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If you’ve got a head for heights, check out our cheap flights from San Francisco to Mexico City, which stands at an amazing 7,350ft above sea level!
And, if that isn’t dizzying enough, it’s also one of the largest cities in the world, brimming with wonderful culture, great year-round weather and a special buzz.
Some of the main attractions are the city’s historic buildings, such as the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Zócalo, which is one of the world’s largest squares, making Mexico City the ideal destination for the history buffs.
There’s also a great selection of museums and art galleries, many of which bear the works of famed Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo.
If you time it right, you can also catch one of the major festivals held in the city, such as the Day of the Dead or the 16th of September, the country’s Independence Day.
Plus, if you love to shop, you’ll be spoiled for choice in the city, with a selection of malls, bazaars and flea markets, after which you can indulge in some tacos and tequila!
So, to visit this hectic, unique city, check out our cheap flights to Mexico City from San Francisco, including first and business class flights.
If you’ve never visited Mexico before, here are some important things to know before you go…Time Difference: UTC -6 hoursCurrency: Peso ($)Native Language: Spanish and indigenous languagesWeather: Average temperature of 64°F during the warmest month (May) and 55°F during the coldest (December)Sales Tax: 16%, 0% on some necessary goods
Here’s everything you’ll need to know when travelling from San Francisco to Mexico City, including flight times and entry requirements.
Direct flights to Mexico City from San Francisco generally take around four to four and a half hours.
The US is one of the countries whose citizens do not require a visa to visit Mexico, as long as you’re travelling for tourism, although you may still need a visitor’s permit known as an FMM (Forma Migratoria Multiple).
These will be handed out by flight attendants on your flight and are also available at Mexico City airport.
You’ll also have to pay a fee of about $22 on your arrival but this is usually included in your airfare.
For more detailed information on entry requirements and whether you may need a visa, we recommend you visit the US Department of State website.
The following airlines offer direct flights from San Francisco to Mexico City:
- Alaska Airlines
- United Airlines
Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Mexico City International is the busiest airport in Latin America and is located in the borough of Venustiano Carranza, 3.1 miles east from Downtown Mexico City.
The airport is served by the Terminal Aérea and Pantitlán subway stations which run on Line 5 to the Politécnico station.
There’s also the Metrobús Line 4 which runs all the way to the Buenavista Station in the west of the city and you can catch authorised taxis from Terminals 1 and 2.
If it’s your first time in Mexico City, here are ten of the best sights and attractions to check out:
- National Museum of Anthropology
- Pyramid of the Sun
- Palacio de Bellas Artes
- Frida Kahlo Museum
- Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlán
- Museo Soumaya
- Plaza de las Tres Culturas
- Plaza Garibaldi
- Six Flags México
So, if you’re looking to travel from San Francisco to Mexico City, look no further than Globehunters where we can compare thousands of cheap fares, including business class and first class fares too.
Feel free to get in touch with one of our friendly and experienced travel consultants for more information.