How to Bus from Mexico City to Oaxaca

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How to Bus from Mexico City to Oaxaca
Three bus stations in Mexico City offer service to Oaxaca. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

In Mexico, bus travel means sitting back in comfortable seats watching movies in spotless, air-conditioned buses that travel from city to city on major highways. First-class buses run frequently on many routes and offer affordable fares for travel all over Mexico, including from Mexico City to Oaxaca. Oaxaca, a beautiful colonial city, is about 325 miles southeast of Mexico City, about a six-hour bus ride. Because Mexico City is a sprawling megalopolis, planning a bus journey involves effort, but saves you time. Most buses travelling to Oaxaca are on the ADO line. If you have questions, the bus stations have information booths to help you find your way.

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Things you need

  • Bus ticket
  • Metro ticket

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  1. 1

    Find departure and travel times, as well as which services the bus offers, at the TicketBus website.

  2. 2

    Find out which Metro station is near the bus station from which you'll depart. Mexico City has three bus stations that offer service to Oaxaca.

  3. 3

    Go to the bus station from which you want to travel the day before your departure date. The best way to get to the bus station is to take the Metro.

  4. 4

    Buy your ticket, which costs about £26 in June 2011.

  5. 5

    Get to the bus station on the day you are travelling an hour early. Leave yourself plenty of time to get there.

Tips and warnings

  • The three bus stations are: Terminal Central Norte, near "Autobuses del Norte" (ADO) Metro Station; Terminal Central Sur -- Tasqueña, near Tasqueña Metro Station; and Terminal de Oriente -- TAPO, near San Lazaro Metro Station.
  • Ask for a "por cuota" bus to get the most comfortable ride.
  • From the airport, use the TAPO station.

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