Ruin Sites Mexico
Beyond Panama south there is no reliable road. Impassible during the rain season and dangerous any time the and only a few 4wd vehicles make the passage through the Darien Gap. Otherwise air or boat is the only way to reach south America from Panama.     see David Rice Kuna Passage Through san Blas Islands
Chiapas to Panama Bus service via Tica Bus through Central America Crosses the Borders and make the trip safer and simpler.  You stay on the same bus throughout your trip if you choose. exit only to pay the visa fee and go through customs.
The
Tica Bus line runs a total of 38 air-conditioned buses

Chiapas to Panama Bus, Tica Bus Schedule and Fares,
Central America Bus Service

Central America Bus Travel, The Tica Bus: Cross-Border Bus

For independent travelers through Southern Mexico to Central America as far south as Panama City there is a bus option that takes some of the anxiety out of crossing the borders and about finding the next bus. This system is called the Tica bus for short and stands for Tansportes Internacionales Centroamericanos:

The 2010 ticket price for a trip from Tapachula in Chiapas Mexico to Panama City Panama in Central America is $224. USD round trip, paid in US Dollars, travelers checks, or the currency of the country only, no checks or credit cards accepted.

Make reservation
via email and pay when arriving at the terminal.

The above mentioned trip from the north to Panama leaves Tapachula in Chiapas Mexico and goes through Guatemala to El Salvador where it stops for the night. The bus then goes to Managua and stops for the overnight. The bus then makes a day and overnight trip to Panama.
Chiapas to Panama ,Tica Bus Passengers
Passengers can stop for extended stays in the terminal cities, the ticket is still honored, they must however make a reservation and reserve a seat to continue. Passengers pay additional for their hostel or hotel, and food. Other expenses that are the passenger’s responsibility would be the visa and each country’s customs charge which averages $7

Tica runs a total of 38 air-conditioned, 54-passenger buses that have reclining seats, restrooms, window curtains, TV and video.
Tica Buses  serve Central America between Mexico and Panama. Tica Buses have reclining seats, lavatory, window curtains, TV and video.
The trip from Tapachula in Chiapas Mexico to Panama City Panama in Central America costs $224. USD round trip, (2010) paid in US Dollars, travelers checks, or the currency of the country only, no checks or credit cards accepted.  Executive class is available on some routes
Chiapas to Panama Tica Bus,  Fares from Tapachula Chiapas First Class Terminal    

  • Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico to  Guatemala  Economy One Way $15.00   Round trip $30.00
  • Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico to El Salvador:  Economy  $30.00 One Way,    $60.00  Round Trip
  • Tapachula to Nicaragua  Econ.  $60.00,   $120.00 RT     Executive   $74.00,   $148.00
  • Tapachula to Costa Rica Econ. $80.00    $160.00  RT     Exec.          $88.00,   $176.00
  • Tapachula to Panama      Econ  $112.00  $224.00  RT     Exec.          $130.00  $260.00
  • Tapachula  to Tegucigalpa, Nicaragua     Economy Only   $45.00     $90.00 RT
Chiapas, Tapachula, Tica Bus Schedule          
:Leave Tapachula at 7:00 am, arrive at Guatemala at 12:00 noon.

  • Tapachula  to  El Salvador:
Leave Tapachula at 7:00 am, arrive at Guatemala at 12:00 noon.
Leave Guatemala at 1:00 p.m., arrive at El Salvador approximately at 5:00 p.m.

  • Tapachula  to  Nicaragua
Leave Tapachula at 7:00 am, arrive at Guatemala at 12:00 noon.
Leave Guatemala at 1:00 p.m., arrive at El Salvador approximately at 5:00 p.m.
Leave el Salvador at 5:00 a.m., arrive at Nicaragua approximately
at 5:00 p.m.  

  • Tapachula to Tegucigalpa, Nicaragua
Leave Tapachula at 7:00 am, arrive at Guatemala at 12:00 a.m. Leave Guatemala at 1:00 p.m., arrive at El Salvador approximately at 5:00 p.m.
Leave el Salvador at 12:00 noon., arrive at Tegucigalpa at 6:00 p.m.

  • Tapachula to Costa Rica:  Economy Class
Leave Tapachula at 7:00 am, arrive at Guatemala at 12:00 noon. Leave Guatemala at 1:00 p.m., arrive at El Salvador approximately at 5:00 p.m.
Leave el Salvador at 5:00 a.m., arrive at Nicaragua at 5:00 p.m. Leave Nicaragua at 6:00 a.m., at 6:00 a.m. and 12 noon, arrive at Costa Rica  at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  

  • Tapachula to Costa Rica: Executive Class  
Leave Tapachula at 7:00 am, arrive at Guatemala at 12:00 noon.
Leave Guatemala at 1:00 p.m., arrive at El Salvador approximately at 5:00 p.m.  
Leave el Salvador at 3:00 a.m., arrive at Nicaragua approximately at 12:30 p.m.
Leave Nicaragua at 1:00 p.m., arrive at Costa Rica approximately at 10:00 p.m.

  • Tapachula  to Panama: Costa Rica to Panama - Executive Class)
Leave Tapachula at 7:00 am, arrive at Guatemala at 12:00 noon.  Leave Guatemala at 1:00 p.m., arrive at El Salvador approximately at 5:00 p.m.  
Leave el Salvador at 3:00 a.m., arrive at Nicaragua approximately
at 12:30 p.m.  Leave Nicaragua at 1:00 p.m., arrive at Costa Rica approximately at 10:00 p.m. Leave Costa Rica at 11:00 p.m (same day), arrive at Panama at 4 in the afternoon  the following day.  
Chiapas, Tapachula Market
Chiapas to Panama Bus service is offered by Tica Bus.
See Schedule and Fares for Central America Bus Service.   Executive class is available on some routes
Chiapas, Tapachula chocolate trees
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