How to get to Bacalar from Cancun

Posted on May 18, 2023 by Eduardo

In this post we will tell you how to get to Bacalar from Cancun and get to know this incredible magical town in the state of Quintana Roo

There is a spectacular lagoon located in Quintana Roo and we are sure that you will want to visit it to enjoy its incredible colors and landscapes, but if you don’t know how to go to bacalar, don’t worry! Keep reading and find out about the options available to you to arrive without problems and have a wonderful experience

How to get to Bacalar from Cancun

All the way to the lagoon you will find interesting and unique places, but Bacalar is a municipality that is a little far from the city and therefore the trip from Cancun is not short.

However, there are several ways to get there and you will surely find the one that best suits your budget and taste.

Although as always we recommend our private transportation service to Bacalar and using the “TRANSFER10” bus, you get a 10% discount: Click on the image to book.

First of all, you should know that it is possible to get to Bacalar on your own if you have your own vehicle. Despite the extra expense you will have to pay for gasoline, you will be able to cross places like Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Playa Paamu, Puerto Aventuras, Xpu-Ha and many more.

The advantage of this is that you can take your time to spend in one of them or stay to explore and continue your trip to Bacalar.

If you don’t have your own car or just don’t want to drive so you don’t arrive tired to the place and enjoy it to the fullest, we will leave you right now the ways you can get to Bacalar from Cancun

Private transportation

If you want a service with the best of comforts and a lot of effectiveness with the time, everything to accessible prices and with very good services and attentions you can contact the managers of the company Transfer Cancun Airport, who make sure that their clients arrive to their destination without problems.

Through their web you can make your reservation in a simple and safe way. This company offers its transportation service from Cancun to Bacalar and is frequently used by many users thanks to their experience and trust.

Tour to Bacalar

This option is undoubtedly a favorite for tourists who wish to have a well established itinerary that makes their trip a comfortable experience.

You are scheduled to be picked up early at your hotel in Cancun (or other nearby city) and from there you have everything ready, transportation to bacalar, bilingual tour guide, food, drinks and a return on time with the same amenities.

Only it is necessary to clarify that it can be more expensive or cheaper than just transportation, but since it is aligned to an itinerary you will not be able to do more things in this beautiful city.

ADO buses

This line is dedicated to the transportation of passengers in the southeast of Mexico. It has buses with accessible offers and they make 10 departures to Bacalar, but it usually takes between 5 and 6 hours to get to the city.

Buses United – AU

ADO is not the only bus service we can find to go to Bacalar, as there is the line of Autobuses Unidos, a transportation company that has only two daily departures to Bacalar and whose route also takes approximately 5 and a half hours. They cross the Federal Highway.

These are all the ways we know to go to Bacalar from Cancun, although it also applies if you are in some other destination like Playa del Carme and by the way you have to read our post: How to go to Playa del Carmen.