Separated by 60km, San Cristobal de las Casas and Tuxtla Gutierrez are two top destinations in Chiapas, do you know how to get from one place to another?
San Cristobal de las Casas has got a lot of attention from tourists around the world due to its natural beauty and backpacking trips. It could be one of your favorite stops in Mexico, where you would like to spend your whole vacation. It’s a perfect destination between the Pacific coast of Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula. Even if you stay here for a week, there will always be so many things left, and you say that yourself that it is not your last trip here.
For backpacking, trekking, and other thrilling adventures, you will find this place precisely perfect for your needs. Nature, forests, mountains, and beaches, everything is here to take your breath away. You will definitely fall in love with this place at your first glance.
How to reach San Cristobal de las Casas?
The nearest international airport is Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport or Tuxtla Gutirrez Airport, which is 77 km (1 hour 15 minutes) away from your destination. The airport can handle 350 operations daily and 850,000 passengers every year. It has a commercial and general aviation apron, a military base, and commercial terminals equipped with six jetways. There are many cheap flights that you can get to reach this place quickly.
After reaching the airport, you can get a taxi to reach your lodge or accommodations. You can also get the service of the bus as you will find the local buses outside the airport. But they only take you to specific spots, not to the exact address. It’s a better recommendation that you ask the locals which include maybe your relatives of the place you are staying to pick you up as many accommodations provide the service of pickup from the airport.
In an hour, you can reach San Cristobal de las Casas which is a beautiful and scenic destination from Tuxtla Gutirrez Airport.
Taxis in Mexico are not that expensive, and this is the case from Tuxtla to San Cristobal. A private taxi will cost you $800 Pesos around or $33 USD (as per today’s ER), so if you consider that the Taxi Driver will spend 3 hours in the car and +150 km. This is a convenient way to go to your destination.
Once you pick up your luggage, go to the exit of the airport, and there you will find Taxis that will collect other passengers to drive them to San Cristobal de las Casas. The cost per person is around $10 -USD 15, and you will share the ride with another 3 -5 persons.
With this option, you will arrive at the door of your hotel or lodge, so it is a perfect option if you are traveling with friends or family.
Go to https://www.clickbus.com.mx/ and buy your tickets. The cost of the ride starts at $10 USD. Once at the airport, look for the bus station, and you will be able to travel from the Airport to the Bus Station in San Cristobal.
Just be aware of your time schedule since Buses to San Cristobal de las Casas are not running after 7 – 8 pm.
We also offer private transportation from and to the airport, please contact us in case you need help with this, we help you to customize your trip to Mexico
If you are planning to visit Chiapas we recommend you take a look at our tour: Mexico Southern Adventure Shortcut. I know you will love it