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Michoacán : useful info
 Page updated on 03.10.2015
 
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Code : 443 + 7 digits for Morelia

Morelia

Means of transportation

By plane : The international airport Francisco Mújica is located 25 km (15miles) north of Morelia (MLM). Information, (443) 313 67 80. Daily flights to Mexico City, Tijuana, Monterrey and the United States (Continental).

Aeromar, (55) 51 33 11 11 in Mexico City - 01-800-237-66-27 outside Mexico City : www.aeromar.com.mx – domestic flights in ATR42 (propellers airplanes) and CRJ-200LR (50 seats) from Mexico to Aguascalientes/Colima/Manzanillo/Morelia/San Luis Potosi/Acapulco/Huatulco/Puerto Escondido/Ixtapa.

Aeromexico, sales office of Morelia, av. Camelinas # 5030, Loc. 18-C, Col. Jardines del Rincón, 01-800-021-4010 or (443) 324 22 75 / 37 28 - (443) 324 22 75 or airport F. Mújica, (445) 313 87 81.

Volaris, low cost (55) 11 02 80 00 in Mexico City 01 800 122 8000 - www.volaris.mx - domestic and international flights in Airbus A319, company located in Toluca with new generation planes (Airbus A319). Volaris is proposing shuttles as Cancun to Playa del Carmen and hotel accommodations in the hotel zone next to Cancun (between MXN 70 and 170), Puebla downtown to airport (MXN50), Tijuana to San Diego, (MXN 230 and MXN 275). Consult their ground services in the web site : www.volaris.mx.
Domestic flights:
From Mexico to Chihuahua/Cancun/Puerto Vallarta/Tijuana.
From Toluca to Guadalajara/Cancun.
From Tijuana to Acapulco/Oaxaca/Puerto Vallarta/Zacatecas/Leon/Morelia
/Los Mochis/Guadalajara/Mexico.
From Guadalajara to Chihuahua/Puebla.
From Aguascalientes, Puebla, Quéretaro and Léon : direct flights to Cancun.
International flights to the USA :
From San Francisco/Oakland to Guadalajara and Mexico.
From Los Angeles to Aguascalientes/Zacatecas/Morelia/Guadalajara/Uruapan.
From Las Vegas to Guadalajara.
From San José (California) to Guadalajara.
From Chicago to Zacatecas/Morelia/Leon/Mexico.
From Denver to Mexico.
From Orlando to Mexico.
From Sacramento and Fresno vers Guadalajara (new flights).
In process for the beginning of 2013 : Mexico/Tuxtla and Mexico/Mérida.

A one way flight ticket Morelia-Mexico city costs at least $2000 while a bus ticket (302 km/194 miles and 4h) costs $415 in 1st class and $391 in second class. To think about it !

Taxi fare : $240 from the airport to downtown !

By bus : The "Central Camionera", with three new buildings, is located at the northwest of Morelia, in front of the Morelos stadium. There is Terminal A for 1st class buses, Terminal B for second class buses and Terminal C for local destinations. There are lockers and restaurants. Take the combi n°1 from San Francisco Church that leaves every 10 minutes to the Central Camionera. The many colectivos allow exploring the city for about $5. The tourist guide of Morelia, available at the Tourism Office, lists the different "Rutas" as well as the different cultural events of the city.

Terminal A : More of thirty daily buses leave to Mexico Poniente (West) with ETN from 1:30 AM to 11:59 PM. Fare in 2012 : between $391 to $415 one way/ 4h.
5 daily buses to Mexico Terminal Norte with ETN, from 1:45 AM to 5:30 PM, at $415. There are also many buses to Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Querétaro (7 daily) , Guadalajara (12 daily), San Luis Potosi, San Miguel de Allende, Zacatecas with ETN as well as Chihuahua serviced by Omnibus de Mexico (MXN$1000, one way in 2010 to Chihuahua). Omnibus de Mexico also services Querétaro. ETN serves Uruapán 9 times a day, MXN$170. ETN (443) 315 57 52, OMNIBUS DE MEXICO (443) 31 61 468. The group Estrella Blanca also services the north and south of Mexico from Morelia, 01 800 507 5500 or from Mexico City (55) 57 29 08 07. The bus company Parhikuni services Morelia-Uruapán about fifty times a day (fare : MXN$135 one way); website: www.parhikuni.com. It also services the sea resorts of Lázaro Cárdenas (20 buses a day) and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (6 a day), PARHIKUNI (443) 327 51 04.

restaurant près de l'embarcadère à Janitzio Terminal B : About 50 buses leave to Mexico Poniente or Norte with Flecha Amarilla, 01-800 849 90 04. This company also services Guadalajara, Pátzcuaro, Guanajuato, Querétaro, San Miguel, San Luis Potosi, Cuitzeo, Yuriria, etc... The company Purhépechas/Ruta Paraiso services Pátzcuaro and Urupuán every 10 minutes.

Tarifs with Via+/Autovias from Mexico City to Morelia : MXN$320, to Pátzcuaro : MXN$361, to Uruapán : MXN$430 and to Guadalajara : MXN$450 (2012 fees).

     Right picture : restaurant close to the pier in Janitzio




Rental cars : you can find Alamo, Avis, Hertz and some local companies at the airport and downtown :

ALAMO, Gral. Manuel Balbontín # 106, Col Chapultepec Ote, (443) 324-2922, (443) 315-2278
AVIS, at the airport of Morelia, (443) 317 96 28, open sat-Sun 8 AM-4 PM, Mon-Fri 7 AM-11 PM.
HERTZ, at the airport of Morelia, (443) 313 69 49 , open daily 7 AM-11 PM and downtown,
Guillermo Prieto # 40, Col Centro, (443) 313 69 49, open Mon-Sat 9 AM-1 PM and 3-7 PM and Sunday, 9 AM-5 PM.


Tourist office : Module of tourist information, (443) 317 23 71 or toll free, 01 800 830 53 63, 01 800 450 23 00, or office : av. Tata Vasco # 80 (esq. Hospitales), Col. Vasco de Quiroga, (443) 317 80 32, 317 80 52, 317 80 54, 317 80 57 or 317 80 59,
www.michoacan-travel.com, www.turismomichoacan.gob.mx
Courriel : turgaleria@michoacan.gob.mx .
The general delegation of Tourism is located in Cuitzeo and not in Morelia, av. MORELOS Norte S/N, Cuitzeo, (445) 357 05 56, 357 05 57 - Access to the public from 9 AM to 6 PM, Mon-Fri.

Post-office : Madero Oriente # 369, open 9 AM-6 PM, Mon-Fri and 9 AM-1 PM, Sat.

Safety : Police 072 or 066 - Tourist Assistance, (443) 317 23 71

Banks, ATM and foreign exchange offices : there are numerous downtown, especially on Madero Oriente (HSBC, Banamex), plaza of armas and by the cathedral.
ATM Visa :

Visit of the city : Tranvía Kuanari :
this tramway allows visiting the historic center from plaza de armas from 9 AM to 7 PM, except on Mondays. Departures every 30 min for a 45 min, 80 min or 2h tour depending on the chosen road. Reservations at the Tourist Office.


Code : 434 + 7 digits for Pátzcuaro

Pátzcuaro

Means of transportation

By bus : The "Central Camionera" is located at the south of downtown, at # 2600 Libramiento Ignacio Zaragoza, (434) 342 17 09.
réfection de toiture à Janitzio
There are 3 daily buses to Mexico Terminal Norte with Primera Plus and a dozen buses with Autovias to Mexico Poniente (OBVS). There are also some buses to Guadalajara and San Miguel. There are many buses to Morelia, Urupuán and the villages of the area.
Rates for 2012 : MXN$380 to Mexico Obs or Norte, MXN$55 to Morelia, MXN$320 to Guadalajara, MXN$314 to Toluca and MXN$197 to Querétaro (night bus).
Take a combi from Plaza Bocenegra to go to the Bus Terminal ($15). The combi is the best way to go to the small villages around the lake as well as to the south of Pátzcuaro.

Left picture : repair of roof in Janitzio

State tourist office, Ahumada # 13, (434) 342 12 14, 342 17 05, open 7 days a week from 8 to 6PM. www.turismomichoacan.gob.mx - www.patzcuaro.gob.mx - turismo@patzcuaro.gob.mx.


City tourist office : plaza Vasco de Quiroga, next to Los Escudos hotel - open 9AM to 08PM, 7 days a week, (434) 344 34 86.

Post-office : Obregón #13, open 9 AM-430 PM, Mon-Fri and 8 AM-12AM on saturday.

Safety : Police (434) 342 02 89


Banks, ATM and foreign exchange offices : There are close by the main plazas as in every big cities of Mexico; ATM Visa :

Tranvía
Reservations (434) 342 0117, email : parakaturapiti@yahoo.com, Argica # 32, in face of the Museum of Popular Arts. Open every day except on wednesday from 10AM to 07PM, duration 45 mn, MXN$50.

Laundry : in front of San Francisco church, open from monday to saturday from 09AM to 09PM : rates MSN$40/ 3 kg (Ponce de León # 23).

Map of PÁTZCUARO :

 

Code : 452 + 7 chiffres for Uruapán

Uruapán

Means of transportation

By plane : there are few planes in the airport of Uruapán (UPN).

Aeromexico, sales office of Uruapán, av. Latinoamérica S/N, Col. San José Obrero, 01-800-021-4010.

By bus : The "Central Camionera" of Uruapán is located 15 min north-east from the center.
The bus company Parhikuni (1st class) services Morelia-Uruapán about 50 times a day (fare : $140 one way); website www.parhikuni.com. It also services the sea resorts of Lázaro Cárdenas (a dozen buses a day) and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (3 daily buses, MXN$345) : PARHIKUNI (452) 523 87 54.
Primera Plus services Mexico Norte (7 times a day, MXN$480), Guadalajara (MXN$320, 10 times a day), Querétaro (MXN$336, 4 times a day), San Luis Potosi (MXN$508, 3 times a day), Mazatlan (MXN$725, once a night), Léon (MXN$300, once a day), Aguascalientes (MXN$447, once a night). ETN services Mexico Obvs and Norte (MXN$585, 6 times a day), Querétaro (MXN$360, twice a day) and Guadalajara (MXN$330, 5 times a day).
Taxi $35 du centre ville.


Banks, ATM and foreign exchange offices : downtown - ATM Visa :

Tourist office : Avenue Independencia # 15, (452) 524 71 99 or 524 78 50, 01 800 9039 200. Open 9 AM- 7 PM, every day, www.uruapanvirtual.com - delregdeturuapan@prodigy.net.mx.

Post office : Reforma # 13, open Mon-Fri 08AM to 07PM and on Saturday 09AM to 01PM.

Map of the city of Uruapán :

Map of the state :


 


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