Travel to and accommodation in Guadalajara

Getting to Guadalajara

Guadalajara is accessible via the Miguel Hildalgo International Airport (GDL), located 21 km or 13 miles from Expo Guadalajara. Regular direct flights are available from Mexico City as well as from major cities in the United States.

Getting to Expo Guadalajara from the airport

The World Congress will take place at Expo Guadalajara, the largest convention centre in Mexico, and one of the largest and technologically best equipped venues for exhibitions, congresses, and events in Latin America.

Av. Mariano Otero #1499 CP.44550
Guadalajara, Jalisco

From Miguel Hildalgo International Airport, it is recommended that you hire a driver through the UBER App or take the authorized airport taxis to get to Expo Guadalajara.

Four sales points are located inside of the airport:

  • Two just outside international arrivals - one next to the arrivals gate and the other a few steps away
  • Two in national arrivals - one on one side of the baggage bands, and the other outside the national arrivals gate

If you wish, you can already make the reservation in advance to your arrival at

Estimated costs (one way): approximately 370 Mexican pesos (around 18.50 USD). Please note that taxi drivers only accept cash and no credit card payment!

Travel time: If you arrive during traffic hours (8-10am, 1-3pm, 7-8pm) it will take approx. 45 minutes up to one hour to get to Expo Guadalajara. If you are arriving before or after the traffic hours, it may only take 35 minutes.

If you wish to use an UBER – please download the App through your App Store and order a driver directly. You will receive more information regarding available payment methods and estimated costs directly.

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Exploring the city

Guadalajara is considered to be the cultural centre of Mexico. The region has given birth to some of Mexico’s most iconic traditions including mariachi music, tequila, and charrería. The historical district of Guadalajara offers many attractions with colonial influences including the Metropolitan Cathedral; Teatro Degollado, Mexico’s oldest opera house; and Hospicio Cabañas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Make the most of your stay in Guadalajara and don’t miss to explore the city while visiting the congress. For getting around, the Guadalajara Convention and Visitors Bureau recommends two safe transport platforms, Uber and Didi, as the best option to travel within the city.

For more information about the Guadalajara region, take a look at Guadalajara's official website

Safety and security

The City of Guadalajara has the experience and capability to safeguard its special visitors in a secure and discrete way. Please refer to our safety guidelines (PDF, 178 kB) for more information.