There are 8 ways to get from Mexico City to Tikal by plane, bus, car or shuttle

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 Flores  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Mexico City (MEX) to Flores (FRS) MEX - FRS

$198 - $568

Cheapest option

Bus, drive  •  29 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from México TAPO to Palenque Ado
  2. Take the bus from Palenque to Chetumal
  3. Take the bus from Corozal to San Ignacio
  4. Drive from San Ignacio to Tikal

$77 - $131

6 alternative options

Fly to Chetumal, bus, drive  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Mexico City (MEX) to Chetumal (CTM) MEX - CTM
  2. Take the bus from Corozal to Benque Viejo del Carmen
  3. Drive from Benque Viejo del Carmen to Tikal

$82 - $232

Bus, shuttle  •  28 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from México TAPO to Palenque Ado
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Palenque to Flores
  3. Take the bus from Santa Elena - Mercado to Parque Nacional Tikal

$90 - $115

Bus  •  36 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from México TAPO to Palenque Ado
  2. Take the bus from Palenque to Chetumal
  3. Take the bus from Chetumal to Flores
  4. Take the bus from Santa Elena - Mercado to Parque Nacional Tikal

$100 - $149

Bus via Veracruz  •  39 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexico TAPO to Veracruz
  2. Take the bus from Veracruz to Chetumal Ado
  3. Take the bus from Chetumal to Flores
  4. Take the bus from Santa Elena - Mercado to Parque Nacional Tikal

$100 - $150

Bus via Tapachula  •  40 h 46 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 Flores - Santa Elena
  4. Take the bus from Santa Elena to Parque Nacional Tikal

$106 - $158

Drive  •  15 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Mexico City to Tikal 791.4 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mexico City to Tikal is to bus and drive which costs $1400 - $2500 and takes 29 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mexico City to Tikal is to fly which costs $3700 - $11000 and takes 10 h 13 min.

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The distance between Mexico City and Tikal is 1033 km. The road distance is 1266.3 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 10 h 13 min to get from Mexico City to Tikal, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mexico City to Tikal. However, there are services departing from México TAPO and arriving at Parque Nacional Tikal via Palenque, Chetumal and Santa Elena - Mercado. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 49 min.

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What companies run services between Mexico City, Mexico and Tikal, Guatemala?

Aeroméxico, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and six other airlines fly from Mexico City to Tikal every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mexico City to Tikal via Palenque, Chetumal, Flores, Santa Elena - Mercado, and Parque Nacional Tikal in around 36 h 49 min.

Airlines
TAG Airlines
Website
tag.com.gt
Flights from Mexico City to Flores via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Mexico City to Flores via Cancun, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Mexico City to Flores via San Salvador, Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Tropic Air
Website
tropicair.com
Flights from Mexico City to Flores via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Mexico City to Flores via Cancun, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Mexico City to Flores via San Salvador, Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Mexico City to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Mexico City to Flores via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Mexico City to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Bus operators
Valencia Bus Line
Phone
+501 6705583 / 6212581
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Corozal to Benque Viejo del Carmen
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
belizebus.wordpress.com
Bus from Corozal to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
belizebus.wordpress.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from México TAPO to Palenque
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$45 - $65
Economy
$35 - $55
Bus from Palenque to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $45
Economy
$21 - $35
Bus from Mexico TAPO to Veracruz
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$28 - $40
Economy
$18 - $27
Bus from Veracruz to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$50 - $70
Economy
$40 - $65
Bus from México TAPO to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
17 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$55 - $80
Economy
$45 - $70
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
Bus from Santa Elena to Parque Nacional Tikal
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
San Juan Travel
Phone
+502 7926 0042 / 79248018 / 55542218 / 55541719
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Chetumal to Flores
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
belizebus.wordpress.com
Trans Galgos Inter
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Guatemala City to Flores - Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Schedules at
lineadorada.info

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