GETTING TO GUADALAHARA MIGUEL HIDALGO AIRPORT:
The Guadalajara International airport has flights connecting to many US cities including Houston, Phoenix, Dallas Fort Worth, Atlanta, Los Angeles and some others. Canadian flights originating in Vancouver usually stop in Phoenix or Houston. Those coming from Toronto often stop in Dallas. The airport terminal is modern and spacious - very much like north American Airports.
TRANSPORTATION TO LAKE CHAPALA:
The drive from Guadalahara airport to Lakeside is about a 30 - 40 minutes depending on traffic. Buses are available but they are not particularly efficient and not a good idea for newcomers. Public airport shuttles to Lakeside are not available at all. Taxis are always waiting and are very inexpensive. Most of the drivers speak English. You need to pay for the cab inside the airport at a kiosk especially designated for the purpose - expect to pay under $500 pesos (about $40USD).
BUSES TO LAKE CHAPALA:
Lake Chapala Mexico can be reached by bus but this can require quite some effort and is NOT always recommended.
Major airlines flying into Guadalahara include: Alaska, American, Continental, Delta, Mexicana and United.
Here are some local numbers:
American – 322-221-1799
Continental –322- 221-1025
Delta – 322-221-1032
Mexicana – 322-225-8744/46
United –322- 221-3262/64
CAR RENTALS AT GUADALAHARA AIRPORT
All major car rental agencies are represented at Guadalahara's airport and reservations may be made prior to arrival (recommended) through your travel agent or when booking online (usually the best deal) and vehicles may of course be rented on arrival, providing availability.