How To Get From San Cristobal de las Casas to Oaxaca By Bus – You can go by bus, car and private transfer.
What Is The Distance From San Cristobal de las Casas to Oaxaca?
The distance from San Cristobal de las Casas to Oaxaca is 621 kilometers. Click here San Cristobal de las Casas activities and Day Tours
The travel time by car from San Cristobal de las Casas to Oaxaca is around 10 hours. And I consider it’s too much distance to do by car this trip unless you will be stopping overnight half of the way. Read here how to get from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas the reverse way.
What Is The Cheapest Way From San Cristobal to Oaxaca?
The cheapest way from San Cristobal de las Casas to Oaxaca City is by night bus for $63 USD you can book online. The bus travel time from San Cristobal to Oaxaca is around 12 hours.
You can also rent a car at San Cristobal de las Casas or get a private transfer.
SIM CARD AT MEXICO
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WHERE TO STAY IN OAXACA
A total of $20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Oaxaca. There are hotels mid-budget $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $120 USD.
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BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE
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HOW TO GET FROM SAN CRISTOBAL TO OAXACA CITY
ADO/OCC BUS FROM SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS TO OAXACA (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from San Cristobal de las Casas to Oaxaca is by night bus. The ADO and OCC Bus from San Cristobal to Oaxaca are at night and you will avoid paying for one night of accommodation.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS TO OAXACA
The bus schedule from San Cristobal to Oaxaca is leaving from 8 pm, 9 pm to 9 20 pm at night time. And at 10 30 am at day time from San Cristobal de las Casas to Oaxaca.
The bus fare from San Cristobal de las Casas to Oaxaca is $63 USD and you can book online. The travel time from San Cristobal de las Casas to Oaxaca is around 12 hours.
Apart from ADO Bus there are other companies like OCC Buses operating and I would choose to travel at night time to save accommodation since the buses are pretty comfortable.
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OAXACA BUS TERMINAL AND SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS BUS TERMINAL
San Cristobal Bus Terminal in city center (check the exact location in Google Maps) where you can find places for accommodation within just within walking distance.
Once in Oaxaca City, Oaxaca Central Bus Terminal is located in Oaxaca City center (check the exact location in Google Maps) where you can find places for accommodation within walking distance.
Both of them are well located and if you take a taxi will be $2-3 USD from your accommodation if you are traveling with so much luggage.
BEST WAY FROM SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS TO OAXACA CITY
The best way from San Cristobal to Oaxaca is getting by night bus for $63 USD if you are traveling on budget-saving accommodation. The travel time from San Cristobal de las Casas to Oaxaca is around 12 hours and gets early morning at Oaxaca City.
You can take a plane but it will be more expensive and you will not save so much time since there are no direct flights from San Cristobal de las Casas to Oaxaca and you will have to go to Tuxtla.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN OAXACA
There is 2 seasons dry and wet season. The rainy season starts in May. The best time to visit Oaxaca is from the months of November to April because it is the month of the dry season. However, lots of tourists prefer to travel from January to March since it’s not peak season but it can be rainy for a few days.
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CASH IN MEXICO
Mexico has its own currency called the Mexican Peso. A $1 USD=19 MXN. There are lots of ATMs and exchange currency in many part of the country. And you have to know the dollars is very common and well-accepted in the country.
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