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There are 6 ways to get from Cancún to Palenque by helicopter, bus, car, plane or taxi

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Air taxi  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the Air taxi from Cancún International Airport to Palenque Airport

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Bus  •  13h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Cancun to Palenque Cancun / ...

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Bus via Emiliano Zapata  •  12h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Cancún to Emiliano Zapata

Drive  •  10h 24m

  1. Drive from Cancún to Palenque 835.6 km

Fly to Villahermosa, taxi  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Villahermosa (VSA) CUN - VSA
  2. Take a taxi from Villahermosa to Palenque

Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez, bus  •  11h 37m

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Tuxtla Gutierrez (TGZ) CUN - TGZ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Ángel Albino Corzo to San Cristóbal de las Casas
  3. Take the bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Palenque
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Palenque is 911.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Palenque is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Palenque is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Cancún to Palenque is to bus which costs $420 - $1300 and takes 13h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Cancún to Palenque is to fly and taxi which costs $1900 - $4200 and takes 4h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cancun and arriving at Palenque. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 40m.

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The distance between Cancún and Palenque is 675 km. The road distance is 835.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cancún to Palenque without a car is to Air taxi which takes 4h 48m and costs $83000 - $83200.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Cancún to Palenque, including transfers.

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Cancún to Palenque bus services, operated by Autobuses ATS, depart from Cancún station.

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The quickest flight from Cancun Airport to Villahermosa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Cancún to Palenque bus services, operated by Autobuses ATS, arrive at Emiliano Zapata station.

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Palenque is 1h behind Cancún. It is currently 8:47 AM in Cancún and 7:47 AM in Palenque.

Map of how to get from Cancún to Palenque.
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  • Distance: 675.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 48m

What companies run services between Cancún, Mexico and Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico?

Autobuses ATS operates a bus from Cancún to Emiliano Zapata once daily. Tickets cost $600 - $1500 and the journey takes 11h 19m. Autobuses Unidos (AU) also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Villahermosa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $3800
Flights from Cancun to Tuxtla Gutierrez
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $3100
Aeromar
Website
aeromar.mx
Flights from Cancun to Villahermosa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1400 - $4800
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Tuxtla Gutierrez
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $5500
Bus operators
Autobuses ATS
Bus from Cancún to Emiliano Zapata
Ave. Duration
11h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$600 - $1500
Autobuses Unidos (AU)
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancun to Emiliano Zapata
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$430 - $1300
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Child & Senior disscount
$430 - $650
Regular
$850 - $1300
Bus from Cancun to Palenque
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$420 - $1300
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Child & Senior disscount
$420 - $600
Regular
$800 - $1300
Ómnibus Cristóbal Colón (OCC)
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancun to Palenque
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$950 - $1200
Schedules at
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Bus from Aeropuerto Ángel Albino Corzo to San Cristóbal de las Casas
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Transportes Caballero S.A de C.V
Phone
+52 998 321 5398
Email
sergiocaballero-06@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Cancún to Palenque
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$675
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Bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Palenque
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
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Other operators
Holbox Collection
Phone
+52 998 840 3942
Email
reservaciones3@atbcommerce.com
Website
holboxcollection.com.mx
Helicopter from Cancún International Airport to Palenque Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$82973
Schedules at
holboxcollection.com.mx
Taxi from Villahermosa to Palenque
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Estimated price
$1100 - $1400
UCTEMCEA
Phone
+52 993 222 4277
Website
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TaxiPlus
Phone
+52 993 121 8181
Website
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TaxiClub Tabasco
Phone
+52 993 196 0336
Website
taxiclub.mx
Taxi Plus Elite
Phone
+52 993 196 7124
Website
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Taxi Plus
Phone
+52 993 225 1057
Website
facebook.com
Radio taxi tabasco
Phone
+52 993 315 1465
Website
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Yes, the driving distance between Cancún to Palenque is 836 km. It takes approximately 10h 24m to drive from Cancún to Palenque.

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Aeromar and Viva Aerobus offer flights from Cancun Airport to Villahermosa Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Palenque. Prices start at $2000 MXN per night.

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The best way to get from Cancún to Cancun Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $40 - $170.

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