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Most visitors that fly into Acapulco, are initially concerned with transportation from the airport to their hotel. The second most important transportation question is, “How will I get around Acapulco?”

Most visitors fly into Acapulco, so airport transportation is their first requirement in the city. However, there are various other ways to arrive in the city as well.

Getting Around Acapulco

There are four major ways to get around the city of Acapulco.

Getting to Acapulco

Arriving in Acapulco by Air

Most foreign visitors traveling to Acapulco arrive by commercial airlines at the Gen. Juan N. Alvarez International Airport which is served by half a dozen carriers. Travelers who come on a package tour arrive via chartered flights especially during the peak season.

The airport is approximately 15 miles southeast of the city center. There are several ways to get to your hotel. You can take a taxi, or even share a taxi with other travelers going to the same hotel or route, have a private car pick you up at the terminal or rent a car.

Arriving in Acapulco by Cruise Ship

An increasing number of cruise ships stop at the Port of Acapulco located directly across the historic Fort San Diego which is just a short walk from the city’s central square.

Arriving in Acapulco by Bus

Some travelers arrive in Acapulco by bus. Many of the regularly scheduled buses from Mexico City’s Terminal take you into the centrally located stations near downtown Acapulco. Estrella de Oro and Estrella Blanca operate 2 of the 3 first class bus terminals.  Taxis are available and local buses can transport you to most of the hotels.

Arriving in Acapulco by Car

Many national tourists travel to Acapulco by car. The Autopista del Sol which is the superhighway toll road which connects Acapulco to Mexico and the rest of central Mexico.

Visitors arriving from the north or south typically use the Pacific Coastal Highway (MX 200) which runs through the western coastline.