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There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Oaxaca by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Oaxaca (OAX) TIJ - OAX

$120 - $304

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Bus TAP  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico
  2. Take the bus from México Terminal TAPO to ADO Oaxaca ADO Tapo / ...

$112 - $265

2 alternative options

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  37 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana Buenavista to ACN Puebla 1385 Puebla-Ensenada / ...
  2. Take the bus from Puebla Terminal CAPU to ADO Oaxaca Ado / ...

$119 - $153

Drive  •  35 h 7 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Oaxaca 2121.5 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Oaxaca is to bus which costs $110 - $160 and takes 37 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Oaxaca is to fly which costs $120 - $310 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Oaxaca. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at ADO Oaxaca via Tijuana Buenavista and Puebla Terminal CAPU. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 50 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Oaxaca is 1680 miles. The road distance is 2121.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Oaxaca without a car is to bus which takes 37 h 50 min and costs $110 - $160.

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It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from San Diego to Oaxaca, including transfers.

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San Diego to Oaxaca bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, depart from Tijuana Buenavista station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Oaxaca is to fly which takes 6 h 35 min and costs $120 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $160 and takes 37 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Tijuana Airport to Oaxaca Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 48 min.

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San Diego to Oaxaca bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at ADO Oaxaca station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Oaxaca.
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  • Distance: 1680.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Oaxaca, Mexico?

Volaris, Interjet and Aeroméxico fly from San Diego to Oaxaca every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Oaxaca via Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx, Tijuana Buenavista, ACN Puebla, and Puebla Terminal CAPU in around 37 h 50 min.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Oaxaca
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Tijuana to Oaxaca via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tijuana to Oaxaca via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $360
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tijuana to Oaxaca via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Bus operators
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Tijuana Buenavista to ACN Puebla
Ave. Duration
29 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Puebla Terminal CAPU to ADO Oaxaca
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$26 - $40
Economy
$16 - $23
Bus from México Terminal TAPO to ADO Oaxaca
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $45
Economy
$20 - $30

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Oaxaca is 2 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 2:01 AM in San Diego and 4:01 AM in Oaxaca.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Oaxaca is 2121 miles. It takes approximately 35 h 7 min to drive from San Diego to Oaxaca.

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Volaris, Interjet and Aeroméxico offer flights from Tijuana Airport to Oaxaca Airport.

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There are 278+ hotels available in Oaxaca. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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