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There are 5 ways to get from Cancún to Nicaragua 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.

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Fly  •  6h 33m

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

$286 - $467

Cheapest option

Bus  •  35h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Tulum
  2. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  3. Take the bus from Belize City to Flores - Santa Elena
  4. Take the bus from Flores - Santa Elena to San Pedro Sula
  5. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Managua

$151 - $236

3 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  27h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Tulum
  2. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  3. Take the ferry from Belize City to Puerto Cortés
  4. Take the bus from Puerto Cortés to San Pedro Sula
  5. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Managua

$258 - $325

Bus, ferry via Tegucigalpa  •  32h 42m

  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

$231 - $318

Drive  •  25h 14m

  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 - $3900 and takes 25h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Cancún to Nicaragua is to fly which costs $5500 - $9000 and takes 6h 33m.

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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 27h 33m and costs $4900 - $6500.

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It takes approximately 6h 33m 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 6h 33m and costs $5500 - $9000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2900 - $4600 and takes 35h 35m.

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There is no direct flight from Cancun Airport to Managua Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Nicaragua is 1h behind Cancún. It is currently 12:06 PM in Cancún and 11:06 AM in Nicaragua.

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

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., TACA, Interjet and three 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: 6h 33m

What companies run services between Cancún, Mexico and Nicaragua?

Copa Airlines, American Airlines and four other airlines fly from Cancún to Managua every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cancún to Managua via Tulúm, Belize City, Flores - Santa Elena, San Pedro Sula, and Managua in around 35h 35m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cancun to Managua via Miami
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Managua via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $700
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Cancun to Managua via Panama City
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $800
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cancun to Managua via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$18 - $26
Economy
$8 - $12
Bus from Tulúm to Belize City
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$27 - $40
Economy
$18 - $26
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Belize City
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $45
Economy
$22 - $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
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Bus from Flores - Santa Elena to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Travel Mundo Maya
Phone
+501.2231200
Email
mundomayatravels@yahoo.com
Website
travelmundomaya.com
Bus from Belize City to Flores - Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
travelmundomaya.com
Book at
travelmundomaya.com
Bus from Flores - Santa Elena to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
10h
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
5h 30m
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 30m and costs $70 - $400.

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