There are 5 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to San Jose (SJO) CUN - SJO

$144 - $571

Cheapest option

Bus  •  46 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Belize City
  2. Take the bus from Belize City to Flores - Santa Elena
  3. Take the bus from Flores - Santa Elena to San Pedro Sula
  4. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
  5. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda to San José

$137 - $270

3 alternative options

Bus, ferry via Tulum  •  36 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
  2. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
  3. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  4. Take the ferry from Belize City to Puerto Cortés
  5. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
  6. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda to San José

$321 - $435

Bus, ferry  •  37 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Belize City
  2. Take the ferry from Belize City to Puerto Cortés
  3. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
  4. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda to San José

$203 - $280

Drive  •  31 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Cancún to San José 1285.6 miles

$190 - $290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cancún to Costa Rica is to bus which costs $2600 - $5500 and takes 46 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cancún to Costa Rica is to fly which costs $2700 - $11000 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The distance between Cancún and Costa Rica is 1248 km. The road distance is 2056.9 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Cancún to Costa Rica, including transfers.

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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, Flores - Santa Elena, San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 34 min.

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Skytrans, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Copa Airlines offer flights from Cancun Airport to San Jose Airport.

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Cancún to Costa Rica bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Cancún station.

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Map of how to get from Cancún to Costa Rica.
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  • Distance: 779.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

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 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cancún to San José via Belize City, Flores - Santa Elena, San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa, and Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda in around 46 h 34 min.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Cancun to San Jose via Panama City
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Cancun to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cancun to San Jose via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Bus operators
Transporte Foráneo Cancún-Playa del Carmen
Phone
(52) 998 8886990
Website
taxistascancun.com
Bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
taxistascancun.com
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tulúm to Belize City
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$28 - $40
Economy
$18 - $26
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Belize City
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $45
Economy
$23 - $35
Viana
Phone
(504) 2225-6583 - (504) 2516-1644
Website
vianatransportes.com
Bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Schedules at
vianatransportes.com
Economy
$28
Executive
$46
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Belize City to Flores - Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $25
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Book at
facebook.com
Bus from Flores - Santa Elena to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Travel Mundo Maya
Phone
+501.2231200
Email
mundomayatravels@yahoo.com
Website
travelmundomaya.com
Bus from Flores - Santa Elena to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
travelmundomaya.com
Ferry operators
Starla International
Phone
+504 9545-9322
Email
starlaferry@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from Belize City to Puerto Cortés
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
travelmundomaya.com

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