Oaxaca Airport (OAX)

Oaxaca City Airport | Oaxaca International Airport | Xoxocotlán Airport | Aeropuerto Internacional Xoxocotlán

Oaxaca Airport Code IATA: OAX | ICAO: MMOX | Non-Official | Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, México

Oaxaca Airport Guide

Oaxaca International Airport

Oaxaca Airport (IATA: OAX | ICAO: MMOX) officially known as Xoxocotlán Airport is the 17th busiest airport in Mexico — receiving more than 1.3 million passengers in 2022.

Oaxaca’s Xoxocotlán Airport receives both domestic and international flights and offers convenient access for visitors eager to explore Oaxaca’s historical sites, stunning nature and culinary wonders. Plan your visit to Oaxaca City today and see why Oaxaca is known as the culinary capital of Mexico.

This website serves as a comprehensive guide to Oaxaca Airport — from real-time flight updates, rental cars, airport transportation, flights, hotels, tours and more.

Airport Transfers

Oaxaca Airport transportation is available on a one-way and round-trip basis to/from Oaxaca Airport. Options include shared airport shuttles, cars and shuttle van transfers.

Public Shuttle Van - Oaxaca Airport Transportation

Shared Shuttle

Public, shared shuttle vans are available on a one-way and round-trip basis from Oaxaca Airport.

Passengers: 1

Rate: $12.50 USD

Private Car

One-way and round-trip private car transfer to and from Oaxaca Airport for up to 4 passengers.

Passengers: 1-4

Rate: $37.80 USD

Private Airport Shuttle Van Transfer

Private Shuttle

Private shuttle vans are available for 1-9 passengers on a one-way and round-trip basis from Oaxaca Airport.

Passengers: 1-9

Rate: $49.20 USD

Oaxaca Airport Car Rental

Car Rental

Oaxaca Airport car rentals start at $13 USD per day for weekly rentals with unlimited mileage.

This is the best option for visitors who want to explore Oaxaca on their own schedule.


1. What airport do you fly into for Oaxaca

All domestic and international flights fly into Oaxaca Xoxocotlán Airport in Oaxaca de Juárez, México.

2. What time does Oaxaca Airport open?

The Oaxaca Airport opens at 6 am. If you have an early morning departure from Oaxaca City, we highly recommend that you check back to the Oaxaca Airport Departures page often for all the latest information and schedule changes.

3. How early should I get to Oaxaca Airport?

If you are traveling with checked luggage, we recommend that you get to OAX Airport at least 2 hours in advance of the boarding time found on your ticket.

If you are traveling with a carry-on bag only, it is recommended to arrive to Oaxaca Airport at least 1.5 hours in advance of the time of boarding.

4. Are there ATMs at Oaxaca airport?

There are a total of three ATM machines that can be found inside of Oaxaca International Airport and they are operated by the following banks: Bancomer, Cardtronics and Santander.

5. Is there food at Oaxaca airport?

Yes, there is food available at the Oaxaca Airport although dining options are quite limited. There is a full service restaurant (Recuerdame), a snack bar (Snack Bar Café y Cacao) and a convenience store (Delicatessen Calenda).

6. How long does it take to get through Oaxaca Airport?

If you arrive to Oaxaca Airport with your physical or digital boarding pass and you have no luggage to check, it should take no longer than 20-30 minutes to pass through security and be on your way to your gate.

If you are traveling with checked luggage or a large group, we recommend arriving to the airport ahead of time in order to avoid delays.

7. How far is Oaxaca Airport from the City?

Oaxaca Airport is located approximately 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from the center of Oaxaca City and takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to travel from Oaxaca Airport to the city center.

8. How do I get from Oaxaca Airport to the City?

The best way to get from Oaxaca Airport to the downtown Oaxaca City is to reserve a private airport shuttle in advance of your arrival.

9. How many airports does Oaxaca have?

Oaxaca has three international airports: Huatulco Airport, Puerto Escondido Airport and Oaxaca Airport.

10. How to get from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido?

México’s current president Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently inaugurated the brand new highway from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido which cuts the current drive time from 6-8 hours to just under 3 hours.

The new route is expected to increase tourism in the coastal region of Oaxaca and create a safer route for those who want to explore both Oaxaca City and its beautiful coastline.