From Russia to Mexico City you can fly with one or two transfers. The most suitable routes with adequate ticket prices are offered by Turkish Airlines, Air France, K-L-M and Lufthansa with transfers in Istanbul, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt am Main. Travel time: from 18 to 35 hours.
Flights operated with the participation of United Airlines, Aeromexico, as a rule, are cheaper, but they land at airports in New York and Los Angeles, which is not very convenient, since a separate transit will be required to enter the transfer zone in the USA visa. A tourist is unlikely to be able to choose a budget route with other airlines.
From airport to city
All international flights arrive at the Benito Juarez air hub, located quite close to the city center. It is easier and faster to use the metro (the nearest station is Terminal Aerea, just 200 m from Terminal 1).
It is better not to take the bus, despite the fact that two stops are in close proximity to the same Terminal 1, because Mexico City is a huge metropolis and it is quite easy to get confused in its road system. The exception is when only ground transportation goes to the hotel.
There are several taxi stands at Exit No. 1. Since the airport building is located almost in the middle of the city, fixed tariffs apply for passengers, depending on the zone.
History and culture
According to cachedhealth, Mexico City has an interesting and eventful history that goes back to Aztec times. In the 14th century, the famous Indian tribe founded the city of Tenochtitlan on the territory of the future Mexican capital. Its splendor, scale and degree of perfection of the construction work carried out delighted the Spaniards who arrived here in the 16th century, who actively conquered new territories during this period. The riches of the Aztecs also did not leave them indifferent, which led to open war. As a result of a long confrontation between the leaders of the tribe and the conquerors led by Cortes, Tenochtitlan was destroyed, and Mexico City was founded in its place, which became the capital of the Spanish colony.
One of the main excuses for the Spaniards, who actually destroyed the local population, and those who survived, turned into slaves, was the rituals of the Aztecs. Human sacrifice, which is an integral part of the religious cult of the Indians, was indeed extremely common. In addition to religious fanatics, prisoners were sacrificed to the gods.
The further history of the city was filled with all sorts of conflicts, the struggle for independence, and revolutionary actions. The rebellious spirit of the Aztecs continues to live in the local population to this day.
The capital has 9 metro lines covering the main areas of the city, as well as the airport and railway station Buenavista. Opening hours on weekdays are from 5:00 to 0:30, on Saturdays from 6:00 to 1:30, on Sundays and holidays from 7:00 to 0:30 with an interval between trains of about a minute.
During peak hours, only light luggage is allowed, and women and children must travel in a separate carriage from men.
Despite the fact that bus routes cover all parts of Mexico City, and tickets for them are not expensive, tourists rarely use them. Some are afraid to run into thieves, others are not satisfied with the low level of comfort and the huge number of passengers, and others prefer the metro or taxi. If there is no alternative, you can also take the bus, having previously bought a ticket at a kiosk at the bus stop or from the driver.
When getting into a taxi, you need to agree on a price in advance, despite the presence of a meter, and always have change with you (cunning Mexican drivers often do not give it). The cost of a trip around the city is from 80 MXN.
In Mexico City there is a free bike rental Bicigratis and Telcel (more than 30 points in the city), but there are few bike paths – only on the main streets and in parks.
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Mexico City Hotels
A tourist planning a trip to the Mexican capital faces a serious problem of choosing accommodation among hundreds of options. In Mexico City, there are quite decent and inexpensive hotels at a price of 500 MXN per double room per night, located in the center or not far from it. The prices on the page are for February 2022.
Apartments will cost about the same amount, a bed in a hostel – from 300 MXN.
It is better to settle in more or less safe areas: Coyacan, San Angel, Rosa Zone, Alameda, Colonia Roma, La Villa, Chapultepec, as well as on the streets surrounding the historic city center due to the proximity of the main attractions.