Mexico City
Photo Courtesy of Javier Sirvent

Mexico City's Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX) is the primary point of arrival and departure for international flights. You can hire a taxi from the airport to your hotel for approximately 275 pesos, depending upon your destination. For a more affordable alternative, take the Metrobus, which departs from both airport terminals and stops at various points throughout the city center. You'll need to purchase a transit card for 10 pesos, then add 30 pesos for a single ride; you can make the purchase at an automated machine in the airport terminal.

Mexico City is massive, which can be overwhelming even to experienced visitors. Fortunately, there are many convenient ways to get around, including the Metro, Metrobus, taxis, and the city's bike-share program, Ecobici. The Metro and the Metrobus are extensive and inexpensive. Taxis are also affordable, but be aware that the safer sitio taxis—which are recommended for tourists—tend to cost two to three times more than a metered, street-hailed taxi. If you're concerned about whether your taxi is legitimate, the free smartphone app TaxiAviso can cross-check the vehicle and driver before you board.