|Tica Bus, Central America, Cross-Border Bus
The Tica Bus is a Cross-Border,
first-class bus serving Central America
Beyond Panama south there is no reliable road into Columbia. The road becomes impassible during the rainy season and dangerous at other times.
- Beyond Panama City, South
Some 4wd vehicles make the passage through the Darien Gap but otherwise there is no passenger service.
Air from Panama City or one of the many small boats offering service to Colombia are the best ways to reach South America from Panama.
Tica Bus, Central America Bus Shedule, Bus Fares
For independent travelers through Southern Mexico to Central America, as far south as Panama City, this is a bus option that takes some of the anxiety out of finding the next bus.
This system, called Tica Bus, stands for Tansportes Internacionales Centroamericanos:
The above mentioned trip leaves Tapachula in Chiapas State, Mexico and goes through Guatemala to El Salvador where it stops for the night.
- Schedule of Extended City Stops
The bus then goes to Managua and stops for the overnight. The bus then makes a day and overnight trip to Panama City.
The time schedule of departures from each city for the trip South from Tapachula in Chiapas, Mexico to Panama City, Panama is listed below.
Tica Bus Schedule, Departure times
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.
- Guatemala City, Guatemala
Leave El Salvador at 5:00 a.m,arrive at Nicaragua approximately
at 5:00 p.m.
Leave Nicaragua at 6:00 a.m,And 12:00 noon, arrive at Costa Rica approximately at 4:00 p.m, 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Leave Costa Rica at 10:00 p.m. on the same day and arrive at
Panama at 4 in the afternoon the following day.
Tica Bus Passengers Extended Stops
Passengers can stop for extended stays in the terminal cities, the ticket is still honored but the passenger must 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.
Tica runs a total of 38 air-conditioned, 54-passenger buses.
Tica Buses service between Central and Mexico offers reclining seats, lavatory, window curtains, and TV movies.
Bus Fares and Details
Tica Bus Service 2014 ticket price for a trip from Tapachula in Chiapas Mexico to Panama City Panama in Central
America is $356 USD, RT(see price schedule below).
Email the reservation and Pay for tickets on pickup in US Dollars, travelers checks, or the currency of the country
Credit card sales are online for advanced purchase. See details and Tica Email info
Tica Central America Bus Service to Panama City from Tapachula Chiapas runs 38 air-conditioned buses that cross the borders. See Schedule and Fares
Tica Bus, Central America Bus Service, Tapachula Chiapas to Panama City
Tica Bus Ticket Prices
Ticket Price 2014
The 2014 ticket price for a trip from Tapachula in Chiapas Mexico to Panama City Panama in Central
America is $356. USD round trip, paid in US Dollars, travelers checks, or the currency of the country only.
Credit cards accepted for advanced sales online. See Info .
Make reservation ahead via email and then Pay and Pick up tickets at the station.
Buy Tica Bus tickets to Guatemala through ADO Bus at the Tapachula OCC Bus station.
Oriente and 3rd North
- Terminal Tapachula Location
Colonial Centro CP 30700, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
The same bus terminal used by OCC Bus (ADO) Buy tickets to Guatemala through at the OCC bus station Tapachula, Chiapas
Tica Bus Fares
Central America Bus
Tica Bus Schedule
Tica Bus Routes
Tica Bus, Central America
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The Tica website does not function well as of July 2014 nor are the telephones in order.
Buying tickets online or in advance is difficult except at the Tapachula OCC Bus terminal for buses leaving Tapachula Chiapas Mexico and headed for Panama.
Use the Tica email to order Tickets