Tica Bus Schedule and Fares
Beyond Panama south there are no roads.  Impassible during the rainy season and dangerous any time; 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.

Tica Bus Schedule and Fares, Central America Bus Service

Tica Bus Schedule and Fares for the Central America Bus Routes, ticket price for a trip between Tapachula in Chiapas, Mexico, and Panama City, Panama.     See Tica Bus Schedule and Fares.
For independent travelers through Southern Mexico to Central America, as far south as Panama City, this Tica system might take some of the anxiety out of crossing the borders and about finding the next bus. This system is called Tansportes Internacionales Centroamericanos.  ( the Tica bus for short )
Tica Bus service through
Central America Crosses the Borders and could make the trip safer and simpler.  You stay on the same bus throughout your trip if you choose
Tica Bus Passengers
Tica Bus 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 lodging 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 Bus Routes

Tica Buses  serve Central America between Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico and Panama City , Panama.
Tica Buses stop at major cities in each of the Central America countries including service to Tegucigalpa.
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Tica Bus Fares 2014

Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico to  Guatemala  Economy One Way $19.00   Round trip $38.00

  • Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico to El Salvador:  Economy  $37.00 One Way,    $74.00  Round Trip
  • Tapachula to Nicaragua  Econ.  $86.00,   $172.00 RT     
  • Tapachula to Costa Rica Econ. $135.00    $270.00  RT    
  • Tapachula to Panama      Econ  $176.00  $$352 USD  RT     
  • Tapachula  to Tegucigalpa, Honduras     Economy Only   $52.00     $104.00 RT
Fares are approximate as of July 2014 and do change without notice
Buy Tica Busd tickets to Guatemala through OCC in Tapachula or online via email. 

Tica Bus Schedule and Fares From Tapachula Chiapas To Panama City $356 USD, Round Trip, July 2014 Fares

From Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico to Guatemala:

:Leave Tapachula at 7:00 am, arrive at Guatemala City at 12:00 noon.

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

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

  • Tapachula to Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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,And 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 City at 4 in the afternoon  the following day.
 
Round Trip Bus Fares  $356 USD, Tapachula to Panama City
$178 USD one way 
(2014 Price)  Bus fares and route schedules can change
Tica Bus Fares
Central America Bus
Tica Bus Routes
Tica Bus, Central America
Tapachula

Terminal Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico   

 (529)-62-626-2880,   (529)-62-626-2881
Oriente and 3rd North
Colonial Centro CP 30700,  Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
Cristobal Colon Station The same bus terminal used by OCC Bus
( ADO).    
 

Tica Bus Fares, Schedule,
Online Sales

Tica Bus, Chiapas Mexico to Panama City, Panama through Central America
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The Tica website does not function well as of July 2014 nor are the telephones in order 24/7. 
Buying tickets online or in advance is difficult except at the OCC Bus terminals that do sell Tica Bus tickets

Use the steps below to purchase Tica Bus tickets online

See Ticket buying info and Tica contact email below
Tica Bus's website has limited function as of July 2014.  Telephones are not staffed 24/7
Buying tickets in advance can be done by using email and info detailed below.

For Ticket Sales Online,
use the steps detailed below

The Fare for Tica Bus service between Tapachula Chiapas and Panama City Panama is $176.USD one way,  $352 USD, round trip

To Purchase Tickets In Advance

1. Send an email of the scanned passports of the passengers, the desired route, time and date of travel.  This can be done with a scanner or a digital camera or phone camera

2. Once Leonardo Brenes Leandro (Tica Sales Agent) receives the email he will forward the information to the Credit Department.  They will contact you and send the Credit Card Authorization Form

3.Complete and sign the form and send it back to them via email.

4.The Credit Department will charge your credit card and send the tickets via email.

5.The Credit Department functions Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 4:00pm.  The processing of credit cards will happen during that schedule.

Leonardo Brenes Leandro
Tica Bus Client Services
Telephone 2221-0006 EXT 644
Email  Lbrenes@ticabus.com


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