if the following apply to you, you may want to consider taking the subway to the airport instead of a taxi. note that it’s much easier walk from Terminal 1 (i believe the subway pretty much stops there via the Terminal Aérea station).
- you want to save money (5 pesos for a subway ride, or less than 40 cents, versus the 290 pesos i paid for a cab late at night)
- you are arriving or departing during daylight hours (it’s not the best of neighborhoods, not the worst)
- you don’t have a lot of baggage (stairs on the subway, lots of on and off sidewalks on the walk, crowded subway cars)
- you don’t mind walking about 10 minutes
Terminal 2, serving Aeromexico, LAN, Delta, and Copa, among others, is closest to the Pantitlán station. I should say “close” in quotes, though, as it’s a bit of a trek. Pantitlán is a major transfer station so lots of lines end there — 1, 5, 9, and A. if you need to transfer to one of those lines, you may not hear station announcements, so pay attention.
as you exit the station, take any exit that doesn’t lead you to the bus station (you’ll see lots of signs for buses). the map above shows the way i went; there may be better routes. keep right when you exit and continue along the main road (you may pass through a sidewalk market at the station) until you hit an intersection where, if you look right, you see T2 in the distance. there is a pedestrian path to the right of the main road. if you don’t have a data plan, be sure to save an offline Google Map (Android, iPhone) of Mexico City to help you find your way!