How to get from Cancún to Tapachula

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Recommended option

Fly to Tapachula  •  7 h 6 min

  1. CUN - TAP

$87 - $255

Cheapest option

Bus  •  24 h

  1. OCC Cancun

$40 - $110

4 alternative options

Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez, bus  •  9 h 39 min

  1. CUN - TGZ

$73 - $281

Fly to Guatemala City, bus  •  11 h 33 min

  1. CUN - GUA

$144 - $443

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

  1. San Cristóbal-Tapachula

$46 - $54

Drive  •  18 h 5 min

  1. 821 miles

$110 - $160

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

Aeroméxico, Viva Aerobus 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 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Cancun to Tapachula via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Tuxtla Gutierrez
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Tuxtla Gutierrez
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Cancun to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cancun to Guatemala City via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
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 Guatemala City to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ticabus.com
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
$33
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
$13 - $21
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Tapachula Terminal OCC
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cancún and Tapachula is 902 km. The road distance is 1314 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cancún to Tapachula is to bus which costs $900 - $1100 and takes 23 h 51 min.

The quickest way to get from Cancún to Tapachula is to fly which takes 7 h 6 min and costs $1700 - $5500.

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.

It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Cancún to Tapachula, including transfers.