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

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Fly to Tapachula  •  7 h 2 min

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

$87 - $265

Cheapest option

Bus Transportes Caballero S.A de C.V  •  30 h 1 min

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

$47 - $70

4 alternative options

Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez, bus  •  9 h 44 min

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

$74 - $292

Fly to Guatemala City, bus  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Guatemala City (GUA) CUN - GUA
  2. Take the bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to Tica Bus Tapachula

$142 - $453

Bus  •  24 h

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

$50 - $90

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 $900 - $1400 and takes 30 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cancún to Tapachula is to fly which costs $1600 - $5500 and takes 7 h 2 min.

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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 24 h and costs $1000 - $1800.

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It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Cancún to Tapachula, including transfers.

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Cancún to Tapachula bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Cancún Terminal ADO station.

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The best way to get from Cancún to Tapachula is to fly which takes 7 h 2 min and costs $1600 - $5500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1000 - $1800 and takes 24 h.

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There is no direct flight from Cancun Airport to Tapachula Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 39 min and has one stopover.

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Cancún to Tapachula bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Tapachula Terminal OCC 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 2 min

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

Aeroméxico, Volaris and two other airlines fly from Cancún to Tapachula hourly. Alternatively, ADO operates a bus from Cancún to Tapachula twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $90 and the journey takes 24 h.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Tapachula via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Tapachula via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Cancun to Tapachula via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Cancun to Tuxtla Gutierrez
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Cancun to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Tuxtla Gutierrez
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cancun to Guatemala City via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
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
$14
Schedules at
autobusesaexa.com.mx
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to Tica Bus Tapachula
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Tapachula Terminal OCC
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$55 - $85
Economy
$50 - $80
Bus from Comitán to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$22 - $35
Economy
$12 - $18
Transportes Caballero S.A de C.V
Phone
+52 998 122 3684
Email
sergiocaballero-06@hotmail.com
Bus from Cancún to Comitán
Ave. Duration
22 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
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Tapachula is 1 h behind Cancún. It is currently 6:19 AM in Cancún and 5:19 AM in Tapachula.

Yes, the driving distance between Cancún to Tapachula is 1314 km. It takes approximately 18 h 5 min to drive from Cancún to Tapachula.

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Viva Aerobus, Volaris and Aeroméxico offer flights from Cancun Airport to Tapachula Airport.

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There are 18+ hotels available in Tapachula. Prices start at $28 USD 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 $70 - $400.

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