There are many alternatives to go to the city from Guadalajara Airport, which is located Only 17 km from the city center. Among these alternatives, buses and shuttle minibuses are the most preferred means of public transportation. If you’re in hurry and want a faster transport, you can rent a car or take a taxi.
City buses that provide transportation from the airport to the city of Guadalajara take off 30 minutes after every plane landing at the airport. A ticket of city buses to Guadalajara central station, which is located close to the city, is 40 Mexican Pezos ($ 4). Buses departing from Terminal 1 also go directly to the Central Camionera Vieja, near the historic center. The fare is 6 Mexican dollars. In the meantime, you need to say "Bajan" where you want to get off the bus because some of the city buses do not have a push button for stopping.
Servicio Colectivo, a company affiliated to the airport, operates minibus services directly to the city from the airport once a day. Airport minibuses, a kind of shuttle, depart from the main terminal building and arrive in Guadalajara city center in 35 minutes. Tickets for the airport minibuses are around 120 Mexican dollars according to the most current data. You can buy your ticket for the minibus from the buffets or vending machines located outside the arrival terminal. In addition, GO Airport Shuttle and GDL Super Shuttle companies offer affordable services.
At the exit of both terminals of Guadalajara Airport there are taxis that take you directly to the city. If you want to make an advance reservation from airport taxis, you need to call +523336886002. They offer pre-reservation with more reasonable price options. But on average, you are asked to pay 250-300 Mexican dollars for a taxi ride from Guadalajara Airport to the city center (30 minute journey). During the night, starting at 10 am and ending at 6 am, a 25 percent raise is added to the regular wages because of the night tariff. In addition, taxis called Uber are more budget-friendly than normal. Uber taxis have vehicles at different capacities: 4, 6, 8 and 10 persons.
The airport terminal has world-class car rental companies such as Avis, Budget, Fox, Europcar, Hertz, Alamo, National, Veico Car Rental, Optima, Sixt and Thrifty Dollar. Besides, getting services from local car rental companies can be a good option in terms of budget. From Guadalajara Airport you have to use the Highway 23 motorway to Chapala to get to the city center. This journey lasts about 30 minutes.Last Updated: 28 Jun 2017
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