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Driving from Cancun to Belize City

Posted By: WD Murray

Driving from Cancun to Belize City - 03/17/11 11:13 PM

Whose done it, who shouldn't try it & what's the safety risk factor???
Posted By: cracked up

Re: Driving from Cancun to Belize City - 03/19/11 09:59 PM

it's an easy drive, good road.
about 3 1/2 - 4 hr drive
Posted By: samba para ti

Re: Driving from Cancun to Belize City - 03/20/11 05:12 AM

It's a 4.5 hour drive....depending on your speed. Carretera 307 is a good highway and you should have no problems, but be cautious of the...topes de velocidad...(speed bumps)especially when driving at night. Also, make sure you have your rental car papers in order....in case you are stopped. Have driven this route over 12 times, before i finally moved to Belize. Never had a problem.

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Posted By: suecate

Re: Driving from Cancun to Belize City - 03/20/11 07:09 PM

do you know what rental companies there are that will let you do this
Posted By: Hon

Re: Driving from Cancun to Belize City - 03/20/11 07:32 PM

It's about 325 miles from Cancun to Belize City. To do that distance in 4.5 hours, you'd have to average over 70 mph. It would be much more practical to plan on 6 to 6.5 hours and even that might be pushing it.
Posted By: dabunk

Re: Driving from Cancun to Belize City - 03/20/11 07:42 PM

Did the drive last year, with all the topes and police checkpoints we did 5 hours from Bze border to Cancun airport. About a half hour to clear customs at Bze border if you just have persnoal stuff and about 2 hours to Belize City for a first timer.
Posted By: suecate

Re: Driving from Cancun to Belize City - 03/20/11 07:47 PM

which rental company did you use that would allow you to take across the border? We want to go for 2 weeks but wont need the car except for the drive to and from cancun any suggestions. With the 2 kids this sounds like the best option.
Posted By: cracked up

Re: Driving from Cancun to Belize City - 03/21/11 02:49 AM

241 miles
Posted By: cracked up

Re: Driving from Cancun to Belize City - 03/21/11 02:51 AM

sorry, cun > chet 241, hon's correct
Posted By: samba para ti

Re: Driving from Cancun to Belize City - 03/21/11 02:58 AM

America Car Rental. Here is the link: http://www.america-carrental.com/carrental_policies.html Check them out. Hope this helps. In my previous post i stated 4.5hrs for a driving time. That time is from Cancun airport to CHETUMAL....NOT to Belize City....just so you know. From Cancun to Chetumal is 234 Miles...ok.

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Posted By: Relaxed

Re: Driving from Cancun to Belize City - 03/22/11 06:23 PM

Do not go fast through Playa de Carmen.....your day will go bad if caught...........lots of radar
Posted By: suecate

Re: Driving from Cancun to Belize City - 03/22/11 10:18 PM

its amazing how much cheaper it would be to travel through cancun and drive to belize city.

with 4 tix and renting a car for 2 weeks we save $2000.00
Just have to figure out if we can park the car safely for 2 weeks somewhere.

anyone know if you can pick up car in cancun drop off in chetumal and then on the way back pick up in chetumal and drop off in cancun?
Posted By: Cooper

Re: Driving from Cancun to Belize City - 04/04/11 05:32 AM

The roads in Mexico are great and you can make good time, several passing lanes etc. We have done the drive so many times from Cancun to chetumal always right around 5 hours. However our road trips from Chetumal to Belize City are never predicted,, The norm has been 2 1/2 hours but have done it in 1 3/4 hrs, However we have also spent 4 hours on the drive and more...TAKE THE BUS..THEY ARE GREAT
Posted By: MisterB266

Re: Driving from Cancun to Belize City - 04/04/11 03:26 PM

Originally Posted by suecate
anyone know if you can pick up car in cancun drop off in chetumal and then on the way back pick up in chetumal and drop off in cancun?


Check with Europcar:
http://www.europcar.com.mx/

They are located at Cancun airport and Chetumal.
In Chetumal, the Europcar Central office is located on Av. Heroes, across the street from Hotel Los Cocos, and I think they are also located at the airport. They have cars that are allowed into Belize.
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