Mexico City Metropolitan
Mexico City Bus Stations
Fare: $2.00 pesos per ticket (The ticket includes
Without a doubt the most important means of
transport in Mexico City, it transports more than 8
million users on its11 lines daily. This system
operates the 365 days of the year. It’s also the
fastest and cheapest form of transport, allowing the
See underground map.
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 5:00 to 24:00 hrs.
Saturdays from 6:00 to 24:00 hrs.
Sundays and holidays from 7:00 to
It’s the most recent means of transport in the city.
It consists of several articulated buses which
circulate in an exclusive lane. It’s one of the
fastest ways to transport in the city but it’s
generally very full. At the moment it only
circulates on Insurgentes Avenue but new lines will
be opened in the next few years. It has two routs on
this Avenue, the first one goes from the Indios
Verdes Metro station to the Doctor Gálvez station
near University City. The second goes from the
Indios Verdes to the Insurgentes Metro station.
Fare: $5.00 pesos per trip (a prepaid card needs to
be purchased at a cost of $8.00 pesos, plus whatever
you need for the trips you will make)
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 4:30 to 24:00 hrs.
Saturdays and Sundays from 5:00 to
Microbus or pesero (Bus)
This form of transport is characteristic of the city
and it functions through a web of small buses with a
capacity for 24 people approximately. These buses
practically circulate through all the secondary and
main streets of the city and have the advantage of
stopping continually as the user may require. They
are a useful complement to the Underground system as
many of the buses’ terminals are located at the
exits of the main Metro stations, allowing for
better connections between the different means of
transportation. They also have some disadvantages as
they are almost always full and the drivers are not
very cautious. Most of these buses are old models;
nevertheless, new comfortable buses are being
inserted into the system.
Fares: $2.50 up to 5 km of journey*
$3.00 from 5 to 12 km of journey*
$4.00 more than 12 km of journey*
* The fare rises 20% between midnight and 6:00 A.M.
When getting on the bus one must tell the driver
their destination and he will tell you the cost of
This form of transport leaves from the main Metro
stations connecting different lines and stations, it
also arrives to the points of greater affluence of
people in the city.
Fares: $3.50 up to 12 km of journey
$4.50 more than 12 km of journey
Trolebus (cable bus)
The Service Network has 15 different routes of cable
buses covering 453.85 Km of distance. There are 405
cable buses in service for the network, which
operate at an average of 5 minute intervals, all of
them within Mexico City. This form of transport
doesn’t contaminate as it gets energy from an
electric cable, it’s fast and comfortable. It
circulates through some of the main streets.
Fare: $2.00 pesos per ticket.
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 5:00 to 23.00 hrs
Saturday from 5:00 to 23:00 hrs
Sunday from 5:30 to 23:00 hrs
Tren Ligero (light train)
The Light Train is part of the network of the
Electric Transportation Service of the Federal
District, which operates in the south of Mexico
City, lending a non-contaminating transport service
to the areas of Coyoacán, Tlalpan and Xochimilco; it
offers service through 16 stations, 2 terminals and
16 double trains with double control rooms and a
maximum capacity of 374 passengers per unit. This
network connects with the Tasqueña Metro station
which is on the Blue Line. It is a very useful
system for people who want to enter the area of
Fare: $2.00 pesos per ticket
Taxis offer their service in every area and street
of the city; nevertheless it’s sometimes necessary
to get to a main avenue to find one that’s
unoccupied. It’s a comfortable means of
transportation but it’s fairly expensive. It’s
preferable to take taxis from certain places which
specialize in the service (Taxi Rank) as opposed to
getting one off the street; their fares are higher
but they are much safer.
Two door Taxi:
fare starts at $5.80 + $0.78 pesos for every 250
meters or 45 seconds
Four door Taxi:
fare starts at $ 6.40 + $0.78 pesos for every 250
meters or 45 seconds
Taxi Rank: fare starts at $9.60 + $ 0.96
pesos for every 250 meters or 45 seconds
Airports offer a taxi service with fares according
to the distance traveled. We recommend this option
when arriving to the city, as taking public
transport like the Metro can be pretty tiring if you
are carrying your luggage.
Turibus (tour bus
)This form of transport allows a general view of the
main sites of our city. It consists of open top
double-decker buses and recorded guides that explain
about the sites in several languages. Right now it
has two routes: Historical Centre – Chapultepec –
Reforma and one in the South that goes through
Insurgentes Avenue and the areas of Coyoacán, Del
Valle, San Ángel, Tlalpan and University City.
$120 pesos (The ticket is valid for both routes and
includes a whole day with unlimited stops at any of
the sites, as well as the recorded guides in several
Visit the official Turibus website:
Cicloestaciones (Bicycle rental centers)
This stations are the most recent project of the local government for promoting the use of bicycles as every day mean of transport. For borrowing a free bike you just need to leave an ID for the time you use the bicycle. There most popular bicycle centers in the city are located on Reforma Avenue, at the Zocalo, at the Cibeles Fountain and at the Lincoln Park in Polanco.
Visit: Bicycle tours in Mexico City
Bycicle rental centers map