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Guadalajara Airport

General information

Guadalajara Airport is the third busiest airport in Mexico after Mexico City Airport and Cancún Airport. The airport in the west of the country is named after Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (Padre de la Patria), a Mexican priest who rebelled against Spanish rule (Grito de Dolores) in the year 1810. Guadalajara Airport is a hub for Volaris, Viva Aerobus and Aeromexico. The busiest routes are Mexico City Airport, Tijuana Airport and Los Angeles Airport. From Guadalajara, it is a 1-hour drive to Tequila, famous for its alcoholic beverage, and a 5-hour drive to Puerto Vallarta, a popular vacation destination.


Where is Guadalajara Airport situated?

Guadalajara Airport is located south of the city. By car, the airport can be accessed via the Carretera Chapala – Guadalajara highway.

How many terminals does Guadalajara Airport have?

The airport has two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. T1 is Guadalajara Airport’s largest terminal and is used for the majority of all domestic and international flights, T2 is much smaller. In the future, the airport will put a new Terminal 2 into use designed by CallisonRTKL, a global architecture firm.

Airport Map



The distance from Guadalajara Airport to the centre of Guadalajara is 20 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Guadalajara.

From GDL Airport to Guadalajara City centre by Car
20 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Guadalajara Airport by public transport. Visit the Guadalajara Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Guadalajara Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Guadalajara is about MX$ 350.-. Book your taxi at Guadalajara Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From GDL Airport to Guadalajara City centre by Taxi
20 km
30 min
MX$ 350.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Guadalajara Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Sixt, National (Enterprise Holdings), Avis, Budget, Europcar, Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Hertz and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Guadalajara Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Guadalajara Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Guadalajara Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Guadalajara Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Guadalajara Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Guadalajara Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Volaris
  • Viva Aerobus
  • Aeroméxico
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Alaska Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Guadalajara Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hangar Inn Guadalajara Aeropuerto, Guadalajara

Situated within 19 km of Guadalajara Cathedral and 20 km of Expiatorio Temple, Hangar Inn Guadalajara Aeropuerto provides rooms in Guadalajara.


Hangar Inn Select Aeropuerto Guadalajara, Guadalajara

Featuring 3-star accommodation, Hangar Inn Select Aeropuerto Guadalajara is located in Guadalajara, 20 km from Jose Cuervo Express Train and 21 km from Guadalajara Cathedral.


Hotel ANB Aeropuerto Guadalajara, Guadalajara

Set in Guadalajara, 15 km from Jose Cuervo Express Train, Hotel ANB Aeropuerto Guadalajara offers accommodation with a fitness centre, free private parking, a restaurant and a bar.

Hotels in Guadalajara

Looking for the best hotels in Guadalajara? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Dali Plaza Ejecutivo, Guadalajara

This 4-star hotel is just a 3 minute walk from the Guadalajara Cathedral. Hotel Dali Plaza Ejecutivo features an on-site lounge, free Wi-Fi and air conditioned rooms. Guest rooms include cable TV and a work desk.


One Guadalajara Centro Historico, Guadalajara

One Guadalajara Centro Historico is located in the historic city centre, a 2-minute walk from Guadalajara Cathedral and the Regional Museum of Guadalajara. It offers air-conditioned rooms, free WiFi and free breakfast.


Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara, Guadalajara

Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara is conveniently situated in the Andares District in Guadalajara. The hotel offers a restaurant serving contemporary cuisine as well as a Lounge bar with a terrace with views to the Andares development.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Guadalajara Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Guadalajara: Acuario Michin Entrance Ticket with Laser Tag

While in Guadalajara, learn about and be entertained by animal life with this entry ticket to the Acuario Michin. Interact with goats and birds, kick up your adrenaline during laser tag, and more.


From Guadalajara: Jose Cuervo Distillery & Tequila Town Tour

Explore Mexico’s renowned tequila-producing region and enjoy a tequila tasting. Choose from visiting one of the traditional distilleries, or discovering the famous Jose Cuervo Distillery.

Tour & transport

From Guadalajara: Tequila Trail Tour with Tasting

Discover the origins of Mexico's national drink on a guided trip. Explore the typical towns of Tequila and Amatitán. Visit a distillery to learn about the tequila-making process.


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Have you visited Guadalajara Airport lately? So far, 1 airport passenger has written an airport review about Guadalajara Airport and gave a score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

7 months ago

The airport would be fine if not for corrupt screening practices. We bought two things at the local markets and had them in our carry on bags. Both were small copper decorative pieces. After a 2 hour wait just to get to the security check point, it was obvious that my blonde hair and lack of Spanish was targeted.

My bag was aggressively ripped open and gone through until the security agent found what she was looking for. I didn’t have time to wait through the line again and didn’t even check a bag. She told me a small copper tea pot was a dangerous item and I couldn’t take it. I had no choice, but to surrender it.

As I walked away I saw her tuck the item away for safe keeping, with a smile. It did not go into the trash or where other items had been surrendered. She fully intended to keep it.

Don’t buy anything thinking you are helping the local economy. Look, but don’t buy, because a greedy, corrupt security screener will make sure they line their own pockets from your purchase.

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