Flights to Mexico City

Welcome to Mexico City, a vibrant and eclectic metropolis that overflows with Latin history, culture and beauty. Mexico’s capital is the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world, and the biggest city on the North American continent. Its sprawling urban centre is home to 16 boroughs, over 100 museums and has a plethora of nearby archaeological sites within daytripping distance. Give yourself a good chunk of time to see it all.

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Discover a lively and unmissable capital

Fly to Mexico City with British Airways to experience Mexico away from the beach resorts favoured by tourists.

Start with a visit to the home of the country’s most famous artist, Frida Khalo. She lived and created her famous works in Coyoacán, one of the city’s leafy, free-spirited neighbourhoods.

The Historic Center area has Mayan ruins and street art, and it’s the best place in the city to enjoy mariachi music.

Pay a visit to Xochimilco too, known by some as the Mexican Venice. This pre-Hispanic, human-built floating garden was once used for farming, but it’s now one of Mexico City’s most popular tourist spots. Hop in a trajineras – Spanish for boat – and soak in the music, enjoy some authentic Mexican food and relax. Book your flight to Mexico City today.

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Flight time

12 hours

Time Zone

GMT -6

Currency

Mexican Peso (MXN)

Mexico City flight FAQs

A flight from London to Mexico City International Airport takes approximately 11 hours and 55 minutes.

Mexico’s busiest season is from November to April when the weather is at its best, so look for flights outside of this time to save. Try our low fare finder to browse affordable prices throughout the year. 

Mexico City is one of Latin America’s more expensive destinations, but compared with many other cities across the globe, it’s cheap to visit. Lots of the museums and palaces offer free entry either every day or on certain days of the week, and there are plenty of food markets for budget-friendly eats at mealtimes. Travelling outside of the tourist-heavy months can offer another opportunity for saving, and hiring bikes is one of the most affordable ways to explore the neighbourhoods on a budget.

There are lots of options for getting to the centre of Mexico City, including cabs, buses and the extensive metro system. Whichever way you choose to travel, it will take anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour to get to the city from the airport.

You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to see more of what Mexico has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

New and old make up the beating heart of Mexico City. Here, place names and culture are influenced by the Aztecs, while evening entertainment comes in the form of mezcal bars and 1930s dance halls. You can tour nearby archeological sites during the day and fill up your stomach during a tour of local taco restaurants as the sun goes down. Sports fans can watch a football game at the Azteca Stadium or a wrestling match Arena México. Whatever you decide to do, you won’t quickly forget your visit one of Mexico’s most colourful cities.

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders require a visa to visit Mexico. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to at the IATA Travel Centre.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Fly with just hand baggage and you can carry two bags free of charge. Choose our checked baggage option and you can travel with hand baggage and a 23kg bag checked into the hold, plus enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering, and a warm, uniquely British welcome. 

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer an excellent – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to First.

Economy

Our World Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

World Traveller

Premium economy

Discover our World Traveller Plus cabin and treat yourself to a wider seat and more legroom in a separate, quieter cabin.

World Traveller Plus

Business

Work or relax in our Club World cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and fully flat beds for a restful sleep.

Club World

First

Choose First to enjoy a range of comforts, from fine dining to your own private suite and access to our elegant departure lounges.

First

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