There are 5 ways to get from Managua to Xcalak by bus, ferry, car or plane

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Bus, ferry, drive  •  23 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua 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. Take the bus from Independence to Dangriga
  5. Take the ferry from Dangriga to Belize City
  6. Drive from Belize City to Xcalak

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Bus, ferry via San Pedro  •  27 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua 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 ferry from Belize City to San Pedro
  5. Take the ferry from San Pedro to Chetumal
  6. Take the bus from Chetumal Terminal Autobuses Caribe to Xcalak

$284 - $345

3 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  26 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua 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 Sarteneja

Drive  •  23 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Managua to Xcalak 921.3 miles

$120 - $180

Fly, drive  •  13 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Managua (MGA) to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt (BZE) MGA - BZE
  2. Drive from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt to Xcalak

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The cheapest way to get from Managua to Xcalak is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 23 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Managua to Xcalak is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 23 h 53 min.

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The distance between Managua and Xcalak is 703 km. The road distance is 1474 km.

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The best way to get from Managua to Xcalak without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 27 h 54 min and costs $280 - $350.

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It takes approximately 23 h 42 min to get from Managua to Xcalak, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Managua Airport to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 36 min and has one stopover.

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Xcalak is 1 h ahead of Managua. It is currently 4:39 PM in Managua and 5:39 PM in Xcalak.

Yes, the driving distance between Managua to Xcalak is 1474 km. It takes approximately 23 h 53 min to drive from Managua to Xcalak.

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TACA, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Copa Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Managua Airport to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Xcalak. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Managua to Managua Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Managua to Xcalak.
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  • Distance: 439.4 miles
  • Duration: 23 h 42 min

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

There is no direct connection from Managua to Xcalak. However, you can take the bus to San Pedro Sula, take the bus to Puerto Cortés, take the walk to Puerto Cortes, take the ferry to Big Creek, take the drive to Independence, take the bus to Dangriga, take the walk to Dangriga, take the ferry to Belize City, then take the drive to Xcalak. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Managua to Xcalak via San Pedro Sula, Puerto Cortés, Puerto Cortés, Belize City, and Sarteneja in around 26 h 50 min.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Managua to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Panama City
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Managua to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Miami
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Managua to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Bus operators
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
James Bus Company
Website
d02044893.brinkster.net
Bus from Independence to Dangriga
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
d02044893.brinkster.net
bus
Bus from Independence to Dangriga
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
belmopanonline.com
Belize Bus
Website
belizebus.wordpress.com
Bus from Belize City to Sarteneja
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
belizebus.wordpress.com
Autobuses Caribe
Phone
+52 0155 5784 46 52, (809) 221-4422 x 2000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Chetumal Terminal Autobuses Caribe to Xcalak
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
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 Dangriga to Belize City
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
travelmundomaya.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
San Pedro Water Taxi
Phone
+11 501 2232225
Email
info@belizewatertaxi.com
Website
sanpedrowatertaxi.com
Ferry from Belize City to San Pedro
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
belizewatertaxi.com
Book at
belizewatertaxi.com
Ferry from San Pedro to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
belizewatertaxi.com
Book at
belizewatertaxi.com
Ocean Ferry
Phone
+501 223-0033 / 226-0033 / 226-2033
Email
support@oceanferrybelize.com
Website
oceanferrybelize.com
Ferry from Belize City to San Pedro
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
oceanferrybelize.com
Book at
ocean-ferry-belize.trekksoft.com
Caye Caulker Water Taxi
Phone
+501 223-5752
Email
ccwatertaxi@btl.net
Website
caribya.com
Ferry from Belize City to San Pedro
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Schedules at
facebook.com

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