There are 7 ways to get from Tulum to Costa Rica by bus, plane, ferry, shuttle 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, fly to San Jose  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Cancún International Airport
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to San Jose (SJO) CUN - SJO

$148 - $575

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Bus  •  43 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Belize City
  2. Take the bus from Belize City to Flores - Santa Elena
  3. Take the bus from Flores - Santa Elena to San Pedro Sula
  4. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
  5. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda to San José

$130 - $265

5 alternative options

Bus, fly to Liberia  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Cancún International Airport
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Liberia (LIR) CUN - LIR

$268 - $675

Bus, ferry  •  33 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Bacalar
  2. Take the bus from Bacalar to Belize City
  3. Take the ferry from Belize City to Puerto Cortés
  4. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
  5. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda to San José

$380 - $513

Bus, ferry via Managua  •  33 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  2. Take the ferry from Belize City to Puerto Cortés
  3. Take the bus from Puerto Cortés to San Pedro Sula
  4. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Managua
  5. Take the bus from Managua, Managua to Cantón San José, Provincia San José, Costa Rica

$267 - $312

Bus, shuttle  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Belize City to Flores
  3. Take the bus from Flores to Guatemala City
  4. Take the bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus Terminal San Benito
  5. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10

$197 - $255

Drive  •  29 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Tulum to San José 1202.8 miles

$180 - $270

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Tulum to Costa Rica. However, there are services departing from Tulum and arriving at San José via Belize City, Flores - Santa Elena, San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 4 min.

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The distance between Tulum and Costa Rica is 1163 km. The road distance is 1924.4 km.

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The best way to get from Tulum to Costa Rica without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 33 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Tulum to Costa Rica, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Cancun Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 18 min.

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Tulum to Costa Rica bus services, operated by Trans Nica, arrive at San José station.

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Costa Rica is 1 h behind Tulum. It is currently 9:24 AM in Tulum and 8:24 AM in Costa Rica.

Yes, the driving distance between Tulum to Costa Rica is 1924 km. It takes approximately 29 h 36 min to drive from Tulum to Costa Rica.

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Skytrans, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Copa Airlines offer flights from Cancun Airport to San Jose Airport.

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Map of how to get from Tulum to Costa Rica.
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  • Distance: 726.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 min

What companies run services between Tulum, Mexico and Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from Tulum to San José via Belize City, Flores - Santa Elena, San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa, and Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda in around 43 h 4 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cancun to Liberia via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Cancun to San Jose via Panama City
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Cancun to Liberia via Panama City
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cancun to Liberia via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Flights from Cancun to Liberia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Cancun to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cancun to San Jose via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Liberia via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tulum to Cancún International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$18 - $26
Economy
$7 - $11
Bus from Tulum to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $30
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$21 - $30
Economy
$11 - $16
Bus from Bacalar to Belize City
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $29
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$20 - $29
Economy
$10 - $15
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
$27 - $40
Economy
$18 - $26
Bus from Tulum to Belize City
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$27 - $40
Economy
$17 - $26
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tulum to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Viana
Phone
(504) 2225-6583 - (504) 2516-1644
Website
vianatransportes.com
Bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Schedules at
vianatransportes.com
Economy
$28
Executive
$46
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Puerto Cortés to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Bus from Belize City to Flores - Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Book at
facebook.com
Bus from Flores - Santa Elena to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Nica Bus
Phone
(506) 2221-2679, (506) 2221-2581
Bus from Managua, Managua to Cantón San José, Provincia San José, Costa Rica
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
nicabus.com.ni
Travel Mundo Maya
Phone
+501.2231200
Email
mundomayatravels@yahoo.com
Website
travelmundomaya.com
Bus from Flores - Santa Elena to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
travelmundomaya.com
Turansa
Website
turansa.com
Bus from Flores to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
turansa.com
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus Terminal San Benito
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Transporte del SOL
Website
transportedelsol.com
Bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Ferry operators
Starla International
Phone
+504 9545-9322
Email
starlaferry@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from Belize City to Puerto Cortés
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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