|GETTING TO AND FROM PALENQUE:
Palenque is located in Chiapas, Mexico. Drive time is 2 hours from the Villahermosa airport, 6 hours from Merida, 5 hours from San Cristobal de las Casas, 2.5 hours from Bonampak and Yaxchilan, 3 hours from Tonina.
There are no commercial flights into the Palenque airport but there are a number of ways to get to Palenque. The closest airport to Palenque is in Villahermosa (2 hours away by car).
-- Fly into Villahermosa and take a taxi to Palenque (around $100), or if you're joining a MayaSites tour you will be met by a MayaSites driver at the Villahermosa airport and transferred to Palenque. United Airlines has non-stop flights from Houston and there are several non-stop flights a day from Mexico City to Villahermosa on Aeromexico.
-- Fly into Cancun, take a 1 hour non-stop flight to Villahermosa on Vivaaerobus. Flights only run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but cost is really low -- as little as $150 roundtrip. From the Villahermosa airport you can take a taxi to Palenque (around $100) or take a taxi to the bus station in downtown Villahermosa (around $25) and from there take a 2nd class bus to Palenque (around $10).
--- Fly into Cancun and take an overnight 2nd class bus to Palenque, about a 14 hour ride and costs around $45. Or, take a very comfortable overnight 1st class bus, about a 12.5 hour ride and costs around $75.
-- From Tikal (Guatemala) you can get to Palenque by land and boat. Travel either by public bus or private car to the Mexico border, take a fun long boat ride across the river and then go by land to Palenque. If done by private car or van the trip takes around 7 hours.
Maya Sites Travel Services excursions to Palenque:
For tours that include Palenque visit our Palenque tours page!
2 night Palenque from Cancun!
Vivaaerobus non-stop flights from $150 round-trip!
UPCOMING SMALL GROUP TOURS IN PALENQUE:
Classic Maya of the Rainforest Palenque & Tikal
Dec. 8-15, 2013:
Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilan, La Venta Olmec
Museum, Tikal, Uaxactun, Yaxha & more!
Classic Maya of the Rainforest in Palenque
March 23-27, 2014:
Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilan,
La Venta Olmec Museum & more!
Spring Equinox at Chichen Itza
March 18-22, 2014:
Plus Ek Balam, Uxmal, Labna,
Kabah, Tulum, Coba & More!
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