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There are 6 ways to get from Nicaragua to Tulum by plane, bus, ferry 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, bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Managua (MGA) to Cancun (CUN) MGA - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport to Tulum

$290 - $473

Cheapest option

Bus  •  32 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua to San Pedro Sula
  2. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Flores - Santa Elena
  3. Take the bus from Flores - Santa Elena to Belize City
  4. Take the bus from Belize City to Tulum

$133 - $230

4 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  24 h 28 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 Tulum

$253 - $319

Bus, ferry via Tegucigalpa  •  26 h 37 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 Puerto Cortés
  4. Take the ferry from Puerto Cortés to Belize City
  5. Take the bus from Belize City to Tulum

$229 - $330

Bus, ferry via Tegucigalpa #2  •  28 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua to Tegucigalpa
  2. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa to San Pedro Sula
  3. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Puerto Cortés
  4. Take the ferry from Puerto Cortés to Belize City
  5. Take the bus from Belize City to Tulum

$238 - $329

Drive  •  26 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Managua to Tulum 1014.8 miles

$130 - $200

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

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The quickest way to get from Nicaragua to Tulum is to fly and bus which costs $290 - $480 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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The distance between Nicaragua and Tulum is 914 km. The road distance is 1623.6 km.

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The best way to get from Nicaragua to Tulum without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 24 h 28 min and costs $250 - $320.

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It takes approximately 7 h 17 min to get from Nicaragua to Tulum, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Managua Airport to Cancun Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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Tulum is 1 h ahead of Nicaragua. It is currently 1:46 AM in Nicaragua and 2:46 AM in Tulum.

Yes, the driving distance between Nicaragua to Tulum is 1624 km. It takes approximately 26 h 16 min to drive from Nicaragua to Tulum.

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Aeroméxico, United Airlines, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and two other airlines offer flights from Managua Airport to Cancun Airport.

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There are 583+ hotels available in Tulum. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nicaragua to Tulum.
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  • Distance: 571.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 17 min

What companies run services between Nicaragua and Tulum, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Managua to Tulum via Managua, San Pedro Sula, Flores - Santa Elena, and Belize City in around 32 h 20 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Managua to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Managua to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Managua to Cancun via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Managua to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Managua to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún International Airport to Tulum
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$18 - $26
Economy
$7 - $11
Bus from Belize City to Tulum
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $45
Economy
$21 - $35
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
Bus from San Pedro Sula to Flores - Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Bus from Flores - Santa Elena to Belize City
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
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facebook.com
Ferry operators
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
$150
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
travelmundomaya.com

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The best way to get from Nicaragua to Managua Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs $22 - $27.

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