How To Get From Palenque to Bacalar – You can go by bus, taxi and private transfer.
What Is The Distance From Palenque to Bacalar?
The distance from Palenque to Bacalar is 490 kilometers. Click here to book online Bacalar activities and day tours
The travel time by taxi from Palenque to Bacalar is around 7 hours. The taxi fare from Palenque to Bacalar is around $400 USD. Read here how to get from Bacalar to Palenque the reverse way.
What Is The Cheapest Way From Palenque to Bacalar?
The cheapest way from Palenque to Bacalar is by bus for $50 USD and you can book online. The bus travel time from Palenque to Bacalar is around 8 hours and 30 minutes.
You can also rent a car in Palenque 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 PALENQUE TO BACALAR
ADO BUS FROM PALENQUE TO BACALAR (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Palenque to Bacalar is by bus. There is a night bus leaving from Palenque Bus Terminal to Bacalar ADO Bus Terminal. You will be able to save a night accommodation if you are on a budget taking the night bus from Palenque to Bacalar!
BUS SCHEDULE FROM PALENQUE TO BACALAR
The bus schedule from Palenque to Bacalar is leaving at 6 pm and gets to Bacalar at 4 am and you can book in advance from Palenque ADO Bus Terminal (check the exact location in Google Maps) and get to Bacalar ADO Bus Terminal (check the exact location in Google Maps).
You will have to walk 15 minutes to get to the beach area from Bacalar ADO Bus Terminal since the buses stop at the road.
The bus fare from Palenque to Bacalar is around $50 USD. The bus travel time from Palenque to Bacalar is around 8 hours and 30 minutes. You can pay by cash at the ticket counter and book online.
BY TAXI FROM PALENQUE TO BACALAR
If you go from Palenque to Bacalar by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Palenque to Bacalar is around 7 hours.
The taxi fare from Palenque to Bacalar is around $400 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination
CAR RENTAL AT PALENQUE
There are many options for renting a car in Palenque. It’s the most convenient option and it will take you 7 hours to get to Bacalar from Palenque 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 PALENQUE TO BACALAR
Hotel transfers are convenient but can be expensive. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort. Prices are around $400 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $100 USD per person.
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BEST WAY FROM PALENQUE TO BACALAR
The best way from Palenque to Bacalar is getting by bus for $50 USD if you are traveling on a budget you can book online and it will take 8 hours and 30 minutes. You will avoid paying for a night in a hotel and you will be arriving at Palenque early morning ready to explore the ruins.
The best way from Palenque to Bacalar is getting by taxi or a private transfer if you are traveling with more people or with so much luggage and it will take around 7 hours.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN BACALAR
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.
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