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There are 3 ways to get from La Ceiba to Tikal by bus or car

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Bus, Public Microbus  •  16 h 37 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 Public Microbus from Santa Elena to Tikal

$62 - $79

Cheapest option

Bus, Local Bus  •  18 h 18 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 Local Bus from Santa Elena to Parque Nacional Tikal

$30 - $42

1 alternative option

Drive  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Drive from La Ceiba to Tikal 419.7 miles

$55 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from La Ceiba to Tikal is to bus and Local Bus which costs $29 - $45 and takes 18 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from La Ceiba to Tikal is to drive which costs $55 - $90 and takes 11 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from La Ceiba to Tikal. However, there are services departing from La Ceiba and arriving at Tikal via San Pedro Sula and Santa Elena. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 37 min.

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The distance between La Ceiba and Tikal is 344 km. The road distance is 671.5 km.

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The best way to get from La Ceiba to Tikal without a car is to bus and Public Microbus which takes 16 h 37 min and costs $60 - $80.

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It takes approximately 16 h 37 min to get from La Ceiba to Tikal, including transfers.

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

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La Ceiba to Tikal bus services, operated by , arrive at Tikal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between La Ceiba to Tikal is 671 km. It takes approximately 11 h 43 min to drive from La Ceiba to Tikal.

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

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Map of how to get from La Ceiba to Tikal.
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  • Distance: 214.9 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 37 min

What companies run services between La Ceiba, Honduras and Tikal, Guatemala?

You can take a bus from La Ceiba to Tikal via San Pedro Sula, Flores - Santa Elena, Santa Elena, and Tikal in around 16 h 37 min.

Bus operators
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 Flores - Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
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
Cooperativa de Transporte Unión Coloneña COTUC
Phone
+504 2444-2181
Bus from La Ceiba to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
thebusschedule.com
Horario de Buses Guatemala
Website
horariodebuses.com
Bus from Santa Elena to Parque Nacional Tikal
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
horariodebuses.com

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