There are 10 ways to get from San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX) by plane, train, night bus, bus or car

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Fly San Francisco to Mexico City  •  6h 49m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Mexico City (MEX) SFO - MEX

$3779 - $11101

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Night bus, bus  •  42h 26m

  1. Take the night bus from San Francisco to Santa Fe Depot FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana Buenavista to México Politécnico 1385 Puebla-Ensenada

$2184 - $3500

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Fly Oakland to Mexico City  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Mexico City (MEX) OAK - MEX

$4543 - $12265

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Mexico City  •  9h 34m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Mexico City (MEX) SJC - MEX

$4983 - $6899

Fly San Francisco to Toluca  •  11h 20m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Toluca (TLC) SFO - TLC

$4060 - $11182

Bus via Tijuana  •  44h 37m

  1. Take the bus from SF Civic Center-McAllister St & Polk St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall 101
  2. Take the bus from Santa Rosa to Tijuana Centro
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana Centro to México Politécnico

$2684 - $4395

Caltrain, bus  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to San Ysidro
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico

$4168 - $6754

Bus  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the bus from Hayward, CA - Bus Station to Morelia, MX Santa Rosa
  2. Take the bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte Mexico Norte / ...

$3335 - $8475

Train, bus  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte

$5901 - $9824

Drive  •  39h 19m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX) 3556 km

$7000 - $11000

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX) is to night bus and bus which costs $85 - $150 and takes 42h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX) is to fly which costs $180 - $500 and takes 6h 45m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Mexico City Airport (MEX) is 3041 km. The road distance is 3556 km.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX) without a car is to night bus and bus which takes 42h 26m and costs $85 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6h 49m to get from San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX), including transfers.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX) is to fly which takes 6h 49m and costs $150 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus via Tijuana, which costs $100 - $180 and takes 44h 37m.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Mexico City Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 20m.

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Mexico City Airport (MEX) is 1h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 9:07 PM in San Francisco and 10:07 PM in Mexico City Airport (MEX).

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX) is 3556 km. It takes approximately 39h 19m to drive from San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX).

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What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Mexico City Airport (MEX), Mexico?

Aeroméxico, United Airlines and five other airlines fly from San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX) via Santa Rosa Transit Mall, Santa Rosa, Tijuana Centro, México Politécnico, and Autobuses Del Norte in around 44h 37m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4900 - $21000
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$4900 - $21000
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$4900 - $22000
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$5000 - $26000
Flights from Oakland to Mexico City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7000 - $33000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$6000 - $17000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$6500 - $16000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$6500 - $35000
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4900 - $21000
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$4900 - $21000
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$4900 - $22000
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$5000 - $26000
Flights from Oakland to Mexico City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7000 - $33000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$6500 - $16000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$9000 - $24000
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$9000 - $24000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7000 - $14000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7000 - $14000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$11000 - $26000
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$11000 - $26000
Flights from Oakland to Mexico City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$6500 - $21000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7000 - $16000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7000 - $16000
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4500 - $15000
Flights from San Francisco to Toluca via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4400 - $15000
Flights from San Francisco to Toluca via Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3900 - $15000
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Oakland to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$4800 - $15000
Flights from Oakland to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4800 - $15000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$5500 - $13000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$9000 - $24000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10000 - $21000
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$220 - $280
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1400 - $2000
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$1400 - $2000
Premium
$6000 - $8500
Flexi Coach Seat
$2600 - $3900
Business Seat
$2800 - $3900
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$3300 - $4700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$3300 - $4700
Premium
$9500 - $14000
Flexi Coach Seat
$6500 - $10000
Business Seat
$7000 - $11000
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from San Francisco to Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$430 - $750
Schedules at
flixbus.com
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Tijuana Buenavista to México Politécnico
Ave. Duration
28h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1500 - $2400
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Rosa to Tijuana Centro
Ave. Duration
11h 27m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$900 - $1600
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Tijuana Centro to México Politécnico
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1500 - $2400
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Golden Gate Transit
Phone
+1 415-921-5858
Website
goldengatetransit.org
Bus from SF Civic Center-McAllister St & Polk St to Santa Rosa Transit Mall
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$270 - $390
Website
Golden Gate Transit
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1600 - $2400
Book at
GotoBus
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexico
Ave. Duration
41h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2100 - $3000
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Comfort
$2100 - $3000
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
Bus from Hayward, CA - Bus Station to Morelia, MX
Ave. Duration
2 days 8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2800 - $7500
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$5500 - $7500
Flexible
$7500 - $11000
Primera Plus
Website
wl.primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$525
Schedules at
wl.primeraplus.com.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Norte
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$430 - $750
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Purchase in advance
$430 - $650
Regular
$490 - $750
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
4h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$830
Schedules at
lalinea.com.mx
Autovías
Website
autovias.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Central del Norte
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$440 - $600
Schedules at
autovias.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
19h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1100 - $3000
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$1100 - $1700
Ejecutivo
$1900 - $2050

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Interjet, Delta, Aeroméxico and two other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Mexico City Airport.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 29 min and costs $3 - $5.

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