There are 5 ways to get from Cancún to Tapachula by plane, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Tapachula  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Tapachula (TAP) CUN - TAP

$88 - $266

Cheapest option

Bus Transportes Caballero S.A de C.V  •  23 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Cancún to Comitán
  2. Take the bus from Comitán to Tapachula San Cristóbal-Tapachula

$47 - $70

3 alternative options

Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez, bus  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Tuxtla Gutierrez (TGZ) CUN - TGZ
  2. Take the bus from Tuxtla Gutiérrez to Tapachula

$75 - $294

Bus  •  24 h

  1. Take the bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Tapachula Terminal OCC OCC Cancun

$50 - $95

Drive  •  18 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Cancún to Tapachula 821 miles

$110 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Cancún to Tapachula is to bus which costs $850 - $1400 and takes 23 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cancún to Tapachula is to fly which costs $1600 - $5000 and takes 7 h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cancún Terminal ADO and arriving at Tapachula Terminal OCC. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 24 h.

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The distance between Cancún and Tapachula is 902 km. The road distance is 1313.7 km.

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The best way to get from Cancún to Tapachula without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 51 min and costs $850 - $1400.

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It takes approximately 7 h to get from Cancún to Tapachula, including transfers.

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Cancún to Tapachula bus services, operated by Transportes Caballero S.A de C.V, depart from Cancún station.

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The best way to get from Cancún to Tapachula is to fly which takes 7 h and costs $1600 - $5000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $850 - $1400 and takes 23 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cancun Airport to Tapachula Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 13 min and has one stopover.

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Cancún to Tapachula bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Tapachula station.

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Map of how to get from Cancún to Tapachula.
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  • Distance: 563.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h

What companies run services between Cancún, Mexico and Tapachula, Mexico?

Aeroméxico, Volaris and three other airlines fly from Cancún to Tapachula hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cancún to Tapachula via Comitán and Comitán in around 23 h 51 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Tapachula via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Cancun to Tapachula via Havana, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Tuxtla Gutierrez
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Tapachula via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Cancun to Tapachula via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Cancun to Tuxtla Gutierrez
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Bus operators
AutobusesAexa
Phone
52 (961) 638-5018
Email
info@autobusesaexa.com
Website
autobusesaexa.com.mx
Bus from Tuxtla Gutiérrez to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
autobusesaexa.com.mx
Transportes Caballero S.A de C.V
Phone
+52 998 122 3684
Email
sergiocaballero-06@hotmail.com
Bus from Cancún to Comitán
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
facebook.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Comitán to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$23 - $35
Economy
$12 - $19
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Tapachula Terminal OCC
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$60 - $85
Economy
$50 - $80

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