There are 7 ways to get from Tapachula to Tulum by plane, 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.

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Fly Tapachula to Cancun, bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Tapachula (TAP) to Cancun (CUN) TAP - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Tulum

$91 - $291

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Bus via Terminal ADO Mérida CAME  •  24 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Tapachula to Terminal ADO Mérida CAME Adogl/Occ
  2. Take the bus from Mérida CAME to Tulum Terminal ADO Ado / ...

$54 - $122

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Fly Tapachula to Chetumal, bus  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Tapachula (TAP) to Chetumal (CTM) TAP - CTM
  2. Take the bus from Chetumal ADO Bus Station to Limones
  3. Take the bus from Limones to Tulum

$116 - $457

Bus to Tuxtla Gutierrez, fly to Cancun, bus  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Tapachula to Tuxtla Gutiérrez
  2. Fly from Tuxtla Gutierrez (TGZ) to Cancun (CUN) TGZ - CUN
  3. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
  4. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Tulum

$77 - $317

Taxi, OCC, bus  •  20 h 29 min

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

$72 - $96

Bus  •  29 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Tapachula Terminal OCC to Playa del Carmen Alterna Occ
  2. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO (ADO) Terminal Alterna - Tulum Terminal ADO / ...

$56 - $118

Drive  •  17 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Tapachula to Tulum 792.1 miles

$100 - $160

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No, there is no direct bus from Tapachula to Tulum. However, there are services departing from Tapachula and arriving at Tulum Terminal ADO via Mérida CAME. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 41 min.

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The distance between Tapachula and Tulum is 779 km. The road distance is 1267.4 km.

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The best way to get from Tapachula to Tulum without a car is to taxi and OCC and bus which takes 20 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 10 min to get from Tapachula to Tulum, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Tapachula Airport to Cancun Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 6 min and has one stopover.

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Tapachula to Tulum bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Tulum Terminal ADO station.

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Tulum is 1 h ahead of Tapachula. It is currently 12:40 AM in Tapachula and 12:40 AM in Tulum.

Yes, the driving distance between Tapachula to Tulum is 1267 km. It takes approximately 17 h 49 min to drive from Tapachula to Tulum.

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Volaris and Aeroméxico offer flights from Tapachula Airport to Cancun Airport.

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Map of how to get from Tapachula to Tulum.
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  • Distance: 486.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 10 min

What companies run services between Tapachula, Mexico and Tulum, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Tapachula to Tulum via Terminal ADO Mérida CAME and Mérida CAME in around 24 h 41 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tapachula to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Tapachula to Cancun via Mexico City, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Tapachula to Cancun via Mexico City, Havana
Ave. Duration
10 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tapachula to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Tapachula to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Tuxtla Gutierrez to Cancun
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Tuxtla Gutierrez to Cancun
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tapachula to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
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
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Limones to Tulum
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$23 - $35
Economy
$12 - $19
Bus from Ciudad Cuauhtémoc to Comitán
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $24
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$17 - $24
Economy
$6 - $9
Bus from Tapachula to Terminal ADO Mérida CAME
Ave. Duration
19 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$45 - $70
Economy
$40 - $60
Bus from Mérida CAME to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$23 - $35
Economy
$13 - $19
Bus from Tapachula Terminal OCC to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$55 - $85
Economy
$50 - $75
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Chetumal ADO Bus Station to Limones
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Limones to Tulum
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
AutobusesAexa
Phone
52 (961) 638-5018
Email
info@autobusesaexa.com
Website
autobusesaexa.com.mx
Bus from Tapachula to Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
autobusesaexa.com.mx
Transportes Caballero S.A de C.V
Phone
+52 998 122 3684
Email
sergiocaballero-06@hotmail.com
Bus from Comitán to Tulum
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
facebook.com
Turismo Alianza
Phone
+52 9211677641
Bus from Comitán to Tulum
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
facebook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Tapachula to Ciudad Cuauhtémoc
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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There are 589+ hotels available in Tulum. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tapachula to Tapachula Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs .

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