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#398052 - 01/21/11 07:22 PM Booking bus from Chet to Cancun  
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We are heading to Cancun in a bit flying to Miami..getting logistics lined up and curious the easiest way to book a bus from Chetumal to Cancun..I know that alot of folks stop in Playa but we are thinking of taking the direct right route there, stopping on in Playa on the way back, and evaluating which we like better.

Need some help on how to book a bus ticked on ADO--or the appropriate bus service is Im mistaken-- to Cancun from Chetumal. Was given some pretty stern advice to not use the website for this. Maybe a travel company or something? Any advice would be appreciated...thanks!

#398060 - 01/21/11 08:17 PM Re: Booking bus from Chet to Cancun [Re: cjjr]  
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ADO has a kiosk at Chedraui at the Mall, you can just walk up and buy your ticket there, then hang out at the mall while waiting to leave, maybe see a movie. It is very rare that the busses are completely full, although it occassionally does happen. I wouldn't stress about prebooking a ticket.

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#398061 - 01/21/11 08:27 PM Re: Booking bus from Chet to Cancun [Re:]  
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Ah thats good to know, thanks for the tip. We are taking the ferry over in the morning, do the buses leave for Cancun often or is it one a day do you know?

#398062 - 01/21/11 08:39 PM Re: Booking bus from Chet to Cancun [Re: cjjr]  
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I use the ticketbus site to find schedules & fares, but I've never tried using it to book a ticket:

There is also an ADO website, but I prefer ticketbus.

Some travel agents on the mainland (in Belize) sell tickets for the ADO buses. I don't know about Ambergris, but ask around and you should find one.

The ADO express buses to Cancun City depart about every 2 hours from the ADO bus terminal in Chetumal. I haven't yet been on a bus that has been full, so you should be able to buy a ticket as soon as you get to the bus terminal, and get the next bus out.

The trip will take about 5.5 hours and terminate at the Cancun bus terminal. You then have to get a bus or taxi back south to the airport.

Perhaps some travellers get off in Playa in order to get one of the airport shuttle buses, thus avoid the bus trip to Cancun then backtracking to the airport; that should be about 20 to 30 minutes.

There is only one express bus that goes from Chetumal direct to the airport -- it departs at 30 minutes past midnight. You should be able to find it on ticketbus.

The ADO express buses are excellent -- a/c, reclining seats, video, toilet. Take something warm to wear because the a/c is usually set to "Freeze".

#398063 - 01/21/11 08:48 PM Re: Booking bus from Chet to Cancun [Re: cjjr]  
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I looked it up for you. Here are the departures after 8am:
8:30, 10:30, 11:15, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 and there are more.
The fare is MX$270 (that's pesos).

There are at least 3 money changers on the main street (Av. Heroes) if you need pesos.

And the bus that goes direct to the airport departs at 00:30 (30 minutes after midnight).

#398070 - 01/21/11 10:15 PM Re: Booking bus from Chet to Cancun [Re: cjjr]  
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Direct ADO buses leave Playa every hour..takes 45 minutes to airport $7.00.

#398079 - 01/22/11 06:25 AM Re: Booking bus from Chet to Cancun [Re: cjjr]  
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Thank you for all the information, it definitely helped us lock everything on and figure out what to do and where to go!

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