Palenque Bus From Oaxaca,
Transportation by Bus to Palenque Ruin Site

ADO Bus First Class Reaches Palenque

Palenque is a city of  85,000 where you can find accommodations at all price ranges. Campgrounds, hotels, and posadas are plentiful in the  town with campgrounds, inns, posadas, and luxury hotels  on the entrance road to the archaeological site. Near the ADO Station the area called the Cañada has a group of hotels and posadas of all price ranges and handy to transportation to the ruin site from the Cabeza Maya.
Hotels are busy December 15 through New Years  and at Easter, otherwise, many options are available.

Palenque First Class Bus Transportation Daily From Oaxaca

ADO Bus offers  a five pm trip daily (seven days) from the ADO first class terminal in Oaxaca to the ADO terminal in Palenque.
ADO runs very modern bus service  that connects through Villahermosa and reaches Palenque downtown, 6 miles by taxi or collective taxi to the archaeological ruin site and museum.
Collective taxi, (van) is the best option for reaching the site at 20 Pesos.
ADO first class buses also reach Palenque via OCC buses through   
San Cristobal de las Casas.    (five hours from San Cristobal)
The OCC bus passes through Ocosingo where a station offers a stop for the ruin of Tonina.  From there the OCC Bus continues to Palenque's terminal where service is available to Merida, Cancun, Veracruz, Mexico City and many other cities.

Transportation to Palenque Ruin Site and Museum, catch the white Van collective taxis that make runs to the ruin about every 15 minutes and cost about $.85 USD. (Ten Pesos) They round the rotary at the Cabeza Maya, the large sculptured head at the entrance to the town.
Once they reach the ruin, the vans park for ten or fifteen minutes and wait to fill.

Transportation to Other Mayan Ruin Sites.
Two agencies run no frills collectivos for the 90 miles to the Mayan Site of Yaxchilan in the Frontera and to the crossroads for Mayan Bonampak Ruin. 70-100 peso, one way, high season December

  • Chamoan transportation
Find the Chamoan  terminal  located near the Cabeza Maya sculpture, just down the hill and to the right side of the ruins road.  Trips leave hourly or so starting at six am.

  • Transportes Benemiento
Transportation Benemiento  runs vans from the same terminal and make the same trip starting at 400 am for 70 Pesos.  Vans run hourly until 5 pm.(schedules change with demand)

Tour agencies located in the town of Palenque also run guided trips.

Immigration authorities are active on the road that borders Guatemala, best to have a passport and copy of your Mexican visa.  

  • Bonampak Ruin Site,
Bonampak is an abandoned stone city built by the Mayans  between the 5th and 10th centuries AD near the Usumacinta River and the border with Guatemala in Mexico's southern most State of Chiapas.
Bonampak was once an important Mayan political center allied with nearby Yaxchilan. The Mayan inhabitants abandoned the city of Bonampak around 1000 AD.
From the city of Palenque, collectivos and tour buses make the two and a half hour trip to Bonampak and Yaxchilan.   Tours also leave Palenque and follow a different road for the cascades of Agua Azule and for San Cristobal de las Casas. On that road,  the Mayan Ruin of Tonina can be reached from the town of Ocosingo which also has an ADO terminal.


Inquire about tours at the Tourist Center ( Palenque Modelo de informacion  touristica) on Avenue Juarez at the Plaza of Artisans in the town center.
Palenque transportation reaches Bonampak
Bonampak  Murals
Palenque Bus service from Oaxaca is offered by first class ADO bus from Oaxaca City to the Palenque bus terminal near the road to the Palenque archaeological Site.
Palenque Bus service from Oaxaca City is offered by ADO Bus with first class service from Oaxaca City to Palenque via Villahermosa or with OCC Bus through San Cristobal de las Casas.  
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ADO first class buses from Oaxaca City reach Palenque in Chiapas State through Veracruz and  Villahermosa or through San Cristobal de las Casas. 
Oaxaca to Palenque, 784 Pesos, 5 pm daily departure, 15 hour trip
ADO Buses serve Palenque through Via Hermosa and San Cristobal de las Casas.
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