- Mariano Escobedo International Airport: (Monterrey,
State of Nuevo Leon), 24 kilometres northwest of Monterrey (30
minutes away on a taxi). It has tourist information and post
offices, car rental counters, duty free shops, restaurants and
a bar, amongst other establishments. Domestic and international
flights to the United States.
- Juan N. Alvarez International Airport: (Acapulco,
State of Guerrero), 26 kilometres west of the famous beach resort
of Acapulco. It has tourist information offices, car rental
counters, restaurants, cafeteria and newsstands, amongst other
establishments. Domestic and International flights to Europe,
the United States, Canada - charter flights -, Sao Paulo and
- International Airport of Zihuatanejo: (Zihuatanejo,
State of Guerrero), at 12 kilometres from Zihuatanejo. It has
diverse shops, restaurants and car rentals, amongst other establishments.
Domestic and International flights to the United States and
- Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport: (Puerto
Vallarta, State of Jalisco), 6 kilometres north of Puerto Vallarta.
It has post offices, money exchange counters, newsstands, restaurant,
bar and duty-free shops, amongst other establishments. Domestic
and International flights to the United States and Canada.
*The airport fee for international flights is 18 dollars. If you purchase an air ticket in Mexico it is possible it includes the departing tax on the final price.
Mexican coasts are a frequent destination for liners cruising along the world. The ports of Cozumel, Acapulco, Tampico, Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán, are the ones welcoming most of the impressive ships coming from the United States, South America and Australia.
If you wish to arrive in Mexico by the Pacific or the Atlantic Oceans, bear in mind the following recommendations:
- If you want to man your own boat, you must apply for a customs clearance at the Mexican consulate or with an international customs agent, on your port of origin.
- The necessary sanitation inspections will take place at the ports of entrance.
- Every passenger or crewmember onboard must produce a multiple tourist card.
- Cruisers must weigh anchor at Mexican ports with all their crewmembers and passengers onboard at the same time. It is not possible to stay any longer without a previous permit.
Trains coming from the United States, Guatemala and Belize arrive to Mexican borders, where they have to transfer their passengers and cargo to the cars of the National Railroad System, a situation that may be a little uncomfortable due to the time it demands.
The trains of the National Railroad System have sleeping and dining cars, and most of them have air conditioner. Children under the age of 5 travel for free if they do it in the company of their parents, and children between 5 and 11 have a preferential rate of 50 percent the normal fee.
Reservations and ticket purchases for Mexican trains can only be done at the train stations of the National Railroad System.
There are 20 official border-passes with the United States, amongst them that of Mexicali - San Diego, Phoenix - Tucson, El Paso - Ciudad Juarez from Tucson and Albuquerque, Eagle Pass - Piedras Negras from Del Rio, San Angelo and El Paso; Laredo - Nuevo Laredo from Houston, San Antonio and Del Rio; Brownsville - Matamoros from Houston and Galveston.
You can also come from Guatemala through the Pan American Highway, a road that has three border-passes. There are two other roads, though they are not much recommendable for they go across forest areas.