How To Get To Teotihuacan From Mexico City – 2018/2019 Edition

Do you know that the Teotihuacan Pyramids have always been part of my bucket list? It seems like I have always wanted to visit the place. That’s why it was more than a dream-come-true when I was finally able to reach this beautiful destination.

I went to the place during the Easter season since it was my only free time. I wasn’t expecting to see a bunch of crowds but I failed my expectations. There are way too many people when I arrived at the Teotihuacan pyramids from Mexico City! According to the guides, we should have traveled earlier so as to have prevented the peak hours. Despite this, I was still able to enjoy the experience. Going from Mexico City to Teotihuacan pyramids has seemingly removed all the stress and all the tiredness from my body and soul.


How To Get To Pyramids Of Teotihuacan From Mexico City

Going to the Pyramids of Teotihuacan from Mexico City could be a very pleasurable side trip when you are planning to visit Mexico city. It is actually very easy to find since it lies a few kilometers from the center of the city. You can even just go there for a day tour and head back to Mexico afterward.

To get to the Teotihuacan Pyramids, you have to find the Terminal Central del Norte. This is basically a bus terminal that is located in the northern area of Mexico. Upon reaching the bus terminal, just go to Gate 8 and get your tickets that leave for Teotihuacan. If ever you get hungry while traveling, there are no worries because there are actually a lot of stores and food booths on the terminal.

These buses are managed responsibly. They almost never get late in departure. Despite being a very cheap mode of transportation, the overall experience on the bus was acceptable. The roads may not be that smooth and nothing really may be called luxurious, but we were at least able to reach the place without spending a ton of money.

Just a reminder, do not ever forget to purchase your ticket upon going in the 1st gate of the terminal. We have had a terrible experience of being asked to go back to the first gate because tickets are not actually sold inside the premises of the terminal.

Overall, the bus ride was pleasant. It was so cool to know local stories of Mexicans traveling to different parts of the country through the bus. Every person we meet is like a piece of jewelry in a box of colorful treasures. We just really love how diverse and interesting the people of Mexico are!


Transportation Costs Of Getting To Teotihuacan

We think that the most affordable means of getting to the Pyramids of Teotihuacan from Mexico City is through the buses. Just imagine this. We were able to go back and forth the Pyramids and Mexico City for only 88 Pesos! Isn’t that amazing? There is no need to hire a private vehicle or get into any other complicated modes of transportation because the buses serve their purpose really well. The travel going back to Mexico City from the pyramids was also very easy since tickets can actually just be purchased from the bus driver.

If ever you plan on taking this tour without any guide, just go on. We really think that you can do it on your own or with your friends. Spending additional amount just for a guide isn’t really advisable. You will be asked to pay 65 Pesos as an entrance fee to the Pyramids of Teotihuacan. That’s actually not bad at all! Exploring on your own simply means that you can maximize your time to discover more about the place and take photographs of your friends.


Refreshments And Places To Eat At Teotihuacan

Although there are a lot of tourists who come to this place, it seems odd that no one was actually selling refreshments. We were so tired from and climbing and it was just so freaking stressful to find out that there is not a single credible outlet for refreshments. There was only a vending machine where you can get some drinks that are neither cold nor refreshing at all. So if you are planning on visiting this tourist attraction, may we remind you to pack snacks and drinks that will last for an entire morning or afternoon. You surely do not want to be getting hungry while on tour.

In case that your tour lasts until late lunch, you can go by without any heavy meal. But if ever you want to have real hot food, then there are restaurants located nearby. You can walk some distance going to the Pyramid of the Moon where you can find the Restaurante Techinanco or the Restaurante el Jaguar. You can also find other restaurants around the area and just across the main gate. If ever you need to go back to the pyramids, you can actually do so without having to buy another ticket. Just show the ticket that you have purchased initially.


Some Tips For Visiting Teotihuacan Pyramids

  1. Make sure that you first visit the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. These two attractions are the widely visited parts of the entire site. You must make sure that you go to these first before any other place. But in case that you have already passed by a museum or a garden going there, you can explore such areas first since it won’t really take much of your time.
  2. Travel to the Pyramids of Teotihuacan early morning. The heat can be very extreme come noon until the afternoon. If you have no plans of basking under the sun, then make sure that you travel early in the morning. Also, getting to the place early also means being able to enjoy the pyramids without the usual crowds.
  3. Do not wear what is not supposed to be worn when hiking in a hot place. You need to have comfortable shirt and pants. Make sure that your shoes will endure all the walking needs.
  4. Pack snacks and bottles of water. Again, there are no refreshments inside the premises.


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