GETTING TO AND FROM PALENQUE:
Palenque is located in Chiapas, the most southern state in Mexico.
Drive time is 2 hours from the Villahermosa airport, 12 hours from Cancun, 6 hours from Merida, 5 hours from San Cristobal de las Casas, 2.5 hours from Bonampak, 3 hours from Tonina.

 







FLYING TO PALENQUE (there are no flights into the Palenque airport):

The closest airport to Palenque is in Villahermosa (2 hours away by car). There are several non-stop flights a day from Mexico City on various airlines. 

From Cancun take a 1 hour non-stop flight to Villahermosa on Vivaaerobus.  Flights only run certain days of the week, but the cost is really low.

From Merida take a 1 hour non-stop flight to Villahermosa on Vivaaerobus.  Flights only run certain days of the week, but the cost is really low.

Once you arrive at the Villahermosa arport you can 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.

GETTING THERE BY CAR:

Approximate drive times to Palenque are 12 hours from Cancun, 6 hours from Merida, 5 hours from San Cristobal de las Casas.

BY LAND FROM TIKAL (Guatemala) you can get to Palenque by land and boat. Travel either by public bus or private car to the Mexico border (Bethel), take a fun boat ride across the river and then go by land to Palenque. If done by private car or van the entire trip from Tikal to Palenque takes around 7 hours.

For more info about travel to Palenque phone toll free 7 days a week at 877-620-8715, or outside the U.S. (1)505-255-2279, Or e-mail us [email protected].  Or, visit our Palenque Excursions page.






 
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