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Anyone know how long the bus ride is from Cancun to Belize City?

Anyone know how long the bus ride is from Cancun to Belize City?

May 15th, 2010, 03:58 PM
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Anyone know how long the bus ride is from Cancun to Belize City?

Thanks!
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May 15th, 2010, 07:34 PM
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Here are websites for the Belize and Mexican bus schedules:

https://www.ticketbus.com.mx
http://belizebus.wordpress.com/

Also, I've pasted below the long, detailed answer about the trip someone posted on another forum. Happy trails!
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You can either get a bus from the airport or from the Cancun bus terminal.
The first-class buses in Mexico are excellent. You'll find all the information if you do the search.

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The Mexican buses don't go into Belize; you'll have to change at Chetumal.

Here are the schedules for the express buses from Chetumal to Belize City. There are other non-express buses through the day.

1. Linea Dorada & San Juan Bus Lines
Two Guatemalan bus companies, San Juan Express Bus Service and Linea Dorada, provide bus service between Flores, Belize City and Chetumal. In Belize City, buses arrive at and depart from the Belize City Water Taxi / Marine Terminal on North Front Street near the Swing Bridge. Buses operate on Sundays and public holidays. Not all buses are air-conditioned. The schedule below was in effect on 20 December 2007 but always confirm times before travel.

CHETUMAL TO BELIZE CITY (161 km / 100 miles / about 3 hours)
San Juan Bus departs 5:00 am daily: US$ 10.00
Linea Dorada departs 6:00 am daily: US$ 10.00
The Linea Dorada bus boards in the bus terminal. The San Juan bus boards outside the terminal.

2. PREMIER LINES EXPRESS BUS SERVICE
Premier Lines (an affiliate of the Belizean bus company, National Transportation Services) provides express bus service between Belize City and Chetumal. In Belize City, buses arrive at and depart from the Belize City Bus Terminal (commonly known as Novelo’s) located on West Collet Canal. The buses are a bit better than the Bluebird school buses and some are first-class type; all have air-conditioning though it might not function. There are stops for passengers at Orange Walk and Corozal.
Depart Belize City: 6:00 am, 9:00 am and 11:00 am daily
Depart Chetumal: 10:45 am, 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm.
Duration: about 3 hours.
Cost: BZ$16.00

3. National Transportation Services
NTS (a Belizean bus company) also provides service to Chetumal. In Belize City, buses arrive at and depart from the Belize City Bus Terminal (commonly known as Novelo’s) located on West Collet Canal. The buses are used Bluebird school buses; most of them are not very comfortable, not air-conditioned and are not well equipped to handle luggage, but they are cheap! There are a couple of air-conditioned buses that are used on some Express runs. The schedule below was posted inside the bus terminal in July 2006; it may have changed since then. The schedule did not state the days of the week for this schedule; I assume it’s daily, but confirm times before travelling on public holidays. The Express stops for passengers at Orange Walk and Corozal. The Regular stops anywhere along the route.
Depart Belize City: 6:45 am (Express), 7:30 am (Regular), 8:30 am (Regular), 1:00 pm (Regular), 5:30 pm (Express)
Depart Chetumal: 4:00 am (Express), 9:00 am (Regular), 2:30 pm (Regular), 3:30 pm (Regular), 7:00 pm (Express)
Duration: Regular – 3.5 hours; Express – 3 hours.
Cost: the Regular is about $9.00; the Express is about BZ$12.00.
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May 15th, 2010, 07:53 PM
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Awesome thank you! I haven't compared airfares yet, but read sometimes there is good cost savings flying into Cancun vs. Belize so it will be interesting to research cost and time factors.
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May 15th, 2010, 08:12 PM
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We've never been tempted to add the time in the bus but if you were interested in Mexican beaches coming or going it might be worth it. In my mind it depends how much time you have. If you have 3 or 4 weeks, no problem; 1 week with 2-3 full days of travel cut out = meh. Happy trails!
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May 15th, 2010, 08:31 PM
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Totally agree there. May not be worth it. When we go to CR we lose 2 days by having to stay 1st and last near airport. I have no idea the best options/airlines for this trip yet.
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May 16th, 2010, 06:36 AM
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Have done a fair amount it via Tulum and Chetumal

takes a full day usually like to break it up..

Tulum/Uxmal area nice

Chetumal not so much more of a duty free shopping place

best to go on..
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May 16th, 2010, 07:42 AM
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Hi, qwovadis - you haven't been around for awhile! On the road?
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May 16th, 2010, 08:27 AM
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There's also a Chetumal to San Pedro boat just in case you were interested http://sanpedrowatertaxi.com/
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May 16th, 2010, 09:51 AM
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Thanks qwo and patty. I will check out the boat too!
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