How to get around
We recommend using an app, such as Uber or Didi. It is a hassle-free way to get around. If you prefer a taxi, it is safer to call a local stand (taxi de sitio) instead of flagging one down on the street. Do not forget to ask about the fares before starting the ride.
Main public transport options
The subway system has a network of 12 lines that cover a large part of the city. You can take the Metro to get to most of the tourist attractions. Consider that it is very crowded at peak hours. Be careful with your bag and wallet.
Tickets costs $5.00 pesos each. It is also possible to buy a reusable smart card at any of the stations, which also works for the Metrobus. It costs 15.00 pesos, and you can recharge it.
The Metro runs 365 days a year during the following schedule:
Monday to Friday, from 05:00 a.m. to midnight
Saturday, from 6:00 a.m. to midnight.
Sunday and bank holidays, 07:00 a.m. to midnight.
Photo: Government of Mexico City
The Metrobus has a network of 7 lines, with exclusive stations where you can get on and off. It moves quickly in a confined line along main avenues, such as Reforma or Insurgentes. This public transport is usually crowded during rush hours.
Payments are made through a smart card, which can be purchased at vending machines. It costs 15 pesos, and it also works for the Metro. The Metrobus costs 6 pesos per ride.
Service is available 365 days a year, during the following schedule:
Monday to Saturday from 04:30 to 24:00 hrs.
Sundays and holidays from 05:00 to 24:00 hrs.
Better known as "peseros" and "combis," they are collective transportation that runs along established routes throughout the city with cards on the windshield to indicate the destination. They do not have defined stops, so if you want to catch them, you must raise your hand for the driver to stop. Depending on the distance, fares range from 6 to 8 pesos, and they only accept cash.
It is a public bike-sharing system with 452 bike stations and more than 6,000 bikes along a 35 km2 area. If you want to use that alternative transport to move around, you must pay a subscription for one year, one week, three days, or one day. All plans include 45-minute unlimited trips. As an Ecobici user, you can take a bike and turn it back at any station. Keep in mind that not all avenues have bike lanes.
7 days: $391.00
3 days: $234.00
1 day: $118.00
Bike stations map:
Trolebús (Trolley bus)
Tren Ligero (Light train)
Cablebús (Cable car)