There are 11 ways to get from Cancún to Tikal by bus, car, plane, shuttle or rideshare

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, drive via Playa del Carmen  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
  2. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
  3. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  4. Take the bus from Belize City to Belmopan
  5. Drive from Belmopan to Tikal

$42 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus, drive  •  13 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Tulum
  2. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  3. Take the bus from Belize City to San Ignacio
  4. Drive from San Ignacio to Tikal

$35 - $83

9 alternative options

Bus via Tulum  •  17 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Cancún Terminal ADO 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 bus from Santa Elena - Mercado to Parque Nacional Tikal

$51 - $95

Bus  •  20 h 44 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 bus from Santa Elena - Mercado to Parque Nacional Tikal

$55 - $60

Drive  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Cancún to Tikal 454.4 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Belmopan, drive  •  13 h 16 min

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

$175 - $687

Fly to Flores  •  8 h 45 min

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

$301 - $858

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 Chetumal, bus, drive  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Chetumal (CTM) CUN - CTM
  2. Take the bus from Corozal to Benque Viejo del Carmen
  3. Drive from Benque Viejo del Carmen to Tikal

$121 - $393

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 - $813

Bus, rideshare, shuttle  •  20 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Felipe Carrillo Puerto
  2. Take the rideshare from Felipe Carrillo Puerto to Bacalar
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Bacalar to Flores
  4. Take the bus from Santa Elena - Mercado to Parque Nacional Tikal

$49 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cancún to Tikal is to bus which costs $1000 - $1200 and takes 20 h 44 min.

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 13 h to get from Cancún to Tikal, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cancún to Tikal. However, there are services departing from Cancún Terminal ADO and arriving at Parque Nacional Tikal via Tulúm, Belize City and Santa Elena - Mercado. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 21 min.

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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 - Mercado, and Parque Nacional Tikal in around 17 h 21 min. Alternatively, Tropic Air and Maya Island Air fly from Cancún to Tikal twice daily.

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, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Cancun to Belmopan via Panama City, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Cancun to Belmopan via Fort Lauderdale, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cancun to Belmopan via Houston, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Cancun to Belmopan via Miami, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
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 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
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Municipal via Fort Lauderdale, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Cancun to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Bus operators
Transporte Foráneo Cancún-Playa del Carmen
Phone
(52) 998 8886990
Website
taxistascancun.com
Bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
taxistascancun.com
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tulúm to Belize City
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$28 - $40
Economy
$18 - $27
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Tulum
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $27
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$19 - $27
Economy
$8 - $12
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 Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Tulum
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Chetumal ADO Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Westline
Phone
+501 824-2620
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Belize City to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
belmopanonline.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 Belize City to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Belmopan to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
facebook.com
Fuente Del Norte
Website
autobusesfuentedelnorte.com.gt
Bus from Belize City to Flores - Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
autobusesfuentedelnorte.com.gt
Horario De Buses
Website
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Santa Elena - Mercado to Parque Nacional Tikal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
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
Valencia Bus Line
Phone
+501 6705583 / 6212581
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Corozal to Benque Viejo del Carmen
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
belizebus.wordpress.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
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
Other operators
Colectivos de Chetumal
Phone
+52 983 832 8164
Rideshare from Felipe Carrillo Puerto to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5

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