There are 6 ways to get from Cancún to Nicaragua by plane, bus, ferry or car

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Fly  •  6 h 40 min

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

$286 - $468

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Bus  •  36 h 25 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 Managua

$135 - $215

4 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  28 h 11 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 Puerto Cortés to San Pedro Sula
  6. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Managua

$255 - $304

Bus, ferry via Tegucigalpa  •  32 h 42 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 Puerto Cortés to San Pedro Sula
  4. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
  5. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda to Managua

$232 - $319

Bus via Tegucigalpa  •  43 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Chetumal ADO Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Chetumal to Flores
  3. Take the bus from Santa Elena to Río Dulce
  4. Take the bus from Izabal to San Pedro Sula
  5. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
  6. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa to Managua

$141 - $224

Drive  •  25 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Cancún to Managua 1021.9 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Cancún to Nicaragua is to drive which costs $2600 - $3800 and takes 25 h 14 min.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cancún to Nicaragua without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 28 h 11 min and costs $4700 - $6000.

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

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The best way to get from Cancún to Nicaragua is to fly which takes 6 h 40 min and costs $5000 - $9000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2500 - $4100 and takes 36 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cancun Airport to Managua Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 57 min and has one stopover.

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Nicaragua is 1 h behind Cancún. It is currently 11:56 AM in Cancún and 10:56 AM in Nicaragua.

Yes, the driving distance between Cancún to Nicaragua is 1635 km. It takes approximately 25 h 14 min to drive from Cancún to Nicaragua.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., TACA, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Cancun Airport to Managua Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cancún to Nicaragua.
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  • Distance: 625.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 40 min

What companies run services between Cancún, Mexico and Nicaragua?

Copa Airlines, American Airlines and six other airlines fly from Cancún to Managua hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cancún to Managua via Belize City, Flores - Santa Elena, San Pedro Sula, and Managua in around 36 h 25 min.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Cancun to Managua via Panama City
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $800
Flights from Cancun to Managua via Panama City, San Jose
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cancun to Managua via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cancun to Managua via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cancun to Managua via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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 - $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 - $27
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Belize City
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $50
Economy
$23 - $35
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Puerto Cortés to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Bus from Belize City to Flores - Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Book at
facebook.com
Bus from Flores - Santa Elena to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Bus from Izabal to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $30
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
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
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
San Juan Travel
Phone
+502 7926 0042 / 79248018 / 55542218 / 55541719
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Chetumal to Flores
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
belizebus.wordpress.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
$150
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
travelmundomaya.com

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The best way to get from Cancún to Cancun Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $70 - $400.

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