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Guadalajara Airport

Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (GDL)

Overview

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.

Location

The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) south of Guadalajara.

Getting to the city

Many local hotels offer transfers that are cheaper than taxi fares. Buses to the Central Camionera Vieja can be caught at Terminal 1.

Time

Local time is GMT -6 (GMT -5 between the first Sunday in April and the second last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +52 (0)33 3688 5248.

Car rental

Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Sixt, National, Fox, U-Save, Hertz, Thrifty, Alamo, Executive, and Europcar.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available at both terminals 24 hours a day.

Facilities

There are shops, bars and restaurants at the airport. Other facilities include ATMs, banks, currency exchange, business and VIP lounges and tourist information. Disabled facilities are relatively good; those with special needs are advised to contact their airline in advance.

Parking

There is plenty of parking available in the airport, for an hourly fee.

Departure Tax

US$18 to $US29 (sometime included in the ticket, check with your booking agent).

Website

www.aeropuertosgap.com.mx/en/guadalajara-3.html

Airlines

Flights to Guadalajara International Airport are available via Aeroméxico, Delta Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Continental Airlines, US Airways, American Airlines, VivaAerobus and Volaris.

Internet

Wifi is available in the terminal.

Business Lounges

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.