Flights to Mexico City: Flights from UK to Mexico
Flights to Mexico City from which airports in the UK?
By a long way the busiest airport in the whole of Latin America, Mexico City welcomes hundreds of flights a day from all corners of the globe.
However, anyone wanting to travel to the buzzing metropolis from the UK needs to fly from London.
From the capital, direct international flights are available from both Gatwick and Heathrow airports, with this choice enabling travellers to shop around for the cheapest airline tickets – though for those with time on their hands, it can often be more economical to catch a cheap flight to Madrid and take an international service from there.
Airlines flying to Mexico City from the UK
The Mexican and British capitals are linked by direct flights offered by their respective national carriers.
British Airways operates its service out of London Heathrow, while Mexicana flies from Gatwick.
Where is Mexico City in Mexico?
Located just south of the centre of Mexico, the sprawling capital boasts a metropolitan population of almost 22 million people.
However much the city has spread outwards, it is still possible to see the shape of the Valley of Mexico in which it sits at an altitude of more than 2,200 metres above sea level.
Flights from the UK to Mexico City take around twelve hours.
Despite the length, all services are currently direct, though it is possible – and often cheaper – to fly from mainland Europe or from the United States, usually with the same airline.
Things to see and do in Mexico City
Though massively spread out, Mexico City is nevertheless accessible to tourists, with its good public transportation system and abundant taxis making all its highlights just minutes from most hotels.
The heart of the city, the Plaza del al Constitucion – or Zocalo as the locals call the square – is overlooked by the city's historic cathedral and plays host to regular concerts, markets and even demonstrations, thereby making it a 'must-do' on the tourist itinerary.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the centre, the magical 'floating gardens of Xochimilco' in the south of the city have been deemed a World Heritage Site the nearby Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.
Other highlights include the Museums of Fine Arts and Anthropology, as well as the quirky Cas Azul – the home of artist couple Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo - and the neighbouring house where Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky lived and died.