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  • GUANAJUATO, MEXICO

    Arriving


    Weather . Plane . Bus . Car
    Geographic Situation: 101 15' 20" W, 21 01' 01" N 

    Weather

    Several international services run weather forecasts of Guanajuato: Weatherpost, WUnderground, CNN

    By Plane

    Several airlines operate the Guanajuato International airport (code BJX) with direct flights to/from the USA: 

  • Aeromexico Los Angeles.
  • American Airlines. Dallas-Fort Worth. 
  • Continental Airlines. Houston. (toll-free: 800 525 0280) 
  • Delta. Los Angeles
  • Mexicana. Los Angeles, San Jose CA and Chicago 
  • United. Los Angeles

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    The airport is located (2100N, 10129W, 5548 feet) 15 mi (25 km) away from Guanajuato (Click on map).

    Map courtesy of INFO San Miguel Allende

    Taxi service to Guanajuato costs about $25 US.
    Rental Car Agencies: Hertz, Avis, Thrifty, Budget, National. With reservation, agents wait for you even at late night flights. 
    Hotels on the way? The small (used by low budget visitors to the nearby GM assembly plant) San Javier and a Holiday Inn Express. On the highway 45, at the right hand next to the water tower, after the first turn left, in Silao. 7 miles east from airport which is on the north side of the highway.

    By Bus


    Guanajuato's bus station is outside the city core. A taxi can take you to the city for $1.50 US, or the local bus for $0.22 US. There's a small tourist information booth inside the bus station.

    From Mexico City. The trip is about five hours long. Take a taxi or the subway "metro" to the bus station "Terminal del Norte" and look for such bus lines as:

  • ETN Ph. (01 800) 907 1400
  • Primera Plus
  • Turistar
  • Omnibus de Mexico
  • From Guadalajara. The trip is about four hours long. At bus station look for bus lines as:
  • ETN  Ph. (01 800) 360 4200
  • Primera Plus
  • From Silao. Buses leave from Silao Depot to Guanajuato each 20 minutes.

    From other cities. If you have any problem getting Guanajuato, head on to Leon, which is the largest city of Guanajuato State and it's just an hour away and has services to Guanajuato each 10-15 minutes (click on map). 

    Map of Central Mexico courtesy of INFO San Miguel Allende

    By Car


    The easiest and safer way to get to Guanajuato is taking the federal highway 45 up to Silao, then the toll highway 110. Both highways are four lanes in Guanajuato State and are patrolled by the "Green Angels" - Free Tourist Assistance. 

    In town, leave your car at a hotel, and walk or use public transportation to move around. 


    Weather . Plane . Bus . Car

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