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There are 5 ways to get from Palenque to Bacalar by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Catazajá to Bacalar Cancun / ...

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AU  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the AU from Palenque to Bacalar AU Palenque

$21 - $45

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  6h 52m

  1. Take a taxi from Palenque to Bacalar 303.7 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  6h 52m

  1. Drive from Palenque to Bacalar 303.7 miles

$40 - $60

Bus, fly  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Palenque to Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport
  2. Fly from Villahermosa (VSA) to Chetumal (CTM) VSA - CTM

$92 - $361

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The cheapest way to get from Palenque to Bacalar is to AU which costs $410 - $850 and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Palenque to Bacalar is to taxi which costs $1700 - $2100 and takes 6h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Palenque and arriving at Bacalar. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 25m.

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The distance between Palenque and Bacalar is 401 km. The road distance is 485.9 km.

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The best way to get from Palenque to Bacalar without a car is to bus which takes 5h 48m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Palenque to Bacalar, including transfers.

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Palenque to Bacalar bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Palenque station.

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There is no direct flight from Villahermosa Airport to Chetumal Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m and has one stopover.

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Palenque to Bacalar bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Bacalar station.

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Bacalar is 1h ahead of Palenque. It is currently 1:57 AM in Palenque and 2:57 AM in Bacalar.

Map of how to get from Palenque to Bacalar.
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  • Distance: 250.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 48m

What companies run services between Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico and Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico?

Agencia de Viajes Chule operates a bus from Palenque to Bacalar once daily, and the journey takes 5h 21m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Villahermosa to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Villahermosa to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Bus operators
Agencia de Viajes Chule
Phone
+52 984 164 5441, +52 984 1837594, +52 229 119 0916
Bus from Catazajá to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
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Vive Mexico
Phone
+52 984 133 8674, 9371280768, 9841531307
Bus from Catazajá to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
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Transportadora Turística del Caribe
Bus from Catazajá to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Palenque to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $45
Economy
$21 - $35
Bus from Palenque to Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$18 - $26
Economy
$8 - $12
Other operators
Taxi from Palenque to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
Estimated price
$90 - $110

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Yes, the driving distance between Palenque to Bacalar is 486 km. It takes approximately 6h 52m to drive from Palenque to Bacalar.

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Volaris, Aeroméxico and Interjet offer flights from Villahermosa Airport to Chetumal Airport.

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There are 171+ hotels available in Bacalar. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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