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How to get to Monte Albán

Visiting Monte Albán is very easy as it is just next to the modern city of Oaxaca..

Use the minibus which starts outside the Hotel Meson del Angel or Hotel Rivera de los Angeles, running every hour on the half hour starting at 8:30am in the morning it takes only 30 minutes and costs 45 pesos. The buses return on the hour, and the last bus is at 5pm.

You can return at any time on the same bus, or walk downhill back to the city, though the return walk takes about two hours.  Consider walking part of the way and then taking a local bus or taxi for the remainder.

Alternatively arrange a taxi from the city, costs should be about 100 pesos for each direction, and you can agree with the driver a time for him to return and to collect you.

To combine local bus and walking look for any bus with a sign for "Monte Albán", but note that they do not take you all the way there but to a bus stop which is about one hour walk from the site.  The bus is 6 pesos per person.