If you are arriving from Guadalajara Libertador Miguel Hidalgo International Airport, you can take the Chapala - Guadalajara road to the city center. It will take you around 30 minutes to drive the 11 miles. In heavy traffic you can divert via the Mexico 23 route, which will only add a minute or two and a mile to your journey. Our Holiday Inn Guadalajara branch is just 3 miles from the city center on the Avenue Mariano Otero and will take you around 15 minutes. An alternative route is to go via Calzada Lazaro, which is a little longer at just over 4 miles and will take around 22 minutes.
Route 150 runs from southeast to northwest through Guadalajara, taking you to Tepic in the north and Morelia in the south. Route 54 runs north to Zacatecas and the 80 will take you northeast to San Luis Potosi. The roads in Guadalajara itself are mostly of good quality and driving can be a pleasure. Parking is reasonably easy to find but do watch out for touts who will guide you into the spaces. They will be looking for a tip to reward their efforts. Lots of hotels also have free parking.