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How To Get From Chetumal To Bacalar – All Possible Ways

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How To Get From Chetumal to Bacalar – You can go by bus, van, taxi, Uber and private transfer.

What Is The Distance From Chetumal to Bacalar?

The distance from Chetumal to Bacalar is 38 kilometers. Click here to book online Bacalar activities and day tours

The travel time by taxi from Chetumal to Bacalar is around 30 minutes. The taxi fare from Chetumal to Bacalar is around 500-600 MXN which is $30 USD. Read here how to get from Bacalar to Chetumal the reverse way.

What Is The Cheapest Way From Chetumal to Bacalar?

The cheapest way from Chetumal to Bacalar is by bus or shared van for $6 USD and you can book online. The bus travel time from Chetumal to Bacalar is around 40 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Bacalar or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi.

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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 CHETUMAL TO BACALAR

ADO BUS FROM CHETUMAL TO BACALAR (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Chetumal to Bacalar is by bus. There are buses leaving depending on the season from Chetumal Bus Terminal to Bacalar ADO Bus Terminal.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM CHETUMAL TO BACALAR

The bus schedule from Chetumal to Bacalar is leaving almost every hour during the daytime if you book in advance from Chetumal ADO Bus Terminal and get to Bacalar ADO Bus Terminal.

The bus fare from Chetumal to Bacalar is around $6 USD. The bus travel time from Chetumal to Bacalar is around 40 minutes. You can pay by cash at the ticket counter and book online.

COLECTIVO OR SHARED VAN CHETUMAL TO BACALAR (BEST WAY)

The colectivo or shared van schedule is leaving from Chetumal to Bacalar 6 am to 6 pm from Chetumal to Bacalar almost every hour.

The shared van fare from Chetumal to Bacalaris around $6 USD. The van travel time from Chetumal to Bacalar is around 40 minutes similar than the bus depending how many times stops on the way.

BY TAXI FROM CHETUMAL TO BACALAR

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

The taxi fare from Chetumal to Bacalar is around $30 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination

UBER FROM CHETUMAL TO BACALAR

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If you are ordering Uber in Bacalar and Chetumal you should know that prices are similar to taxis or even more expensive. You can pre-book with the Uber app and go to the pickup point. Expect to pay around $30 USD depending on your destination and time of the day.

CAR RENTAL AT CHETUMAL

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

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM CHETUMAL 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 $60 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $15 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM CHETUMAL TO BACALAR

The best way from Chetumal to Bacalar is getting by bus or shared van if you are traveling on a budget for $6 USD and you can book online and it will take 40 minutes travel time.

If you are traveling with more people or with so much luggage you can try to get Uber or similar apps from Bacalar will take around 30 minutes.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN BACALAR

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There is 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 are very common and well-accepted in the country.

Click here to know more about the exchange rate of Mexico.

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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.