Flights & getting there
Airports & Airlines
La Ceiba’s Aeropuerto Golosón is 10km west of La Ceiba, on the highway to Tela. Flights leave frequently for San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa, the Bay Islands and the Moskitia.
AeroCaribe Flies to Guanaja and several destinations in the Moskitia, including Puerto Lempira and Brus Laguna.
Aerolíneas Sosa Regular connections to Roatán, Utila and Puerto Lempira.
Lanhsa Connects Ceiba with Roatán, Guanaja, Puerto Lempira and Tegucigalpa.
Any non-express bus heading west from the main bus terminal in La Ceiba can drop you at the airport. Colectivo taxis from the Parque Central pass the airport (L25); you must wait for the taxi to fill up. A normal taxi costs around L200.
Taxis in the official rank outside the airport charge about L200 to La Ceiba; if you go to the main road and flag down a colectivo it's L25 per person.
Flights From La Ceiba
|San Pedro Sula||1400|
Ferries to the Bay Islands operate from the Muelle de Cabotaje pier, about 8km east of town. From the bus terminal or from town, taxis charge about L100. A colectivo will cost L25 and goes from the town center from 7a Calle; there's no colectivo on the way back. To get to the ferry pier from the center of La Ceiba, take a bus from Av La República.
Sea sickness can affect passengers on all the above services, especially if the sea is rough – plan accordingly as bags are not provided.
The main bus terminal is at Mercado San José, about 1.5km west of central La Ceiba. Local buses run between this terminal and the central plaza (L9), or you can take a colectivo taxi (L20). Buses marked ‘Terminal’ head to the station from the bus stop at Av La República between 7a Calle and 8a Calle.
La Ceiba is a big transportation hub, and there are even services connecting Ceiba to Antigua in Guatemala, as well as shuttles to/from Copán Ruinas. Most non-luxury buses use the main terminal – Diana Express, Catisa-Tupsa and Kamaldy all have offices there – but there are some exceptions. The Viana bus terminal is another 500m further west along the same road; you'll find Hedman Alas across the street. Cotuc/Cotraipbal buses for Trujillo leave from terminals on Carretera a Tela.
Buses from La Ceiba
|Destination||Cost (L)||Duration (hr)||Bus Line||Frequency|
|Antigua (Guatemala)||1285||11||Hedman Alas||2 daily|
|Copán Ruinas||731||7||Hedman Alas||2 daily|
|La Unión-Cuero y Salado||33||1½||Main Terminal||every 45min Mon-Sat, hourly Sun|
|Lago de Yojoa||500||5||Hedman Alas||4 daily|
|Sambo Creek/Corazal||20||1||Main Terminal||every 35min|
|San Pedro Sula||150||3½||Diana Express||6 daily|
|300||3||Hedman Alas||3 daily (via San Pedro Sula airport)|
|537||6½||Hedman Alas||2 daily|
|54||2||Main Terminal||every 25min|
|Yaruca/Río Cangrejal||25||½||Main Terminal||5 daily, or any Las Mangas bus|