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How to get from Monterrey Airport to Monterrey Centro

Monterrey is the bustling capital city of Nuevo León, Mexico. Known for its sprawling central business district (CBD) and modern downtown area, there’s so much to see and do in this Mexican city. Be sure to visit the Museum of Contemporary art, try some authentic Mexican street food and take a stroll around the iconic Macroplaza and Fundidora Park.

There are two different ways to get from Monterey airport to downtown; taxi or bus. Taking a Monterrey airport taxi is the quickest option as it takes just 35 minutes to reach the city centre, and it costs €25 (MXN 500). A cheaper option is to take the Noreste bus, which costs just €5.50 (MXN 110) per traveller but does take around 75 minutes to reach downtown Monterrey. 

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €25 35min 24/7
Bus €11 75min 24/7

How to get from Monterrey Airport to the City by Taxi

The fastest and least stressful way to get from Monterrey airport to Monterrey Centro is by taking a taxi. Monterrey airport taxis are available 24/7 and take just 35 minutes to reach downtown. The cost of a taxi ride into Monterrey Centro will be around €25 (MXN 500), depending on the zone you’re travelling to.

What's the cost of a taxi from Monterrey Airport to the City?

The local taxi drivers give set rate fares based on zones. The final cost of your taxi journey from Monterrey airport to the city will depend on the exact zone you’re travelling to, but will be around €25 (MXN 500). Please note that any toll road charges incurred during your journey will be added to this fare.

Cost

€25 (MXN 500)

Trip Duration

35 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Monterrey Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Monterrey Airport?

Taxis are readily available outside of Terminal A, B and C at Monterrey airport.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Monterrey airport to downtown is the most hassle-free and easy way to travel. You won’t need to wait for your transport to arrive and you can relax the entire journey, knowing your travel companions and personal belongings are safe and secure.

Editor’s Note

Splitting the cost of a taxi from Monterrey airport to the city makes the cost per person the same as taking the bus, while being much more convenient.

Useful Tips

If you're confused about which zone you're travelling to, ask your driver for the zone chart sheet.
Any toll costs will be added to your final fare.
4 passengers can travel in a Monterrey airport taxi for one set price.

How to get from Monterrey Airport to Downton by Bus

There’s a bus, run by Noreste, that makes the journey from Monterrey airport to the city every hour. The total journey time is a long 75 minutes, but the bus is a great budget transfer option as tickets cost just €5.50 (MXN 110) one-way.

How much is the bus from Monterrey Airport to Monterrey Centro?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the Noreste bus is €5.50 (MXN 110). Tickets must be purchased before getting on the bus from the information desk available in each terminal.

Cost

€5.50 (MXN 110)

Trip Duration

75 Min.

*There's a waiting time of 60 minutes for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Noreste bus runs 24/7 from Monterrey Airport.

Where do I find the bus at Monterrey Airport?

The bus from Monterrey airport to the city leaves from two locations; a bus stop located between Terminal A and Terminal B and another right outside of Terminal C.

Convenience

Although a great budget-friendly option for those travelling alone or for couples, taking the bus from Monterrey airport to downtown isn’t the most convenient option. You will have to wait for up to an hour for a bus to arrive and once you get into the Central de Autobuses de Monterrey, you will need to find alternate transportation to your hotel.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

Taking the bus is a good option for solo travellers or those without small children. On the other hand, if you're travelling in a group, I recommend sharing a taxi for your convenience.

Useful Tips

Be sure to purchase your ticket before getting on the bus and present it to the driver when boarding.
The bus is air-conditioned and offers free WiFi for your convenience.
There's storage space below the bus for large luggage.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Monterrey airport to downtown?

There are two different transport options from Monterrey Airport to downtown; taxi or bus. Taking a Monterrey airport taxi is the quickest and easiest way to get to the city as it takes just 35 minutes and costs around €25 (MXN 500). Taking the bus will take around 75 minutes but will cost just €5.50 (MXN 110) per person.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Monterrey airport to Monterrey Centro?

Taxis at the airport charge their fares based on zones. The average cost of a taxi from Monterrey airport to Monterrey Centro is €25 (MXN 500), but this is subject to change depending on your final destination. If you’d prefer to know your fare in advance, we recommend pre-booking your Monterrey airport transfer with Welcome Pickups.

What’s the distance from Monterrey airport to the city centre?

The distance from Monterrey airport to the city is approximately 30 km. Taking a Monterrey airport taxi will take around 35 minutes and the Noreste bus will take closer to 75 minutes to reach downtown Monterrey. 

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