There are 6 ways to get from Tulum to Costa Rica by bus, plane, ferry 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.

Recommended option

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 - $576

5 alternative options

Bus, fly to Liberia  •  10 h 2 min

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

$268 - $676

Bus, ferry  •  33 h 7 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 San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
  4. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda to San José

$311 - $424

Bus  •  38 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  2. Take the bus from Belize City to San Pedro Sula
  3. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa
  4. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda to San José

$176 - $249

Bus via Managua  •  44 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Chetumal ADO Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Chetumal to Flores
  3. Take the bus from Flores - Santa Elena 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

$161 - $207

Drive  •  29 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Tulum to San José 1202.8 miles

$180 - $270

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tulum to Costa Rica is to bus which costs $3000 - $4000 and takes 44 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tulum to Costa Rica is to bus and fly which costs $2800 - $11000 and takes 5 h 47 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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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Tulum to Costa Rica, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tulum to Costa Rica. However, there are services departing from Tulúm and arriving at San José via Belize City, San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 58 min.

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

You can take a bus from Tulum to San José via Belize City, Belize City, San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa, and Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda in around 38 h 58 min.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Cancun to San Jose via Panama City
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cancun to Liberia via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cancun to San Jose via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cancun to Liberia via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Flights from Cancun to Liberia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cancun to Liberia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,100
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Liberia via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
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 - $12
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
$28 - $40
Economy
$18 - $27
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
Transportes Manabre
Phone
+501 223 1200 / 663 5957
Email
mundomayatravels@yahoo.com
Bus from Belize City to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
travelmundomaya.com
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tulum to Chetumal ADO Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
San Juan Travel
Phone
+502 7926 0042 / 79248018 / 55542218 / 55541719
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Chetumal to Flores
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
belizebus.wordpress.com
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Flores - Santa Elena to San Pedro Sula
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $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
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
$80
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
travelmundomaya.com

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