San Felipe International Airport
There are no scheduled commercial airlines that fly to San Felipe at this time. However, private pilots can land their planes here and there are occasional charter flights that bring in prospective real estate purchasers - check with your real estate agent to see if they offer any flights from your area.
Most flights into San Felipe are by private planes which are travelling further south into Baja but have to stop for the official check-in. Typically there are 20 such landings each day at our airport.
San Felipe International Airport is 9.2 km. southeast of town at co-ordinates 30° 56' north latitude; 114° 48' west longitude at an elevation of 42 meters. The runway is 1,500 meters long by 31 meters wide with an orientation of 13-31. The control tower is on frequency 118.5 MHz. Business hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. They carry 100/30 AV gas and Jet-A. It's a good idea to check with the airport before you fly in to make sure there is gas available (011-52-686-577-1368).
There is an office cost (military fee) of approximately $46, and an $8 landing fee; also an $8 a day parking fee for each plane. In addition you can expect to pay $20 per person for a visa for anyone who does not have an FM-3 or valid Tourist Visa. We suggest that if you are using the airport more than once, that you get your FM-3 (good for one year) or valid Tourist Visa (good for 6 months). It is a lot cheaper that way.
Visitors from distant places that would like to fly down in order to save time will want to consider flying into Los Angeles (LAX) and take the air shuttle to El Centro (IPL). At this airport you can pick up a rental car but be sure to ask if they will allow vehicles to be brought into Mexico - not all do. Avis generally permits travel to Mexico.
International passengers arriving in San Diego (SAN) can rent a car and bring it to Mexico from the following agencies in San Diego. You will have to buy Mexico automobile insurance in addition to US insurance to cover your vehicle.
Rental Car Links in San Diego:
Be sure to confirm whether you will be picked up at the airport - some of the agencies are quite a distance away. We have no affiliation with any of these companies and have no knowledge of their customer satisfaction policies.
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