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Mexico City Metro Information

The Mexico City Metro is officially known as Sistema de Transporte Colectivo and the rapid transit system serves the metropolitan area of Mexico City. The rapid transit system is the second largest metro in North America. It started operation in 1969 and the system is placed eighth highest ridership in the world. The total length of the Mexico City Metro is 226.5km serving 195 stations in total. The system has served 1.6 billion passengers and the rapid transit system also serves some of the municipalities in Mexico State.

Mexico City Metro Lines

Currently Mexico City Metro has 12 lines serving 195 stations and each line offers one service only. The metro lines are recognized by number and color.

  • Line 1 –Line 1 started operation in 1969 and the metro offer service from Observatorio towards Pantitlan. The length of the line is 16.6km serving 20 stations.
  • Line 2 – Line 2 started operation in 1970 and the metro offer service from Cuatro Caminos towards Tasquena. The length of the line is 20.7km serving 24 stations.
  • Line 3 – Line 3 started operation in 1970 and the metro offer service from Indios Verdes towards Universidad. The length of the line is 21.2km serving 21 stations.
  • Line 4- Line 4 started operation in 1981 and the metro offer service from Martin Carrera towards Santa Anita. The length of the line is 9.3km serving 10 stations.
  • Line 5 – Line 5 started operation in 1981 and the metro offer service from Politecnico towards Pantitlan. The length of the line is 14.4km serving 13 stations.
  • Line 6 – Line 6 started operation in 1983 and the metro offer service from EI Rosario towards Martin Carrera. The length of the line is 11.4km serving 11 stations.
  • Line 7 – line 7 started operation in 1984 and the metro offer service from EI Rosario towards Barranca Del Muerto. The length of the line is 17km serving 14 stations.
  • Line 8 – Line 8 started operation in 1994 and the metro offer service from Garibaldi towards Constitucion de 1917. The length of the line is 17.6km serving 19 stations.
  • Line 9 – Line 9 started operation in 1987 and the metro offer service from Tacubaya towards Pantitlan. The length of the line is 13.3km serving 12 stations.
  • Line A – Line A started operation in 1991 and the metro offer service from Pantitlan towards La Parz. The length of the line is 14.8km serving 10 stations.
  • Line B – Line B started operation in 1999 and the metro offer service from Ciudad Azteca towards Buenavista. The length of the line is 20.2km serving 21 stations.
  • Line 12- Line 12 started operation in 2012 and the metro offer service from Mixcoac towards Tlahuac. The length of the line is 24.3km serving 20 stations.

Mexico City Metro Map

Map of Mexico City Metro showing various lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it or download Mexico City Metro Map in PDF.

Mexico City Metro Map

Mexico City Metro Hours

Mexico City Metro remains open every day and the metro offer service from 5am until midnight from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, the metro offer service from 6am until 1am. On Sundays and holidays, metro offer service from 7am until midnight.

Mexico City Metro Fares, Tickets and Cards

The cost of a single ticket is lowest in the world with 5 pesos. Passengers will require to pay an additional fare if you wish to travel from Lina at Pantitlan. Individual paper tickets and rechargeable fare cards are available by paying initial cost 10 pesos. One ticket will allow you to travel whole metro system. Passengers who are women, unemployed and students will get a discounted rate of MXN $3.00. The Metro offers free ride for  the elderly, physically impaired and children’s below 5 years of age.

Mexico City Metro Parking

There are many park and ride lots available at many stations. Many streets offer affordable parking lots to the metro passengers.

Mexico City Metro Rules and Tips

Metro passengers are allowed to carry bicycles in the metro. Guide dogs are allowed to accompany with passengers in the Mexico City Metro. The metro is clean and cheap to travel around the city. Passengers can buy their tickets from the booths. Metro passengers must follow the signs carefully at each station. The metro door will remain open only for few second, so make sure you get on quickly. People must offer seats for babies and elderly passengers. If you know a little Spanish, it will be easy for you to navigate the way around. Foreign looking tourists must be aware of pick pocketing and theft.

Mexico City Metro Resources

  1. Official Website of Mexico City Metro
  2. Mexico City Metro  on Wikipedia
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