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There are 8 ways to get from Los Angeles to Mexico City by plane, night bus, bus, train or car

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Fly Los Angeles to Mexico City  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Mexico City (MEX) LAX - MEX

$106 - $323

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Night bus to Mexicali, fly to Mexico City  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Calexico, Ca
  2. Fly from Mexicali (MXL) to Mexico City (MEX) MXL - MEX

$89 - $248

6 alternative options

Fly Los Angeles to Toluca  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Toluca (TLC) LAX - TLC

$214 - $776

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  32 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana Centro 417 Santa Rosa / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana Centro to México Politécnico 1385 Puebla-Ensenada / ...

$94

Bus TAP Royal International  •  46 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Morelia
  2. Take the bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte Morelia / ...

$227 - $256

Train, bus TAP  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico

$125 - $307

Train, bus via San Antonio  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station Sunset Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte Turimex Internacional

$245 - $652

Drive  •  31 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Mexico City 1908.5 miles

$250 - $370

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Mexico City is to bus which costs $95 and takes 32 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Mexico City is to fly which costs $100 - $330 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Mexico City. However, there are services departing from Grand / 2nd and arriving at Independencia_1 via Huntington Park, Morelia and Terminal Central De Autobuses Del Norte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 24 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Mexico City is 1557 miles. The road distance is 1908.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Mexico City without a car is to bus which takes 32 h 58 min and costs $95.

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Los Angeles to Mexico City, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Mexico City bus services, operated by TAP Royal International, depart from Huntington Park station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Mexico City is to fly which takes 6 h 31 min and costs $100 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 and takes 32 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Mexico City Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 40 min.

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Los Angeles to Mexico City bus services, operated by Primera Plus, arrive at México Terminal Norte station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Mexico City.
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  • Distance: 1557 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Mexico City, Mexico?

Aeroméxico, Interjet and five other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Mexico City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Mexico City via Tijuana Centro, México Politécnico, and Potrero_1_2 in around 32 h 58 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Mexico City via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Mexicali to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Toluca via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Toluca via San Jose Cabo, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Toluca via Mexico City, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Toluca via Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Toluca via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Mexicali to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Mexicali to Mexico City via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Mexicali to Mexico City via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Mexicali to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Mexico City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Mexicali to Mexico City via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Business Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Calexico, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana Centro
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Tijuana Centro to México Politécnico
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Morelia
Ave. Duration
40 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$214
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
ventas.primeraplus.com.mx
Internet Promotion
$22
Regular Price
$25
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Norte
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$23 - $35
Full Fare
$24 - $35
Regular Price
$31
Internet Discount
$26
Pegasso
Website
pegasso.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Norte
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Schedules at
pegasso.mx
Regular Price
$24
Internet Discount
$22
Autovías
Website
autovias.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Central del Norte
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
autovias.com.mx
La Linea
Phone
01 800 622 22 22
Website
lalinea.com.mx
Bus from Central Camionera Morelia to Mexico City North Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
lalinea.com.mx
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
21 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$60 - $90
Ejecutivo
$100 - $105

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Mexico City is 2 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 5:32 AM in Los Angeles and 7:32 AM in Mexico City.

Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Mexico City is 1908 miles. It takes approximately 31 h 46 min to drive from Los Angeles to Mexico City.

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Delta, American Airlines, Volaris and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Mexico City Airport.

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There are 1195+ hotels available in Mexico City. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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