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sioux4noff

Jan 30, 2011, 2:35 PM

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We are planning on taking a trip flying from the GDL airport in May. We live in Bucerias, Nayarit.

Our options for getting to the airport for our flight are -
1. flying from Vallarta, which we have ruled out because it is too expensive
2. driving to Guadalajara and parking the car in long term parking for the 5 or so days we will be gone
3. taking the bus to Guadalajara and then a cab to the airport.

For option 2, is anyone familiar with long term airport parking either on or near the airport premises? I am interested in cost and relative safety of leaving the car. I don't imagine any nearby hotels offer park and fly like is common in the US.
For #3, would we be better off taking the bus to Zapopan or to the Tlaquepaque station? Approximately how much would a cab cost from either station and about how long should we allow for the cab ride? We could go to wither station, so the cost of the cab could be a determining factor.
Are there other options we haven't thought of? Is there bus service to the airport from anywhere in Guadalajara?

Also, we would need a hotel recommendation near the airport for the evening we return as we will get in at 9, and will wait for the morning to go home.

Thank you for any and all help you can offer.



bournemouth

Jan 30, 2011, 3:18 PM

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For option #2, here is the airport website with parking charges:

http://www.aeropuertosgap.com.mx/aeropuertos/guadalajara/servicios-aeropuerto-guadalajara/estacionamiento-guadalajara.html

I am not aware of any nearby parking facilities. Driving your own car and parking may be the simplest solution. There is a hotel right next to the terminal - the Hotel Casa Grande - I'm not aware of room rates. There is also the Motel Vienna, a short distance west of the airport, on the Chapala highway, the opposite side of the road. I'm fairly sure this has more economic pricing.


sparks


Jan 30, 2011, 3:38 PM

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Hotel Casa Grande rates start at about $115us per night - one person. I've done it twice since it's so easy but for early departing flights

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Judy Parker

Jan 31, 2011, 6:33 AM

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If taking the bus you want to go to the Tonala/Tlaquepaque station as it is the one nearest the airport. I think it is about a 20-30 min. drive from there. You might ask on the Chapala forum they will know for sure.


sparks


Jan 31, 2011, 7:02 AM

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Buses from the coast only go to the Tonala station

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donemry

Jan 31, 2011, 9:06 AM

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Two years ago we had to return to the US for a funeral. We drove to GDL and left our car in the airport lot. When we got back, we stayed the night at the Casa Grande and drove back to PV the next morning. As I recall the parking fee was reasonable. I would not hesitate to do it again, however, my wife refuses to fly anymore.


sioux4noff

Jan 31, 2011, 9:17 AM

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Sparks, buses from Vallarta stop at both the Zapopan and Tlaquepaque stations.


prmjcm


Jan 31, 2011, 9:18 AM

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Sparks, I am taking the bus from Leon GTO to the GDL bus depot (which bus depot in GDL I do not know), how long by taxi to GDL airport if you know.



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sioux4noff

Jan 31, 2011, 9:34 AM

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It will be the main station which is in Tlaquepaque.


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chinagringo


Jan 31, 2011, 5:01 PM

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You might take a look at El Tapatio Hotel & Resort:
http://www.hotel-tapatio.com/tapatio/esp/index.asp

It looks like their rates are in the $75USD range. They have an airport shuttle and with all the room they have, I would bet you could park your car there. I have never stayed in their rooms but have had a number of meals in their restaurant, Meson del Chef and they were excellent! The location on the hill overlooking Guadalajara is great and I would say 15 to 20 minutes from the airport.
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM



sparks


Feb 1, 2011, 5:44 AM

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I just went thru Leon from SMA. Both ETN and Primera Plus only go to the new/main Tonala station. Same if they come from the coast. Taxi is about 25 minutes depending on traffic

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sioux4noff

Feb 2, 2011, 9:33 PM

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Sparks, I have ridden the bus from Vallarta to and from Guadalajara and Guanajuato, both Primera Plus and Vallarta Plus also stop in Zapopan, both directions. Maybe the ones you've taken don't, but many of them do.


sparks


Feb 3, 2011, 4:58 AM

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Yep ... I've only come up from Colima or Melaque

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