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There are 10 ways to get from Cancún to Tikal by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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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Bus, drive  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Villas del Mar Multiplaza Chedraui to Tulum
  2. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  3. Take the bus from Belize City to Belmopan
  4. Drive from Belmopan to Tikal

$41 - $69

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle, Public Microbus  •  20 h

  1. Take the bus from Cancún Ruta 5 to Bacalar
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bacalar to Flores
  3. Take the Public Microbus from Santa Elena to Tikal

$36 - $49

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Bus, Public Microbus via Tulum  •  18 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Villas del Mar Multiplaza Chedraui 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 Public Microbus from Santa Elena to Tikal

$38 - $60

Bus, Public Microbus  •  18 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Belize City
  2. Take the bus from Belize City to Flores - Santa Elena
  3. Take the Public Microbus from Santa Elena to Tikal

$38 - $73

Bus, Public Microbus #2  •  21 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Chetumal ADO Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Chetumal to Flores
  3. Take the Public Microbus from Santa Elena to Tikal

$52 - $76

Drive  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Cancún to Tikal 454.4 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Belmopan, drive  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Belmopan (BCV) CUN - BCV
  2. Drive from Belmopan to Tikal

$175 - $686

Fly to Flores  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Flores (FRS) CUN - FRS

$301 - $857

Fly to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, bus, drive  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt (BZE) CUN - BZE
  2. Take the bus from Belmopan to San Ignacio
  3. Drive from San Ignacio to Tikal

Fly to Belize City Municipal, shuttle, drive  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Belize City Municipal (TZA) CUN - TZA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt Airport to Belmopan
  3. Drive from San Ignacio to Tikal

$302 - $812

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cancún to Tikal is to bus and shuttle and Public Microbus which costs $650 - $950 and takes 20 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cancún to Tikal is to fly which costs $5500 - $17000 and takes 8 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cancún to Tikal. However, there are services departing from Villas del Mar Multiplaza Chedraui and arriving at Tikal via Tulúm, Belize City and Santa Elena. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 3 min.

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The distance between Cancún and Tikal is 527 km. The road distance is 727.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cancún to Tikal without a car is to bus and Public Microbus which takes 18 h 3 min and costs $700 - $1200.

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It takes approximately 14 h 2 min to get from Cancún to Tikal, including transfers.

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Cancún to Tikal bus services, operated by Autocar Cancún, depart from Villas del Mar Multiplaza Chedraui station.

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The best way to get from Cancún to Tikal is to bus and Public Microbus which takes 18 h 3 min and costs $700 - $1200. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $5500 - $17000 and takes 8 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cancun Airport to Belmopan Airport. The quickest flight takes 13 h and has two stopovers.

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Cancún to Tikal bus services, operated by , arrive at Tikal station.

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Map of how to get from Cancún to Tikal.
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  • Distance: 329.6 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 2 min

What companies run services between Cancún, Mexico and Tikal, Guatemala?

You can take a bus from Cancún to Tikal via Tulum, Tulúm, Belize City, Flores - Santa Elena, Santa Elena, and Tikal in around 18 h 3 min. Alternatively, Tropic Air, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and three other airlines fly from Cancún to Tikal 4 times a day.

Airlines
Tropic Air
Website
tropicair.com
Flights from Cancun to Belmopan via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, Belize City Municipal
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Cancun to Belmopan via Mexico City, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Cancun to Belmopan via Fort Lauderdale, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cancun to Belmopan via Miami, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Cancun to Belmopan via Panama City, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Cancun to Belmopan via Houston, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Cancun to Flores via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Cancun to Flores via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Municipal via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, Dangriga
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Municipal via Mexico City, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Municipal via Fort Lauderdale, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cancun to Flores via San Salvador, Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
TAG Airlines
Website
tag.com.gt
Flights from Cancun to Flores via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Cancun to Flores via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Maya Island Air
Website
mayaislandair.com
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Municipal via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, Dangriga
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Bus operators
Autocar Cancún
Phone
+52 (998) 1-93-35-00
Email
opina@autocarcancun.com
Website
autocarcancun.com
Bus from Villas del Mar Multiplaza Chedraui to Tulum
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
autocarcancun.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tulúm to Belize City
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
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
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $45
Economy
$22 - $35
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to ADO Chetumal
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$27 - $40
Economy
$17 - $25
James Bus Line
Phone
(++501) 662-4475
Email
hickatee@gmail.com
Website
hickatee.com
Bus from Belize City to Belmopan
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
hickatee.com
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Belize City to Flores - Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Public Microbus
Bus from Santa Elena to Tikal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Chetumal ADO Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
San Juan Travel
Phone
+502 7926 0042 / 79248018 / 55542218 / 55541719
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Chetumal to Flores
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
belizebus.wordpress.com
Westline
Phone
+501 824-2620
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Belmopan to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
belmopanonline.com
BBOC
Phone
+501 630-9303
Email
belizebusownerscoop@hotmail.com
Website
belizebus.wordpress.com
Bus from Belmopan to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
facebook.com
Shaw's Bus Line
Bus from Belmopan to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
belmopanonline.com
Super Shuttle Belize
Website
facebook.com
Shuttle from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt Airport to Belmopan
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
supershuttlebelize.com
Agencia de Viajes Chule
Phone
+52 984 164 5441, +52 984 1837594, +52 229 119 0916
Bus from Cancún Ruta 5 to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Turismo Diamante
Phone
+52 9981796618, +52 9981211990,(998)2568529
Bus from Cancún Ruta 5 to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Marlin Espadas
Phone
+52 983 837 32 29
Email
marlinespadasmexico@gmail.com
Website
marlinespadas.net
Shuttle from Bacalar to Flores
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
marlinespadas.net
Book at
marlinespadas.net

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Tikal is 1 h behind Cancún. It is currently 1:07 PM in Cancún and 12:07 PM in Tikal.

Yes, the driving distance between Cancún to Tikal is 727 km. It takes approximately 11 h 28 min to drive from Cancún to Tikal.

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Aeroméxico, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Cancun Airport to Belmopan Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Tikal. Prices start at $100 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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