Morelia International Airport is located in the Michoacán province of Mexico and is the gateway to the historical city of Morelia. The Morelia International Airport is small and may not be the easiest airport to navigate for tourists, but it’s well worth the effort to make it to the beautiful and cultured streets of Morelia.
When is the best time to book a flight to Morelia International Airport?
Morelia’s climate is warm to hot during the day and cool during the evening year-round. It gets to be nearly 90 degrees on average during the days in May, so tickets may be slightly cheaper as a result.
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Which airlines fly to Morelia International Airport?
There aren’t that many airlines which fly to the Morelia International Airport. The airlines that do fly there include:
- United Airlines
- American Airlines
What should I expect at Morelia International Airport?
Morelia International Airport is nearly 20 miles from downtown Morelia, and the only real ways to get from Morelia International Airport to Morelia is driving via Route 120 or Route 48D. Driving via Route 120 will take roughly 30 minutes, and Route 48D will take roughly 40 minutes. There isn’t much traffic between the airport and Morelia until reaching the outskirts of the city.
You’ll need to take a taxi or rent a car. Taxi fare is fixed depending on what part of Morelia you’re trying to get to; expect to pay upward of 150 pesos for the shortest ride, which works out to be slightly more than $8.
Facilities at the Morelia International Airport
Morelia International Airport is small and quick to walk through. The entire terminal has wi-fi, but you will need to pay to use it.
The Morelia International Airport has a few ATMs, but no official currency exchanges. As far as restaurants and shopping options go, you’re limited to a Sunglass Hut, two snack bar style cafes, and an Aero Market convenience store.
What is there to do in Morelia?
Morelia is a historical city with many examples of colonial-era architecture and gorgeous Roman Catholic cathedrals that are hundreds of years old. As the gem of the Michoacán province, Morelia is extremely clean and safe. The locals of Morelia are friendly and helpful, but most of them speak very little English, so be sure to bring a good map with you—especially for touring around the old city center.
If relaxing with a Cafecito (small coffee) is more up your alley, be sure to visit the Jardin de las Rosas near the old city center, where you can smell the flowers on the air as you sit.
Other locations to check out include the Casa de la Cultura museum, which has many historical artifacts from the city’s 500-year-long history. If you get a chance, also check out the Orquidario, which is a museum devoted solely to the cultivation and artful display of orchids.
If flowers and history aren’t your interests, you can often catch a soccer game at the stadium of Monarcas Morelia.
Be sure to check our hotels page before you fly so that you won’t be caught without a place to stay, as finding a last-minute room can be difficult.