The Metro in Mexico City is a fast and fun way to get around. Using the color codes, symbols and maps found in stations and cars, you can more or less figure out where you are and where you are going. A ticket is ridiculously cheap and the Metro stations alone are worth the price. Many have interesting displays, including archaeological treasures from the excavation of the subway tunnels. The Metro closes at midnight; after that you’ll have to rely on an occasional bus or cab. It opens again at 6 AM.

Note: Luggage and large parcels are not allowed.