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There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX) by plane, subway, bus, train or car

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Fly from San Francisco  •  6h 51m

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

$2265 - $9700

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Fly from Oakland  •  6h 56m

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

$2905 - $6724

BART to San Jose, fly  •  8h

  1. Take the BART from Powell Street to Milpitas
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Mexico City (MEX) SJC - MEX

$2998 - $4836

Bus to Santa Rosa, fly  •  12h 37m

  1. Take the bus from SFO - San Francisco Airport International to Sonoma County Airport
  2. Fly from Santa Rosa (STS) to Mexico City (MEX) STS - MEX

$5015 - $14050

Train to Sacramento, fly  •  10h 46m

  1. Take the train from Richmond to Sacramento
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Mexico City (MEX) SMF - MEX

$4287 - $10536

Train, bus  •  44h 5m

  1. Take the train from Richmond to Bakersfield
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield to Tijuana Centro
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana Centro to México Politécnico

$3256 - $5230

Train, bus via San Antonio  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the train from Oakland to Los Angeles
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio to Mexico City North

$6897 - $8713

BART, bus  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Berryessa / North San Jose
  2. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Tijuana International Airport
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana International Airport to Ensenada
  4. Take the bus from Ensenada to Mexico City North

$4530 - $5461

Drive  •  38h

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX) 3674.6 km

$6000 - $9500

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Mexico City Airport (MEX) is 911.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Mexico City Airport (MEX) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Mexico City Airport (MEX) is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX) is to train and bus which costs $160 - $260 and takes 44h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX) is to fly which costs $110 - $480 and takes 6h 51m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Mexico City Airport (MEX) is 3041 km. The road distance is 3674.6 km.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX) without a car is to train and bus which takes 44h 5m and costs $160 - $260.

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It takes approximately 6h 51m to get from San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Mexico City Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 25m.

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Mexico City Airport (MEX) is 2h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 7:25 PM in San Francisco and 9:25 PM in Mexico City Airport (MEX).

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX) is 3675 km. It takes approximately 38h to drive from San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX).

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Aeroméxico, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Mexico City Airport.

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There are 2232+ hotels available in Mexico City Airport (MEX). Prices start at $2000 MXN per night.

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  • Distance: 3040.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 51m

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

Aeroméxico, United Airlines and six other airlines fly from San Francisco to Mexico City Airport (MEX) hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$4800 - $14000
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$4800 - $14000
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2400 - $12000
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2000 - $11000
Flights from Oakland to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2500 - $13000
Flights from Oakland to Mexico City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3000 - $14000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2800 - $13000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2300 - $12000
Flights from Santa Rosa to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$5000 - $15000
Flights from Santa Rosa to Mexico City via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$6000 - $23000
Flights from Sacramento to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2300 - $12000
Flights from Sacramento to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$4100 - $12000
Flights from Sacramento to Mexico City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2700 - $13000
Aeroméxico
Website
aeromexico.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$4800 - $14000
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$4800 - $14000
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2400 - $12000
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2000 - $11000
Flights from Oakland to Mexico City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3000 - $14000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2800 - $13000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2300 - $12000
Flights from Santa Rosa to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$5000 - $15000
Flights from Santa Rosa to Mexico City via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$6000 - $23000
Flights from Sacramento to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2300 - $12000
Flights from Sacramento to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$4100 - $12000
Flights from Sacramento to Mexico City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2700 - $13000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4300 - $16000
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$4300 - $16000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$5000 - $15000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$5000 - $15000
Flights from Santa Rosa to Mexico City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$5500 - $20000
Flights from Sacramento to Mexico City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4200 - $15000
Flights from Sacramento to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$3800 - $14000
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Oakland to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$4700 - $6500
Flights from Oakland to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4700 - $6500
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$4500 - $9000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4500 - $9000
Flights from Santa Rosa to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4700 - $13000
Flights from Sacramento to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$3600 - $9500
Flights from Sacramento to Mexico City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3600 - $10000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$4200 - $15000
Flights from San Francisco to Mexico City via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4200 - $15000
Flights from San Jose to Mexico City via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$6000 - $15000
Flights from Santa Rosa to Mexico City via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$5500 - $19000
Flights from Sacramento to Mexico City via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$4200 - $15000
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Santa Rosa to Mexico City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$4100 - $13000
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Powell Street to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center / UN Plaza to Berryessa / North San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Website
bart.gov
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 Richmond to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$500 - $800
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$500 - $800
Premium
$3800 - $5500
Flexi Coach Seat
$800 - $1200
Business Seat
$750 - $1100
Train from Richmond to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$900 - $1300
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$900 - $1300
Premium
$4500 - $6500
Flexi Coach Seat
$1600 - $2400
Business Seat
$1600 - $2400
Train from Oakland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1100 - $1700
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$1100 - $1700
Premium
$5000 - $7000
Flexi Coach Seat
$2200 - $3300
Business Seat
$2300 - $3300
Train from Los Angeles to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2700 - $3900
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$2700 - $3900
Premium
$8000 - $11000
Flexi Coach Seat
$5500 - $8500
Business Seat
$6000 - $9000
Bus operators
Sonoma Airport Express
Phone
+1 707-837-8700
Email
info@airportexpressinc.com
Website
airportexpressinc.com
Bus from SFO - San Francisco Airport International to Sonoma County Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$750 - $850
Schedules at
airportexpressinc.com
Book at
sae.betterez.com
ACN Autobuses
Phone
+52 664 299 0487
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
miticket.mx
Bus from Bakersfield to Tijuana Centro
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$700 - $1300
Bus from Tijuana Centro to México Politécnico
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1500 - $2400
Omnibus Mexicanos S.A. de C.V.
Phone
800 765 6636
Email
contacto@odm.com.mx
Website
omnibusmexicanos.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Mexico City North
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$3031
Schedules at
omnibusmexicanos.com.mx
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Tijuana International Airport
Ave. Duration
12h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1500 - $2200
Book at
GotoBus
ABC
Phone
+52 664 104 7400
Email
autobusesdelabajacalifornia@abc.com.mx
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana International Airport to Ensenada
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$220 - $350
Schedules at
abc.com.mx
Autobuses Elite
Phone
01 800 507 5500, 57290807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Ensenada to Mexico City North
Ave. Duration
44h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2599
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 26 min and costs $8 - $10.

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