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There are 6 ways to get from Palenque to Tapachula by bus, taxi 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

Bus, taxi, OCC  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Palenque to Altamirano
  2. Take a taxi from Altamirano to Comitán
  3. Take the OCC from Comitán to Ciudad Cuauhtémoc Occ
  4. Take a taxi from Ciudad Cuauhtémoc to Tapachula

$49 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Palenque to Tapachula Terminal OCC Occ

$21 - $45

4 alternative options

Bus via Arriaga  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Palenque to Tuxtla Gutiérrez ADO
  2. Take the bus from Tuxtla Gutiérrez to Arriaga Occ
  3. Take the bus from Arriaga to Tapachula

$35 - $73

Bus #2  •  17 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Palenque to Ciudad Cuauhtémoc Palenque-Ciudad Cuauhtémoc
  2. Take the bus from Ciudad Cuauhtémoc to Tapachula Ciudad Cuauhtémoc-Tapachula

$24 - $62

Taxi  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Palenque to Tapachula 299.7 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Palenque to Tapachula 299.7 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Palenque to Tapachula is to bus which costs $410 - $850 and takes 16 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palenque to Tapachula is to taxi which costs $1700 - $2100 and takes 7 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Palenque and arriving at Tapachula Terminal OCC. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 h 55 min.

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The distance between Palenque and Tapachula is 291 km. The road distance is 479.6 km.

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The best way to get from Palenque to Tapachula without a car is to bus and taxi and OCC which takes 7 h 55 min and costs $950 - $1600.

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It takes approximately 7 h 55 min to get from Palenque to Tapachula, including transfers.

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

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Palenque to Tapachula bus services, operated by AutobusesAexa, arrive at Tapachula station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palenque to Tapachula is 480 km. It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to drive from Palenque to Tapachula.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Tapachula. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Palenque to Tapachula.
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  • Distance: 182 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 55 min

What companies run services between Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico and Tapachula, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Palenque to Tapachula via Tuxtla Gutiérrez ADO, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Arriaga, and Arriaga in around 10 h 59 min.

Bus operators
Transportes Caballero S.A de C.V
Phone
+52 998 122 3684
Email
sergiocaballero-06@hotmail.com
Bus from Palenque to Altamirano
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
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Turismo Alianza
Phone
+52 9211677641
Bus from Palenque to Altamirano
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
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ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Comitán to Ciudad Cuauhtémoc
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $24
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$17 - $24
Economy
$6 - $9
Bus from Palenque to Tuxtla Gutiérrez ADO
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$24 - $35
Economy
$13 - $20
Bus from Tuxtla Gutiérrez to Arriaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$18 - $26
Economy
$7 - $12
Bus from Palenque to Tapachula Terminal OCC
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $45
Economy
$21 - $35
Bus from Palenque to Ciudad Cuauhtémoc
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$25 - $35
Economy
$14 - $22
Bus from Ciudad Cuauhtémoc to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $28
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$20 - $28
Economy
$9 - $14
AutobusesAexa
Phone
52 (961) 638-5018
Email
info@autobusesaexa.com
Website
autobusesaexa.com.mx
Bus from Arriaga to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
autobusesaexa.com.mx
Other operators
Taxi from Altamirano to Comitán
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Estimated price
$13 - $16

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