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

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 ADO  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum Terminal ADO to Palenque Ado / ...

$29 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus Viajes de Lujo  •  15 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Zona Arqueologica Tulum to Bacalar Cancun
  2. Take the bus from Bacalar to Palenque Bacalar

$23 - $26

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tulum to Palenque 435 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Tulum to Palenque 435 miles

$55 - $85

Bus to Cancun, fly to Villahermosa, bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Cancún International Airport
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Villahermosa (VSA) CUN - VSA
  3. Take the bus from Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport to Palenque

$61 - $271

ADO to Merida, fly to Villahermosa, bus  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the ADO from Tulum Terminal ADO to Mérida CAME
  2. Fly from Merida (MID) to Villahermosa (VSA) MID - VSA
  3. Take the bus from Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport to Palenque

$77 - $330

Bus to Cancun, fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez, bus  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Cancún International Airport
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Tuxtla Gutierrez (TGZ) CUN - TGZ
  3. Take the bus from Tuxtla Gutierrez Airport to San Cristóbal de las Casas
  4. Take the bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Palenque

$75 - $329

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tulum to Palenque is to bus which costs $440 - $500 and takes 15 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tulum to Palenque is to bus and fly which costs $1100 - $5500 and takes 6 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tulum Terminal ADO and arriving at Palenque. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

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The distance between Tulum and Palenque is 562 km. The road distance is 696 km.

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The best way to get from Tulum to Palenque without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 50 min and costs $550 - $1100.

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The bus from Tulum Terminal ADO to Palenque takes 10 h 50 min including transfers and departs six times a week.

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

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The quickest flight from Cancun Airport to Villahermosa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Palenque is 1 h behind Tulum. It is currently 2:03 PM in Tulum and 1:03 PM in Palenque.

Map of how to get from Tulum to Palenque.
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  • Distance: 351.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 50 min

What companies run services between Tulum, Mexico and Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico?

ADO operates a bus from Tulum to Palenque 3 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $55 and the journey takes 10 h 50 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Villahermosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Cancun to Tuxtla Gutierrez
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Cancun to Villahermosa via Merida
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Merida to Villahermosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$29 - $220
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Tuxtla Gutierrez
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tulum Terminal ADO to Palenque
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$35 - $55
Economy
$29 - $45
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 Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport to Palenque
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$18 - $26
Economy
$8 - $12
Bus from Tulum Terminal ADO to Mérida CAME
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$23 - $35
Economy
$13 - $19
Bus from Tuxtla Gutierrez Airport to San Cristóbal de las Casas
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $24
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$17 - $24
Economy
$6 - $9
Bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Palenque
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $30
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$21 - $30
Economy
$11 - $17
Turismo Alianza
Phone
+52 9211677641
Bus from Tulum to Palenque
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
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Transportes Caballero S.A de C.V
Phone
+52 998 122 3684
Email
sergiocaballero-06@hotmail.com
Bus from Tulum to Palenque
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
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Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Zona Arqueologica Tulum to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Viajes de Lujo
Phone
+52 9831340796
Bus from Bacalar to Palenque
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16
Other operators
Taxi from Tulum to Palenque
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160

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Yes, the driving distance between Tulum to Palenque is 696 km. It takes approximately 10 h 1 min to drive from Tulum to Palenque.

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Viva Aerobus and Mayair offer flights from Cancun Airport to Villahermosa Airport.

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There are 71+ hotels available in Palenque. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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