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Bus from Chetumal to Palenque

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Bus from Chetumal to Palenque

Hi,

The ADO times from Chetumal to Palenque are pretty inconvenient: departures at midnight, 2:20am and 9:50pm, for a 7-hour trip (more or less). Why such crazy times?

Is there another bus company we can take?

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1. Re: Bus from Chetumal to Palenque

Several reasons. Night is when most Mexicans prefer to make long bus trips. The times in Chetumal are a bit different because all buses are "paso" buses. Meaning they all originate in other cities. Most are OCC buses, which is another of ADOs first class bus lines. One is an ADO GL which is a bit more upscale version of a first class bus.

ADO owned buses are your only choice.

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2. Re: Bus from Chetumal to Palenque

OK, understood.

If we get into Palenque at 5am, what is our best option? Hang out at the bus station for a while or go to a hotel that accepts guests that early?

(We will be with our 5-year-old daughter, so we can't walk the streets!)

Is there a hotel in Palenque that would accept us that early in the day?

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3. Re: Bus from Chetumal to Palenque

Are there 2nd class bus schedules online (like Sur)?

We are now thinking of reversing the trip, ie: Palenque to Chetumal, and are wondering if 2nd class buses have daytime travel options.

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4. Re: Bus from Chetumal to Palenque

I know of no second class schedules on line. From what I see, Palenque is longer than most second class runs.

As far as hotels that would accept you arriving at 5AM, I dont know any specifics.

May be difficult to know without contacting several directly.

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5. Re: Bus from Chetumal to Palenque

OK, thanks Robert.

We've decided to go another way and arrive at Palenque from Campeche. No night buses.

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