Travel in Oaxaca is made especially straightforward as the city has its very own airport. The Aeropuerto Internacional de Xoxocotlan in Oaxaca, also known as the Oaxaca International Airport, is located near to Oaxaca city and makes travel to and from the city particularly convenient.
Whilst travelling by air is not necessarily the cheapest option, (see bus travel in Mexico for budget routes), many people choose to fly as it is quick, efficient and saves you a lot of time on the road. Oaxaca's airport is small, compact and manageable and whilst it calls itself an International airport, the majority of the flights which land and take off are national. Most travellers take advantage of the frequent flights which connect Oaxaca with Mexico City, the journey only takes one hour.
Oaxaca's International Airport can be contacted via the following details:
Aeropuerto Internacional de Xoxocotlan, Oaxaca Mexico
Carretera Oaxaca - Puerto Angel km 7.5
Oaxaca Edo. de Oaxaca
01 (951) 511 5088
www.asur.com.mx (Southern Airports Official Website - choose Oaxaca in the left hand menu)
Airlines operating in Oaxaca, Mexico
It's worth checking out the airlines directly to find out where they fly to, as routes are subject to change and prices vary depending on season. We have listed the most reputable airlines for national and international flights in and out of Oaxaca City.
Short scenic flights to coastal destinations Bahía de Huatulco and Puerto Escondido. Also flights to Tuxtla Gutíerrez and Puebla.
www.aerotucan.com.mx / www.aero-tucan.com (English site)
Flights to/from Mexico City, Tijuana and Acapulco
Flights to Mexico City and Houston.
01 (951) 800 229 8322
Click Mexicana (branch of Mexicana)
Flies to Havana, Cancún, Villahermosa, Mérida and Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Frequent flights to and from Mexico City.