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There are 7 ways to get from Tapachula to Tulum by plane, bus or car

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Fly Tapachula to Cancun, bus  •  8h 12m

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

$95 - $289

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Bus Turismo Alianza  •  23h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Tapachula to Comitán Tapachula-San Cristóbal
  2. Take the bus from Comitán to Tulum Terminal Foránea / ...

$48 - $66

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Fly Tapachula to Chetumal, bus  •  9h 39m

  1. Fly from Tapachula (TAP) to Chetumal (CTM) TAP - CTM
  2. Take the bus from Chetumal Terminal ADO to Tulum Terminal ADO

$121 - $457

Bus to Tuxtla Gutierrez, fly to Cancun, bus  •  11h 31m

  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 to Playa Del Carmen ADO Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Tulum Terminal ADO

$80 - $315

Bus  •  26h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Tapachula Terminal OCC to Cancún Terminal ADO OCC Tapachula
  2. Take the bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Tulum Cancún

$60 - $115

Bus #2  •  29h 51m

  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 / ...

$56 - $118

Drive  •  17h 49m

  1. Drive from Tapachula to Tulum 792.1 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Tapachula to Tulum is to bus which costs $900 - $1300 and takes 23h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Tapachula to Tulum is to fly and bus which costs $1800 - $6000 and takes 8h 12m.

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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 via Comitán. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 21m.

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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 bus which takes 23h 21m and costs $900 - $1300.

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It takes approximately 8h 12m 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 5h 9m and has one stopover.

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Tapachula to Tulum bus services, operated by Turismo Alianza, arrive at Tulum station.

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Tulum is 1h ahead of Tapachula. It is currently 6:55 PM in Tapachula and 7:55 PM in Tulum.

Map of how to get from Tapachula to Tulum.
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  • Distance: 486.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 12m

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

You can take a bus from Tapachula to Tulum via Comitán and Comitán in around 23h 21m.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tapachula to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Tapachula to Cancun via Mexico City, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
10h 12m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tapachula to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Tapachula to Cancun via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Tapachula to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Tuxtla Gutierrez to Cancun
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tapachula to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Tuxtla Gutierrez to Cancun
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Bus operators
Yellow Transfers
Phone
+52 800 021 8087
Email
info@yellowtransfers.com
Website
yellowtransfers.com
Bus from Cancún International Airport to Playa Del Carmen ADO Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
yellowtransfers.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Chetumal Terminal ADO to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$26 - $40
Economy
$16 - $23
Bus from Tapachula to Comitán
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$22 - $35
Economy
$12 - $18
Bus from Tapachula Terminal OCC to Cancún Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$55 - $85
Economy
$50 - $80
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$18 - $26
Economy
$8 - $12
Bus from Tapachula Terminal OCC to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
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
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
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
5h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
autobusesaexa.com.mx
Turismo Alianza
Phone
+52 9211677641
Bus from Comitán to Tulum
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transportes Caballero S.A de C.V
Phone
+52 998 122 3684
Email
sergiocaballero-06@hotmail.com
Bus from Comitán to Tulum
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Tapachula to Tulum is 1267 km. It takes approximately 17h 49m 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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There are 659+ hotels available in Tulum. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tapachula to Tapachula Airport is to taxi which takes 16m and costs $70 - $90.

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