There are 7 ways to get from La Ceiba to Playa del Carmen by bus, car, ferry or plane

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, ferry  •  17 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from La Ceiba to Tela
  2. Drive from Tela to Puerto Cortés
  3. Take the ferry from Puerto Cortés to Belize City
  4. Take the bus from Belize City to Playa del Carmen

$116 - $159

Cheapest option

Bus  •  22 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from La Ceiba to San Pedro Sula
  2. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Belize City
  3. Take the bus from Belize City to Playa del Carmen

$115 - $170

5 alternative options

Bus via Tulum  •  23 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from La Ceiba to San Pedro Sula
  2. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Belize City
  3. Take the bus from Belize City to Tulúm
  4. Take the bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen

$115 - $158

Drive  •  21 h 1 min

  1. Drive from La Ceiba to Playa del Carmen 831.7 miles

$110 - $170

Bus to San Pedro Sula, fly, bus  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from La Ceiba to San Pedro Sula
  2. Fly from San Pedro Sula (SAP) to Cancun (CUN) SAP - CUN
  3. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística

$317 - $1,117

Bus, ferry to Placencia, fly  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from La Ceiba to San Pedro Sula
  2. Take the ferry from Puerto Cortes to Placencia
  3. Fly from Placencia (PLJ) to Cancun (CUN) PLJ - CUN
  4. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística

$427 - $1,512

Bus, ferry to Dangriga, fly  •  15 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from La Ceiba to San Pedro Sula
  2. Take the ferry from Puerto Cortés to Dangriga
  3. Fly from Dangriga (DGA) to Cancun (CUN) DGA - CUN
  4. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from La Ceiba to Playa del Carmen is to bus and drive and ferry which costs $110 - $160 and takes 17 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from La Ceiba to Playa del Carmen is to bus and fly which takes 11 h 31 min and costs $310 - $1,200.

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The distance between La Ceiba and Playa del Carmen is 542 km. The road distance is 1331 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 17 h 12 min to get from La Ceiba to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from La Ceiba to Playa del Carmen. However, there are services departing from La Ceiba and arriving at Playa del Carmen via San Pedro Sula and Belize City. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 20 min.

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What companies run services between La Ceiba, Honduras and Playa del Carmen, Mexico?

You can take a bus from La Ceiba to Playa del Carmen via San Pedro Sula and Belize City in around 22 h 20 min.

Airlines
Tropic Air
Website
tropicair.com
Flights from Placencia to Cancun via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $2,800
Flights from Placencia to Cancun via Dangriga, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,800
Flights from Dangriga to Cancun via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Pedro Sula to Cancun via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
Flights from San Pedro Sula to Cancun via Roatan, San Salvador
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
Flights from San Pedro Sula to Cancun via Tegucigalpa, San Salvador
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Pedro Sula to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Pedro Sula to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Pedro Sula to Cancun via Panama City
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Pedro Sula to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Bus operators
Horario De Buses
Website
thebusschedule.com
Bus from La Ceiba to Tela
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Belize City to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $45
Economy
$23 - $35
Bus from Belize City to Tulúm
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $45
Economy
$20 - $30
Bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $22
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$15 - $22
Economy
$5 - $8
Viana
Phone
(504) 2225-6583 - (504) 2516-1644
Website
vianatransportes.com
Bus from La Ceiba to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
vianatransportes.com
Economy
$17
Executive
$24
Transportes Manabre
Phone
+501 223 1200 / 663 5957
Email
mundomayatravels@yahoo.com
Bus from San Pedro Sula to Belize City
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
travelmundomaya.com
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Ferry operators
Starla International
Phone
+504 9545-9322
Email
starlaferry@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from Puerto Cortés to Belize City
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
travelmundomaya.com
Ferry from Puerto Cortés to Dangriga
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
travelmundomaya.com
D-Express
Phone
+504 9991-0778
Email
belizeferry@hotmail.com
Website
belizeferry.com
Ferry from Puerto Cortes to Placencia
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
facebook.com

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