How To Get From Cancun to Palenque By Bus – You can go by bus, taxi and private transfer.
What Is The Distance From Cancun to Palenque?
The distance from Cancun to Palenque is 841 kilometers. Click here to book online Palenque activities and day tours
The travel time by car from Cancun to Palenque is around 11 hours. To be honest so much distance to rent a car and get a private transfer. Read here how to get from Palenque to Cancun the reverse way.
What Is The Cheapest Way From Cancun to Palenque?
The cheapest way from Cancun to Palenque is by bus for $65 USD and you can book online. The bus travel time from Cancun to Palenque is around 14 hours.
SIM CARD AT MEXICO
I wouldn’t recommend you buy a sim card at Cancun airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Mexico. Read here best Mexico eSim and best Mexico sim card for tourist
You can buy the cheapest eSim in Mexico with Airalo eSim Mexico prepaid with similar data packages for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $21 USD with 3 GB data and for $32 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).
Holafly Mexico eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet in Mexico for 30 days for just $2 USD per day. Nomad eSim Mexico prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. And for $27 USD Nomad Mexico eSim with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.
WHERE TO STAY IN PALENQUE
A total of $20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Palenque. There are hotels mid-budget $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $120 USD.
Click here to book online your accommodation
BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE
You can read Heymondo Vs Safetwing cheapest travel Insurance. You can get for $135 USD your Heymondo Travel Insurance with Heymondo discount code valid for 90 days. Read our full Heymondo Travel Insurance Review
You can get Safetywing Travel Insurance for Digital Nomads valid for 28 days Safetywing for $50 USD per month with kids until 10 years old included
HOW TO GET FROM CANCUN TO PALENQUE
OCC BUS FROM CANCUN TO PALENQUE (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Cancun to Palenque is by bus. There are night buses leaving from Palenque Bus Terminal to Cancun Bus Terminal. You will be able to save a night accommodation if you are on a budget by taking the night bus from Cancun to Palenque!
BUS SCHEDULE FROM CANCUN TO PALENQUE
The bus schedule from Cancun to Palenque is leaving at 1 30 pm, 5 pm, 6 20 pm and 8 10 pm you can book in advance from Cancun ADO Bus Terminal (check the exact location in Google Maps) to Palenque Bus Terminal (check the exact location in Google Maps.
The bus fare from Cancun to Palenque is around $65 USD. The bus travel time from Cancun to Palenque is around 14 hours. You can pay by cash at the ticket counter and book online.
There are 3 different Bus companies doing the route from Cancun to Palenque and viceversa: ADO Bus, OCC Buses and AU Buses (Autobuses Unidos).
How To Get From Cancun Ado Bus Terminal to Cancun Hotel Zone (Bus R1 Or Bus R2 From Cancun to Hotel Zone)
ADO Bus Terminal in Cancun is located in town which is walking distance from most of the accommodations. But if you are staying in Cancun Hotel Zone area is a few kilometers distance and you will have to get a taxi or local buses.
Taxi prices are expensive can be around $8-10 USD and you will have to negotiate or share them to go down the fare. Just contact your hotel just in case they have a free shuttle in the area!
You will have to walk to get Bus R1 or Bus R2 going from Boulevard Kukulcan to Hotel Zone. The R-1 and R-2 public buses are leaving from Cancun Bus Terminal to Hotel Zone. Check Bus R1 and Bus R2 schedules and routes!
R-1 and R-2 bus fare from Cancun to Hotel Zone is 12-15 MXN which is half of USD and the travel time is around 15-20 minutes.
Once in Palenque, there are many places for accommodation around Palenque Bus Terminal and if you are visiting the ruins you will have to take a small van or a taxi since the ruins are a few kilometers far from Palenque Bus Terminal.
BEST WAY FROM CANCUN TO PALENQUE
The best way from Cancun to Palenque is getting by night bus for $65 USD if you are traveling on a budget you can book online and it will take 14 hours and you will avoid paying for a night in a hotel and you will be arriving at Palenque early morning to explore the ruins.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN PALENQUE
There is 2 seasons dry and wet season. The rainy season starts in May. The best time to visit Palenque 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.
Click here to know more about the weather in Palenque
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.
Feel free to use our links for discounts. By using our links, you will help us to continue with the maintenance of the website and it will not cost you anything. Thanks for the love guys.