AIR TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION

Air Travel

The Mexico City has only one airport, so be sure that your flight arrives directly to MEXICO CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. You can enter here to look for a flight to Mexico City.

We also recommend that at your arrival you use the official taxi service that the airport provides or Uber’s service, this for your own security

Visa

Most Latin American citizens do not need visa to travel to Mexico. However, Mexico does require visas of some foreign nationals. Please call your local Mexican consulate to verify your status before traveling. Also you can click on this links to get more information:

Transportation

Flacso Mexico has a limited parking space, but there is a walking distance parking lot (CHEDRAUI) with convenient prices.

Mexico City offers a great variety of ways of transportation. Public services include the underground, buses and metrobus, whereas private transportation includes traditional taxis, small buses, uber services and private cars.

We strongly recommend making most of your travels in official taxi services (from your hotel) or uber service given that street taxis are not secure enough.

Here’s a list of all the ways you can travel inside Mexico City.

Metro

The Mexico City Metro covers large areas of the city and the suburbs. There are 12 lines differentiated by number and a color. The cost per ticket is $5 mexican pesos, and it can be purchased at the box office of each subway station. The nearest stations to FLACSO-Mexico are Copilco FLACSO-Mexico and Universidad, both of line 3 (green).

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 05:00 to 24:00. Saturdays from 6:00 to 24:00 and

Sundays from 07:00 to 24:00 hours.

Metrobus

Metrobús is a rapid transit system. There are 5 lines, each with a distinctive number and color. The fee is $6 mexican pesos per trip. To use it you need to buy in vending machines the "Metrobus electronic card" which costs $16 mexican pesos (Note: vending machines don’t give change).

The nearest station to FLACSO-Mexico is Perisur, Line 1.

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 4:30 to 24:00. Saturday and Sunday 5:00 to

24:00 hours.

Bus

Bus service is a conventional public transport network. It is distributed by all roads in the city and has established stops per route.

The cost per trip, depending on the distance traveled is from $4.50 to $6 Mexican pesos.

Taxi

For security reasons we recommended taking taxis from official sites. The service is provided by telephone and can be called from anywhere when required.
The initial cost is $13.10 Mexican pesos, and the total cost depends on the distance and travel time.

Some Taxi Site Numbers are: