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Cancun to Belize - the best way?

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Cancun to Belize - the best way?


I will be travelling from Cancun to Belize, what is the best way? My preference would be an overnight bus as this saves time. Is this easy to organise?

Any thoughts welcome.


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1. Re: Cancun to Belize - the best way?

6 hr bus to the border by bus or Tropic air flight, about 60 mins

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2. Re: Cancun to Belize - the best way?

How do you define "best"?

If you want to get to Belize quickly, the best way is to get the Tropic Air flight from Cancun to Belize City.

If you have lots of time, the best way would be by bus.

If you need a car, rent a car in Cancun.

Another option is to arrange a transfer service to pick you up at the airport and drive you to Belize.

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The overnight bus saves money not time. Having just done the trip, one way by Tropic Air and one way by the overnight bus, I would recommend factoring the $360US for the return Tropic Air flight into your Cancun ticket and fly both ways. The overnight bus from Cancun to Belize City is more like 8-9 hours.

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I prefer the overnight bus. It's reliable and safe, but very cold.

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5. Re: Cancun to Belize - the best way?

The bus would be my option, if your flight into Cancun is late afternoon/evening anyway. Very easy and we had a good experience. It takes longer, but we figured we'd either fly down to Belize and arrive just in time to eat and go to bed, or bus down and arrive just in time to start the day. Either way, you get the same amount of useful time in the country.

And make sure you wear layers - we'd heard about how cold the bus is, and then seemed to get the one driver who didn't want the air con on full blast so it was nicely warm on board.

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