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Teotihuacan Prices and Schedules: How much does it cost to visit the pyramids?

The city of Teotihuacan in the State of Mexico is the most mysterious archaeological site in the country, a place named “The city where men became Gods”.

Today it has not been discovered what happened to the Teotihuacan culture and that makes it even more striking.

Here we will share with you a definitive guide to visit Teotihuacan, all the costs you should consider to visit and some tips to save money.

Teotihuacan Prices

Pyramid of the sun

Here are all the costs you should consider if you are going to visit this place

Price of Teotihuacan Entrance Fee

The price to enter the archeological zone is: $80.00 Mexican pesos.

This price only covers access

Cost of Guide in Teotihuacan

There are 2 types of guides you can hire: Guides outside the site or guides inside the archaeological zone.

The outside guides charge 800 pesos for the tour (they can be up to 12-15 people) and are supposed to be cheaper than the inside guides.

In addition to the cost of the guide, you must pay 80 pesos for access to the archeological zone (per person).

I highly recommend hiring a guide service to enhance the experience, so here are some tips to save you some money.

Tip to reduce costs: There is a guided tour that costs 400 pesos and includes the guide + access(Check it here) and, if you visit from Mexico City, there is an option that includes transportation(Check it here).

Food costs

There are several places where you can eat. You can choose between restaurants or food stalls.

The cost of food is very variable and depends on the budget you have and what you want to spend.

Meals can range from $100 to $450 pesos per person.

If you are on a budget, we recommend that you eat at La Gruta restaurant, a spectacular and millenary restaurant that has been in business for over 100 years.

Transportation cost to get to Teotihuacan.

If you use your own car, don’t forget to consider the cost of toll booths and gasoline (1000 pesos should be more than enough to cover this cost).

If you take the bus, the price is 50 pesos each way (100 pesos round trip).

What is the best way to get to Teotihuacan?

I honestly believe that taking the Teotihuacan Tour from CDMX is one of the best ways, especially if you are in Mexico City. The tour is the safest and most comfortable option and includes basically everything.

Parking Fee

  • Cars: $45 pesos
  • Motorcycles: $20 pesos
  • Van: $80 pesos (11 to 20 people)
  • Bus: $160 pesos (more than 20 people)

Souvenir prices

In Teotihuacan you will find all kinds of stores to buy souvenirs, there are even street vendors inside the archaeological site. What you should know is that these sellers can be bargained with.

250 pesos is a good budget to consider if you want to buy some souvenirs.

How much does it really cost to visit Teotihuacán?

Teotihuacan pricesOn your ownTour or excursion
Access80 pesosIncluding
Guide$800 pesos Including
Food$200 pesos$200
Casetas and Gasoline$1000 pesos Including
Bus100 pesos Including
Parking45 pesos Including
Souvenirs or ExtrasN/AN/A
Total*1,400 – 2,375 pesos$800 – $1000
Remarks*Depends on how well you plan it and between
how many people you divide it
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Prices are approximate and are intended to give an idea of the travel budget, they may vary or change over time.

Tour to Teotihuacan from Mexico City

We know there are many options out there; however we recommend this one: Visit Teotihuacan from CDMX.

Teotihuacan Tour Advantages

  • The most comfortable option
  • Tour includes access to the archaeological site, guide and transportation in some cases.
  • The safest option to visit the pyramids
  • No planning is required, you just have to worry about enjoying yourself.
  • It is cheaper to use the tour than to do it on your own because the teotihuacan tour includes the guide and the transfer.

If you want to know other options of tours to Teotihuacán you can also check this article: Tours in Teotihuacán

Pyramids of Teotihuacan Schedules

The archaeological site of Teotihuacan is open Monday through Sunday.

Teotihuacan schedules:

  • Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday to Sunday 9:00 to 17:00

To make it clear! The archaeological zone is open every day of the year from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tips for visiting the pyramids of Teotihuacan

  • Use sunscreens, caps or hats.
  • Bring water
  • Use a guide to enhance the experience
  • Arrive early at the archaeological site
  • Be patient if you go to the grotto, the wait can be long.

Hotels in Teotihuacan Prices

In case you decide to stay in Teotihuacán, here are some options.

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