The Libertador Miguel
Hidalgo International Airport (GDL) is 16½ km (10
mi) south of Guadalajara. Phone: 3/688-5248 or 3/688-5127.
Major Air Carriers Serving Guadalajara
(Phone: 3/678-7676 or 01-800/366-5400)
(Phone: 3/688-5858 or 01-800/904-6300)
(Phone: 01-800/900-5000 or
Delta Air Lines
Transfers Between Airport
By Taxi or Van
Aeropuerto (Phone: 3/812-4278 or 3/812-4308) is a
combi (VW minibus) and taxi service to and from anywhere
in the Guadalajara area. Fares, based on distance from the
airport, range from $8 to $12 for up to three people going
to the same destination. At the airport, buy a ticket at
the booth outside the terminal exit. Going to the airport,
a regular city taxi should charge similar fares, though
they are not allowed to pick up passengers at the airport.
The Chapala Highway
23 (also numbered 44) -- a well-paved four-lane thoroughfare
-- stretches north from the airport to the city. Slow-moving
caravans of trucks, and weekend recreational traffic can
delay the 30-minute trip.
charges an airport departure tax of US$18 or the peso equivalent
for international and domestic flights. This tax is usually
included in the price of your ticket, but check to be certain.
Traveler's checks and credit cards are not accepted at the
airport as payment for this.