There are 6 ways to get from San Pedro Sula to Playa del Carmen by ferry, 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

Ferry, bus  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Take the ferry from Puerto Cortes to Big Creek
  2. Take the bus from Independence to Belmopan
  3. Take the bus from Belmopan to Belize City
  4. Take the bus from Belize City to Playa del Carmen

$101 - $147

Cheapest option

Bus  •  22 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Flores - Santa Elena
  2. Take the bus from Flores - Santa Elena to Belize City
  3. Take the bus from Belize City to Playa del Carmen

$59 - $122

4 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  14 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Puerto Cortés
  2. Take the ferry from Puerto Cortés to Belize City
  3. Take the bus from Belize City to Playa del Carmen

$177 - $213

Drive  •  18 h 7 min

  1. Drive from San Pedro Sula to Playa del Carmen 712.9 miles

$100 - $150

Fly from San Pedro Sula, bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from San Pedro Sula (SAP) to Cancun (CUN) SAP - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística

$282 - $1,080

Bus, ferry to Placencia, fly  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Puerto Cortés
  2. Take the ferry from Puerto Cortes to Big Creek
  3. Fly from Placencia (PLJ) to Cancun (CUN) PLJ - CUN
  4. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística

$418 - $1,486

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Pedro Sula to Playa del Carmen is to bus which costs $55 - $130 and takes 22 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Pedro Sula to Playa del Carmen is to fly and bus which costs $280 - $1,100 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Pedro Sula to Playa del Carmen. However, there are services departing from San Pedro Sula and arriving at Playa del Carmen via Flores - Santa Elena and Belize City. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 50 min.

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The distance between San Pedro Sula and Playa del Carmen is 578 km. The road distance is 1140.6 km.

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The best way to get from San Pedro Sula to Playa del Carmen without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 14 h 57 min and costs $170 - $220.

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It takes approximately 13 h 49 min to get from San Pedro Sula to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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San Pedro Sula to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by Autobuses FDN, depart from San Pedro Sula station.

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There is no direct flight from San Pedro Sula Airport to Cancun Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 58 min and has one stopover.

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San Pedro Sula to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Playa del Carmen station.

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Playa del Carmen is 1 h ahead of San Pedro Sula. It is currently 10:20 PM in San Pedro Sula and 11:20 PM in Playa del Carmen.

Map of how to get from San Pedro Sula to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 361.5 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 49 min

What companies run services between San Pedro Sula, Honduras and Playa del Carmen, Mexico?

You can take a bus from San Pedro Sula to Playa del Carmen via Flores - Santa Elena and Belize City in around 22 h 50 min.

Airlines
Tropic Air
Website
tropicair.com
Flights from Placencia to Cancun via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $2,800
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Pedro Sula to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Pedro Sula to Cancun via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Pedro Sula to Cancun via Panama City
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Pedro Sula to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from San Pedro Sula to Cancun via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Bus operators
James Bus Company
Website
d02044893.brinkster.net
Bus from Independence to Belmopan
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
d02044893.brinkster.net
James Bus Line
Phone
(++501) 662-4475
Email
hickatee@gmail.com
Website
hickatee.com
Bus from Belmopan to Belize City
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
hickatee.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Belize City to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $50
Economy
$24 - $40
Bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
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
Twice 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
Book at
facebook.com
Ferry operators
D-Express
Phone
+504 9991-0778
Email
belizeferry@hotmail.com
Website
belizeferry.com
Ferry from Puerto Cortes to Big Creek
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
facebook.com
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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