MXN.


Taxis operate from both airport terminals 24 hours a day. For your safety, it is highly recommended to use only taxis from companies authorized by the airport. These companies are: Porto Taxi Sitio 300, Confort and Yellow Cab, Nueva Imagen and Excelencia. Any other taxi company operating at the airport is there illegally.

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Last Updated: 14 November 2017

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