There are 8 ways to get from Playa del Carmen to Tikal by bus, car or plane

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, drive  •  12 h 42 min

$39 - $63

Cheapest option

Bus via Chetumal ADO Bus Station  •  15 h 52 min

$27 - $46

6 alternative options

Bus ADO  •  15 h 36 min

$30 - $63

Bus Marlin Espadas  •  17 h 59 min

$67 - $83

Bus San Juan Travel  •  19 h 49 min

  1. Au

$56 - $64

Drive  •  10 h 27 min

  1. 411 miles

$45 - $70

Bus, fly to Belmopan, drive  •  14 h 3 min

  1. CUN - BCV

$179 - $677

Bus, fly to Flores  •  9 h 32 min

  1. CUN - FRS

$305 - $848

What companies run services between Playa del Carmen, Mexico and Tikal, Guatemala?

You can take a bus from Playa del Carmen to Tikal via Tulum, Tulúm, Belize City, Belize City, El Remate, El Remate, and Parque Nacional Tikal in around 15 h 36 min.

Airlines
Tropic Air
Website
tropicair.com
Flights from Cancun to Belmopan via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, Belize City Municipal
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Cancun to Belmopan via Panama City, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Cancun to Belmopan via Fort Lauderdale, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cancun to Belmopan via Miami, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Cancun to Belmopan via Houston, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Cancun to Flores via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Bus operators
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tulúm to Belize City
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Chetumal ADO
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
AV (Economy)
$17
ADO (Standard)
$19
OCC (Standard)
$20
ADO gl (first)
$24
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
James Bus Line
Phone
(++501) 662-4475
Email
hickatee@gmail.com
Website
hickatee.com
Bus from Belize City to Belmopan
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
hickatee.com
Autobuses FDN
Phone
79477070 - 22513817
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Belize City to El Remate
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Book at
facebook.com
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Chetumal ADO Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
BBOC
Phone
+501 630-9303
Email
belizebusownerscoop@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Chetumal to Belize City
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
belizebus.wordpress.com
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Phone
+502 77620120
Email
marvelustravel@gmail.com
Website
marvelustravel.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Marlin Espadas
Phone
+52 983 837 32 29
Email
marlinespadasmexico@gmail.com
Website
marlinespadas.net
Bus from Chetumal to Flores
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
marlinespadas.net
Book at
marlinespadas.net
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
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Playa del Carmen and Tikal is 464 km. The road distance is 658 km.

The cheapest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Tikal is to bus which costs $500 - $950 and takes 15 h 52 min.

The quickest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Tikal is to bus and fly which takes 9 h 32 min and costs $6000 - $17000.

No, there is no direct bus from Playa del Carmen to Tikal. However, there are services departing from Playa del Carmen and arriving at Parque Nacional Tikal via Tulúm, Belize City and El Remate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 36 min.

It takes approximately 12 h 42 min to get from Playa del Carmen to Tikal, including transfers.