Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Oaxaca Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
OAX Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Oaxaca Airport.
What to Expect
The tiny terminal at Oaxaca Airport (code: OAX) handles both domestic and international flights. Amenities are limited to a a few eateries and shops and free WiFi. Economy class travellers can pay to enter the airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for its location and rates.
Where to Sleep
Oaxaca Airport closes from 10:00PM until 6:00AM, so overnight sleeping is not possible here. Daytime nappers have noted that all seats have armrests. For uninterrupted sleep, a couple hotels are located in the area. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Oaxaca Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Hotel Suite Maria Ines (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Hacienda La Noria Hotel (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Fiesta Inn Oaxaca (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Oaxaca Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
Passes The Lounge by Global Lounge Network – Location: Landside, 2nd Floor. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
Airport WiFi / Internet
WiFi is available at Oaxaca Airport.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Cardtronics, Bancomer, and Santander. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.
Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. The options are: Huaxyacac Restaurant• Snack Bar Centeotl • Deli Calenda.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic by Secure Wrap.
Mobile Charging – A reader tells us that mobile charging is available airside (5 stations with 6 sockets and 4 usb ports). (April 2019)
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Shoe Shine – Yes
Shopping – Mezcal Beneva liquor store • AirShop convenience store • Casa Armando Guillermo Prieto liquor store • Artesanias Guelaguetza local crafts store.
Showers – Not available.
Tour Operators – Go Mexico and Discover Oaxaca have tour desks in the airport.
The airport is open from 6:00AM – 10:00PM. Sleeping in the airport overnight is not possible.
Oaxaca airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroméxico • Aeroméxico Connect • Aeroméxico Connect • Interjet • United Airlines • Viva Aerobus • Volaris.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
The following car rental companies offer services at the airport: Alamo • Europcar.
Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.
Last updated: 2020-01-27
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.