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Getting There & Away

Eight ATIM microbuses depart Flores between 6:30am and 3pm (Q30 to Q80, 1¼ hours). They return from Tikal at noon, 1:30pm, 3pm and 6pm. You could also take the Uaxactún-bound bus from the market of Santa Elena at 3:30pm, which is a bit slower.

From El Remate, a collective shuttle departs at 5:30am for Tikal, starting back at 2pm (one way/round-trip Q30/50). Any El Remate accommodations can make reservations.

If traveling from Belize, get a Santa Elena–bound microbus to Puente Ixlú, sometimes called El Cruce, and switch there to a northbound microbus for the remaining 36km to Tikal. Heading from Tikal to Belize, start early and get off at Puente Ixlú to catch a bus or microbus eastward. Be wary of shuttles to Belize advertised at Tikal: these have been known to detour to Flores to pick up passengers! And do not purchase any tickets for ruins (or anything else) from so-called vendors on the bus.