If you're in Mexico City, don't forget to include Polanco's colony in your itinerary; it will be an extraordinary destination if you're passionate about glamour, elegance and fashion.
It is one of the most relevant tourist sources in the City; not only because of the architecture in the best California colonial style; but also because of the number of corporations, shopping centers, restaurants, hotels and the innumerable embassies that are there.
The above-mentioned aspects undoubtedly make Polanco a very interesting place to visit in Mexico, so don't be afraid to go because you don't know how to get there. Here we will give you some recommendations to get to Polanco quickly and safely.
Before explaining the alternatives you have to get to Polanco, it is important that you know where this colony is located.
Where is Polanco Established?
Polanco is a neighborhood in Mexico City that belongs to the Miguel Hidalgo demarcation; it is basically established in a rectangular shaped area, which is delimited in the following way:
To the north, the Avenida Ejército Nacional, in company with the colonies Granada and Nueva Granada (with the sector known commercially as Nuevo Polanco); also here is the Colonia Irrigación.
On the other hand, the General Mariano Escobedo Avenue is located to the East, together with the Anzures Colony. To the South, the Paseo de la Reforma Avenue is located, as well as the Chapultepec Forest.
Finally, to the west it borders the Boulevard of Manuel Avila Camacho and the colonies of Reforma Social, Lomas de Chapultepec and the Residencia Militar.
Likewise, it is important for you to know that Polanco is divided into five sections, the most commercial being sections III and IV.
Now, the question that interests us most: How can you get to Polanco?
There are three ways to get to Polanco: by car, by metro and by bus. If you don't have a car, don't worry, your best option to get to Polanco will be by the Mexico City Metro System's metrobus.
Mexico City's subway system has 12 subway lines, with line 7 having a station at Polanco.
How to get to Polanco by Metrobus?
Getting to Polanco by metro is easy since the inauguration of line 7 of the metro on December 20, 1984.
It is one of the least crowded lines in the network; it has 14 stations and is 18.78km long. In 2016, this line had a total of 104,886,558 passengers.
The described one begins in the Rosario and ends in the Barranca del Muerto; the important thing is that you are aware that you can reach the Polanco neighborhood from any of the stations that make up this line. The stations are given as follows:
- The Rosary
- Achilles Serdán
- San Joaquin
- San Pedro de los Pinos
- Saint Anthony
- Barranca del Muerto
If your location is not present in any of these stations, do not be alarmed, you will still be able to reach Polanco by transferring from one line to another.
This is possible due to the connection of 4 of its stations with other 5 lines: in El Rosario station, with line 6; in Tacuba station, with line 2; in Tacubaya station it is related to line 1 and 9; and in Mixcoac station with line 12.
On the other hand, we recommend that you use the subway map to help you get to Polanco without any problems.
Line 7 is recognizable by its orange color; and all its stations are underground (except for Rosario, which is on the surface), among them is Polanco station.
The Polanco station
Polanco station owes its name to its location, in one of the most economically vibrant Mexican neighborhoods. Here you can see that its symbol is the figure of the Clock Tower found in Lincoln Park.
The address of the Polanco metro is in Horacio and Arquímedes-Lago Onega, in the Colonia de Polanco. Its exits are connected to the West, to Horacio Avenue and almost to Temístocles Avenue. And for the East, it has its exit in Horacio Avenue next to Arquímedes Avenue.
On the other hand, it is the deepest station in the Mexico City Metro System, this is due to the area in which it is located, which because it is so mountainous, the train should not climb such steep slopes. For that reason they had to build it more underground.
How to get to Polanco by Metro from the Observatory?
There is a distance of 6.4 km between these two stations, giving an approximate time of 15 minutes. The first thing you have to do is move to the observatory station, and when you are there you will have to:
Move to the subway on line 1
Get on line 1 of the metro to Pantitlán
Get off at Tacubaya station to change the metro.
Then, get on line 7 from Tacubaya to El Rosario, and finally get off at Polanco.
How to get to Metro Polanco from Pantitlan?
If you are in Pantitlán and you want to get to Polanco, you can do it by Metro in 30 to 40 minutes. The first thing to do is to walk to the metro line 9, and once you are there, you will have to do it:
Go to line 9 in Pantitlán, 6min.
Get off at Tacubaya on line 9; the journey from Pantitlán to Tacubaya takes approximately 22 min.
Then, you will have to change to line 7, which can take up to 6 min.
Go up in Tacubaya line 7
And get off at Polanco line 7; from Tacubaya to Polanco it's 6min
What are the bus lines that stop near Polanco?
If you are claustrophobic or for other reasons decide not to use the Metro system, you can also transfer to the Polanco neighborhood by bus. The lines available near the area are:
- Bus - 2-20
- Bus - 2-32
- Bus - 2-48
- Bus - 76.