Mayan Train tickets can be more expensive or cheaper than bus tickets, it all depends on the route and schedule.
Are Mayan Train tickets cheaper than bus tickets? It depends on the route and the schedule. On December 1, the first tickets for the route that runs from San Francisco, Campeche to Cancún, Quintana Roo went on sale.
The route corresponds to the three sections that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador inaugurated this Friday and that will begin operating on Saturday, December 16.
For the moment, the trains will only travel through the 14 stations that are part of the inaugurated sections at times ranging from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
And the price? Although the National Tourism Fund (Fonatur) had announced that ticket rates would be 60 pesos for national visitors and 80 pesos for foreigners, for now only tourist and premier class tickets are available, which exceed one thousand pesos.
President López Obrador announced this Friday that the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) is preparing travel packages for Mexican families and assured that care will be taken to ensure that tickets do not have excessive prices. Meanwhile, what is better for your pocket, traveling by bus or the Mayan Train?
Is the Maya Train or the bus cheaper?
Mayan Train tickets on the route from San Francisco, Campeche to the Cancun airport cost 1,166 pesos in tourist class and 1,862 in premier class. While an OCC bus charges you 1,040 pesos to travel at 7:10 a.m. from Campeche, Campeche to Cancun. That is, it is 126 pesos and 822 pesos cheaper.
The ADO bus in first class service has the same cost, although it decreases by 10 pesos if you travel in the early morning or afternoon.
On the Mayan Train route that goes from the Teya Mérida station to Cancun and back, tickets cost 735 pesos in tourist class and 1,173 in premier class.
While the cost of the ADO bus from Mérida to Cancún ranges from 632 pesos to 1,058 pesos. The latter corresponds to the route that drops you off at a terminal at the Cancun International Airport.
In the case of the Mayan Train route that goes from the Teya Mérida station to San Francisco, Campeche, the tickets are even cheaper, as they cost 431 pesos in tourist class and 688 in premier class.
However, ADO bus tickets on the route from Mérida, Yucatán to Campeche, Campeche range from 334 to 450 pesos, depending on the schedule.
Tickets for the aforementioned Mayan Train routes are available on the Eticket portal, which you can access at this link.
Source: El Financiero