About BelizeBus

Trying to find information about transportation in Belize can be a long and tedious process.

Over the past several years, I’ve been posting information on travel forums and finally decided to start this site. It isn’t really a blog. I use WordPress because it’s a convenient way of sharing all the travel information that I’ve collected over the years – it’s free, easy to edit, and allows for others to ask questions, make comments and offer new or updated information.

All the schedules are directly from transportation companies, media publications or my own experience in Belize. If there’s a schedule that I haven’t confirmed myself, I’ll note that it’s from another source. I shall endeavour to keep the site up to date.

This blog is an original work. Except for the schedule details, the text and images are protected by copyright, and may not be legally modified, copied, reproduced, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way. However, links to this site are permissible. The links given in this site are for information only, and not intended to recommend or endorse any business or service in those sites, nor shall I be responsible for the content of external websites.

Mister B

March 2009


31 Responses to “About BelizeBus”

  1. belizebus Says:

    I haven’t heard of a Batty or Venus bus for several years. Maybe they operate to some local villages(?), but they don’t run buses on the main routes/highways.

    Thanks for the link to the motorcyle rentals. This question came up recently and I found out about the rentals, but didn’t have the link to the website. I’ll add the link.

  2. Elizabeth W. Says:

    We recently put together a visitor version of a map for Corozal Town that we thought might be of interest to you and your blog.

    The map can be accessed here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0f9trpJdhr4OVlvRUIyNWp4blk/edit

    When you view the map, please bear in mind that we wanted to keep the map on a single 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of paper. As such, it isn’t feasible to show every restaurant, grocery store or shop. Instead, we opted to highlight those places that visitors may be told about or have read in various travel publications, plus some other helpful places such as doctors, pharmacies, transportation options, etc.

    Please feel free to download the map and share it with friends, visitors, guests, on personal blogs/websites, etc. There is no charge or permission required to use the map, however we ask that the map not be used for financial gain by an individual, group or business.

    • belizebus Says:

      Well done.

      I’m not sure how I’ll fit it in to this site, but I’ll recommend it wherever possible.

  3. belizebus Says:

    Thank you for the update.

  4. Ronald Says:

    Dear Mister B,
    We d like to travel thursdaymorning 11th of august with 5 persons from chetumal to belize city. Is there an aircondioned bus available? And wher does it depart? Van I buy tickets on advance? Any other options?
    Thanks for answer in advance.
    Kind regards, Ronald

    • belizebus Says:

      The Marlin Espadas website states that their bus has a/c. All the info I have is in the Updates Section. Contact them if you need more details.

      The San Juan bus does not have a/c.

      No other buses have a/c. The only other transport with a/c is a private transfer service which you have to arrange in advance.

  5. Elis Says:

    Good afternoon, I would like to know what place I can take bus to go to Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary and Lamanai, leaving Belize City and is to do both tours in one day? Thank you for your help
    Elisangela (Brazil)

    • belizebus Says:

      Jex and Sons Bus Service provides bus service between Belize City and Crooked Tree.
      Buses depart from Belize City Monday to Friday at 10:50 am and 4:45 pm; Saturday at 10:50 am; no bus on Sunday.
      Trip time: about 1.25 hours
      Fare: BZ$3.50

      I’m not sure where these buses wait in Belize City. Last I heard, they didn’t wait at the bus terminal, but you could go there and ask.

      For Lamanai, buses don’t go to Lamanai. Get any northbound bus from the bus terminal and ask the driver or conductor to drop you off at the place where the tour boats wait. I don’t know if I’d do both in 1 day. Maybe go to Lamanai first and then go back to Crooked Tree and stay a night there.

  6. Nereida Aleman Says:

    I would like to know what place I can take bus to go to from belize city to chetumal, the schedule and prices please. Im from Mexico

    Thanks for answer in advance.
    Kind regards

    • belizebus Says:

      In Belize City, buses use the Belize City bus terminal (commonly known as Novelo’s) located on West Collet Canal. Buses leave about every 30 to 60 minutes (see schedule in Section 3), and the fare is about BZ$12. If there isn’t a bus going all the way to Chetumal, get one to Corozal and then change.

  7. Jeri J. Says:

    Is there an express bus that leaves San Ignacio to Belize City. Looking for bus transportation to airport on Thursday or Friday

    • belizebus Says:

      I think there are a couple express buses per day, but I don’t have a schedule. I’d expect that they would run at the peak travel times in the morning and late afternoon. Regular buses leaves every 30 minutes.

      If you’re spending a bit of time in San Ignacio, maybe you can ask around about express buses (and let me know). The Cayo Welcome Centre might know.

  8. Jason Says:

    Hi- Thanks for maintaining this blog. Its really great. Question for you, have you ever spent time in Belize on Christmas. I’m wondering how it will be to get around on 12/25 -12/26 and if tour operators will be running?

    • belizebus Says:

      Yes, I have been in Belize during Christmas.

      Buses run but on a reduced schedule — maybe every hour or two rather than every 30 minutes. Water taxis run — in previous years, they have sometimes posted holiday schedules on their websites if there are any changes.

      Tour operators will probably be running if there are pre-arranged tours, or if a cruise ship is in port, but their offices might be closed on Christmas Day.

  9. Nancy C. Says:

    How do I get from Belize city to Roatan Honduras by bus and ferry?

    • belizebus Says:

      A weekly direct bus to San Pedro Sula leaves BC every Saturday at 6am — it takes 12 hours and costs US$75.

      Two daily express buses (Linea Dorada and Fuente del Norte) run from BC to Flores where you can change to another bus to SPS. I don’t have any information about buses from Flores to Honduras.

      At SPS, you have to get to La Ceiba for the ferry to Roatan — I don’t have that info.

      Another option from BC is the weekly water taxi to Puerto Cortes. It leaves every Friday at 9am. Then you have to get to La Ceiba, but I don’t have that information.

      Some of these options are on this website…

  10. Tuomo Says:

    I have a question for you. I would like to know how can we get a bus from Tulum Mexico to Orange Walk Belize? The day we should arrive on in Orange Walk is february 3 rd.
    Thank you for helping us!

    • belizebus Says:

      Easy. Go to the ADO bus terminal in Tulum and buy a ticket.

      Currently, there are two express buses per day that run from Cancun to Belize City. They make stops at Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Corozal and Orange Walk. The first bus departs from Cancun daily at 7:30 am and the second bus departs at 10:15 pm. Estimate about 2 hours for the bus to reach Tulum, and estimate about 5.5 hours to go from Tulum to OW. I’d prefer the first bus because the second bus arrives at OW in the middle of the night.

      If you’re spending a few days at Tulum, you can go to the bus terminal a day or two before your travel date and buy your ticket.

      ADO website for schedules & fares: https://www.ado.com.mx/

      • Tuomo Says:

        Thank you! I think that the ADO would be the right choise, but i cant find the Orange Walk from the list. I found Tulum, Q, Roo. but not the Orange Walk.

      • belizebus Says:

        Don’t worry — that bus does stop at OW.

  11. Lorenzo Says:

    How do I get from Belize City to Placencia?

    • belizebus Says:

      If you want to go by bus, all the information I know is on the website. Check Section 3 for the bus schedules in the Southern Zone, and Section 4 for specific instructions for getting to Placencia.

  12. Sakari Says:

    Hello, thanks for the good website.

    What are the options to get to Honduras, San Pedro Sal or other airport cities? We’re trying to find any options, as our final destination is Panama City.

  13. Marley Says:

    Hello, we are a group of about 15 people flying into Chetumal and trying to make our way to Caye Caulker on Saturday June 17th. Do you know much about the water taxi schedules? From what I’ve read they run every other day from Chetumal (and unfortunately the 17th is an off day). Do you know of other boat options / can you rent privately to get there?

    If not, how long is the bus from Chetumal to Belize City and what times do they leave from Chetumal?

    Thank you very much for any info you can provide. Most are coming from Australia and we are at a loss for getting to Caye!

    • belizebus Says:

      All the information is in Section 6. Did you read it?

      Water Jets International is the other water taxi company on that route. The two companies operate on alternate days so there should be a boat every day. Contact them to confirm, and with 15 passengers, it might be a good idea to reserve in advance.

      The bus information is also in Section 6. Let me know if you any questions after reading Section 6.

  14. Edgar A. S. Says:

    Hi thanks for the information, I found that there is a Belizean bus heading out from Chetumal Mercado viejo, almost every hour, But I would love to know how this works from Belice City coat and schedule? Thank you.

    • belizebus Says:

      Buses depart from the bus terminal in Belize City about every 45 minutes. The final destination of the bus is displayed in the front window of the bus. Some buses display “Chetumal”, but sometimes the bus displays “Corozal” even though the bus might continue to Chetumal.

      You can see the departure times on the schedule in Section 3 — just be aware that not all buses run on time. Although Chetumal is not on the schedule, most of the buses (maybe all) continue to Chetumal after Corozal. If the buses don’t go to Chetumal, you can easily change buses at Corozal.

      The fare to Chetumal is about BZ$12 (US$6).

  15. Cheryl Rowland-Nunez Says:

    Current water taxi rates from Hopkins to Dangriga, Placencia or the Cayes in SWCMR. Other destinations can be arranged.

    Dangriga: 2 pax = $90 BZ pp…3-6 pax = $60 pp
    Tobacco Caye: 2 pax = $90 BZ pp…3-6 pax = $60 pp
    Southwater Caye: 2 pax = $90 BZ pp…3-6 pax = $60 pp
    Placencia: 2 pax $120 BZ pp…3-6 pax = $80 pp
    Glover’s Reef: 2 pax = $300 BZ pp. 3-6 pax = $200 pp

    All prices are for one way transport. Please inquire about other destinations and larger group rates.
    Prices valid for October 1, 2016 to August 31st, 2017

  16. Sundib Espat Says:

    Hello is it possible to have your blog page host the ad of a new and reliable Shuttle service for San Ignacio town?

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