As the capital of rapidly modernizing Mexico, Mexico City attracts business travelers and tourists alike. You can find low-fare flights from Miami to Mexico City, as well as deals on rental cars and hotels, when you book your travel needs in advance with Orbitz.com.
Miami and Its Airport
Flights to Mexico City depart from Miami International Airport, which is the main airport in Miami, Florida. It serves over 40 airlines, with American Airlines, Avianca, Delta and U.S. Airways being among those that offer flights to Mexico City. The airport is 5 miles from downtown Miami, and the airport offers several parking facilities if you want to drive to the airport and leave your car there during your trip. There is a park-and-ride facility near the airport that offers a free airport shuttle, and parking there costs $8 per day. Parking in any of the three covered parking facilities near each terminal costs $17 per day, and valet parking costs $30 per day. A new Metrorail rapid transit station has opened at the airport, so you can reach it directly by Metrorail, and then take a free shuttle to your departure terminal. Buses also stop at this terminal, and the fare is the same as the usual Miami public transit fare. A taxi ride from downtown Miami costs about $22, and private shuttles are also available.
You can relax and enjoy anything from a fast-food sandwich to a full meal at the airport. You'll recognize familiar names like Au Bon Pain, Haagen-Dasz, Nathan's Hot Dogs and Starbucks among the many dining options available in Miami International Airport. Since you are flying outside the United States, you can find great deals for your favorite spirits, perfumes and other luxury goods at the airport duty-free shop.
About Mexico City
Mexico City is a city of over eight million inhabitants that was built atop the ruins of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan. Aztec and Spanish heritage make Mexico City a unique cultural center featuring historical architecture and other monuments of its storied past. Its airport is called Benito Juarez International Airport.
The Mexico City Experience
When you land at Benito Juarez International Airport, you can take the Mexico City subway to various points throughout the city. Buses are also available to destinations within and outside the city. You can pick up a rental car at the airport and drive it to your hotel, or you can take an official taxi operated by one of the five companies that is permitted to provide taxi service at the airport. The Metrobus shuttle is a particularly convenient public option, and it costs about $2.25 for a ride to downtown Mexico City.
Mexico City is warm throughout the year, with highs reaching the mid-70s Fahrenheit for most of the year and about 80 degrees Fahrenheit between March and July. Lows of 37 to 39 degrees are typical in December, January and February, and even between March and July nighttime temperatures are between 46 and 52 degrees. July is the rainiest month, whereas the least rain falls in February.
Things to do and see in Mexico City include the ancient Aztec Piramedes de Teotihuacan and the colonial Spanish Castillo de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Castle). The Palacio de Bellas Artes is another example of Spanish architecture, and it is used as both a concert hall and an art museum. The Frida Kahlo Museum commemorates the work of the famous Mexican artist, and one of her homes, the Casa Azul, includes a collection of her works.
Getting the Most out of Mexico City
Mexico City is also full of restaurants featuring local street fare as well as gourmet food, and there is much else to enjoy in this exciting city. When you use Orbitz.com to book hotels, rental cars and low-fare flights from Miami to Mexico City, you'll be able to spend more time and money enjoying the city.