Visiting Teotihuacan in 2023: Tickets & Tips, Guided Tours & Day Trips

Teotihuacán has been captivating people for many years. The vast settlement with its stepped pyramids, temples and platforms lining a central ‘avenue of the dead’ so impressed the Aztecs they named it the place where gods were created. We are still intrigued, and archaeologists continue to debate who built this ancient city. Not surprisingly then, at only 50km northeast of Mexico City Teotihuacán is the most visited site in Mexico. The journey out to the archaeological site only takes about an hour, and can be done using public or private transport, but many opt for a day-trip. Whatever your preference, we provide all the necessary information you need to visit Teotihuacán.

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Visiting the Teotihuacan Archaeological Zone

Opening Hours

The site is open everyday throughout the year: from 09h00 – 17h00
Last entry is at: 15h00

Ticket Prices


There are five gates, each with a ticket office to pay for entry. Each gate has parking facilities (for which there is an extra charge), and all but Gate 4 has toilet facilities. There is a bookshop at Gate 5, where you can purchase books about the site as well as tourist guides.


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Archaeology Travel Writer

Ethan Doyle White

When not exploring archaeology and history sites at home and abroad, and then writing about these for Archaeology Travel, I research religion in early medieval England and contemporary uses of heritage. In 2019 I completed a PhD in medieval history and archaeology from University College, London. Read More

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