Airport location, terminals and transportation
Mexico City International Airport, also known as Benito Juárez International Airport, is the busiest air terminal of Mexico and Latin America. This high-altitude airport was formally named after one of the country's presidents, who was in office at the end of the 19th century. The airport serves both domestic and international flights. The passenger traffic makes up approximately 30 million people a year. The air terminal was opened in 1952. It encompasses two runways, that keeps the passenger traffic at the same level. Benito Juárez International Airport does not handle private aviation flights. The airport terminals (T1 and T2) are connected to each other by the Aerotrén monorail system.
Taxi services, authorized by the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT - Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes) of the Federal Government, are available at Mexico City International Airport. These are Yellow Cab and Porto. Taxi tickets are sold in the arrival halls. Several bus routes go from the airport to different localities situated near Mexico City. Bus stops are placed in both T1 and T2. The airport is linked to the centre of the capital by the Metrobus, a bus rapid transit system. The Metro station, which belongs to Line 5, is placed beside T1.
Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car
The following vehicle rental companies operate at Mexico City International Airport: Mex, Alamo, Europcar, Hertz, America, Avis, National, and Green motion. In Terminal 1, the offices of the companies are located on the domestic and international arrival levels. As far as Terminal 2 is concerned, the offices are found in the international arrival area. The rental car pick-up location of Green motion company is placed next to the main terminal. A Hoppa bus runs to this location.
When concluding a rental agreement, the second driver may be introduced into it free of charge. Supplementary equipment is subject to availability and is provided at an additional cost. Fuel policy depends on the car rental company. Either you collect and return a car with a full tank, or you collect and return it with a quarter of tank. The companies charge fees in case of theft and arrange car insurance in case of a car accident. All the companies offer unlimited mileage to their clients. The rental cost also includes taxes and civil liability car insurance. However, local taxes may not be included in the rental cost; they must be paid when concluding the rental agreement. There is age restriction for drivers. They must be aged between 25 and 75 years. The drivers under 25 years of age (aged between 21 and 24) will have to pay an additional fee of 25 USD per day.
Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby
The parking lots in front of Terminal 1 (the domestic and international areas) comprise 5,500 parking spaces. The parking lot with 3,000 car spaces is positioned near Terminal 2. There is a free shuttle van service for certain categories of passengers, which are elderly people, pregnant women and people with disabilities. Valet parking services are provided in the parking lot next to T1 (the domestic area).
Such hotels as the Camino Real, the Hilton and the Izzzleep Aeropuerto are nestled not far from Terminal 1. The NH hotel, which hosts 300 rooms for its guests, is set beside Terminal 2. The hotels offer Hotel Shuttle service from Terminal 1 (Gate 4) and Terminal 2 to their guests.