There are 5 ways to get from Mexico City to Nicaragua by plane, bus 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  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Mexico City (MEX) to Managua (MGA) MEX - MGA

$193 - $342

Cheapest option

Bus  •  44 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from México TAPO to Tapachula
  2. Take the bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Guatemala City Terminal Transgalgos Internacional
  3. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Managua

$145 - $237

3 alternative options

Bus via San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos  •  39 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from México TAPO to Tapachula
  2. Take the bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Retalhuleu
  3. Take the bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador
  4. Take the bus from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos to Managua Tica Bus

$155 - $219

Bus via Tegucigalpa  •  45 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from México TAPO to San Cristóbal de las Casas Gl
  2. Take the bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Antigua Guatemala
  3. Take the bus from Antigua Guatemala to Tegucigalpa
  4. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda to Managua

$211 - $349

Drive  •  27 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Mexico City to Managua 1326.5 miles

$180 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mexico City to Nicaragua is to bus which costs $3100 - $4500 and takes 39 h 57 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Mexico City to Nicaragua is to fly which takes 5 h 15 min and costs $3900 - $7000.

More details

The distance between Mexico City and Nicaragua is 1713 km. The road distance is 2122 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Mexico City to Nicaragua, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Mexico City to Nicaragua. However, there are services departing from México TAPO and arriving at Managua via San Cristóbal de las Casas, Antigua Guatemala and Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 28 min.

More details

What companies run services between Mexico City, Mexico and Nicaragua?

Aeroméxico, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and TACA fly from Mexico City to Managua 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mexico City to Managua via Tapachula, Tapachula, Mexico, Retalhuleu, San Salvador, San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos, and Managua Tica Bus in around 39 h 57 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mexico City to Managua
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $650
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Mexico City to Managua via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from México TAPO to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
17 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$50 - $75
Economy
$45 - $65
Bus from México TAPO to San Cristóbal de las Casas
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$40 - $60
Economy
$35 - $55
Trans Galgos Inter
Phone
2232-3661
Email
transgalgosinter@hotmail.com
Website
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Retalhuleu
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Guatemala City Terminal Transgalgos Internacional
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos to Managua Tica Bus
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Transport Guatemala
Website
transportguatemala.com
Bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Antigua Guatemala
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
transportguatemala.com
Book at
transportguatemala.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Want to know more about Flixbus?, Getting to Rome from the airport and South Korea: Travelling from Seoul to Busan - to help you get the most out of your next trip.