Planning a trip to Mexico City? To truly experience this impressive modern city we suggest you first take a trip 30 miles outside to its ancient origin.

Teotihuacan (pronounced “tay-oh-tee-wah-khan”) is Mexico’s abandoned ancient city of pyramids that once held status as the largest city of the northern hemisphere in 450 CE. Teotihuacan means a “place where gods were born” and is home to the infamous Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon and the two mile long city street, Avenue of the Dead (or “Calzada de los Muerto”’). There’s a reason Teotihuacan is one of Mexico City’s top-rated day trips and why you’d be missing out if you didn’t go and see for yourself.

Below you’ll find the best way to get to Teotihuacan from Mexico City as well as 5 top travel tips when visiting the Mexico’s Pyramids.

How to Get to Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City

While it’s possible to take an Uber to and from Teotihuacan we highly suggest you use Mexico City’s reliable public transportation and take the bus. First and foremost it’s cheaper; a round trip bus ride to Teotihuacan is around $104 pesos (approx. $4.00 USD) whereas an Uber to Teotihuacan costs around $470 pesos or $50 USD! Instead, save your pesos for the tacos and take the bus to Teotihuacan. This way of travel is super easy – even for those who prefer easy transit like Uber!

Here’s how to get to Teotihuacan from Mexico City using the bus:

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Teotihuacan Aztec Pyramids Helicopter Tour, Teotihuacan

Top 5 Travel Tips When Visiting the Mexico’s Pyramids

# 1: Buy your entrance ticket right when you get off the bus.
Travelers often make the mistake of walking up to the front gate of the park (a bit of a walking distance from where the buses are parked) to learn that they need to buy their entrance ticket when they first get off the bus and have to walk back! To avoid this hassle all together follow our second travel tip:

#2 – Take a tour of Teotihuacan instead of going on your own.
When you purchase a tour through Keteka, the cost includes not only the bus ticket but the entrance fee. Our local guides speak english too. This will help save you time and avoid frustration so you can get right to the fun part – the pyramids!

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#3: Go to Teotihucan  on a Monday (and maybe even for free).
Teotihuacan is open 365 days of the year! One of the best days of the week to go to the Teotihuacan pyramids is Mondays as it’s less crowded. Plus, for Mexican citizens and foreign residents, Teotihuacan is FREE on Sundays. Just be sure to bring a form of ID to show proof of residency.

#4: Don’t forget these essential items when going to Teotihuacan:
– Comfortable walking shoes to climb to the top of the pyramids (avoid flip-flops)
– Sunscreen and sunglasses – There’s a reason it’s called Pyramid of the Sun!
– Mexican Pesos – Don’t forget to take cash out ahead of time for food, water and souvenirs.

#5: Get a unique view of the Teotihuacan pyramids
Save your feet for a Mexico City taco walking tour and instead explore Teotihuacan by bicycle and hot air balloon. This half-day bicycle tour of Teotihuacan includes learning about the art, culture, and economy of the area, as well as flying in a hot air balloon!

You can also opt in for a fascinating day tour where you’ll visit Cholula Puebla Chapel, take part in a traditional musical workshop, and cap it off with a visit to the pyramids. Going to Teotihuacan doesn’t have to be a one-off visit – make your next trip to Mexico City special and unique to you!

Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour, Teotihuacan Pyramids Balloon Tour, Teotihuacan

Need help planning your Teotihuacan adventure? Contact us, we’d love to help.

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