There are 8 ways to get from Tulum to Palenque by bus, rideshare, 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.

Recommended option

Bus Agencia de Viajes Chule  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Bacalar Cancun
  2. Take the bus from Bacalar to Catazajá

Cheapest option

Bus, rideshare  •  15 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Laguna Muyil to Felipe Carrillo Puerto
  2. Take the rideshare from Felipe Carrillo Puerto to Bacalar
  3. Take the bus from Bacalar to Palenque

$16 - $21

6 alternative options

Bus ADO  •  10 h 50 min

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

$30 - $55

Taxi  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tulum to Palenque 435 miles

$130 - $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 49 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 - $273

Bus to Cancun, fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez, bus  •  10 h 1 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

Bus to Merida, fly to Villahermosa, bus  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus 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 - $332

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tulum to Palenque is to bus and rideshare which costs $300 - $390 and takes 15 h 8 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 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tulum Terminal ADO and arriving at Palenque. Services depart five times a day, 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 8 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 58 min to get from Tulum to Palenque, including transfers.

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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 25 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 10:53 PM in Tulum and 10:53 PM in Palenque.

Map of how to get from Tulum to Palenque.
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  • Distance: 351.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 58 min

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

You can take a bus from Tulum to Palenque via Bacalar and Catazajá in around 8 h 58 min.

Airlines
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Villahermosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Cancun to Tuxtla Gutierrez
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Merida to Villahermosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Tuxtla Gutierrez
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Bus operators
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
$7 - $10
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Agencia de Viajes Chule
Phone
+52 984 164 5441, +52 984 1837594, +52 229 119 0916
Bus from Bacalar to Catazajá
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Vive Mexico
Phone
+52 984 133 8674, 9371280768, 9841531307
Bus from Bacalar to Catazajá
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transportadora Turística del Caribe
Bus from Bacalar to Catazajá
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
$30 - $55
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$35 - $55
Economy
$30 - $45
Bus from Tulum to Cancún International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $27
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$19 - $27
Economy
$7 - $12
Bus from Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport to Palenque
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $27
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$19 - $27
Economy
$8 - $12
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 Tulum Terminal ADO to Mérida CAME
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$24 - $35
Economy
$13 - $20
Transportes Caballero S.A de C.V
Phone
+52 998 122 3684
Email
sergiocaballero-06@hotmail.com
Bus from Tulum to Palenque
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Palenque
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Turismo Alianza
Phone
+52 9211677641
Bus from Tulum to Palenque
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Palenque
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Laguna Muyil to Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
facebook.com
Viajes de Lujo
Phone
+52 9831340796
Bus from Bacalar to Palenque
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Other operators
Colectivos de Chetumal
Phone
+52 983 832 8164
Rideshare from Felipe Carrillo Puerto to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Taxi from Tulum to Palenque
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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