The city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez is one of Mexico's fastest growing cities and is the capital of Chiapas state. While Tuxtla Gutiérrez boasts a collection of attractions, including a world-class zoo and some small museums, most visitors use it as a base for exploring the much more impressive offerings of the broader Chiapas region, including its colonial-era towns and Mayan ruins.
The Tuxtla Gutiérrez International Airport (officially the Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport) is one of Mexico's newest airports, having been opened in 2006. While small by international standards, this airport is growing rapidly and is an especially popular gateway for Mexico's Southwestern region. Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight to Tuxtla Gutiérrez and make sure you subscribe to Price Alerts for popular routes to or from Tuxtla Gutiérrez so that you don't miss out on a great deal.
Flying to or from Tuxtla Gutiérrez International Airport
While Tuxtla Gutiérrez International Airport is one of the busiest airports in Mexico, it currently doesn't offer any international flights. To get here you will have to connect through a larger Mexican airport. By far, the busiest route at this airport is to and from Mexico City, although flights from Monterrey and Cancun are also popular. Airlines that currently fly to Tuxtla Gutiérrez International Airport are:
- Calafia Airlines
The airport is located about 30 km south of Tuxtla Gutiérrez itself. There are federally regulated taxis available at the airport which can take you to Tuxtla Gutiérrez in about 30 to 40 minutes. A couple car rental agencies are also located in the arrivals terminal and since many of Chiapas' best attractions are located outside of Tuxtla Gutiérrez itself, renting a car here may be a good idea. If you are heading straight to the popular tourist town of San Cristobal de las Casas there are shuttle buses that operate from the airport that will take you straight there in about an hour.
While Tuxtla Gutiérrez International Airport is a modern and clean facility, it is also quite small. As a result, you won't find a large array of amenities here, although finding your gate is also much easier than at many larger airports. There is a small selection of food and shopping options in the air-side waiting area, including a cafe, Subway, and convenience store.
What to see and do in Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Tuxtla Gutiérrez itself is not a huge tourist destination, although it does have an excellent zoo which is quite popular. However, as the capital of Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez serves as an excellent base for exploring the region's many offerings. Chiapas is renowned for its colonial towns, including Chiapa de Corzo and San Cristobal de las Casas, both of which boast beautiful historic centres and are less than an hour from Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Chiapas is also home to some of the best Mayan ruins in the world, most notable of which is Palenque. As the capital of one of Mexico's most popular tourist regions, finding a hotel in Tuxtla Gutiérrez shouldn't be a problem and Skyscanner can help you find the room that fits your tastes and budget.