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Mexico City Airport Informational Guide to Mexico City International Airport - Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) - Non Official

Mexico City Airport Terminals

Mexico City International Airport (MEX), also named Benito Juarez International Airport, is the largest and busiest airport in Mexico and Latin America, serving flights to and from more than 100 destinations worldwide.

Mexico City Airport Terminals are two: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

On the other hand, Aeroméxico, along with Aeroméxico connect, is the largest carrier in Mexico Airport with a good bunch of flights operating from Terminal 2.

mexico city airport Terminal 1

Mexico City Airport Terminal 1 hosts both national and international flights, being the largest airport terminal in the American continent.

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mexico city airport Terminal 2

Mexico City Airport Terminal 2 opened in 2007 and it is currently the newest terminal in Mexico Airport.

Aeroméxico has its main distribution centre in this terminal.

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Transfer between terminals

Terminals are separated 3 km from each other, luckily they are connected by Aerotrén and frequent Shuttle buses.

Additionally, both terminals are also connected through runways.


It consists of an automated people mover (APM) between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 that only allows passengers with hand baggage on board and it can be used by just handling the boarding pass.


- Terminal 1: Halfway point of the Puente Pilotos bridge.
- Terminal 2: Near Gate M, Domestic Departures area.


Daily, from 05:00 am to 11:00 pm with 5 minutes’ frequency.

Transferring between terminals takes about 4:40 minutes.

There is a fare between 6 and 16MXN, depending on the destination. 

Shuttle buses

On the other hand, Shuttle buses between terminals are also available all day long, even when Aerotrén is out of service.


- Terminal 1: Entrance 6
- Terminal 2: Entrance 4


Daily, from 05:00 am to 01:00 am.


Tickets are sold on board to the driver.

Present & future

Mexico City International Airport has already reached its maximum capacity, that is why a new international airport is being built in Santa Lucía, which will be named Mexico City Santa Lucía Airport General Felipe Ángeles.

The airport will focus on low-cost and cargo airlines in order to relieve the existing congestion in MEX Airport.

Construction began in 2019 and there are planned a couple of runways and a new terminal on its first phase, expected to open by 2022.