Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Tuxtla Gutiérrez (occasionally Tuxtla) is the capital city of Chiapas.


Tuxtla Gutiérrez is a fairly new city. It has the main airport for Chiapas. The city itself is not particularly interesting. Ideally, you will want to move off to one of the more historic cities.

Get in

By plane

The airport in Tuxtla is 30km outside of the city. A taxi to downtown Tuxtla costs $20. The taxis are part of a taxi cartel put together by the government. You will have to buy a ticket for the taxi in the airport.

Though colectivos do not come up to the airport itself, they pass by it on a road a short walk from the parking lot and cost considerably less than a taxi.

There are direct buses from Angel Albino Corzo airport to San Cristóbal de las Casas. At 210 pesos (June 2015) with various buses along the day taking about an hour. Updated times and prices can be found on the TicketBus website.



Things in Tuxtla are very reasonably cheap and affordable in the fact that it was set for the poor living standards of the indigenous that live there. Despite that, it is a very modern city with lots to do and see. There are plenty of shopping malls to shop in and items are very cheap.





The hotels in Tuxtla are generally of a very low quality and often quite expensive. If possible, you'll want to avoid sleeping in Tuxtla. Chiapa de Corzo is a good alternative city when looking for accommodation.

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