There are 6 ways to get from León to Tulum by bus, ferry, car 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, ferry via Independence  •  23 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from León to San Pedro Sula
  2. Take the ferry from Puerto Cortes to Big Creek
  3. Take the bus from Independence to Belmopan
  4. Take the bus from Belmopan to Belize City
  5. Take the bus from Belize City to Tulum

$152 - $202

Cheapest option

Bus  •  32 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from León 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 Tulum

$126 - $200

4 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  25 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from León 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 Tulum

$231 - $270

Drive  •  25 h 17 min

  1. Drive from León to Tulum 963.3 miles

$130 - $190

Bus, fly to Cozumel, ferry  •  24 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from León to Managua Airport
  2. Fly from Managua (MGA) to Cozumel (CZM) MGA - CZM
  3. Take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
  4. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Tulum

$255 - $806

Bus, fly to Cancun  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from León to Managua Airport
  2. Fly from Managua (MGA) to Cancun (CUN) MGA - CUN
  3. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
  4. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Tulum

$287 - $486

Questions & Answers

The distance between León and Tulum is 867 km. The road distance is 1541.3 km.

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The best way to get from León to Tulum without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 25 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 23 h 13 min to get from León to Tulum, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Managua Airport to Cozumel Airport. The quickest flight takes 21 h 36 min and has one stopover.

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Tulum is 1 h ahead of León. It is currently 1:29 PM in León and 2:29 PM in Tulum.

Yes, the driving distance between León to Tulum is 1541 km. It takes approximately 25 h 17 min to drive from León to Tulum.

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Aeroméxico, TACA, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and five other airlines offer flights from Managua Airport to Cozumel Airport.

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There are 589+ hotels available in Tulum. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from León to Tulum.
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  • Distance: 541.6 miles
  • Duration: 23 h 13 min

What companies run services between León, Nicaragua and Tulum, Mexico?

You can take a bus from León to Tulum via San Pedro Sula, San Pedro Sula, Flores - Santa Elena, and Belize City in around 32 h 22 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Managua to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
21 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Managua to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
29 h 44 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
Flights from Managua to Cozumel via Panama City, Miami
Ave. Duration
20 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Managua to Cozumel via Atlanta, Miami
Ave. Duration
20 h 46 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from Managua to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Managua to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
23 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Managua to Cozumel via San Salvador, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
17 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Managua to Cancun via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Managua to Cancun via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Managua to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
21 h 36 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Managua to Cancun via Panama City
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $800
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Managua to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $700
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Managua to Cancun via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Bus operators
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Phone
+502 77620120
Email
marvelustravel@gmail.com
Website
marvelustravel.com
Bus from León to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Bus from León to Managua Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
marvelustravel.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 Tulum
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $45
Economy
$21 - $35
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
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
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
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
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
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
9878721588
Email
datos@mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Website
mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Schedules at
winjet.mx
Book at
winjet.mx
Regular
$9
Local
$3
Ultramar Ferry
Phone
01 998 881 5890
Email
info@ultramar.com
Website
ultramarferry.com
Ferry from Cozumel Port to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
ultramarferry.com
Premium Plus
$9
First Class
$12
Plan Peninsular (Residentes en Yucatán, Campeche)
$6
Plan Quintana Roo (Residentes Q.Roo)
$4
Barcos Caribe
Phone
01 987 120 3982
Email
contacto@barcoscaribe.com
Website
barcoscaribe.com
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
barcoscaribe.com
Book at
barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$7
Quintana Roo Residents
$4
Yucatan Peninsula Residents
$6

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