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How to get from Cancun to Bacalar, Mexico

Bacalar is famous for its Lagoon of Seven Colors. Check out our guide for the best options to travel from Cancun to Bacalar, Mexico.

Bacalar is located next to Lake Bacalar, also called the Lagoon of Seven Colors, due to its blue and turquoise colors.

One of the places you should not miss when in Bacalar is “Los Rápidos,” a narrow watercourse with crystal clear water.

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Check our guide for the best options to travel from Cancun to Bacalar.

How far is Cancun to Bacalar?

The distance from Cancun to Bacalar is 215 miles or 346 kilometers.

Transportation Options from Cancun to Bacalar

The following table outlines all transportation options from Cancun to Bacalar:

MethodTravel timePrice
Bus from Cancun to Bacalar5 hours 50 minutesUSD 41
Shared Van Shuttle from Cancun to Bacalar~5 hours
Private Transfer from Cancun to Bacalar~4 hours
Flight from Cancun to Bacalar
Rental Car~4 hours

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On GuateGo, you can check all available transportation options from Cancun to Bacalar. It is a reliable and easy-to-use platform to compare prices & schedules and make a booking online.

From Cancún To Bacalar

Getting to Bacalar from Cancun

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1. Our recommendation: ADO Bus from Cancun to Bacalar

Journey Duration: 5 hours and 50 minutes

Taking an ADO Bus from Cancun to Bacalar is the cheapest way to travel between the two destinations.

The price for a one-way bus fare to Bacalar from Cancun is 41 USD, and it takes around 5 hours and 50 minutes to get to Bacalar.

All ADO buses have air conditioning, reclinable seats, a bathroom, and TVs on board.

Cancun to Bacalar Bus Schedule

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  • 11:59 PM
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2. Shared Van Shuttle

Journey Duration: ~5 hours

Do you want more comfort than traveling by bus but do not have the budget for a private transfer?

A shared van shuttle might be a good compromise. While the shuttle leaves at fixed times, you will still get picked up and dropped off at your hotel.

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3. Private Transfer from Cancun to Bacalar

Journey Duration: Around 4 hours

If you prefer more comfort and flexibility, a private transfer to Bacalar might be your best option.

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Cancun at your preferred time. For an additional charge, it is often also possible to make stops on the way.

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On GuateGo, you can check all available transportation options from Cancun to Bacalar. It is a reliable and easy-to-use platform to compare prices & schedules and make a booking online.

How To Get To Bacalar

4. Cancun to Bacalar Flight

There is no direct flight connection between Cancun and Bacalar. The nearest airport to Bacalar, Mexico, is Chetumal International (CTM) Airport, a 34-minute drive away.

Where Is Bacalar Mexico Located

5. Driving with Rental Car

Journey Duration: Around 4 hours

I prefer traveling by rental car to be independent of bus or shuttle schedules and to be able to explore the destination on my own.

From Bacalar, for example, I highly recommend visiting “Los Rápidos.” The easiest and cheapest way to get there is by car. There are sufficient parking lots in Bacalar itself, and the journey from Cancun to Bacalar is easy and safe.

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Best day tours in Bacalar, Mexico

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The following widget shows some of the best tours in Bacalar, Mexico.

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