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Directions to Queretaro

By Air or Land

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How Do I Get to Queretaro, Mexico?

By Air

Queretaro Map

The easiest way to get to Queretaro is to fly to the Intercontinental Airport of Queretaro (airport code QRO). There are daily flights from Houston and Dallas, Texas, in the U.S., and Monterrey, Mexico.

From the Queretaro airport, we suggest taking a taxi (about US$40 and 45 minutes or so) to your destination. Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, and Thrifty also rent cars at the airport, although unless you’re planning to do a lot of site-seeing around the state, we don’t think you need one.

But the cheapest way – with way more schedule and airline options – is to fly to Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport (airport code MEX). From there, there are many ways to get to Queretaro. Here are some options:

  • Take a bus. The cheapest (and least stressful!) option. Take the Primera Plus bus directly from the airport to Queretaro’s bus station (about US$25). There’s only one and it’s first-class. You even get a snack and drink! Once you arrive (in about three hours), take an authorized taxi from the terminal de autobuses in Queretaro to your destination in town.
  • Take a taxi, or private car or shuttle service. Generally somewhere around US$170 one-way. You can arrange this in advance with some providers.
  • Have the school or hotel pick you up. This is really #2, for the same approximate prices.
  • Rent a car. You would probably want to arrange this in advance too. We don't personally find it so necessary, as public transportation and taxis are affordable and plentiful (and you can get anywhere on foot in Queretaro’s centro histórico), but it certainly affords some comforts. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt, and Thrifty all rent vehicles at the Mexico City airport. Getting out of the city isn’t so obvious (you might want the GPS!), but the rest of the drive is straight northwest on highway 57, which turns into 45.

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By Land

Bus to Queretaro
  • By Bus

    The terminal de autobuses in Queretaro is on one edge of town, so no matter where you arrive from, you’ll want to take an authorized taxi to your final destination.

    There are numerous bus lines that serve Queretaro. The majority take passengers to and from other central cities in Mexico – Mexico City being the big one – but because Queretaro is on a major north-south route, they also go to northern cities like Monterrey and even across the U.S. border.

  • Driving
    Mexico has quite good highways between major cities. We especially recommend the cuota or toll roads. Be aware that many do not have lights, though; for that and general safety reasons, we suggest you drive only during daylight hours. Military checkpoints and heinously high speed bumps are both common. Stop for both!

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