There are a few different ways you can get to Belize,
and one of them is by bus. There are a limited, yet sufficient
amount of Belize international bus routes to and from
surrounding countries, and you can even hop on a bus in Texas to get here. While flying to Belize or arriving by cruise
ship are certainly among your transportation options,
it might just be cheaper and easier to go by bus if you
have the time. The bus from Cancun to Belize is ideal for those who are interested in crossing
the border as it is quite convenient, not to mention affordable.
Once you arrive in Belize, getting to your main destination(s)
will then be possible by bus as well. Keep in mind that
the buses in Belize aren't always the most comfortable
means of getting from one place to another, but there
are some that are more luxurious than others.
The Belize international bus routes are quite sufficient
enough, and as mentioned you can find a bus to Belize
as far away as Texas. It might take you 35 hours to get
from Texas to Belize, but what you'll see along
the way is often enough to more than adequately pass the
time. At various points along the southern border of the
United States, you can hop on a bus first for Mexico
City. From Mexico City, it's on to Chetumal,
which is a southern Mexico city found just north of the
Belize border. Should you be spending some time in Cancun, Mexico before coming to Belize, then you can surely hop on a
bus from Cancun to Belize. Actually, you'll probably
have to jump on two buses. You will again likely make
a stop first in Chetumal. The trip by bus from Cancun
to Belize is a relatively easy one, especially since most,
if not all of the buses that travel the route are air-conditioned.
Once you get to Chetumal, you can then cross the border
by bus to the Belize town of Corozal, or you can hop on
a bus to Belize City. The
premier class Batty Bus that carries passengers from Chetumal
to Belize City is more comfortable than you may imagine.
If you can't catch the Batty Bus, then it's
likely four hours in an old U.S. school bus.
Should you fly into Belize City and be looking to head
inland to the Cayo District, which is a popular agenda,
then you can hop on the Belize City San
Ignacio bus. Most people who arrive in Belize City
and then are off to catch a bus elsewhere usually hail
a cab from the airport to the bus station. Finding a Belize
City San Ignacio bus is a pretty easy thing to accomplish
as there is frequent service. The Belize City San Ignacio
bus leaves pretty much every half hour during the day
in Belize City, and when it's time to return to
Belize City for your flight out, you'll have just
as much luck finding a return bus at the San Ignacio bus
station. They depart almost as regularly as those in Belize
City. The trip only takes about 2 ½ hours, and
the price is surely nice.
Some visitors to San Ignacio are interested in visiting
nearby Guatemala as well, and if this is the case for you, then you will
probably be interested in finding a Belize to Guatemala
bus. First off, you should know that you'll have
to stop at the border on the Belize to Guatemala bus,
and you will required to pay a pretty substantial border
fee of around $40. The most common Belize to Guatemala
bus leaves from San Ignacio and arrives in the Guatemala
tourist haven of Flores. Flores is the travel base for
Guatemala's Peten Region, so from there you will
be able to connect with other top destinations in Guatemala.
A good amount of visitors to western Belize like to take
the Belize to Guatemala bus to help them get to the Mayan
ruins at Tikal.
Booking a Tikal tour in Flores is a most simple task,
and it's certainly the best Guatemalan city from
which to do so. Flores,
Guatemala is definitely one of the top destinations
found on the Belize international bus routes. This is
in part due to the fact that those looking to travel by
land between Honduras and Belize must pass through Flores.