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#302163 - 10/03/08 05:05 PM Travel to municipal airstrip from San Ignacio
DCKid Offline
My boyfriend and I need to get from San Ignacio to the municipal air strip in Belize City in time for a 4:55 p.m. flight to San Pedro on December 1st. What are the current options? I've read lots about San Ignacio Shuttle, but the website that is always listed just takes me to a spam site. Is it still running? Is the public bus really our best option? Will anyone else be around that day that wants to split a ride? I'd be willing to pay up to about $40 per person, but obviously the cheaper the better.

Thanks for any current info!

#302193 - 10/03/08 06:23 PM Re: Travel to municipal airstrip from San Ignacio [Re: DCKid]
Pedro1 Offline
leave bus terminal at 1.00pm at the latest
60 min to Belmopan
90 min to Bz city
but that is when everything works
or a local taxi will take you for 100usd

#302396 - 10/04/08 07:38 PM Re: Travel to municipal airstrip from San Ignacio [Re: Pedro1]
Barbara K Offline
The Savannah Taxi station next to the park in SI town has taxis to Bz City for $87.50 USD one way. That was the cheapest I found other than public bus. The Express bus is cheap & good but only leaves in the morning (9AM, I think)

#302413 - 10/04/08 11:25 PM Re: Travel to municipal airstrip from San Ignacio [Re: Barbara K]
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
No, the San Ignacio Shuttle is no longer operating.

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#302625 - 10/06/08 08:39 PM Re: Travel to municipal airstrip from San Ignacio [Re: Lan Sluder/Belize First]
DCKid Offline
Thanks, that is very helpful! The more I read the more it seems like the public bus is our best option. Does anyone know anything about the "premier" bus? I noticed it listed here: http://www.nationaltransportbelize.com/, is anyone aware of the cost from SI to BZE?

I have been to Belize before (and fell in love obviously), but never to San Ignacio, so this is all new to me.

#302671 - 10/07/08 01:08 AM Re: Travel to municipal airstrip from San Ignacio [Re: DCKid]
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
Can't recall the exact price from San Ignacio to Belize City, but it's not much -- maybe BZ$8 or $10.

--Lan Sluder
Lan Sluder/Belize First

#304114 - 10/14/08 04:06 AM Re: Travel to municipal airstrip from San Ignacio [Re: Lan Sluder/Belize First]
Peter Jones Offline
Are you sure about the time of the flight? Planes usually leave the Municipal for San Pedro hourly on the half hour, so around then I'd expect 4:30 and 5:30. That's true for Tropic and Maya.

#304116 - 10/14/08 04:11 AM Re: Travel to municipal airstrip from San Ignacio [Re: Peter Jones]
Peter Jones Offline
Another point. If you haven't seen the zoo, it's on the route about 1/2 hour out of Belize City. Plan on spending 2 hours there. You can check when the buses stop there (there's a stop just outside that all buses including express stop at).

Don't forget the time to get from the bus station in Belize City to the airstrip - I'd reckon on 1/2 hour by taxi (do NOT plan on walking), as 1st December is a normal working day (a Monday) and it will be rush hour. If you come in from the zoo by taxi it can bypass the center of the City and take you straight to the airstrip - that's what I'd do.

#305521 - 10/20/08 06:39 PM Re: Travel to municipal airstrip from San Ignacio [Re: Peter Jones]
DCKid Offline
You're quite right, it's a 4:30 p.m. departure. I'm pretty sure we will take the regular bus and arrive around 3:00 then take a taxi to the airstrip.

I'd be interested in seeing the zoo, but since we will be carrying all of our luggage, I don't think it's possible for a convenient stopover on the way to the airport.

I would take one of the morning express buses and show up in Belize City early if there was a safe place to store our luggage and walk around for the day. Does anyone know if there are lockers we can rent in the city or anything similar to that?



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