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Guadalajara International Airport is located 10 miles (16km) south of central Guadalajara, and is the third-busiest airport in Mexico. Also known as Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport, the facility processes around seven million passengers each year.
Like many smaller airports in Mexico, Guadalajara International Airport is troubled with long queues; however, the facility is fairly efficient and has friendly and helpful staff members. The airport is currently undergoing renovations and an expansion that will add an additional concourse and parking complex; this will significantly improve operations and alleviate some of the congestion that causes delays.
Flights to Guadalajara International Airport come in from cities around North America, including Mexico City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Houston, Cancun, Phoenix, Tijuana, Monterrey, San Francisco and Panama City.
The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) south of Guadalajara.
Getting to the city
The airport minibus service and authorised taxis both go to the city centre. Fares can be paid for in advance at the taxi booth outside the arrivals hall.
Local time is GMT -6 (GMT -5 between the first Sunday in April to the second last Saturday in October).
Tel: +52 (0)33 3688 5248.
Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz and Europcar.
Regular taxis are not allowed to pick passengers up at the airport, however they do drop people off and charge between US$12 and US$20. Autotransportaciones Aeropuerto runs a minibus and taxi service fares range from US$23 and US$18 for up to three people travelling to the same destination. Passengers can buy tickets at the ticket booth situated outside the terminal exit.
There are shops, bars and restaurants at the airport. Other facilities include ATMs, banks, bureau de change, a post office, business facilities (fax and internet), hotel reservations and tourist information. Disabled facilities are relatively good; those with special needs are advised to contact their airline in advance.
There is parking available adjacent to the airport hotel, charged at a rate of MXN 25 for one hour, MXN 48 for two hours, MXN 94 for four hours, MXN 140 for six hours, MXN 16 for each hour thereafter up to 18 hours, and MXN 7 for each additional hour after that to a maximum of MXN 374 per day.
US$18 to $US29 (sometime included in the ticket, check with your booking agent).
Flights to Guadalajara International Airport are available via Aeroméxico, Delta Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Continental Airlines, US Airways, American Airlines, VivaAerobus and Volaris.
There are wifi hotspots located in Starbucks, Wings, and Burger Kings, available to customers of those eateries.
The attached Hotel Casa Grande has a business centre with internet-ready computer terminals, copy and fax facilities, and secretarial services, as well as eight conference rooms that can accommodate up to 600 delegates. The Mexicana Airlines lounge on the upper level also has wifi, fax, telephones and copying facilities.
Guadalajara Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.