Cheap flights to Mexico City

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Flights to Mexico City in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 16% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$1,272Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from$1,618From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Mexico City Benito Juarez
One-way from$993One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Mexico City Benito Juarez (MEX)

Cheap flights to Mexico City in May, June 2022

The best prices found for MEX flights for May, June
14 Jun. - 21 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEX

Mexico City Benito Juarez

2 stops

48h 20m
MEX

Mexico City Benito Juarez

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

29h 25m
$1,896

United Airlines

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Deal found 15/5/22

6 Jun. - 13 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEX

Mexico City Benito Juarez

2 stops

39h 10m
MEX

Mexico City Benito Juarez

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

32h 25m
$2,023

United Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

4 Jun. - 11 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEX

Mexico City Benito Juarez

2 stops

34h 35m
MEX

Mexico City Benito Juarez

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

32h 25m
$2,096

United Airlines

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Deal found 14/5/22

Mexico City 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Mexico City found for this year
22 Oct. - 1 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEX

Mexico City Benito Juarez

2 stops

26h 09m
MEX

Mexico City Benito Juarez

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

36h 35m
$1,645

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 15/5/22

11 Oct. - 5 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEX

Mexico City Benito Juarez

2 stops

33h 10m
MEX

Mexico City Benito Juarez

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

30h 35m
$1,648

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 16/5/22

20 Oct. - 4 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEX

Mexico City Benito Juarez

2 stops

24h 39m
MEX

Mexico City Benito Juarez

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

25h 30m
$1,657

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 16/5/22

Last minute flights to Mexico City

Late deals on return flights to Mexico City, departing today and this week
22 May - 29 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEX

Mexico City Benito Juarez

2 stops

31h 30m
MEX

Mexico City Benito Juarez

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

35h 15m
$2,106

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 15/5/22

22 May - 29 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEX

Mexico City Benito Juarez

3 stops

34h 20m
MEX

Mexico City Benito Juarez

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

35h 15m
$2,187

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 15/5/22

21 May - 10 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEX

Mexico City Benito Juarez

1 stop

28h 15m
MEX

Mexico City Benito Juarez

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

33h 30m
$2,445

Air Canada

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Deal found 15/5/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Mexico City?

The cheapest ticket to Mexico City found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$2,183

February

$2,023

March

$1,939

April

$2,311

May

$1,787

June

$1,938

July

$1,836

August

$2,037

September

$1,801

October

$1,834

November

$2,155

December

$2,593

Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Mexico City. Flying to Mexico City in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Mexico City?

Average Mexico City flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - MEX

Price

$1,786 - $5,084

MEX

Temperature

13 - 19 °C

MEX

Rainfall

0 - 120 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Mexico City?

The best time to book flights to Mexico City is 21 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Mexico City?

Monday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Mexico City. Flying on Thursday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Mexico City?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Mexico City trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

When to fly?

Peak season:

The three-week Festival del Centro Histórico in March takes over the city with cultural events.The holiday periods of Semana Santa (Easter week) and Christmas to New Year are particularly busy with Mexicans visiting the cities as well as tourists, the price of flights will be slightly higher than normal during this time. During the month of Easter, Mexico City showcases talent in the area of art and culture from the local community. Mexico City’s Annual Festival features entertainment from performances such as opera singers, orchestras, theatre groups, dancers and singers and is one of the liveliest and energetic festivals in the country. February is a further busy month for Mexico City as it host its own lively, energetic and colourful carnival. Thousands take to the streets to have fun, party, dance and sing well into the night with high spirits. Mexico City Carnival is a raucous affair which is on par with the famous Rio Carnival, so if you are looking for a rested trip, avoid travelling during carnival season.

Off season:

With its mild climate, you will be hard pressed to find an off season in Mexico City. For fewer crowds, booking flights during a non-holiday period is the best bet. Quieter celebrations take place in Mexico City in November in Mariachi Square where locals gather for Fiesta de Santa Cecilia. The festival pays respect to the patron saint of musicians, St. Cecilia, through a tribute concert and an outdoor party which involves dance, drinks and singing.

Destination overview:

The smell of roasted corn, Aztec dancers showing off their moves, and ‘healers’ beckoning tourists to try a miracle cure: this is just a regular Monday afternoon in Mexico City. This vibrant capital city was once the capital of the Aztec Empire; today it’s one of the most populated cities in the world. Most travellers booking flights to Mexico City stop over briefly on their way to other regions in Mexico, but stay a little longer and you’ll quickly discover what inspired the likes of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

Wandering through the streets of Mexico City is the best way to embrace its heritage and savour some authentic Mexican street food. The area of Zocalo is a good starting point from which to explore the city. Here Mayan ruins live beside modern buildings and colonial churches while dramatic Rivera murals adorn the walls. Art lovers coming off their Mexico City flights will make the museums their first stop. Kahlo fans can’t miss a trip to the Museo de Frida Kahlo in La Casa Azul and Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, where the famous couple once lived.

Built on the dry bed of Lake Texcoco, and surrounded on three sides by tall mountains and volcanoes such as the Ajusco, the Popocatepetl and the Ixtlacihuatl, Mexico City is densely populated and full to the brim with things to do. First-time visitors should not miss the ruins of Templo Mayor, the vast National Museum of Anthropology or the mouth-watering street food – tacos, tamales, burritos, quesadillas and roasted corn – to be found in the traditional markets around Centro Historico. Those on a family holiday should take the kids to Chapultepec Zoo. Chapultepec Park itself could easily take up at least two days. It’s one of the biggest urban parks in the world and its name means ‘grasshopper hill’. The Park hosts the zoo, a castle, museums and an amusement park.

Also on the sightseeing list you create during your flight should be the National Palace. Travel to the Aztec Templo Mayor to really get an idea of the city’s history and the jaw-droppingly huge Teotihuacan. In complete contrast to the precious relics found at the Templo Mayor is Mexico’s colourful pro-wrestling at Arena de Mexico. As in the rest of the Americas, football is a national passion so a day out at the lively and vibrant Estadio Azteca is a must. Pack some earplugs on your flight to Mexico City though – the roar of the crowd can be deafening.

Mexico City climate

Because of its high altitude, Mexico City has pleasant summers and mild winters. May is the warmest month with temperatures reaching the high 20s, and January is the coolest with temperatures generally in the teens and 20s, but night frosts are possible. The rainy season is June to September with July getting the most rain. February is the driest month.December and January also have the most smog, although the pollution levels are improving 

Getting around Mexico City

Don’t worry about getting around in Mexico City, one of the biggest cities in the world. The public transport system is efficient and cheap. The metro runs from early morning until midnight and is clean and easy to use. The bus system is also extensive, but you might find it easier to use if you speak Spanish. Minibuses can be a better option than buses, since they are smaller, faster and more comfortable. They can drop you off anywhere along their route. With so many people in the city, public transport can be very crowded during rush hour. Be aware of your surroundings during rush hour and at night; crime levels are high on the subway and buses. Central Square’s cobblestoned streets can be a lovely area to walk around. If you want to take a taxi, be safe and call ahead for one, instead of hailing it on the street. Many hotels and restaurants can help you call a cab. If you’re planning on driving in the city, know that it can be a tricky place to manoeuvre and prices are high. Additionally, cars are prohibited from driving in the city one day a week. Find out which days you are restricted by checking the last number of your licence plate against a list at the tourist office. When smog levels are high, as they are in December and January, numbers can come up more than once per week.

Getting downtown:

There is a Metro service from Mexico City Airport (MEX) to the downtown part of the City. Taxis are regulated and passengers can pay in advance at the taxi counter in Arrivals. There are also suburban bus services. Some hotels offer a pick-up service, however it is worth checking their charge as it’s generally cheaper to take a taxi.

What is good to know if travelling to Mexico City?

  • The city lies on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, the ancient Aztec capital. There are ghosts of the past at every turn: the Mexican National Palace is built on the site of Montezuma’s Palace, while the Metropolitan Cathedral is built on the Temple of the Aztecs.
  • The city has two Unesco World Heritage sites. The Historic Centre has the Metropolitan Cathedral and National Palace, and the Palace of Fine Arts is home to many of the city’s cultural events. Xochimilco Ecological Park is the other World Heritage site. It is made up of canals, lagoons and floating gardens and is often called the Venice of Mexico. A trip on a trajinera, a square-shaped, brightly painted boat, which carries up to 12 passengers, is a treat. It is possible to hire a floating mariachi band to serenade you too.
  • The Basilica de Guadalupe is in the north of the city and very popular. Only St Peter’s Basilica in Rome gets more visitors each year.
  • The Coyoacan and San Angel areas have great craft markets, while Santa Fe and Polanco offer a more upmarket shopping experience.
  • One of the best places to admire the city is from Bellini, the revolving restaurant on the 45th floor of the World Trade Centre.
  • Teotihuacan is Mexico’s most popular archaeological site.  Tourists can climb up the Pyramid of the Sun, the world’s third-largest pyramid, and its companion, the Pyramid of the Moon.
  • The world’s largest bullring is here too – the Plaza de Toros.
  • Chapultepec Park is an enormous green park – more than 800 hectares (2,000 acres) – in the centre of the city. It is home to the National Museum of Anthropology, the Museum of Modern Art, the National History Museum and Museum Rufino Tamayo.
  • The city’s oldest park is Alameda Park. It dates from 1541.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Mexico City?

For a flight to Mexico City, you will be flying into Benito Juarez. Mexico City Benito Juarez (MEX) is just 8.9 km from the centre of the city.