Airport Guide to Aeropuerto General Mariano Escobedo (MTY)

Airport Name

General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (Monterrey)

Airport Location

The airport is located 15 miles northeast of Monterrey.

Terminals

2

IATA Code

MTY

Telephone

+52 (0181) 8288 7700

Airport Overview

Along with Del Norte International Airport, General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY) is the major hub for traffic to and from Monterrey, in northeast Mexico. The airport has three modern terminals which, although small, process about 5 million passengers each year.

Monterrey is considered one of the cleanest and safest cities in Mexico, and the airport shares this reputation. The airport is frequented by a large number of Mexican business travelers and the modern facilities are kept in great shape.

While most of the airport’s traffic is domestic (coming from cities such as Mexico City, Cancun, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Tijuana and Oaxaca), flights to General Mariano Escobedo Airport are available from several cities around the United States such as Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami.

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Terminal Transfer

There are free shuttle services between terminals, operating every 20 minutes from 8am to 6pm. The shuttles stop at the main entrances of Terminals A and C.

 

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Getting into Town

Train: There are no train or subway services from the airport.

Bus: There are several bus services going from the airport to downtown Monterrey, including Autobuses Coahuilenses, Transportes de Norte, and Autobuses del Noreste. You can buy bus tickets in the domestic arrivals area of Terminal A and near the main information counter in Terminal C. Fares range MXN 260-540 depending on your destination.

Taxi: You can catch taxis from outside the arrivals areas of Terminals A and C. There is a board listing the prices at the taxi kiosk, and you can buy tickets there to avoid getting ripped off by pirate taxis. The trip into Monterrey takes 35-45 minutes, and the fare is around MXN 200.

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Car Parking

There is 24-hour parking available near each terminal building. For short-term parking the cost is MXN 28 for the first hour, and MXN 7 every 15 minutes after that with a daily maximum of MXN 300. Long-term parking is MXN 48 for the first three hours, with a daily maximum of MXN 190. Terminal B also offers a premium valet parking at MXN 33 for the first hour and MXN 9 per 15 minutes after that, with a daily maximum of MXN 360.

 

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Information Desks

Information desks are located on the first and second levels of both terminals.

 

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Airport Facilities

Money and communications:  There are banks, ATMs, currency exchange, and telephones spread throughout the airport.

Luggage: There are no left luggage facilities at the airport. Lost baggage queries are handled by the individual airlines.

Conference and business: There are several executive lounges for business-class passengers that offer facilities such as phones, fax and copy services, and Wi-Fi access. There are conference facilities at a number of nearby hotels such as the Hampton Inn and Best Western Monterrey.

Shopping: You can buy a number of items at the airport, including clothing and accessories, books, candy, cosmetics, cigars and tequila. There are a few duty-free shops and some excellent souvenir shops selling hand-made items.

Food and drink: The airport has a number of dining options, including everything from fast food joints like Carl’s Jr and Starbucks to sit-down restaurants and bars. Most places open at 5 or 6am, and close between 10 and 10:30pm.

Other facilities: The airport has other services, including VIP lounges, shoe shine, vending machines, restaurants and shops, a lottery office and facilities for the disabled.

Wi-Fi: There is Wi-Fi available for members in the executive lounges.

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Car Rentals

There are several car rental kiosks outside Terminal A. Companies represented include Avis, Advantage, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, Payless and Thrifty.

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