How to use the Metro and Metrobus services. TIPS



  • The Metro (underground or subway) in Mexico City operates from 5 am until midnight from Monday to Friday, from 6 am to midnight on Saturdays and from 7 am to midnight on Sundays and holidays.
  • The tickets for one ride can be purchased at any station and costs 5 pesos, which is less than 50 cents. You can also buy a card that allows you to take other forms of transportations. The cost of the card is 10 pesos and you can charge it with 3 to 120 pesos with a 300 day validity.
  • All the stations have a name and an icon, so you’ll be able to easily detect what station you are looking for.
  • Some stations, not all, have handicap access. The ones that have access will have ramps, elevators, escalators, tactile paving for the visually impaired and braille on signs.
  • chloe_metro_metrobus_07Only on Sundays are you allowed to travel with your bike, otherwise you will have to park. Some stations have designated areas for this.
  • During rush hour, specials cars are designated for woman and children.
  • Some stations have cyber centers where you can use a computer for 30 minutes, for free. You will just have to provide photo ID.
  • Some of the key stations that will lead you to great spots in town are: Coyoacán, Zócalo, Bellas Artes, Hidalgo, Balderas, Auditorio Nacional, Sevilla, Insurgentes, and Álvaro Obregón. It is important to note that there is also a station at the international airport (MEX)

For more information and to view the metro map:
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  • There are no tickets for the Metrobus, you need to buy a card in order to use it. The cost for a ride is 6 pesos and the cost for the card itself is 10 pesos, but you have to pay 16 so it will include your first ride. That equals to less than a dollar.
  • The ride to the International Airport, both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, is 30 pesos. you have to use a special line to get there.
    Most of the station have a machine on side to buy and charge the card. This card can also be used in the metro and for some buses.
  • The machine accepts coins: 1, 2, 5 and 10 pesos as well as bills: 20, 50, 100 and 200 pesos.chloe_metro_metrobus_04
  • Children under 5, adults over 70 and people with disabilities have free access.
  • The operating hours vary from station to station. During the morning some have services starting 4am and some run as late as midnight 12:30 am. You can verify the time tables here:
  • If you need to change lines or switch to the metro,  you can do so at no extra cost, within the first two hours of your first ride.
  • The Metrobus has five lines: Línea 1, Línea 2, Línea 3, Línea 4 and Línea 5.
  • The Metrobus system has some stations with handicap access. Those stations have ramps, elevators for wheel chairs, audible red lights, tactile paving for the visually impaired and braille on signes.

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