There are 8 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.

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Bus, drive, ferry  •  17 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from La Ceiba to Tela
  2. Drive from Tela to Puerto Cortés
  3. Take the ferry from Puerto Cortes to Big Creek
  4. Take the bus from Independence to Belmopan
  5. Take the bus from Belmopan to Belize City
  6. Take the bus from Belize City to Playa del Carmen

$109 - $159

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Bus  •  26 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from La Ceiba to San Pedro Sula
  2. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Flores - Santa Elena
  3. Take the bus from Flores - Santa Elena to Belize City
  4. Take the bus from Belize City to Playa del Carmen

$93 - $160

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Bus, ferry  •  18 h 33 min

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

$213 - $249

Bus via Chetumal ADO Bus Station  •  28 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from La Ceiba to San Pedro Sula
  2. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Flores - Santa Elena
  3. Take the bus from Flores to Chetumal
  4. Take the bus from Chetumal ADO Bus Station to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística

$107 - $131

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 21 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 - $1,118

Bus, ferry to Placencia, fly  •  15 h 24 min

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

$454 - $1,522

Bus, ferry to Dangriga, fly  •  15 h 54 min

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

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The cheapest way to get from La Ceiba to Playa del Carmen is to bus which costs $100 - $140 and takes 28 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from La Ceiba to Playa del Carmen is to bus and fly which costs $310 - $1,200 and takes 11 h 21 min.

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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, Flores - Santa Elena and Belize City. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 26 min.

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The distance between La Ceiba and Playa del Carmen is 542 km. The road distance is 1330.7 km.

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The best way to get from La Ceiba to Playa del Carmen without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 18 h 33 min and costs $210 - $250.

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It takes approximately 17 h 42 min to get from La Ceiba to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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La Ceiba to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by Marvelus Bus & Shuttle, depart from La Ceiba station.

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There is no direct flight from San Pedro Sula Airport to Cancun Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 58 min and has one stopover.

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La Ceiba to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Playa del Carmen station.

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Playa del Carmen is 1 h ahead of La Ceiba. It is currently 3:00 PM in La Ceiba and 4:00 PM in Playa del Carmen.

Map of how to get from La Ceiba to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 338.9 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 42 min

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, Flores - Santa Elena, and Belize City in around 26 h 26 min.

Airlines
Tropic Air
Website
tropicair.com
Flights from Placencia to Cancun via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
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
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Pedro Sula to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Pedro Sula to Cancun via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Pedro Sula to Cancun via Panama City
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from San Pedro Sula to Cancun via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
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
James Bus Company
Website
d02044893.brinkster.net
Bus from Independence to Belmopan
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
d02044893.brinkster.net
James Bus Line
Phone
(++501) 662-4475
Email
hickatee@gmail.com
Website
hickatee.com
Bus from Belmopan to Belize City
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
hickatee.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
$24 - $60
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $50
Economy
$24 - $40
Bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from San Pedro Sula to Puerto Cortés
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Bus from San Pedro Sula to Flores - Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Bus from Flores - Santa Elena to Belize City
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Book at
facebook.com
San Juan Travel
Phone
+502 7926 0042 / 79248018 / 55542218 / 55541719
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Flores to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
belizebus.wordpress.com
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Chetumal ADO Bus Station to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Ferry operators
D-Express
Phone
+504 9991-0778
Email
belizeferry@hotmail.com
Website
belizeferry.com
Ferry from Puerto Cortes to Big Creek
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
facebook.com
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
$150
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

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Yes, the driving distance between La Ceiba to Playa del Carmen is 1331 km. It takes approximately 21 h 1 min to drive from La Ceiba to Playa del Carmen.

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Skytrans, Copa Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Pedro Sula Airport to Cancun Airport.

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There are 2455+ hotels available in Playa del Carmen. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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