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Guadalajara International Airport, officially Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport, is Mexico’s third busiest airport and located about 11 miles south of the city center.

The airport serves as a hub for Aeroméxico and Volaris, with direct flights from more than 20 American cities. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines all offer nonstop flights to major airports in America, with airports in Texas and California served best, followed by Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Chicago, and Atlanta.

Getting Around
Rental cars are available at the airport from all of the major American rental car companies, such as Avis, National Car Rental, and Hertz. Online price quotes general do not include basic personal liability insurance, which cost about $30 per day. Guadalajara’s well-built, modern highways connect the city to nearby points of interest like Tequila, Lake Chapala, and Guachimontones.

Taxis are everywhere in Guadalajara, and the city’s bus system is comprehensive. Within the Guadalajara metro area, there is also a two-line subway that connects Guadalajara, Zapopan, and Tlaquepaque.

Most of historic downtown Guadalajara is accessible on foot, but modern, public rental bikes are also available, as well as traditional horse-drawn carriages called calandria, which offer tours.

Guadalajara’s old bus station, located south of downtown, serves destinations within 60 miles of the city, including Tequila and other nearby towns. For Lake Chapala, take Transportes Guadalajara-Chapala, which runs frequent buses and minivans. The new bus station, located near Tlaquepaque, serves destinations farther afield.

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