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Why Fly to Mexico City?
Mexico City offers a wealth of cultural treats, including the UNESCO-protected National Palace, museums filled with Aztec artefacts and a plethora of art galleries showcasing the work of local legend Frida Kahlo.
Mexico's capital is one of the country's busiest flight gateways, offering connecting flights to most domestic destinations, so you can easily explore the ancient Mayan temples around the Yucatan peninsula or the sunny beaches of Acapulco in the south. Use Travelzoo’s SuperSearch to find cheap and last-minute flights to Mexico City.
Flying to Mexico City from the UK
The Benito Juárez International Airport, located 6km east of the city centre, is Mexico City’s only passenger airport and, with around 24 million passengers passing through the door annually, it is also the largest airport in Latin America.
It is possible to get cheap flight deals from several UK airports to Mexico City. London Heathrow and Gatwick offer direct flights to Mexico City which take around 11-12 hours. Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol and Cardiff international airports offer one-stop services to Mexico City.
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Which Airlines Fly to Mexico City?
Flights to Mexico City depart from several airports across the UK. Mexicana Airways offer direct flights from London Gatwick to Mexico City, and British Airways fly direct from Heathrow. Continental, Air France, KLM and others all offer indirect flights from London, but unusually you tend to pay more for a flight with a stopover.
If you’re looking for a cheap flight from Manchester, American Airlines offers one-stop flights to Mexico City via Chicago, while Air France stop in Paris. Several airlines including Air France, United and KLM offer a one-stop service from Birmingham, while Bristol is also well served by airlines including Air France, United and Continental. If you are travelling from Scotland, BA and KLM among others offer one-stop services to Mexico City from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Travellers from Cardiff International Airport will need to take a one-stop service to Mexico City with KLM via Amsterdam.
Mini Travel Guide to Mexico City
Once you have secured the best flight deal to Mexico City, you can crack on with planning your trip. Mexico City is a vibrant, chaotic, bustling, sprawling metropolis offering a wealth of historic and cultural gems, spanning Aztec ruins through grand colonial architecture to modern steel and glass. After all the sight-seeing unwind by sampling fabulous food washed down with a cold cerveza (beer), or check out Mexico's colourful pro-wrestling at Arena de México.
First-time visitors should not miss the ruins of Templo Mayor, the vast National Museum of Anthropology or the mouth-watering street food to be found in the traditional markets around Centro Histórico.