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How to get from Guadalajara Airport to Ajijic

Ajijic is a Pueblo Mágico, located on the stunning Chapala Lake. Surrounded by impressive mountains, there’s truly something magical about this Mexican town. Be sure to visit the handicrafts market and spend an evening listening to live music in the town’s plaza. 

There are two different modes of transportation from Guadalajara airport to Ajijic; taxi or bus. Taking a Guadalajara airport taxi is the best transfer option as it takes just 40 minutes to reach Ajijic and costs €30 (MXN 600). The Chapala bus isn’t direct, so it will take at least 2 hours to reach Ajijic but will cost just €3.60 (MXN 72) per passenger.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €30 40min 24/7
Bus €7.20 120min 07:00–21:00

How to get from Guadalajara Airport to Ajijic by Taxi

The best way to travel from Guadalajara airport to Ajijic is to take a taxi. The journey time in a Guadalajara airport taxi is just 40 minutes and the cost of your ride will be a fixed fare of €30 (MXN 600), making it a very affordable transfer option.

Cost of a taxi from Guadalajara Airport to Ajijic

Taking a taxi from Guadalajara airport to Ajijic has a set rate cost. You must purchase your pre-paid taxi ticket from the special kiosk inside the arrivals hall, then present this to your driver. The cost for the journey to Ajijic will be €30 (MXN 600).

Cost

€30 (MXN 600)

Trip Duration

40 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Guadalajara Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Guadalajara Airport?

Taxis are located just outside of the arrivals hall exit doors at Guadalajara airport. After pre-paying for your ticket, simply walk to the first taxi in the line and get in.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Ajijic to Guadalajara airport and visa versa is the quickest and most comfortable way to travel. The journey time is just 40 minutes and you won’t have to worry about navigating the city with your luggage to get to your hotel, as your driver will drop you right at the door of your accommodation.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling with small children or heavy luggage, I suggest taking a taxi for your safety and convenience and avoiding public transport.

Useful Tips

Luggage that is stored in the trunk of the taxi is transported for free.
You don't pay your driver anything directly, you simply give them your pre-paid ticket.
During peak travel times there may be a queue for both the pre-paid tickets and the taxis, so plan with that in mind and pre-book if possible.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Guadalajara. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€55.0
NIGHTTIME
€66.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Guadalajara Airport to Ajijic by Bus

Unfortunately, there’s no direct bus from Guadalajara Airport to Ajijic. You will need to walk around 20 minutes to the highway to get the Chapala bus, which you will take into downtown Guadalajara. From here, you will switch to the Chapala Plus bus, which will take you to Ajijic. The total journey time is at least 2 hours and the cost of both tickets is €3.60 (MXN 72), making the bus a very slow but cheap transfer option. 

How much is the bus from Guadalajara Airport to Ajijic?

The cost of a ticket on the Chapala bus into downtown Guadalajara is €0.60 (MXN 12) and the cost of the Chapala Plus bus from there to Ajijic is €3 (MXN 60). That makes the total cost from Guadalajara airport to Ajijic on the bus €3.60 (MXN 72).

Cost

€3.60 (MXN 72)

Trip Duration

2 Hrs.

*There's a waiting time of 20 minutes for the Chapala bus and 1 hour for the Chapala Plus bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Chapala bus runs from 06:00 to 21:00 daily. The Chapala Plus bus runs from 07:00 to 21:00 Monday to Saturday, and 08:00 to 19:00 on Sundays.

Where do I find the bus at Guadalajara Airport?

There are no public buses that leave directly from the airport. If you’re looking for public transportation from Guadalajara airport to Ajijic, you will first have to walk around 15 to 20 minutes along the Chapala – Guadalajara highway. Please note that this walk isn’t very pedestrian friendly and isn’t recommended for those with small children or large luggage items.

Convenience

Taking the bus from Guadalajara airport to Ajijic is the slowest and least convenient option. Not only will you have to drag your luggage along a busy highway for 20 minutes to reach the bus stop, but you will also have to make a change to another bus in downtown Guadalajara, adding time and stress to your journey.

Editor’s Note

There are two Chapala bus lines that run from Guadalajara City centre to Ajijic; regular and direct. Be sure to choose the direct bus option as it's faster and much more comfortable.

Useful Tips

Be sure to bring change in Pesos to pay for your bus ticket.
There's luggage storage on the Chapala Plus bus, but not on the regular Chapala bus.
Try to arrive at least 15 minutes before your bus departs from Guadalajara to secure a seat.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Ajijic from Guadalajara Airport?

The road distance from Ajijic to Guadalajara airport is 38 km. It will take around 40 minutes to get there in a Guadalajara Airport taxi, and around 2 hours if you choose to take the public bus. 

What’s the best mode of transportation from Guadalajara airport to Ajijic?

The quickest and easiest way to travel from Guadalajara airport to Ajijic is to take a taxi. The journey time in a Guadalajara airport taxi is just 40 minutes door-to-door, and the cost is a fixed fare of €30 (MXN 600).

What’s the cost of a taxi from Guadalajara airport to Ajijic?

The local taxis at the airport offer set fares depending on your destination. The cost of taxi transportation from Guadalajara Airport to Ajijic should be €30 (MXN 600). You must pre-pay for your taxi ticket inside the airport and then present that to a driver. 

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