Metro Terminal Aérea is the first vision that some international visitors will get of Mexico City. This is followed by transfers at the overwhelming Pantitlán or at the often-breezy Oceania station.
Arrivals to Terminal 2 should take the Metrobús Line 4. The walk to Metro Hangares is a little too long and not recommended. As an alternative, there is also a Terminal Bus within the airport that will take you to Terminal 1 where you’ll find the Metro.
There’s a lot in store for you. Let’s start with right inside the station. Metro Terminal Aérea is home to six different works by the Mexican artist, David Lach (b. 1949). Four of them are at the ends of the boarding platforms, and two more are in the east and west lobbies.
Lach is best-known for using fiberglass and post World War II materials in all of his works. And when installed in 1981, these were some of the first big works installed anywhere in the Mexico City Metro!
Today’s Metro Terminal Aérea is a long walk past the first entrance (Puerta 1) of Terminal One of the airport. It’s easier than it sounds, though perhaps also a bit further than you might expect.
Metro Cards are available in the booth in the station, and at several points inside the airport, too.
As mentioned, nearly all passengers will need to transfer at either Pantitlán (to the 1, 9, or A lines) or at the Oceania station. Oceania is just one stop away on the Politécnico-bound train, and transfers are made to the B line.