There are 11 ways to get from Playa del Carmen to Tikal by bus, car, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, drive  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
  2. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  3. Take the bus from Belize City to Belmopan
  4. Drive from Belmopan to Tikal

$40 - $68

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Bus, drive via San Ignacio  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
  2. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  3. Take the bus from Belize City to San Ignacio
  4. Drive from San Ignacio to Tikal

$34 - $60

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Bus  •  17 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
  2. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  3. Take the bus from Belize City to Flores - Santa Elena
  4. Take the bus from Santa Elena - Mercado to Parque Nacional Tikal

$49 - $71

Bus San Juan Travel  •  19 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Chetumal ADO Au
  2. Take the bus from Chetumal to Flores
  3. Take the bus from Santa Elena - Mercado to Parque Nacional Tikal

$56 - $76

Drive  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Playa del Carmen to Tikal 411 miles

$45 - $70

Bus, fly to Belmopan, drive  •  13 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Belmopan (BCV) CUN - BCV
  3. Drive from Belmopan to Tikal

$176 - $689

Bus, fly to Flores  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Flores (FRS) CUN - FRS

$302 - $860

Bus, fly to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, drive  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt (BZE) CUN - BZE
  3. Take the bus from Belmopan to San Ignacio
  4. Drive from San Ignacio to Tikal

Bus, fly to Chetumal, drive  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Chetumal (CTM) CUN - CTM
  3. Take the bus from Corozal to Benque Viejo del Carmen
  4. Drive from Benque Viejo del Carmen to Tikal

$122 - $395

Bus, fly to Belize City Municipal, shuttle, drive  •  13 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Belize City Municipal (TZA) CUN - TZA
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt Airport to Belmopan
  4. Drive from San Ignacio to Tikal

$303 - $815

Bus, shuttle  •  18 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Bacalar
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bacalar to Flores
  3. Take the bus from Santa Elena - Mercado to Parque Nacional Tikal

$46 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Tikal is to bus and drive which costs $600 - $1200 and takes 13 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Tikal is to bus and fly which costs $5500 - $17000 and takes 9 h 17 min.

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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 Santa Elena - Mercado. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 1 min.

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The distance between Playa del Carmen and Tikal is 464 km. The road distance is 657.6 km.

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The best way to get from Playa del Carmen to Tikal without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 1 min and costs $900 - $1400.

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

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Playa del Carmen to Tikal bus services, operated by Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río, depart from Playa del Carmen station.

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There is no direct flight from Cancun Airport to Belmopan Airport. The quickest flight takes 13 h 45 min and has two stopovers.

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Playa del Carmen to Tikal bus services, operated by Horario De Buses, arrive at Parque Nacional Tikal station.

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Tikal is 1 h behind Playa del Carmen. It is currently 7:50 AM in Playa del Carmen and 6:50 AM in Tikal.

Map of how to get from Playa del Carmen to Tikal.
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  • Distance: 289.8 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 42 min

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, Flores - Santa Elena, Santa Elena - Mercado, and Parque Nacional Tikal in around 17 h 1 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 Fort Lauderdale, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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 Miami, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
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
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Municipal via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, Dangriga
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Municipal via Fort Lauderdale, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Maya Island Air
Website
mayaislandair.com
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Municipal via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, Dangriga
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Cancun to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
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
$18 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$28 - $40
Economy
$18 - $26
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Chetumal ADO
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$25 - $35
Economy
$15 - $22
AV (Economy)
$18
ADO (Standard)
$20
OCC (Standard)
$21
ADO gl (first)
$25
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
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
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
Bus from Belmopan to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Bus from Belmopan to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
facebook.com
Fuente Del Norte
Website
autobusesfuentedelnorte.com.gt
Bus from Belize City to Flores - Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
autobusesfuentedelnorte.com.gt
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
Shaw's Bus Line
Bus from Belmopan to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
belmopanonline.com
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
Super Shuttle Belize
Website
facebook.com
Shuttle from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt Airport to Belmopan
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
supershuttlebelize.com
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Marlin Espadas
Phone
+52 983 837 32 29
Email
marlinespadasmexico@gmail.com
Website
marlinespadas.net
Shuttle from Bacalar to Flores
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
marlinespadas.net
Book at
marlinespadas.net

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Yes, the driving distance between Playa del Carmen to Tikal is 658 km. It takes approximately 10 h 27 min to drive from Playa del Carmen to Tikal.

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Southwest Airlines, Copa Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Cancun Airport to Belmopan Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Tikal. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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