Quiet journey. Didn’t have to listen to audio from videos. It was available for those who wanted it through earphones. I was able to sleep a little in the comfortable seats. The 12 hours passed quickly.
The best coach journey I’ve ever taken. I was anxious about a comfortable journey for 12 hours overnight but it was so comfortable and I slept very well. I was also anxious about the journey in terms of the driving and being safe. I did get concerned as it fast at times around the corners but the driver was very good and it was more my anxiousness.
From start to finish the journey was a nightmare. The driver took unnecessary risks and numerous times could have caused a collision. Additionally six hours into the trip the driver got off the bus and preceded to remove rocks which were in the road to the side of the road with the help of another driver - this sparked concerns as this should be a normal bus route but it quickly became evident that it wasn't.
At 7am the bus reached a destination which I thought was mine as the arrival time was due to 07.20am. However, after referring to Google Maps the stop was Santa Maria - the bus should not have stopped here clearly as this is 8 hours from San Cristobal. Also Santa Maria is only 5 hours from Oaxaca so why did it take the driver 12 hours to get there? Also the driver then said that he needed to refuel the bus - again clearly the bus didn't take the correct route otherwise it wouldn't have needed refuelling. For some reason the driver ordered us off the bus whilst this took place. Why did passengers have to disembark the bus for this to happen? Why did he refuse to give us our luggage? He left with our luggage on board which is totally unacceptable and one which caused further angst.
When we finally got on the correct road to San Cristobal the driver announced at 9.45am that the road had been blocked off that morning for protests and we would have to stop for at least 6-8 hours. Now if the bus had gone in the route it should have we would have missed this protest. At 4pm we finally were able to leave. At Tuxtla the bus stopped again. And we were told to get off the bus and onto a minibus to our final destination arriving at 8.30pm. Almost 26 hours late.
I shall be undertaking legal advice due to many aspects of this trip which may eventually lead to court proceedings against OCC for the following reasons:
1) timetable wasn't followed.
2) the trip took 26 hours instead of 12 - a lack of adequate food and drink supplies also.
3) no communication from the driver on why additional destinations were included.
4) driver refused to give luggage back when ordering everyone off the bus - thus leaving passengers stressed.
I was very happy with the service, the seats were in good condition and comfortable. I could not get wifi, and later noticed it was written on the front door. Would have been better if this info was more accessable, maybe on the TV monitor. Also the driver did not speak any English. This would have made it easier.. But over all I was very happy
The journey was fine apart from the driver refusing to turn down the hardcore techno music he was playing through the radio from 3:30am onwards, preventing a lot of people from sleeping. Despite asking to turn it down, he just kept saying he didn’t understand, which he clearly did.
We were 6 hours delayed, and had to cancel the plans that we had for the day. We were supposed to arrive at 9.00 and now it’s 14.00 and we still haven’t arrived. 2 times we were guided out of the bus and had to wait, without anyone telling us what was going on. We are very dissatisfied with this bus and the service.
Traveling with ADO GL was first rate. Seats were comfy, enough leg room, bathroom was clean. All up it was great experience. I’d travel with them again. My only complaint was the onboard wifi - it was most of the time unuseable.
Great buses with charging ports. WiFi does work but is limited in amount and gets used by up very quickly. Get an antiemetic/anti-nausea pill if you’re even the slightest bit prone to motion sickness as the Oaxaca to San Cristobal Bus is very windy and bumpy at the beginning, even my partner (who usually doesn’t suffer) asked for a pill.
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Earliest and Latest Bus Departures
13:03 - 22:30
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Bus companies on this route
OCC, ADO GL
Frequently asked questions on the trip Oaxaca - San Cristóbal de las Casas
How do I get from Oaxaca to San Cristóbal de las Casas without flying?
The best way to travel from Oaxaca to San Cristóbal de las Casas is by bus. The bus trip is an affordable, safe and convenient way to travel between the two cities, and you can sit back and relax as someone else does the driving for you. Alternatively, you can also use carpooling services.
How long is the bus ride from Oaxaca to San Cristóbal de las Casas?
The average travel time between Oaxaca and San Cristóbal de las Casas is around 11h 25m, although the fastest bus will take about 11h. This is the time it takes to travel the 271 miles that separates the two cities.
How far is Oaxaca from San Cristóbal de las Casas?
The distance between the two cities is 271 miles
How many buses travel between Oaxaca and San Cristóbal de las Casas daily?
On average, there are 3 buses per day on this route, offered by OCC, ADO GL. The number of buses from Oaxaca to San Cristóbal de las Casas can change depending on the day of the week. Simplify your bus trip from Oaxaca to San Cristóbal de las Casas by comparing and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.
At what time does the first and last bus depart from Oaxaca to San Cristóbal de las Casas?
The first bus leaves at 13:03 and the last one at 22:30. For a hassle-free trip, try to be at the station early to check in and get the best seat.
What is the cheapest way to go from Oaxaca to San Cristóbal de las Casas?
The cheapest way to travel from Oaxaca to San Cristóbal de las Casas is by taking a bus. The lowest price for the bus on this route is £49.
How much does a bus ticket from Oaxaca to San Cristóbal de las Casas cost?
The average bus ticket price from Oaxaca to San Cristóbal de las Casas is £56. In the last 30 days, the prices ranged from £49 to £66, so it's advisable to do your research before booking.
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 Oaxaca to San Cristóbal de las Casas costs around £48 for departures 60 days prior.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Oaxaca to San Cristóbal de las Casas, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 60 days in advance.
By doing so, you can expect to save around 3% on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
Usually ADO GL 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.
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The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.
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