There are 6 ways to get from Cancún to Nicaragua by plane, bus, ferry, taxi, shuttle 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  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Managua (MGA) CUN - MGA

$265 - $432

Cheapest option

Bus via Tegucigalpa  •  36 h 19 min

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

$154 - $212

4 alternative options

Bus, ferry, taxi  •  26 h 36 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 a taxi from Puerto Cortés to San Pedro Sula
  6. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Managua

$323 - $396

Bus  •  32 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Chetumal ADO Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Chetumal to Belize City
  3. Take the bus from Belize City to San Pedro Sula
  4. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Managua

$181 - $215

Shuttle, bus  •  34 h 49 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Cancun Airport to Belize City
  2. Take the bus from Belize City to San Pedro Sula
  3. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
  4. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa to Managua

$696 - $725

Drive  •  25 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Cancún to Managua 1021.9 miles

$130 - $200

What companies run services between Cancún, Mexico and Nicaragua?

Copa Airlines, American Airlines and 11 other airlines fly from Cancún to Managua hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cancún to Managua via Chetumal ADO Bus Station, Chetumal, Belize City, San Pedro Sula, San Pedro Sula, and Managua in around 32 h 38 min.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Cancun to Managua via Panama City
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $800
Flights from Cancun to Managua via Panama City, San Jose
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cancun to Managua via Miami
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cancun to Managua via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cancun to Managua via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Managua via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cancun to Managua via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
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
$2
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
$17 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Belize City
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Chetumal ADO Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
BBOC
Phone
+501 630-9303
Email
belizebusownerscoop@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Chetumal to Belize City
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
belizebus.wordpress.com
Transportes Manabre
Phone
+501 223 1200 / 663 5957
Email
mundomayatravels@yahoo.com
Bus from Belize City to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
travelmundomaya.com
Super Shuttle Belize
Website
facebook.com
Shuttle from Cancun Airport to Belize City
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$550
Schedules at
supershuttlebelize.com
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
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Phone
+502 77620120
Email
marvelustravel@gmail.com
Website
marvelustravel.com
Bus from Tegucigalpa to Managua
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
marvelustravel.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
$80
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
travelmundomaya.com
Other operators
Taxi from Puerto Cortés to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cancún and Nicaragua is 1001 km. The road distance is 1635 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cancún to Nicaragua is to drive which costs $2700 - $4000 and takes 25 h 14 min.

The quickest way to get from Cancún to Nicaragua is to fly which takes 6 h 40 min and costs $5000 - $9000.

No, there is no direct bus from Cancún to Nicaragua. However, there are services departing from Cancún Terminal ADO and arriving at Managua via Belize City, San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 19 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 40 min to get from Cancún to Nicaragua, including transfers.