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There are 5 ways to get from Santa Elena to Maya Biosphere Reserve by bus, shuttle, plane 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.

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Bus, shuttle to Guayaquil, fly to Flores, drive  •  21h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Elena to Puerto López
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Puerto López to Guayaquil Airport
  3. Fly from Guayaquil (GYE) to Flores (FRS) GYE - FRS
  4. Drive from Flores to Maya Biosphere Reserve

$227 - $847

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Bus, shuttle to Guayaquil, fly to Guatemala City, drive  •  27h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Elena to Puerto López
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Puerto López to Guayaquil Airport
  3. Fly from Guayaquil (GYE) to Guatemala City (GUA) GYE - GUA
  4. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Bethel
  5. Drive from Bethel to Maya Biosphere Reserve

$333 - $985

Bus, shuttle to Guayaquil, fly to Villahermosa, drive  •  22h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Elena to Puerto López
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Puerto López to Guayaquil Airport
  3. Fly from Guayaquil (GYE) to Villahermosa (VSA) GYE - VSA
  4. Drive from Villahermosa to Maya Biosphere Reserve

$278 - $947

Bus to Quito, fly to Ciudad Del Carmen, bus, drive  •  32h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Elena to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
  2. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Ciudad Del Carmen (CME) UIO - CME
  3. Take the bus from Ciudad Del Carmen to Candelaria
  4. Drive from Candelaria to Maya Biosphere Reserve

$296 - $950

Bus, shuttle to Guayaquil, fly to San Salvador, drive  •  31h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Elena to Puerto López
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Puerto López to Guayaquil Airport
  3. Fly from Guayaquil (GYE) to San Salvador (SAL) GYE - SAL
  4. Take the bus from San Salvador to Guatemala City Holiday Inn
  5. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Bethel
  6. Drive from Bethel to Maya Biosphere Reserve

$278 - $1,045

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Last updated: May 12 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Elena to Maya Biosphere Reserve is to bus and fly and drive which costs $290 - $950 and takes 32h 58m.

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The fastest way to get from Santa Elena to Maya Biosphere Reserve is to bus and shuttle and fly and drive which takes 21h 44m and costs $220 - $850.

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The distance between Santa Elena and Maya Biosphere Reserve is 2447 km.

It takes approximately 21h 44m to get from Santa Elena to Maya Biosphere Reserve, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Guayaquil Airport to Flores Airport. The quickest flight takes 14h 30m and has two stopovers.

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Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Copa Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Guayaquil Airport to Flores Airport.

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Map of how to get from Santa Elena to Maya Biosphere Reserve.
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  • Distance: 2446.8 km
  • Duration: 21h 44m

What companies run services between Santa Elena, Provincia de Santa Elena, Ecuador and Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala?

There is no direct connection from Santa Elena to Maya Biosphere Reserve. However, you can take the bus to Puerto López, take the taxi to Puerto López, take the shuttle to Guayaquil Airport, take the walk to Guayaquil airport, fly to Flores, then take the drive to Maya Biosphere Reserve. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Puerto López, take the taxi to Puerto López, take the shuttle to Guayaquil Airport, take the walk to Guayaquil airport, fly to Guatemala City, take the walk to Fuerza Aerea, take the bus to Plaza Barrios, take the walk to Guatemala City, take the bus to Bethel, then take the drive to Maya Biosphere Reserve.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
aeromexico.com
Flights from Guayaquil to Villahermosa via Panama City, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Guayaquil to Villahermosa via San Salvador, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Guayaquil to Villahermosa via Miami, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
13h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Guayaquil to Villahermosa via Bogota, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Guayaquil to Villahermosa via Quito, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
14h 7m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Guayaquil to Villahermosa via San Salvador, Guatemala City, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Guayaquil to Villahermosa via Lima, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
14h 38m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Quito to Ciudad Del Carmen via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
14h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Quito to Ciudad Del Carmen via Miami, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
TAG Airlines
Website
tag.com.gt
Flights from Guayaquil to Flores via San Salvador, Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Guayaquil to Flores via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
13h 31m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Guayaquil to Flores via Panama City, Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Guayaquil to Flores via Miami, Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Guayaquil to Flores via Bogota, Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Guayaquil to Flores via San Salvador, Tegucigalpa, Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Guayaquil to Guatemala City via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,100
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Guayaquil to Guatemala City via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,100
Flights from Guayaquil to Guatemala City via San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,100
Flights from Guayaquil to Villahermosa via San Salvador, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
17h 18m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Guayaquil to Villahermosa via Bogota, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
18h 23m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Guayaquil to Villahermosa via San Salvador, Guatemala City, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
17h 18m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Guayaquil to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Guayaquil to Guatemala City via Panama City
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $850
Flights from Guayaquil to San Salvador via Panama City
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Guayaquil to Villahermosa via Miami, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Quito to Ciudad Del Carmen via Atlanta, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
14h 1m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Quito to Ciudad Del Carmen via Miami, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Aeromar
Website
aeromar.mx
Flights from Guayaquil to Villahermosa via Panama City, Cancun
Ave. Duration
14h 8m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Guayaquil to Villahermosa via Miami, Cancun
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Guayaquil to Guatemala City via Miami
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Guayaquil to Guatemala City via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Guayaquil to Villahermosa via Panama City, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
13h 42m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Bus operators
Cooperativa Manglaralto
Phone
+593 4-278-0188
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Santa Elena to Puerto López
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Palo Santo Travel Ecuador
Phone
+(593)995464860
Email
palosanto22@gmail.com
Website
whalewatchingecuador.com
Shuttle from Puerto López to Guayaquil Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$21 - $100
Schedules at
whalewatchingecuador.com
Shared
$22
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Guatemala City to Bethel
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Schedules at
facebook.com
BAÑOS Cooperativa De Transportes y Turismo
Autobuses Sur Mexico
Phone
+52 044 981 811 9910
Bus from Ciudad Del Carmen to Candelaria
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Pullmantur
Turansa
Website
turansa.com
Bus from San Salvador to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Schedules at
turansa.com

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