Mexico City to Zihua Drive

by Bill Fun, Saturday, July 23, 2022, 10:39 (26 days ago)

I know must people know this, but I was surprised how long the drive is from Mexico City (7 and half hours according to Google). I had looked at the map many times over the years and it looked much shorter. I guess mountains and some poor roads cause this.

Mexico City to Zihua Drive

by Yandosan, Saturday, July 23, 2022, 11:22 (26 days ago) @ Bill Fun

The distance between Zihuatanejo and Mexico City is 323 km. The road distance is 651.8 km.

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Mexico City to Zihua Drive

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, July 23, 2022, 11:36 (26 days ago) @ Bill Fun

I know must people know this, but I was surprised how long the drive is from Mexico City (7 and half hours according to Google). I had looked at the map many times over the years and it looked much shorter. I guess mountains and some poor roads cause this.

Here along the coastal highway, the 80 or so topes between Zihuatanejo and the turnoff to bypass Acapulco make a 3 hour drive take 4. Once on the Autopista del Sol it's a breeze. The first time I drove between Acapulco and Mexico City it was on the old federal highway, and it was about a 6-hour drive, 8 by bus because they stopped in most every town along the way.

Mexico City to Zihua Drive

by Little Guy @, Monday, July 25, 2022, 13:10 (24 days ago) @ Bill Fun

I know must people know this, but I was surprised how long the drive is from Mexico City (7 and half hours according to Google).

It is many years since I have spent any time in DF, but I was there in May. It reaffirmed my thought that it could easily take me an hour or two just getting into or out of DF! :-)

A couple of years ago I had a one-hour flight from ZIH to MEX. It took over two hours. The airport wad so busy, we had over an hour of circling, waiting for a landing slot.

I love seeing what is in DF and the area, but not the congestion. Give me the relative tranquility of our area any day.

Mexico City to Zihua Drive

by Bill Fun, Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 13:18 (23 days ago) @ Little Guy

From what I understand the extreme congestion at the airport was a main reason that the new airport was needed. But AMLO canned it so I guess they have to live with it.

Mexico City to Zihua Drive

by Scott ⌂, Mérida, Yucatán, Thursday, July 28, 2022, 16:55 (21 days ago) @ Bill Fun

From what I understand the extreme congestion at the airport was a main reason that the new airport was needed. But AMLO canned it so I guess they have to live with it.

AMLO canned the original project to build a new airport, but he replaced it with another one. It opened a few months ago and is called Felipe Ángeles International Airport. It's not very popular yet though, but they are trying to get more people and airlines to start using it.

Mexico City to Zihua Drive

by Ironwood @, Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 14:13 (23 days ago) @ Little Guy

I know must people know this, but I was surprised how long the drive is from Mexico City (7 and half hours according to Google).


It is many years since I have spent any time in DF, but I was there in May. It reaffirmed my thought that it could easily take me an hour or two just getting into or out of DF! :-)

A couple of years ago I had a one-hour flight from ZIH to MEX. It took over two hours. The airport wad so busy, we had over an hour of circling, waiting for a landing slot.

I love seeing what is in DF and the area, but not the congestion. Give me the relative tranquility of our area any day.

Years ago, driving from Canada on our way south to Oaxaca, we thought we would zip through DF on freeways. Ha! The traffic started 75 km north of Mexico City...total gridlock....so bad that we took an exit to Toluca and eventually got to Oaxaca by a very long detour around DF.

Mexico City to Zihua Drive

by EstebanZI, Sunday, July 31, 2022, 12:55 (18 days ago) @ Little Guy

Sorry you had the delay at the aeropuero in DF. I have not had that experience during any of my 50 minutes flights from ZIH to Mexico City.