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From: Puebla to Oaxaca via Mex 135D
Date: December 22, 2000
Logged By: Mike and Terri Church
Vehicle: 19-foot Class B Van

Note: Using Mex 190D, a high-speed two-lane toll road, it is easy to drive from Puebla to Oaxaca in one easy 5-hour day.

000.0 Miles (000.0 Km) -- This drive begins at the point where Puebla's ring road meets Mex 150 a few miles west of central Puebla. We are driving eastwards. The road is a multi-lane divided limited-access highway.

000.2 Miles (000.3 Km) -- Km 115 marker

002.9 Miles (004.7 Km) -- Welcome to Puebla sign.

003.3 Miles (005.3 Km) -- Exit for Puebla centro and for Tlaxcala to right. Pemex #0825 is at this exit, it is large, has good access, and sells magna, premium, and diesel.

005.2 Miles (008.4 Km) -- A huge glorieta (traffic circle) occupies the center of the toll road, much road construction is underway.

005.3 Miles (008.5 Km) -- Off-ramp for Puebla.

007.3 Miles (011.8 Km) -- Off-ramp for Puebla.

007.6 Miles (012.3 Km) -- Off-ramp for Tehuacan Libre.

012.4 Miles (020.0 Km) -- Pemex #3733 on the right. It is large with good access and sells magna, premium, and diesel. There is no truck parking.

017.1 Miles (027.6 Km) -- Toll booth. Rates: autos - 37 pesos, trucks with 2 or 3 axles - 75 pesos, trucks with 4 or 5 axles - 135 pesos.

025.7 Miles (041.5 Km) -- Exit for Tepeaca and Tehuacan Libre

032.6 Miles (052.6 Km) -- Exit for Jalapa via Mex 140 and Tecamachalco via Mex 150.

041.6 Miles (067.1 Km) -- Exit for Palmarito and Tecamachalco.

048.6 Miles (078.4 Km) -- Pemex #4232 on the right and #3477 on the right. Both are very large with good access and truck parking. They sell magna, premium, and diesel.

056.0 Miles (090.3 Km) -- Exit for Puebla toll road Mex 135D. Take this exit. You will find yourself on an excellent two-lane high-speed road with wide shoulders.

080.0 Miles (129.0 Km) -- Pemex #5206 on the left. This is a medium-sized station with great access and truck parking. They sell magna, premium, and diesel.

080.7 Miles (130.2 Km) -- Toll booth. Rates: autos - 16 pesos, two or three axles - 29 pesos, four or five axles - 36 pesos.

080.7 Miles (130.2 Km) -- Large cactus along the road, they look something like very large organ-pipe cactus.

108.2 Miles (174.5 Km) -- Leaving the state of Puebla and entering the state of Oaxaca. We are driving across am impressive bridge spanning a deep canyon. The road to here has been flat but now we are entering mountains and climbing.

126.5 Miles (204.0 Km) -- Parking area along the roadside. Some stands are selling food.

128.9 Miles (207.9 Km) -- The road leaves the mountains about here and begins to cross a high rolling plateau.

133.1 Miles (214.7 Km) -- Exit for Tepelmemea and Tamazulapan.

144.7 Miles (233.4 Km) -- Toll booth. Rates: auto - 40 pesos, two or three axles - 80 pesos, 4 or 5 axles - 100 pesos. The road once again begins to pass through mountainous country.

150.6 Miles (242.9 Km) -- Exit for Nativitas and Monte Verde.

165.2 Miles (266.5 Km) -- Exit for Huajuapan.

165.4 Miles (266.8 Km) -- Exit for Nochixtlan.

167.1 Miles (269.5 Km) -- Pemex #4189 on the left. It is small, has great access, some truck parking, and sells magna, premium, and diesel.

193.2 Miles (311.6 Km) -- Huitzo exit and toll booth. Rates: autos - 50 pesos, 2 or 3 axles - 105, 4 or 5 axles - 120. The road becomes a 4-lane divided highway.

207.4 Miles (334.5 Km) -- Free road joins us from the left. We are now entering the suburbs of Oaxaca. The road becomes a four-lane divided boulevard.

209.7 Miles (338.2 Km) -- Pemex #4788 on the right, Pemex #4604 on the left. Both have good access with magna, premium, and diesel.

210.5 Miles (339.5 Km) -- Trailer Park Rosa Isabel in the right, it is closed.

212.3 Miles (342.4 Km) -- Pemex #0646 on the left.

212.5 Miles (342.7 Km) -- Large traffic circle. Left takes you toward Tehuantepec through the northern edge of Oaxaca, straight takes you around the southern ring road.

See our book Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping for information about camping in the Oaxaca area.

Copyright 2001 Mike and Terri Church

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