There are 7 ways to get from Managua to Tulum by plane, bus, ferry, taxi or car

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

Fly to Cancun, bus  •  9 h 2 min

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

$280 - $434

Cheapest option

Bus via Tegucigalpa  •  30 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua to Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda
  2. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa to San Pedro Sula
  3. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Belize City
  4. Take the bus from Belize City to Tulúm

$154 - $206

5 alternative options

Fly to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  12 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Managua (MGA) to Cozumel (CZM) MGA - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel Port to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$292 - $1,139

Bus, taxi, ferry  •  22 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua to San Pedro Sula
  2. Take a taxi 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

$325 - $422

Bus  •  28 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua to San Pedro Sula
  2. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Belize City
  3. Take the bus from Belize City to Tulum

$189 - $250

Bus via Chetumal ADO Bus Station  •  31 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua to San Pedro Sula
  2. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Belize City
  3. Take the bus from Belize City to Chetumal
  4. Take the bus from Chetumal ADO Bus Station to Tulum

$167 - $191

Drive  •  26 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Managua to Tulum 1014.8 miles

$130 - $200

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

You can take a bus from Managua to Tulum via San Pedro Sula, San Pedro Sula, and Belize City in around 28 h 22 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Managua to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Managua to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 13 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Managua to Cozumel via Houston, Cancun
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from Managua to Cozumel via Panama City, Cancun
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Managua to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Managua to Cancun via Panama City
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $800
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Managua to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Managua to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $650
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
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Managua to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
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
Bus from Belize City to Tulúm
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
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
Trans Nica
Viana
Phone
(504) 2225-6583 - (504) 2516-1644
Website
vianatransportes.com
Bus from Tegucigalpa to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Schedules at
vianatransportes.com
Economy
$28
Executive
$46
BBOC
Phone
+501 630-9303
Email
belizebusownerscoop@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Belize City to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
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 Tulum
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Ferry operators
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)
$7
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 - $8
Schedules at
barcoscaribe.com
Book at
barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$8
Quintana Roo Residents
$4
Yucatan Peninsula Residents
$6
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
9878721588
Email
datos@mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Website
mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Ferry from San Miguel de Cozumel to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Regular
$5
Local
$4
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
Other operators
Taxi from San Pedro Sula to Puerto Cortés
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Radio Taxi Hosanna
Phone
+504 5 2250-1669
Website
facebook.com
Radio Taxis Scooby
Phone
+504 5 2554-5144
Website
facebook.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Managua to Tulum?

The distance between Managua and Tulum is 907 km. The road distance is 1624 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Managua to Tulum?

The cheapest way to get from Managua to Tulum is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 26 h 16 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Managua to Tulum?

The quickest way to get from Managua to Tulum is to fly and bus which takes 9 h 2 min and costs $280 - $440.

Is there a direct bus between Managua and Tulum?

No, there is no direct bus from Managua to Tulum. However, there are services departing from Managua and arriving at Tulúm via Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula and Belize City. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 58 min.

How long does it take to get from Managua to Tulum?

It takes approximately 9 h 2 min to get from Managua to Tulum, including transfers.