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Maps

Map of CDMX and Iztapalapa


Public transport maps

How to get to the Mayoralty of Iztapalapa from Mexico City’s International Airport:

Metro: Once you exit Mexico City’s Benito Juárez International Airport, walk to the metro station called Boulevard Puerto Aéreo. Get on the metro using Line 1 (pink) going toward Observatorio, and get off at the Salto del Agua station. Transfer to and get on Line 8 (green) going toward Constitución de 1917 and get off at the Iztapalapa station. Exit the station and walk toward the Mayoralty.

Approximate duration of the journey: 55 minutes.

The cost of a metro ticket is of $5 Mexican pesos, which is equivalent to approximately 26 cents of an American dollar.

Working hours:

Business days from 5:00 to 24:00.
Saturdays from 6:00 to 24:00.
Sundays and holidays from 7:00 to 24:00.

Taxi: In Terminals 1 and 2, taxis provide service both in the international and domestic arrival gates. In both cases, the ticket sales modules for taxis are near the arrival halls and in the transit area. The applicable fees are clearly visible to users, and they are authorized by the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT).

For your own safety, we recommend that you only use the taxi services that are authorized by this airport, which are: Porto Taxi, Sitio 300, Nueva Imagen, and Excelencia in Terminal 1; and Porto Taxi, Sitio 300, Nueva Imagen, Excelencia, Confort, and Yellow Cab in Terminal 2.

Metrobus: Once you exit the airport, get on Line 4, going toward Buenavista, and get off at the Juárez station. Then, transfer to line 3, going toward Etiopia. Get off at Etiopia and transfer to line 2, going toward Tepalcates. Get off at the Rojo Gómez station. Then get on a taxi or a bus that goes to UAM Iztapalapa. Ask to get off at the Iztapalapa Mayoralty. The journey should take approximately 1:40 to 2 hours, depending on traffic. The cost of the service is of $30 pesos per person for a single trip boarding at the Airport, which is equivalent to approximately 1.5 American dollars.

Working hours:

Monday to Saturday, from 04:30 to 24:00.
Sundays and holidays, from 05:00 to 24:00.

How to move around Iztapalapa and Mexico City:

Metro: It is the quickest way to move around Mexico City and, in it, you can get to virtually any touristic destination you would like to visit. There are 12 metro lines, which are categorized by colors and numbers. Only two of these lines are categorized using letters rather than numbers. In addition to locating stations by using their names, you can also do this using their symbols. Cost of the ticket: $5 Mexican pesos. You can also buy the Mexico City Card, which costs $10 Mexican pesos plus the fee of the trips you need to make. You can acquire this card in any of the 175 stations that compose the Metro network. You can also use this card to travel in the Metrobus and the Tren Ligero. It can be reloaded in the Metro and Tren Ligero ticket offices and using the Metrobus machines.

Working hours:

Business days from 5:00 to 24:00.
Saturdays from 6:00 to 24:00.
Sundays and holidays from 7:00 to 24:00.

Find the map of the subway: https://www.metro.cdmx.gob.mx/la-red/mapa-de-la-red

Metrobus: This is another transportation option you can use. The Metrobus has seven lines and, just like the metro, they can be identified by their numbers, colors, and the symbols assigned to every station. The fee for the service is charged through the Mexico City Card or the Metrobus Electronic Card, which costs $16.00 Mexican pesos and includes the cost of the card, which is of $10.00 Mexican pesos, and a $6.00-Mexican-peso ride. It can be acquired in the vending and reloading machines, which can be found at every Metrobus station.

Working hours:

Monday to Saturday, from 04:30 to 24:00.
Sundays and holidays, from 05:00 to 24:00.

Transfers between Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, Line 4, Line 5, and Line 6 are free as long as they take place within the first two hours of having been registered in the system and only going one way.

Know the routes, maps and schedules of each line:

https://www.metrobus.cdmx.gob.mx/dependencia/acerca-de/rutas

https://www.metrobus.cdmx.gob.mx/mapas-de-sistema/mapa-completo-del-sistema

Trolebus: This type of transport is completely electric and has eight routes, which connect with some Metro stations. Trolleybus payment is in cash and is made upon boarding. Prices range from $2.00 to $4.00 Mexican pesos.

Know the routes, maps and timetables of each line:

https://www.ste.cdmx.gob.mx/red-de-servicio/lineas-de-trolebus

Tren Ligero: This is a transport that serves to move in a part of the southern area of Mexico City, which may eventually be useful to you. It only has one line and the price of the ticket is $3.00 Mexican pesos; you can also use the Mexico City Card.

Working hours:

Monday to Friday 05:00 to 00:00 hrs.
Saturday 06:00 to 00:00 hrs.
Sunday 07:00 to 00:00 hrs.

https://www.ste.cdmx.gob.mx/tren-ligero

RTP Buses: It is a low-cost public transportation system that operates 98 routes throughout Mexico City. Payment is made in cash when boarding the bus. It is divided into five basic routes: Atenea Service, exclusive for women; Bicentenario Circuit, express service with exclusive stops, Ordinary Service and Ecobus that goes from Balderas to Santa Fe and from Santa Fe to Las Águilas, is low CO2 emissions. Access is free for people over 70 years of age, people with disabilities and children under five years of age.

https://www.rtp.cdmx.gob.mx/red-de-rutas

Minibus: It is a concessioned transport system that consists of smaller trucks to buses. It groups microbuses, also known as micros, and combis, which are smaller vehicles. There are 106 routes throughout the Federal District, with 1,163 routes, including primary and secondary routes. There is no official map with the routes. The price starts at 5 Mexican pesos and increase according to the mileage traveled.

Working hours:

Monday to Sunday, from 6:00 to 23:00.

Taxi: There are different types of taxis in the city, although the most common ones are white-and-pink. Taxis can transit through all avenues and streets in the city. However, we recommend that you use taxi dispatch services or identify them by the B Card that should be displayed in their rear right window containing the driver’s information. Additionally, there are touristic taxis available at the airport and at various hotels.

Download these apps to request a taxi using your cell phone: Uber | Easy Taxi | Yaxi | Cabify | Taxibeat

Ecobici: This is Mexico City’s public bike system, which has integrated the bicycle as an essential part of the city’s mobility. It is a means of transportation aimed at the city’s inhabitants, visitors from neighboring areas, and tourists.
It allows registered users to take a bicycle from any bike station and return it at the station that is closest to their destination with unlimited 45-minute trips. Those who want to access the ECOBICI System can pay a one-year, one-week, three-day or one-day subscription.

Further information about the requirements, plans, and fees can be found on:

https://www.ecobici.cdmx.gob.mx/es

Staying in Iztapalapa and the CDMX:

It is recommended to look for a hotel well in advance, since prices may increase as the conference dates approaches.\

Hotel offer options in or near Iztapalapa:

https://hotelatenasplaza.com-mexico.com/

https://www.cityexpress.com/express/hoteles-mexico/ciudad-de-mexico/iztapalapa/central-de-abastos#lg=1&slide=1

http://www.hotelabastosplaza.com.mx/

Gastronomy at Iztapalapa and Mexico City:

Traditional Mexican cuisine is world-renowned. It is a complete cultural model comprising: agricultural activities, ritual practices, ancient practical knowledge, culinary techniques, customs, and behaviors. Among the main ingredients of Mexican cuisine are corn, beans, chilli, zucchini, and nopal. In 2010, UNESCO recognized “Mexican Cuisine” as Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Iztapalapa has an outstanding gastronomical offer. As it is an originally lacustrine and chinampero town, it still has a variety of traditional local dishes that attract both locals and foreigners. Some examples of the Iztapalapan gastronomy are the hiaunzontle tortas, dried shrimp, romeritos with nopales and mole rojo, dried fish seasoned with tomato sauce and olives, pipián with charales or nopalitos with green chilli, ahuautle (axayácatl mosquito roe) tortas, frogs’ legs, and pig-shaped bread.

Mayor Clara Brugada has contemplated organizing nine gastronomy fairs in 2019, with the objective of promoting Iztapalapa’s gastronomical wealth. These fairs include the Enchilada, Taco, Amaranth Ice-cream, Cristalized Candy, Lacustrine and Pre-Hispanic Food fairs, as well as the Fish and Seafood Festival.

If you would like to find out more about the culinary offer available in Mexico City, visit:http://cdmxtravel.com/es/comer/todas

Airlines:

The main national and international airlines with flights to Mexico City are:

AEROMEXICO
INTERJET
AIR CANADA
WINGO
AIR FRANCE
ALASKA
AMERICAN AIRLINES
AVIANCA
BRITISH AIRWAYS
COPA AIRLINES
CUBANA
DELTA
IBERIA
KLM
LATAM AIRLINES
LUFTHANSA
UNITED
ALITALIA
ANA
CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES


Schedule your trip in advance. All information on air flights to the International Airport of Mexico City, please check:

https://www.aicm.com.mx/

Embajadas:

In this link find the information of the diplomatic missions and consular post accredited to Mexico:

Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores

Visa information:

Find out whether you need a visa to enter Mexico by visiting the website of the National Migration Institute:

https://www.inm.gob.mx/gobmx/word/index.php/paises-requieren-visa-para-mexico/

https://www.inm.gob.mx/gobmx/word/index.php/paises-no-requieren-visa-para-mexico/

As for the conditions to obtain the visa, you can consult the website of the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs:

https://www.gob.mx/sre/acciones-y-programas/visa-de-visitante-sin-permiso-para-realizar-actividades-remuneradas

Find information about the 148 Mexican Consulate Offices abroad and learn their location and office hours:

https://www.gob.mx/gobierno/mexico-en-el-mundo

Travel tips:

One way to reduce the chances of suffering any travel accidents or incidents is to respect the rules of the places you are visiting.

Remember to follow the instructions of the authorities at all times in case of evacuations and natural disasters. In case of emergency, it is important to remain calm. If you are the victim of theft, do not resist; remember that the most important thing is to protect your life. Material goods can be recovered.

Mexico has an emergency line available to the public nationwide. The number is 911, and all the reports of crimes and emergencies such as fires, thefts, car accidents or medical emergencies are reported immediately 24/7 every day of the year.

If you are a victim of phone extorsion or kidnapping, you can call 088 of the Federal Police.

You should have no problems in Mexico City if you follow the following recommendations:

Ask for a receipt or invoice as proof of your purchase. The Federal Consumer Office (Profeco) can help you with any problem related to purchases and services. Call 01 800 468 8722 or contact them via email: asesoria@profeco.gob.mx.

In order to file a complaint from your place of residence, you can send an email to the foreign traveler unit: extranjeros@profeco.gob.mx or call the Mexico City number: +52 (55) 5211 1723 / 01 800 468 8722.

Currency:

The Mexican peso ($) is Mexico's official currency. In exchange houses and banks the pesos are identified with the MXN code. Each peso is divided into 100 cents. There are coins of 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1, 2, 5 and 10 pesos. The bills are 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 pesos. The options to change money include exchange houses, banks and hotels, you can also get pesos in cash using ATMs.

In the web banxico.org.mx you can know the current exchange rate of the Mexican peso.

Language:

The official language of Mexico is Spanish. In most hotels and tourist services the staff speaks English.

Weather:

The weather is moderate in winter, hot and dry in April and May. The rainy season begins in May and ends around October and generally consists of sunny mornings followed by cloudy rainy afternoons. Mornings and evenings can be cold, especially in winter. The average temperature is 16°C.

https://smn.conagua.gob.mx/es/

Health:

We recommend that you take out travel insurance beforehand and carry official identification at all times during your stay in Mexico.

Tourism in CDMX

https://www.turismo.cdmx.gob.mx/

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