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Getting from Mexico City Airport to Puebla

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How to get from Mexico City airport to Puebla

When making the journey from Mexico City airport to Puebla, you have two different transfer options; taxi or bus. Taking a Mexico City airport taxi is the quickest and most convenient option, while taking the AU or ADO bus is the cheapest.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €90 140min 24/7
Bus €16.40 150min 06:30–23:59

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How to get from Mexico City airport to Puebla by taxi

Although it's more epensive, taking a Mexico City airport taxi from Mexico City to Puebla is the quickest and most convenient transfer option. The total journey time is 2 hours and 20 minutes and the cost is around €90.

Taxi fare from Mexico City airport to Puebla

Depending on your exact destination in Puebla, your journey from Mexico City airport will cost around €90. You will need to head to the taxi ticket booth located in both Terminal 1 and 2, tell them your destination and then pay the set-fee.

Convenience

Although there's a direct public transfer from Mexico City airport to Puebla, taking a taxi is the only way to enjoy a door-to-door service. If you land at Mexico airport between the hours of 23:59 and 06:30, a taxi will also be your only transfer option.

Editor’s Note

If you're not travelling on a budget, enjoying a totally private taxi ride from Mexico City airport to Puebla is definitely worth the money as the journey is long.

Useful Tips

Not all Mexico City taxi drivers speak English, so you may want to write the direction of your hotel down for them or show them on GPS.
Be sure to get your ticket from the designated taxi desk before entering a taxi.
Taxis in Mexico City drive extremely fast, be sure to wear a seatbelt at all times.

How to get from Mexico City airport to Puebla by bus

Two different buses run from Mexico City airport to Puebla; the AU and the ADO. The ADO is a 1st class bus and the AU is a 2nd class bus, with fewer amenities and legroom. The AU bus is slightly cheaper than the ADO, but the travel time for both buses is 2 hours 30 minutes.

How much is the bus from Mexico City Airport to Puebla?

A one-way ticket on the AU bus costs €8.20 ($196 MXN) and for the ADO costs €8.90 ($214 MXN). You can only purchase your bus tickets online if you have a Mexican credit card, so we suggest buying them from the ADO ticket booth in the airport.

Cost

€8.20 - €8.90

Trip Duration

2 HR 30 MIN

There's a waiting time of up to 30 minute for the bus.

Convenience
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The bus is available from 06:30 to 23:59.

Where do I get it from?

You can find the AU and ADO bus at the TAPO Terminal (Terminal de Oriente) or the Central del Norte stop. Note that the most frequent buses to Puebla stop at the TAPO Terminal only, so this is a much more convenient stop.

Convenience

Although there's a direct bus from Mexico City airport to Puebla, once you're at 4 Poniente or CAPU bus station, you will need to walk, take the bus or a taxi to your final destination.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling with small children, they will be able to use the onboard toilet and stretch their legs in the aisle during the long journey.

Useful Tips

Make sure your ticket and the bus you're entering have corresponding times.
There are two bus stations in Puebla, 4 Poniente bus station in the centre and CAPU on the outskirts, make sure you're travelling to the correct one.
There's ample storage below the bus for luggage.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Mexico City to Puebla?

There are two ways to get from Mexico City airport to Puebla, taking a taxi or bus. Taking a taxi is the most convenient option as it takes only 2 hours and 20 minutes and leaves you directly at your accommodation in Puebla. The cheaper option is to take the AU or ADO bus as they cost just €8.20 and €8.90 respectively. If you’d like the advantage of English-speaking drivers, 24/7 customer support and competitive prices, why not book your Mexico City airport Transfer with Welcome Pickups.

How long does it take to get from Mexico City to Puebla?

Taking the bus from Mexico City airport to Puebla takes 2 hours and 30 minutes, while taking a taxi takes 2 hours and 20 minutes. Also keep in mind that there could be a 30 minute wait for the bus.

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