There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Oaxaca by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  6 h 23 min

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

$122 - $320

Cheapest option

Bus TAP  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico
  2. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Puebla CAPU Ado
  3. Take the bus from Puebla Terminal CAPU to ADO Oaxaca

$113 - $276

4 alternative options

Bus Autobuses Elite  •  46 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Santiago de Querétaro
  3. Take the bus from Queretaro to Puebla CAPU
  4. Take the bus from Puebla Terminal CAPU to ADO Oaxaca

$173 - $254

Train, bus  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Laredo, Tx
  4. Take the bus from Nuevo Laredo to Puebla
  5. Take the bus from Puebla Terminal CAPU to ADO Oaxaca

$327 - $863

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Reynosa
  2. Take the bus from Reynosa to Veracruz
  3. Take the bus from Veracruz Terminal de Autobuses to ADO Oaxaca

$189 - $318

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 fly which costs $120 - $320 and takes 6 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Oaxaca is to fly which costs $120 - $320 and takes 6 h 23 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, Guadalajara, Queretaro and Puebla Terminal CAPU. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 33 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 46 h 33 min and costs $170 - $260.

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from San Diego to Oaxaca, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Diego to Oaxaca is to fly which takes 6 h 23 min and costs $120 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $260 and takes 46 h 33 min.

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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 23 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, Guadalajara, Santiago de Querétaro, Queretaro, Puebla CAPU, and Puebla Terminal CAPU in around 46 h 33 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tijuana to Oaxaca via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $360
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tijuana to Oaxaca via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Oaxaca
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Tijuana to Oaxaca via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Business Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
Bus operators
Autobuses Elite
Phone
01 800 507 5500, 57290807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tijuana to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
30 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Primera
$98
Primera Select
$106
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Santiago de Querétaro
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$28 - $45
Full Fare
$30 - $45
Regular Price
$42
Internet Discount
$36
Bus from Queretaro to Puebla CAPU
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$25 - $40
Full Fare
$27 - $40
Regular Price
$39
Internet Discount
$33
Bus from Nuevo Laredo to Puebla
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$70 - $110
Full Fare
$100 - $140
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Puebla Terminal CAPU to ADO Oaxaca
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$26 - $40
Economy
$16 - $24
Bus from México Central Norte to Puebla CAPU
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $27
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$19 - $27
Economy
$8 - $12
Bus from Reynosa to Veracruz
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$45 - $70
Economy
$40 - $60
Bus from Veracruz Terminal de Autobuses to ADO Oaxaca
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$29 - $40
Economy
$19 - $28
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Laredo, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Reynosa
Ave. Duration
42 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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