Acapulco, Mexico: Getting There
Local numbers for major airlines with nonstop or direct service to Acapulco are Aeromexico (744/485-1625), American (744/466-9232, or 01-800/904-6000 inside Mexico for reservations), Continental (744/466-9063), Mexicana (744/466-9121 or 744/486-7586), and America West (744/466-9257).
Aeromexico flies from Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Tijuana; Mexicana flies from Mexico City.
The airport (airport code: ACA) is (14 miles) southeast of town.
to see what flights are available and book your next flight.
Private taxis are the fastest way to get downtown from the airport.
Transportes Terrestres has desks at the front of the airport where you can buy tickets for minivan transportation into town.
The major rental-car agencies all have booths at the airport. You can see your options and book your car rentals here.
From Mexico City, take either the toll-free Highway 95D south (6 hr.) or scenic Highway 95, the four- to six-lane toll highway (3 1/2 hr.). The free road from Taxco is in good condition. From points north or south along the coast, the only choice is Highway 200.
The Ejido/Central Camionera station, Ejido 47, is on the far northern end of the bay and north of downtown (Old Acapulco). From this station, Turistar, Estrella de Oro, and Estrella Blanca have almost hourly service for the 5- to 7-hour trip to Mexico City and daily service to Zihuatanejo. Buses also serve other points in Mexico, including Chilpancingo, Cuernavaca, Iguala, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, and Taxco.
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