How To Get From Tulum to Palenque By Bus – You can go by bus, taxi and private transfer.
What Is The Distance From Tulum to Palenque?
The distance from Tulum to Palenque is 703 kilometers. Click here to book online Palenque activities and day tours
The travel time by car from Tulum to Palenque is around 9 hours and 30 minutes. To be honest so much distance to rent a car and get a private transfer. Read here how to get from Palenque to Tulum the reverse way.
What Is The Cheapest Way From Tulum to Palenque?
The cheapest way from Tulum to Palenque is by bus for $50 USD and you can book online. The bus travel time from Tulum to Palenque is around 11-12 hours.
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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.
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HOW TO GET FROM TULUM TO PALENQUE
OCC BUS FROM TULUM TO PALENQUE (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Tulum to Palenque is by bus. There are night buses leaving from Tulum Bus Terminal to Palenque Bus Terminal. You will be able to save a night accommodation if you are on a budget by taking the night bus from Tulum to Palenque!
BUS SCHEDULE FROM TULUM TO PALENQUE
The bus schedule from Tulum to Palenque is leaving at 4 20 pm, 7 55 pm, 9 10 pm and 11 pm you can book in advance from Tulum 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 Tulum to Palenque is around $50 USD. The bus travel time from Tulum to Palenque is around 12 hours. You can pay by cash at the ticket counter and book online.
There are 3 different Bus companies doing the route from Tulum to Palenque and viceversa: ADO Bus, OCC Buses and AU Buses (Autobuses Unidos).
How To Get From Ado Bus Terminal to Tulum Beach
Tulum ADO Bus Terminal is located in the town which is walking distance from most of the accommodations. But if you are staying in the beach area is 5 kilometers distance and you will have to walk for more than 1 hour or get a taxi.
Taxi prices are expensive 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 Tulum area!
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 TULUM TO PALENQUE
The best way from Tulum to Palenque is getting by night bus for $50 USD if you are traveling on a budget you can book online and it will take 12 hours and you will avoid paying for a night in a hotel and you will be arriving at Palenque early morning ready to visit 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.
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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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