Flights from Auckland (AKL) to Mexico City (MEX)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Auckland to Mexico City
When to visit
The best time to visit Mexico City is from December to April, as its the dry season, with little rain. The average temperatures is around 28°C, perfect to take advantage of the warm weather. Summer (June to October) is the rainy season in Mexico, with daily showers, but the downpour is short. September to October is hurricane season, so is not the best time to visit.
What is the main airport called?
Mexico City International Airport (MEX).Opens external site in a new window It is the main international airport serving Greater Mexico City. It's located in Peñón de los baños neighbourhood in Venustiano Carranza, 5 km east from Downtown Mexico City.
Arriving in Mexico
The helpful staff at Mexico Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Mexico from Mexico Airport
Getting into Mexico City from the airport is easy, with different transport options available. Choose from taxis, bus, metrobus, metro, shuttle or car hire. Taxi is a convenient option taking 20 minutes to get to downtown Mexico City, with ranks located outside both terminals. You need to buy a ticket from an authorised retail outlet before using their services. Ride share services, Bolt, Uber and Cabify operate in Mexico City and you need to download the app first to request a car through this service. By bus, there are two terminals that run 24 hours a day to various locations in the city or take metrobus line 4 that also connects to the city. The Metro (subway) system is another option and the closest train station is a short walk from terminal 1. It's possible to organise a hotel shuttle, that departs from terminal 1 or you can rent a car.
Getting around Mexico
There are many ways to get around Mexico, with different transport options available to explore the city. Some of the most popular modes are bus, metro, taxi, ride-share or car hire. Buses are a cost-effective way to get around Mexico City or you can take the metro subway to get you to where you want to go. It's best to buy a rechargeable smart card to use on the metro and metro buses. Taxis are available on the street or from hotels and be sure to ride in an official taxi. Ride share services, Bolt, Uber and Cabify operate in Mexico City and you need to download the app first to request a car through this service. It's possible to rent a car, though parking can be tricky, so if you use this option ensure you park in secure hotel parking.
Fly from Auckland
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Auckland, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Auckland Airport (AKL).Opens external site in a new window The airport is a major airline hub in New Zealand and there are many domestic and international destinations for visitors to continue on to. The airport is located near Mangere, 21 kilometres south of the Auckland city centre.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Auckland are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
The benefits of flying Qantas
Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.
Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?
If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.
If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll contact anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.