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 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.
The
Tica Bus line runs a total of 38 air-conditioned buses

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 from Tapachula in Chiapas, Mexico, to Panama City, Panama.
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 )

The 2013 ticket price for a trip from Tapachula in Chiapas Mexico to Panama City Panama in Central
America is
$314. 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. Also book through ADO terminal in
Oaxaca City.

The above mentioned trip from the north to Panama, leaves Tapachula in Chiapas Mexico at 7 am 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.
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
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 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 2013

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. $102.00    $204.00  RT    
  • Tapachula to Panama      Econ  $157.00  $$314 USD  RT     
  • Tapachula  to Tegucigalpa, Honduras     Economy Only   $52.00     $104.00 RT
Fares are approximate as of January 2012 and do change without notice
Also buy tickets to Guatemala through ADO Bus at the first class bus station in Oaxaca City

Tica Bus Schedule and Fares From Tapachula Chiapas

From Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico to Guatemala:

: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 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  $314 USD, Tapachula to Panama City
$157 USD one way

       See Tica Bus Schedule and Fares.

    Ticket paid in US Dollars, travelers checks, or      the currency of the country.

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Terminal Tapachula,    

 (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).     Also buy tickets in Oaxaca City
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