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About Mexico City

Mexico City is one of the most vibrant and liveliest cities in the world, making it an exciting destination for all travelers. One of the must-see attractions in the city is the famous Museo Nacional de Antropología, which features an extensive collection from the city’s pre-Columbian era. Its star attraction is the famous Aztec Calendar Stone, also known as Piedra del Sol. For those who enjoy exploring the city’s amazing cultural life, the Palacio de Bellas Artes is a must-see destination. The art deco-style palace hosts some of the grandest cultural events around, including concerts, operas, etc. Another unique destination to check out is Teotihuacán, a world heritage site that contains some of the largest pre-Columbian pyramids in Mexico.

Mexico City’s food scene is so vast that it can be quite hard to fully explore in just a few days. Some notable foodie destinations include Pujol, Contramar, and Quintonil. If you want to grab one of those famous Mexican churros, head over to Churreria El Moro.

Mexico City’s four major bus stations are North, South, Observatorio, and TAPO. Some intercity buses leave directly from the Mexico City International Airport, which is located just about 7 miles east of the city center.

Station Information

Eje Ctrl Lazaro Cardenas  - MXMEXGLI-0

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The bus station on Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas is a curbside stop where intercity and local buses connect to the Lázaro Cárdenas metro station. The metro station is located on Line 9 of the local metro system and includes all the basic amenities of a public station: public restrooms, ATMs, and a waiting area with roofs. The aboveground bus station is at the intersection of Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas and Eje 3 in Mexico City. The intersection has a supermarket, and the surrounding blocks are home to many eateries and retail stores.

Popular bus stations in Mexico City:

  • Eje Ctrl Lazaro Cardenas

  • La Terminal de Autobuses de Pasajeros de Oriente (TAPO)

  • Mexico City Calz Taxquena

  • Mexico City Airport Terminal 1

  • Mexico City Bus Station

  • Eje Central 4825

  • National Airport Terminal 1 (Arrivals)

  • Av Instituto Politécnico Nacional 4909

  • Calz. Ignacio Zaragoza 564d

  • Mexico City Airport Terminal 2

What bus companies travel to Mexico City, Ciudad de México?

Located in Ciudad de México, Mexico, Mexico City is accessible by bus from 65 other cities. You can choose from 871 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Mexico City on Wanderu. ADO usually has the most buses on any given day.

Bus companies serving Mexico City

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
ADO546h 27m$38.98
AU375h 43m$29.37
FlixBus US331d 17h 12m$203.17
ADO OCC237h 42m$40.45
ADO GL218h 17m$58.01
Senda Diamante1511h 50m$88.57
EDO Pluss125h 38m$37.21
ADO Platino97h 16m$73.16
Eco Regios Plus89h 7m$35.65
ACN Autobuses622h 6m$77.62
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • ADO GL is a prominent Mexican passenger bus company that has been operating since 1992. It is part of the renowned ADO group and focuses on luxury travel, primarily serving Mexico's southern and eastern regions, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula. ADO GL offers deluxe coaches with executive-style seats, ample legroom, and various amenities such as air conditioning, restrooms, power outlets, and beverage services, providing a truly luxurious experience for passengers.

  • EDO Pluss is a new addition to Mexico's transportation network, owned by the renowned company ADO and established in 2023. Based in Mexico City, EDO Pluss plans and schedules their routes to popular destinations like Veracruz and Xalapa, Acapulco, and Tempoal. The company focuses on passenger comfort by providing onboard amenities such as air conditioning, power outlets, and USB charging ports. Passengers can enjoy movie screenings, purchase beverages, and utilize restroom facilities during their journey.

  • ADO Platino, a luxury intercity bus service in Mexico, offers a premium travel experience for passengers seeking comfort and elegance. As a sub-brand of ADO, ADO Platino lives up to its name by providing a platinum-level service. Popular routes include the Mexico City to Oaxaca journey, which takes approximately seven hours, and the trip from Merida to Cancun. With affordable ticket prices, ADO Platino ensures that travelers can enjoy luxury travel at a reasonable cost. On board, passengers can enjoy air-conditioned cabins with reclining seats, restrooms, USB power outlets, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Frequently Asked Questions

$4.88 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Mexico City, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Mexico City. In the last month, buses from Tulancingo to Mexico City had the lowest average price at $4.96.

The busiest bus station in Mexico City is Eje Ctrl Lazaro Cardenas. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Mexico City are:

  • Eje Ctrl Lazaro Cardenas
  • La Terminal de Autobuses de Pasajeros de Oriente (TAPO)
  • Mexico City Calz Taxquena
The closest airport to Mexico City is Licenciado Benito Juarez Intl Airport (MEX), it is located 4 miles from the city center of Mexico City.
Mexico City is the most popular bus destination in Ciudad de México. It also ranks number 71 in Mexico. Mexico City has the most bus connections in the region. There are 836 bus schedules arriving in Mexico City each day.
The population of Mexico City is 12294193. Mexico City ranks number 1 in terms of population in Ciudad de México and number 37 in all of Mexico.
Bus tickets to Mexico City range from $7 for a short trip to Mexico City, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Mexico City starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Mexico City can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $5.
Solo travelers choose to travel by bus to Mexico City for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.
The closest bus station to the city center of Mexico City is La Terminal de Autobuses de Pasajeros de Oriente (TAPO), located just 1.3 miles away. Select La Terminal de Autobuses de Pasajeros de Oriente (TAPO) as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Mexico City. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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