There are 2 ways to get from La Ceiba to Tikal by bus or car

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Bus  •  17 h 2 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 Santa Elena - Mercado to Parque Nacional Tikal

$65 - $81

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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 drive which costs $55 - $90 and takes 11 h 43 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 Parque Nacional Tikal via San Pedro Sula and Santa Elena - Mercado. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 2 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 which takes 17 h 2 min and costs $65 - $85.

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It takes approximately 17 h 2 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 Horario De Buses, arrive at Parque Nacional 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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The nearest airport to Tikal is Flores (FRS) Airport which is 43.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Belize City Goldson Intl Apt (BZE) (143.9 km), Dangriga (DGA) (150.6 km), Placencia (PLJ) (154.3 km) and Belize City Municipal (TZA) (155.1 km).

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There are four+ 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: 17 h 2 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 - Mercado, and Parque Nacional Tikal in around 17 h 2 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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
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

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