La Ceiba in detail

Flights & getting there

Air

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.

Transport Options

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

DestinationCost (L)
Guanaja1500
Puerto Lempira3115
Roatán1000
San Pedro Sula1400
Tegucigalpa1850

Boat

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.

The modern, comfortable Galaxy Wave sails twice daily to Roatán (L900, 1¼ hours). To Utila, the modern Utila Dream leaves twice daily for Utila (L600) and takes 45 minutes,

Sea sickness can affect passengers on all the above services, especially if the sea is rough – plan accordingly as bags are not provided.

Bus

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

DestinationCost (L)Duration (hr)Bus LineFrequency
Antigua (Guatemala)128511Hedman Alas2 daily
Copán Ruinas7317Hedman Alas2 daily
La Unión-Cuero y Salado33Main Terminalevery 45min Mon-Sat, hourly Sun
Lago de Yojoa5005Hedman Alas4 daily
Sambo Creek/Corazal201Main Terminalevery 35min
San Pedro Sula150Diana Express6 daily
138Catisa-Tupsahourly 5am-6pm
3003Hedman Alas3 daily (via San Pedro Sula airport)
4203Viana4 daily
Tegucigalpa2657Kamaldy4 daily
710Viana4 daily
537Hedman Alas2 daily
Tela722Kamaldy4 daily
542Main Terminalevery 25min
Trujillo1603Cotuc/Cotraipbalhourly
Yaruca/Río Cangrejal25½Main Terminal5 daily, or any Las Mangas bus