Lark Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Mariano Azuelao.12 Col. Sta. Ma. la Rivera, Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast 06400, Mexico
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Costs 29% less and rated 12% higher than other 4 star hotels

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  • Solo100
  • Business66

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Forum Posts

Metro Trip Times?

by Jase1177

Hello All -

Does anyone know of a website that gives estimated times for station to station trips on the Mexico City metro? I looked on the Metro website but did not see any such information.

Or, if you happen to know the approximate time it takes to go from Hidalgo Station (or Bellas Artes, Allende, or Zocalo) to Tasquena station, I would greatly appreciate it.

I am planning a bus trip to Taxco early one morning and want to know how much time to allocate for the metro trip (plus some extra time). Since it is early in the morning, I don't want to wake earlier than I must ;-)

Thank you!
-Jase

Re: Metro Trip Times?

by Laura_Mexico

There's no such information because the times can vary a big deal.... depending on whether it's rush hour (sometimes trains are SO crowded that you have to wait for 2-3 to pass by in order to be able to get in one of them), if it's raining and the metro has to go slower or make a total stop for a while, especially in this line that you will be using because 1/3 of it runs on the surface (ie. not underground but at street level, thus it's not covered/sheltered).

The distance between downtown and Taxquena is of +/- 14 stations..... So I'd give it at least 30 minutes to play it on the safe side, maybe even a bit more. This is the longest metro line in town and also one of the busiest. Also, I don't know how "early" you have to leave from your hotel in order to catch your bus but take into account that on weekdays rush hour starts at about 6:30-7 AM. From then and until 9 AM or so it's REALLY crowded, although mostly everyone will be going on the opposite direction (from the south towards downtown/north). Still, give it enough time so you won't get stuck because of the reasons mentioned above. Also, you have to allocate some good 10 minutes to walk between the metro station and the bus terminal, and then you still have to purchase or pick up your ticket (if you don't have it with you yet), find the lane where the bus will be departing from, etc. This terminal is BIG so take that into account. This city is chaotic so you never know what will happen while you're in transit between point A and B. It's better to sleep 30 minutes less but arrive in time to your destination, which sometimes is almost impossible here. Good luck!

Re: Metro Trip Times?

by Jase1177

Excellent, Laura! Thank you for such great insight. I tend to give extra time and arrive early anyway. It is helpful to know that it takes ~10min to make the walk to the station. I will plan to get on the Metro soon after the 5AM opening to make a 6.30AM bus. That will also give me time to purchase breakfast.

Gracias!
-Jase

Re: Metro Trip Times?

by Laura_Mexico

Great, I'm glad that was helpful. I do think that if you ride the metro around 5:30 AM you should have plenty of time to make it there and probably buy something to eat, even though at that early time not all the shops and eateries will be open. As tempting as it will be, don't buy anything from the street stands around the metro station (on your way to the bus terminal) because it's not really hygienic..... it's cheap and yummy but it might not be a good idea. It's better to try to buy something at the shops inside the bus terminal, although it'll be a bit more expensive. Hope you enjoy yout trip! Taxco is beautiful but so it Mex city! :)

Travel Tips for Mexico City

The hub of activity

by leffe3

The Zocalo, the enormous square in the old town, is the place to be at weekends to understand something of everyday life in the city. Thronging with people and activities, the largest cathedral in Central America stands proudly overlooking the vastness that is the Zocalo.

In front of the National...

by Ronald_T

In front of the National Museum (formally the Palace of Communications), you find the equestrian monument to King Charles IV of Spain. This work of Tolsá, was cast in 1803. The statue was originally intended to stand on the centre of the Plaza Mayor. Ever since it was unveiled, it has been popularly known as “El Caballito” (Little Horse).

Diego Rivera

by acemj

Diego Rivera lived from 1886 to 1957 and was one of the most significant painters of the 20th century. He is known for revitalizing the bright colors used in pre-Hispanic times and I noticed that his use of colors is fairly similar to some of the arwork on display at the National Anthropoloical Museum by groups like the Toltecs and the people of Teotihuacan. I also like the fact that many of his murals are on display here in Mexico City in their originally intended place. Most of what you see was painted by Rivera in the place that it now sits, so you can see the artist's intent to bring his art to the public. He painted in government buildings, galleries, shopping streets and other places very available to the public. His paintings sometimes show scenes from daily life, but also often include important moments in Mexican history and no other artist better represented his people.

One of the best places to see Rivera's art is at the National Palace in the Zocalo, or at the Museo Mural Diego Rivera near the southwest corner of the Alameda.

Plaza De Toros

by malianrob

Some people may not like bull fights because they are violent but I love it. In Mexico its also just part of the culture. Unfortuneatley I didnt see a bull fight on this visit but I didnt get to visit the Plaza de Toros. I even got a tour of the place for free. I got the run down on Bullfighting or I should say Bull fighting 101.

Heart of the City but hard to find

by gkitzmil

how can I call a building that is in the Heart of the city on the corner overlooking the most famous Plaza in Mexico 'off the beaten path?'....the lobby of the Hotel Ciudad de Mexico must be one of the most photographed hotel interiors in all of Mexico! I see it in nearly every travel book. In the photos it looks grand. We found it with somewhat less lighting on an evening in the middle of September to be a bit 'lackluster' compared to its photos but nevertheless it is quite a huge and interesting building. We tried to get a beer in the bar overlooking the Zocalo but the bar had just closed -- there were few people in the hotel. However, since this will take all of five minutes to walk into as it sits on the corner of '16 de Septiembre' and Monte Piedad at the southeast corner of Zocalo you just may want to walk in and have a look in the case someone like me asks if you were in the lobby of this Hotel! ;-) ....of course, you'll need to take a photo because I can't find one to place here!

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