Sleeping in Airports

Oaxaca Airport Guide

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

oaxaca airport guideTo 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.

Sleeping in Oaxaca Airport

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.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Oaxaca Airport Guide.

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.

airport loungeAirport Lounges

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!

Related Pages: Oaxaca Airport Lounges

airport hotelsAirport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Oaxaca Airport:

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Oaxaca, search deals and read traveller reviews.

wifiAirport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is available at Oaxaca Airport.

more airport infoMore 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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Tour Operators – Go Mexico and Discover Oaxaca have tour desks in the airport.

airport hoursAirport Hours

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 • United Airlines • Viva Aerobus • Volaris.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies offer services at the airport: Alamo • Europcar.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


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: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.