There are 7 ways to get from Cancún to Costa Rica by plane, bus, ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

What companies run services between Cancún, Mexico and Costa Rica?

Skytrans, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Copa Airlines fly from Cancún to Alajuela every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cancún to San José via Belize City, San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa, and Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda in around 41 h 19 min.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Cancun to San Jose via Panama City
Avg. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Cancun to Liberia via Panama City
Avg. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cancun to Liberia via Houston
Avg. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cancun to San Jose via San Salvador
Avg. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cancun to Liberia via Miami
Avg. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Flights from Cancun to Liberia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Avg. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Cancun to San Jose
Avg. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cancun to Liberia via Atlanta
Avg. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,100
Bus operators
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Xel-Há
Avg. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tulúm to Belize City
Avg. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Belize City
Avg. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Viana
Phone
(504) 2225-6583 - (504) 2516-1644
Website
vianatransportes.com
Bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
Avg. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Schedules at
vianatransportes.com
Economy
$28
Executive
$46
Trans Nica
Transportes Manabre
Phone
+501 223 1200 / 663 5957
Email
mundomayatravels@yahoo.com
Bus from Belize City to San Pedro Sula
Avg. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
travelmundomaya.com
Transportes Caballero S.A de C.V
Phone
+52 998 122 3684
Email
sergiocaballero-06@hotmail.com
Bus from Cancún to San Cristóbal de las Casas
Avg. Duration
16 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transport Guatemala
Website
transportguatemala.com
Bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Guatemala City
Avg. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
transportguatemala.com
Book at
transportguatemala.com
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Guatemala City to San Salvador Tica Bus Terminal San Benito
Avg. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Transporte del SOL
Website
transportedelsol.com
Bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10
Avg. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Ferry operators
Starla International
Phone
+504 9545-9322
Email
starlaferry@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from Belize City to Puerto Cortés
Avg. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
travelmundomaya.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cancún to Costa Rica?

The distance between Cancún and Costa Rica is 1248 km. The road distance is 2057 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cancún to Costa Rica?

The cheapest way to get from Cancún to Costa Rica is to bus which costs $4000 and takes 41 h 19 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cancún to Costa Rica?

The quickest way to get from Cancún to Costa Rica is to fly which takes 5 h 1 min and costs $4600.

Is there a direct bus between Cancún and Costa Rica?

No, there is no direct bus from Cancún to Costa Rica. However, there are services departing from Cancún Terminal ADO and arriving at San José via Belize City, San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 19 min.

How long does it take to get from Cancún to Costa Rica?

It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Cancún to Costa Rica, including transfers.