The Best Airlines To Fly Into Mexico City, Mexico

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Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and actually the largest city in all of North America. There are over 26 million people living in the capital that includes a thriving downtown cultural hub of the country.

Mexico City is a popular tourist destination as well as a connector to South America for many travelers from the US. Good news is the city is very well connected offering flights to many US cities.

Airports Near Mexico City

Most travelers arrive to Mexico City by air and the city is serviced serviced by one main international airport located in the eastern part of the city. The airport has two main terminals and there are frequent flights to and from most larger cities in the world.

AirportTaxi To CenterEst Taxi Price
Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX)13 min$14

The airport is conveniently located very close to the city center and cab prices are regulated by the city. Remember you’ll need to purchase your ticket in advance at the booths near the arrival gates in the walkway area.

Airlines Flying To Mexico City

All major airlines offer service to Mexico City, across a number of major US cities. This means that if you are flying from an airport that doesn’t offer nonstop service you should have plenty of areas to make a convenient stop over.

United AirlinesNewark Liberty International Airport (EWR)Boeing 737
Delta AirlinesJohn F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)Boeing 767
AeromexicoJohn F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)Boeing 737 Max
AeromexicoJohn F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)Boeing 787
VivaAerobusJohn F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)Airbus A320
American AirlinesCharlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)Airbus A319
Delta AirlinesDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)Airbus A319
AeromexicoO’Hare International Airport (ORD)Boeing 787 Max 8
VivaAerobusO’Hare International Airport (ORD)Airbus A320
United AirlinesO’Hare International Airport (ORD)Airbus A320
VolarisO’Hare International Airport (ORD)Airbus A320 Neo
Delta AirlinesAtlanta International Airport (ATL)Boeing 737
AeromexicoOrlando International Airport (MCO)Boeing 737
American AirlinesMiami International Airport (MIA) Boeing 737
AeromexicoMiami International Airport (MIA) Boeing 737
United AirlinesGeorge Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)Airbus A319
AeromexicoGeorge Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)Boeing 737
VolarisGeorge Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)Airbus A320
VivaAerobusGeorge Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)Airbus A320
AeromexicoDallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)Embraer 190
American AirlinesDallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)Boeing 737
Delta AirlinesMinneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)Airbus A319
AeromexicoDenver International Airport (DEN)Boeing 737
VolarisDenver International Airport (DEN)Airbus A320
American AirlinesPhoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)Airbus A320
Delta AirlinesSalt Lake City International Airport (SLC)Airbus A319
AeromexicoHarry Reid International Airport (LAS)Boeing 737
VivaAerobusHarry Reid International Airport (LAS)Airbus A320
VolarisHarry Reid International Airport (LAS)Airbus A320
VolarisLos Angeles International Airport (LAX)Airbus A320
AeromexicoLos Angeles International Airport (LAX)Boeing 787
American AirlinesLos Angeles International Airport (LAX)Airbus A319
Delta AirlinesLos Angeles International Airport (LAX)Boeing 757
VivaAerobusLos Angeles International Airport (LAX)Airbus A320
United AirlinesSan Francisco International Airport (SFO)Airbus A319
AeromexicoSan Francisco International Airport (SFO)Boeing 737
AeromexicoSeattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)Boeing 737

Mexico City offers plenty of connectivity throughout US cities so you shouldn’t have trouble finding a flight. Note that flying to Mexico can usually find heavily discounted prices so be sure to set price alerts before planning a trip.

Airfare to Mexico City

Ticket prices to Mexico City can vary depending on what city in the US you are traveling from but you can expect to pay between $150 – $250 roundtrip in the off season and $250 – $350 during peak season. We like using Skyscanner to find the best deal and their compare page makes it easy.

Here is a breakdown of average round trip prices by month.

Skyscanner Mexico City Flights by Month

There is also a tool that can run a compare of various cities if you have set dates or months in mind. All you need to do is enter a timeframe for departure and Skyscanner does the rest.

Skyscanner Cheapest Flights to Mexico City

You can find all Skyscanner tools on this page here and utilize this info to find the best flight deal.

Best First Class

No airlines currently offer service in first class to Mexico City. There is also no option to connect unless you want to fly on US domestic first class that we wouldn’t recommend is worth the added time.

Best Business Class

Not all business class are made equal. One this route only one airline offers a fully bed while others just have a slightly larger seat. So if you are willing to pay a premium for comfort (or shell out some points) we’ll tell you what option would be best.

1. Delta Airlines B757

Delta B757 is one of the few aircraft that flies to Mexico City with a fully lay flat bed. Given the flight from Mexico City to New York is almost 6 hours it sure seems worth it to pick Delta over the other options. You can expect a full meal on board as well as a semi private experience as the cabin is setup in a 2-2 configuration with window seats not having aisle access.

2. Aeromexico 787

Aeromexico Business Class features a fully lie flat experience on one route between Mexico City to New York. The cabin layout is in a 2-2-2 but the seats are on an upgraded aircraft making them more modern and comfortable. Outside of Delta we find this an incredibly comfortable way to make the 6 hour journey between Mexico City and New York.

3. United B737

United Boeing 737 offers a pretty basic business class with the seats similar to domestic first class. While not the ideal seat to be in for 6 hour its actually pretty comfortable for a daytime flight. Given United typically runs a little cheaper on this route it is still a great option to consider.

Of the airlines that fly to Mexico City only Delta and Aeromexico offer a fully lie flat bed. If you are truly looking for the business class experience I would highly suggest booking one of those two and pass on the regular seating on airlines such as United and American.

Best Economy Class

1. Aeromexico Economy

When it comes to Economy class there usually isn’t a major difference amongst major airlines. When going to Mexico City we enjoy taking Aeromexico given the amount of destinations they fly to and the flight departure / arrival times. The airline does offer a meal even on the shorter routes which is more than I can say about US based carriers.

Summary & Takeaways

With many different airlines offering service to Mexico City this is great news for travelers. In our opinion if you can score Delta Business Class or Aeromexico, the lie flat seat is unmatched on this route in terms of comfort. Outside of those the remainder of the options tend to be fairly similar and you should have a comfortable trip regardless of which you choose. Keep in mind these tend to only fly from major cities like New York or Los Angeles.

Keep in mind many airlines are trying to find other ways to separate themselves like lounge access and investment in better food. If you have flexibility on this route we recommend going with an airline that suites your travel needs and letting us know what you think is best in the comments

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