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There are 11 ways to get from Tulum to Tikal by bus, car, plane, rideshare or shuttle

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, drive  •  10h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  2. Take the bus from Belize City to Belmopan
  3. Drive from Belmopan to Tikal

$37 - $63

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Bus, Public Microbus  •  14h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  2. Take the bus from Belize City to Flores - Santa Elena
  3. Take the Public Microbus from Santa Elena to Tikal

$34 - $54

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Bus, Public Microbus via Chetumal  •  18h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Tulum Terminal ADO to Chetumal Terminal ADO
  2. Take the bus from Chetumal to Flores
  3. Take the Public Microbus from Santa Elena to Tikal

$49 - $70

Drive  •  9h 28m

  1. Drive from Tulum to Tikal 371.8 miles

$40 - $65

Bus to Belize City Municipal, fly to Belmopan, drive  •  9h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  2. Fly from Belize City Municipal (TZA) to Belmopan (BCV) TZA - BCV
  3. Drive from Belmopan to Tikal

$249 - $554

Bus to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, fly to Belmopan, drive  •  10h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  2. Fly from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt (BZE) to Belmopan (BCV) BZE - BCV
  3. Drive from Belmopan to Tikal

$149 - $314

Bus to Cancun, fly to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, bus, drive  •  10h

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Cancún International Airport
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt (BZE) CUN - BZE
  3. Take the bus from Belmopan to San Ignacio
  4. Drive from San Ignacio to Tikal

Bus to Belize City Municipal, fly to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, drive  •  12h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  2. Fly from Belize City Municipal (TZA) to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt (BZE) TZA - BZE
  3. Drive from San Ignacio to Tikal

$201 - $420

Bus, bus to Belmopan, fly to San Ignacio, drive  •  11h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  2. Take the bus from Belize City to Belmopan
  3. Fly from Belmopan (BCV) to San Ignacio (CYD) BCV - CYD
  4. Drive from San Ignacio to Tikal

$84 - $199

Bus to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, fly to Flores  •  11h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  2. Fly from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt (BZE) to Flores (FRS) BZE - FRS

$255 - $895

Bus, Shared minivan, shuttle, Public Microbus  •  17h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Laguna Muyil to Felipe Carrillo Puerto
  2. Take the Shared minivan from Felipe Carrillo Puerto to Bacalar
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Bacalar to Flores
  4. Take the Public Microbus from Santa Elena to Tikal

$38 - $53

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tulum to Tikal is to bus and Public Microbus which costs $650 - $1100 and takes 14h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Tulum to Tikal is to drive which costs $800 - $1200 and takes 9h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tulum to Tikal. However, there are services departing from Tulúm and arriving at Tikal via Belize City and Santa Elena. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 43m.

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The distance between Tulum and Tikal is 403 km. The road distance is 594.8 km.

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The best way to get from Tulum to Tikal without a car is to bus and Public Microbus which takes 14h 43m and costs $650 - $1100.

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It takes approximately 10h 42m to get from Tulum to Tikal, including transfers.

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Tulum to Tikal bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Tulúm station.

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The quickest flight from Belize City Municipal Airport to Belmopan Airport is the direct flight which takes 10m.

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Tulum to Tikal bus services, operated by , arrive at Tikal station.

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Tikal is 1h behind Tulum. It is currently 12:18 PM in Tulum and 11:18 AM in Tikal.

Map of how to get from Tulum to Tikal.
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  • Distance: 251.7 miles
  • Duration: 10h 42m

What companies run services between Tulum, Mexico and Tikal, Guatemala?

You can take a bus from Tulum to Tikal via Belize City, Flores - Santa Elena, Santa Elena, and Tikal in around 14h 43m.

Airlines
Tropic Air
Website
tropicair.com
Flights from Belize City Municipal to Belmopan
Ave. Duration
10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $500
Flights from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt to Belmopan
Ave. Duration
15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $240
Flights from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt to Belmopan via Belize City Municipal
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Belize City Municipal to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Flights from Belize City Municipal to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via San Pedro
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Belize City Municipal to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Belmopan
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $850
Flights from Belmopan to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Flights from Belize City Goldson Intl Apt to Flores
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $410
Maya Island Air
Website
mayaislandair.com
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tulúm to Belize City
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$27 - $40
Economy
$18 - $26
Bus from Tulum Terminal ADO to Chetumal Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$22 - $35
Economy
$12 - $18
Bus from Tulum to Cancún International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$18 - $26
Economy
$7 - $12
James Bus Line
Phone
(++501) 662-4475
Email
hickatee@gmail.com
Website
hickatee.com
Bus from Belize City to Belmopan
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
hickatee.com
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Belize City to Flores - Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Public Microbus
Bus from Santa Elena to Tikal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tulum to Chetumal ADO Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
San Juan Travel
Phone
+502 7926 0042 / +502 7926 0070 / +502 7924 8018 / +502 5554 2218 / +502 5554 1719
Email
sanjuantravel@hotmail.com.gt
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Chetumal to Flores
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
belizebus.wordpress.com
Westline
Phone
+501 824-2620
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Belmopan to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
belmopanonline.com
BBOC
Phone
+501 630-9303
Email
belizebusownerscoop@hotmail.com
Website
belizebus.wordpress.com
Bus from Belmopan to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
facebook.com
Shaw's Bus Line
Bus from Belmopan to San Ignacio
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
belmopanonline.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
56m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
facebook.com
Marlin Espadas
Phone
+52 983 837 32 29
Email
marlinespadasmexico@gmail.com
Website
marlinespadas.net
Shuttle from Bacalar to Flores
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
marlinespadas.net
Book at
marlinespadas.net
Other operators
SUCHAA
Phone
+52 8320267, +52 98328164
Email
suchaa-unido@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Rideshare from Felipe Carrillo Puerto to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
More information
SUCHAA

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Yes, the driving distance between Tulum to Tikal is 595 km. It takes approximately 9h 28m to drive from Tulum to Tikal.

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Tropic Air offers flights from Belize City Municipal Airport to Belmopan Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Tikal. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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