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Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Tuxtla Gutiérrez 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.

I arrived around 9:30 at the airport, but around 11:30 a security guard came to tell me that they close the airport over night and I have to wait outiside of it until 4AM. – a traveller

TGZ 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 Tuxtla Gutiérrez International Airport.

What to Expect

Tuxtla Airport (code: TGZ) has a small, newly-built terminal. Facilities are very limited, but the good news is there’s free WiFi. If you are looking for comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for its location and access information.

Where to Sleep

The airport closes nightly from around 11:30PM until 4:00AM so it is not possible to stay overnight inside the terminal. For uninterrupted sleep, you’ll have to head into Tuxtla Gutierrez, about 40 minutes away. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

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.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport does not appeal to you, you will need to drive at least 30 minutes to find a hotel:

  • La Ceiba Hotel – (30 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Sleep Inn Tuxtla Gutiérrez – (40 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hilton Garden Inn Tuxtla Gutiérrez – (45 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door or 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!

  • Caral VIP Lounge – Location: Airside, Ground Level. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

According to a May 2017 review, the airport closes from approx. 11:30PM – 4:00AM.


Tuxtla Gutiérrez airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroméxico • Aeroméxico Connect • Califia • Interjet • Magni • VivaAerobus • Volaris.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Travel like the locals do! If your load is light, you can travel at a fraction of the price of a taxi by taking a “colectivo” (shared-ride minibus), which pass along a road just a short walk from the airport parking lot.


Prepaid taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation areat. There are four different taxi companies, named by color: Blue, Orange, Red and Green. Stop at the Prepaid Taxi booth in the Arrivals hall to pay for your ride. You will receive a ticket to give to your taxi driver before boarding the taxi. To return to the airport, call “Blue Taxis”. At the time of this update, a one-way journey from the airport to the hotel zone takes 45 minutes and costs about 350 Pesos ($24.00 US approximately).

Last updated: 2022-01-25

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.