We recommend flying into either Bajío International Airport (BJX) (most popular) or Querétaro Intercontinental Airport (QRO). Both are about an hour and a half away from your final destination. There are multiple methods of getting from the airport to the city: 1.) Reserved Shuttle Depending on your arrival airport, you can reserve a shuttle to and from the airport. Many times, hotels and AirBnBs have shuttle services that they recommend or work with! We have used the shuttle service called BajioGo in the past to travel both to and from the airport. They offer one way shuttles from the airports in Leon, Queretaro or CDMX as well as round trip tickets. Your driver picks you up in the main lobby of the airport and drops you off at the door to your Airbnb/hotel. You can find their website here: bajiogo.com/en. 2.) Taxi There is a taxi station inside of the airport prior to exiting the building after baggage claim. You give the attendant at the taxi station your final destination, they will charge you at the booth and take you to your driver. 3.) Uber We do not recommend taking an Uber FROM the airport to San Miguel de Allende. It is complicated to find the Uber at the airport. However, you are able to take an Uber from San Miguel de Allende to either airport (BJX or QRO).
San Miguel de Allende is a mountain town: located at 6,234 feet above sea level, the days are sunny and the nights get chilly! In October/early November, the average high during the day is mid-low 70s with a low of mid-low 50s. Layers are recommended!
In Mexico, the currency is the Mexican peso ($MXN). There are handy currency calculator apps that can help with currency conversion while you are in the country. We recommend bringing pesos with you at the start of the trip to have some cash on hand. However, do not feel the need to bring all of your cash with you. There are multiple ATMs in the city that you can withdraw cash in local currency. Although many restaurants accept card, local vendors and smaller shops only accept cash.
Remember to check the expiration date on your passport! Although there is no law that prohibits US Citizens from traveling to Mexico within a 6 month expiration of their passport, it is recommended to get it renewed. Current wait times to receive a passport renewal are averaging between 10-13 weeks upon submission of application by mail.