The buses are very comfortable and spacious. However, for some reason (the driver only spoke Spanish, so I don't know why) the lights were turned on several times during the ride so sleeping was difficult
Happy with the bus service and ended up arriving early in Oaxaca. A major problem I found was the TVs that we’re clearly broken with only a section of the screen working. Despite this the driver played the audio really loud which made it hard to sleep.
There was a short stop planned. However, presumably because we were running a bit late, we did not stop for long enough to get out of the bus which would have eased my joints.
We then arrived 20 minutes early.
Here’s the problem. I was actually traveling from Xalapa to Oaxaca. Could not get any real help sorting that out online. The only direct busses are overnight. For some reason, I could book a México City to Oaxaca bus, but not one between Mexico City and Xalapa. I did that at the bus station ahead of travel. But a friend in Xalapa showed me that it’s about 3 hours quicker to change busses in Puebla and not go into Mexico City. It took us half an hour with a very helpful ADO agent to get that sorted and changed. I seriously needed some up front help that was not available from your site.
My seat belt was blocked, I could not use it. But the worst thing was that there were no individual screens, as it seems to be the norm in ADO’s trips longer than two hours. No individual earplugs either. So I had to stand films I didn’t choose to see, with a very high volume. I asked the driver to lower the volume, which he did, just a little.
Impressed with this bus. Very comfortable plush seats, plenty of leg room and space to keep carry on bag close by, AC not too cold (as I have read elsewhere). Bus left on time and the process of luggage check in was easy for a traveller who speaks no Spanish. Hold onto your luggage ticket to collect it at the end. Bus arrived 20 mins late but otherwise was a very easy ride.
Very comfortable journey. Only feedback was that it seems a bit silly in this day and age that films get played over the bus speakers when everyone has smart phones and therefore the ability to watch their own content . It's not 1995
The trip was fine. The bus left and arrived on time. The baggage was handled well. The seats were adequately comfortable. The ventilation was poor; the air was warm and stale with condensation on the windows, but it improved somewhat after I asked the driver to turn on the air conditioning. The windows were not clean enough to take good pictures of the scenery.
Really good experience with the Ado Platino from CDMX to OAXACA. Usually I can’t sleep on busses or planes but managed to doze off for a few hours. The seats were so comfy and the overall setup was just meant for a nice quiet bus ride.
The bus was very spacious and comfortable with a surprisingly clean bathroom. It was a luxury trip by most bus standards but we didn't make any stops on the eight-hour journey, so make sure to bring water and snacks and then relax and enjoy the spectacular views .
Frequently asked questions on the trip Mexico City - Oaxaca
How much does a bus ticket from Mexico City to Oaxaca cost?
The average bus ticket price from Mexico City to Oaxaca is £26. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Mexico City to Oaxaca is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Mexico City to Oaxaca?
The average travel time between Mexico City and Oaxaca is around 6h 50m, although the fastest bus will take about 6h. This is the time it takes to travel the 228 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Mexico City and Oaxaca?
The number of buses from Mexico City to Oaxaca can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 64 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Mexico City to Oaxaca by comparing and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Mexico City to Oaxaca?
When taking the bus from Mexico City to Oaxaca, you can travel comfortably and safely with ADO, OCC, BlaBlaCar.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Mexico City to Oaxaca?
Buses travelling between Mexico City and Oaxaca leave from Norte or Sur and arrive at Valerio Trujano 900E.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: the best time to book this trip is usually 60 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Mexico City to Oaxaca costs around £32 for departures 60 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Mexico City to Oaxaca vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around £48 while at other times, you can expect to pay around £31.
Usually ADO PLATINO will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Mexico City to Oaxaca, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 60 days in advance.
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