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bus to Monte Alban

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bus to Monte Alban

I see that the bus service originates at the Hotel Rivera on Mina, but I can't find any info on schedules.

Does anybody know the schedule? Do you have to purchase tickets in advance? Also, I'm on a tight schedule and don't want to be stuck on the hill all day. Is the service frequent? Thanks in advance for any knowledge on the topic.

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1. Re: bus to Monte Alban

The bus runs every 1/2 hour or so starting at 8:30 or 9 AM. During holidays probably best to book a day or so before. The last return is aroud 4PM I believe. We have used that group for all of our tours. Enjoy!

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I would not be concerned about booking in advance. In seven years of dropping off guests at the depot, no one has ever had to wait for a subsequent bus. But as huatulcopedro indicates, buses, especially during high season, run on the half hour so your worst case scenario is having to wait 30 - 40 minutes. Of course if you are concerned, and you have the time and inclination to go and reserve in advance, then by all means. Or have your hotel try do so on your behalf.

I'm not sure what you mean about being stuck on the hill all day (buses don't tend to break down en route, but if it happens others come by frequently; and if you mean stuck at Monte Albán, there are always vehicles descending the ruin, frequently), but if you have a tight schedule, then perhaps a taxi is the best way to get up to Monte Albán. You can even negotiate a rate for the cabbie to wait for you and return you to downtown or to wherever you want to go from there.

Alvin Starkman - Casa Machaya Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast

Edited: 4:45 pm, June 11, 2011
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