Guadalajara, Mexico: Getting around

Guadalajara is served by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport, the country’s third busiest airport. The city is also well connected to the capital and major beach resorts, like Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan, through a modern highway network.

Within the city itself, there is a good variety of transit options. The cheapest options are local buses and the Tren Ligero (light train). The light train/metro system is probably the fastest way to get from point A to B, but it currently has only 28 stations. Public buses cover a wider area, but are slower due to frequent stops. Guadalajara now has a Bus Rapid Transit system called Guadalajara Macrobus, where these buses have lanes specifically for them, with boarding stations, making transportation smoother and faster. In addition, the city has a trolleybus system, and there’s always the option to take a cab. It’s important to make sure taxi drivers use their meters, or settle on a price before getting in.