Guadalajara Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport Guide (GDL)
Also known as Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport, Guadalajara International Airport is Mexico’s third busiest. Take a look at our Guadalajara International Airport guide for information on how to get there, where to stay and what to do at the airport.
The airport has recently undergone a major expansion, considerably increasing capacity through the addition of a second terminal.
A telephone information service (tel: (33) 3688 5120) is available. For airport information once within the terminal buildings, passengers should go to the help desk of the airline with which they are flying. There is also a tourist information desk, which offers a hotel booking service.
The domestic and international terminals are located a short distance apart.
To reach the airport from Guadalajara, take Highway 23 in the direction of Chapala - the highway leads directly to the airport, which is around 15km (10 miles) from Chapala.
Shuttle: The airport Servicio Colectivo airport minibus meets all flights outside the main terminal building and takes passengers to the city centre every hour (journey time: 35 minutes; fare: around MX$120). Tickets are available for purchase at the booths outside the arrivals areas.
Taxi: Authorised taxis are available: these can be paid for and reserved at counters in Arrivals. Fares are fixed on a zonal basis and cost from MX$250-300 for the 30-minute trip into the city.
There is a full-service bank and various ATMs within the airport complex. Currency exchange services can be found at two kiosks.
Free Wi-Fi is available for customers at several cafés and restaurants. A post office is located on-site.
There are restaurants, fast food outlets and bars at the airport. Among these are restaurants that are open 24 hours a day, burger joints and a pizza vendor.
There are several shops at the airport, including a duty-free outlet in the Puerta Cero mall area.
There is no left-luggage facility at the airport. For lost items, contact the airport’s main number or enquire at the relevant airline help desk. A baggage wrapping service is available within the terminals.
A VIP lounge is available to American Express cardholders. The adjacent Hotel Casa Grande (tel: (33) 3678 9000; www.casagrande.com.mx), which is connected to the airport by a covered walkway, has a business centre with fax and photocopying facilities, as well as a bilingual secretarial service and eight meeting rooms (for up to 600 people).
Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt and Thrifty are represented at the airport, along with several local operators.
One hotel is connected to Terminal 1 by a covered walkway. Other hotels can be found in the city centre, about 25 minutes away – many of which operate shuttle connections. A hotel reservation service is available at the tourist information desk. Our Guadalajara International Airport guide includes the following option: