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

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Fly to Flores  •  10 h 18 min

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

$198 - $568

Cheapest option

Bus, drive via Coatzacoalcos  •  29 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from México TAPO to Puebla Terminal CAPU
  2. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Coatzacoalcos Au
  3. Take the bus from Coatzacoalcos to Bacalar
  4. Take the bus from Bacalar to Belize City
  5. Take the bus from Belize City to San Ignacio
  6. Drive from San Ignacio to Tikal

$73 - $143

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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, 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

$76 - $130

Bus, shuttle  •  30 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexico City North Bus to Palenque
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Palenque to Flores
  3. Take the bus from Santa Elena - Mercado to Parque Nacional Tikal

$90 - $115

Bus  •  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, Mexico  •  40 h 37 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

$101 - $156

Drive  •  15 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Mexico City to Tikal 791.4 miles

$100 - $160

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No, there is no direct bus from Mexico City to Tikal. However, there are services departing from Mexico TAPO and arriving at Parque Nacional Tikal via Veracruz, Chetumal and Santa Elena - Mercado. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 34 min.

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

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The best way to get from Mexico City to Tikal without a car is to bus and shuttle which takes 30 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 18 min to get from Mexico City to Tikal, including transfers.

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Mexico City to Tikal bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Mexico TAPO station.

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The best way to get from Mexico City to Tikal is to fly which takes 10 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 39 h 34 min.

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There is no direct flight from Mexico City Airport to Flores Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 39 min and has one stopover.

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Mexico City to Tikal bus services, operated by Horario De Buses, arrive at Parque Nacional Tikal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mexico City to Tikal is 1266 km. It takes approximately 15 h 49 min to drive from Mexico City to Tikal.

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Interjet, Tropic Air, TAG Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Mexico City Airport to Flores Airport.

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Map of how to get from Mexico City to Tikal.
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  • Distance: 645.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 18 min

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

Aeroméxico, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and five other airlines fly from Mexico City to Tikal hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mexico City to Tikal via Veracruz, Chetumal, Flores, Santa Elena - Mercado, and Parque Nacional Tikal in around 39 h 34 min.

Airlines
TAG Airlines
Website
tag.com.gt
Flights from Mexico City to Flores via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Mexico City to Flores via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Mexico City to Flores via San Salvador, Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Mexico City to Flores via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Mexico City to Flores via San Salvador, Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
11 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Mexico City to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Tropic Air
Website
tropicair.com
Flights from Mexico City to Flores via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Mexico City to Flores via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Mexico City to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 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 México TAPO to Puebla Terminal CAPU
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$18 - $26
Economy
$7 - $12
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Coatzacoalcos
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $45
Economy
$21 - $35
Bus from Bacalar to Belize City
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $29
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$20 - $29
Economy
$10 - $15
Bus from Mexico City North Bus to Palenque
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$45 - $65
Economy
$35 - $55
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
$50 - $75
Economy
$45 - $70
Estrella Roja
Vive Mexico
Phone
+52 984 133 8674, 9371280768, 9841531307
Bus from Coatzacoalcos to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
facebook.com
Westline
Phone
+501 824-2620
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Belize City to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
belmopanonline.com
BBOC
Phone
+501 630-9303
Email
belizebusownerscoop@hotmail.com
Website
belizebus.wordpress.com
Bus from Belize City to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
facebook.com
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $27
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Autobuses del Norte S.A.
Phone
+502 2251 0050 / +502 2251 0079 / +502 2251 0610
Email
guate@adn.gt
Website
adn.gt
Bus from Guatemala Zona 1 to Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
facebook.com

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