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Flights from Auckland (AKL) to Mexico City (MEX)

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Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and use Qantas Points in Australia and around the world, and earn Status Credits on eligible flights.

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Visiting from Auckland to Mexico City

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The home of tacos, Aztecs, sombreros and tequila, Mexico City offers a blend of Spanish traditions and contemporary arts. The capital of Mexico is where you'll find the massive pyramids of Teotihuacán, the lively main plaza (Zócalo) to take in the museums, murals and markets galore. Be sure to visit Plaza Garibaldi packed with food stands, the many taquerias for Mexican cuisine, take part in a local fiesta or wander through Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park. There is plenty to discover in Mexico City. 

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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. 

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Arrival information

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 you 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. 

Departure information

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 windowThe 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. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Auckland are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

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Passengers travelling from Auckland can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check-in at the terminal.

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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 your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important Information

^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

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