Taxi downtown Mexico City/ Currency and Mexico Tips required
Replies: 36 - Last Post: Aug 20, 2013 3:32 PM Last Post By: Bowenarrow
Aug 6, 2013 5:10 PM
Aug 9, 2013 9:01 PM
31Many ATM's in the state of Puebla offer 5,000 pesos as a button choice. My Banamex USA card itself limits me to 3,000 a day.
One bank, something like BBAO, not sure, charges over 60 pesos for an international withdrawal. The Banco Azteca machine next to it charges 20. Multiva charges 24. HSBC is around that amount.
Aug 10, 2013 2:06 PM
32Newbies should stick to the authorized, inexpensive taxi's ... IMHO. Someone without luggage, or just a small mochila could take the Metro ... if they're adventurous enough, brave enough ... and transfer at Pantitlan for a Linea 1 train to the Insurgentes station, which is the principal station serving the Zona Rosa. That's if they're staying in the Zona Rosa, or Colonias Juarez, Cuauhtémoc and Roma Norte ... it's the stop to depart the Metro train. For Colonia Condesa, Sevilla will usually be the station. Sevilla is also used for parts of Roma Norte and the Zona Rosa. I sometimes take the Metro from the airport to the Oceana station where I transfer to Linea B of the system and take the train to the end of the line ... at the Buenavista Station. After that I take the Metro Bus on Avenida Insurgentes. That's when I'm staying in Colonia San Rafael or Cuauhtemoc, both of which are adjacent to the Zona Rosa. About traveling on the Metro with suitcases ... from probably 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. ... smart people don't do that. :-)
Aug 19, 2013 10:21 AM
Aug 19, 2013 10:33 AM
traveling on the Metro with suitcases ... from probably 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. ... smart people don't do that
So "smart" people travel with suitcases on the metro after 10 p.m. Gotcha.
Maybe this was more common in the distant past – i.e. when he lived there ;) – but from more recent experience, I'd suggest not traveling on metro at midnight with all of your suitcases in tow, for a variety of reasons.
Aug 19, 2013 12:23 PM
1. The authorized taxis rates as of November 2012 from Terminal 1. The "promotional" prices (right column) are the ones offered. "Ejecutivo" is being offered by default, as of late, it seems - if interested in regular sedan at 50% of the cost, ask.
Sorry for sub-quality of the image but if you enlarge it, all can be seen pretty clear and will give you an idea. Codesa and Roma are Zone 5.
The prices from T2 are 10 pesos more.
2. This is my post from last year as to how find an official sitio stand right outside airport exit. It is safe and mostly convenient, though I do not recommend this either to first-timers or to people with plenty of bags (see details in the entry).
3. Banking for US citizens: BofA charges no fees if you withdraw from either Scotia Bank or Santander. Santander limit is 6000MP as long as your bank allows, one of the largest I've seen in Mexico. The conversion rate for BofA varies but is generally not bad.
Citibank charges fees at Banamex ATM, though Banamex won't charge on their end. Citibank Gold won't charge anything but their conversion rates still worth than most of other major banks.
For UK folks, as far as I know, Barclay's does not charge anything if money withdrawn from Scotiabank. Scotia, Barclay's, BofA are members of Global Bank Alliance.
Edited by: alterigor
Aug 20, 2013 3:32 PM
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