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How To Get From Tulum to Bacalar By Bus – All Possible Ways

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How To Get From Tulum to Bacalar – You can go by bus, Uber, taxi and private transfer. The distance from Tulum to Bacalar is 211 kilometers. Click here to book online Bacalar activities and day tours

The travel time by taxi from Tulum to Bacalar is around 2 hours and 30 minutes. The taxi fare from Tulum to Bacalar is around $200 USD depending on your final destination. Read here how to get from Bacalar to Tulum the reverse way.

What Is The Cheapest Way From Tulum to Bacalar?

The cheapest way from Tulum to Bacalar is by bus for $20 USD and you can book online. The bus travel time from Tulum to Bacalar is around 3 hours.

You can also rent a car in Tulum or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi same price like Uber or similar apps.

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WHERE TO STAY IN BACALAR

A total of $20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Bacalar. There are hotels mid-budget $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $120 USD.

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HOW TO GET FROM TULUM TO BACALAR BY BUS 

ADO BUS FROM TULUM TO BACALAR (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Tulum to Bacalar is by bus. There are a few direct buses from Tulum to Bacalar running almost every hour during the daytime.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM TULUM TO BACALAR

The bus schedule from Tulum to Bacalar is leaving every 1-2 hours during the day and every 3-4 hours at night time. Check prices and schedule!

The bus fare from Tulum to Bacalar is around $20 USD (it can be cheaper if you book online). The bus travel time from Tulum to Bacalar is around 2 hours and 50 minutes. You can pay by cash at the ticket counter.

The bus is leaving from Tulum ADO Bus Terminal. If you are staying around the beach. You can get a taxi for around $8-10 USD to Tulum ADO Bus Terminal. Tulum isn’t very big but the prices for a taxi can be expensive.

BY TAXI TULUM TO BACALAR

If you go from Tulum to Bacalar by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Tulum to Bacalar is around 2 hours and 30 minutes.

The taxi fare from Tulum to Bacalar is around $200 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination

UBER FROM TULUM TO BACALAR

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If you are ordering Uber you should know that prices are similar to taxis. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and go to the pick-up point. Expect to pay around $200 USD depending on your destination and time of the day.

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CAR RENTAL AT TULUM

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There are many options for renting a car in Tulum. It’s the most convenient option and it will take you 2 hours and 30 minutes to get to Bacalar from Tulum by private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM TULUM TO BACALAR

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort. Prices are around $200 USD and you will be able to fit up to 6 people. It could be $35 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM TULUM TO BACALAR

The best way from Tulum to Bacalar is getting by ADO Bus if you are traveling on a budget for $20 USD around 400 MXN and you can book online and 3 hours travel time.

If you are traveling with more people you can try to get taxi, a private transfer, Uber, or similar apps from Bacalar will take around 2 hours and 30 minutes.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN BACALAR

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There are 2 seasons dry and wet season. The rainy season starts in May. The best time to visit Bacalar is from the months of November to April because it is the month of the dry season.

However, lots of tourists prefer to travel from January to March since it’s not peak season but it can be rainy for a few days.

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CASH IN MEXICO

Mexico has its own currency called the Mexican Peso. A $1 USD=19 MXN. There are lots of ATMs and exchange currency in many parts of the country. And you have to know that dollars is very common and well-accepted in the country.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.