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Cancun Tourists Should Book Maya Train Early As Tickets Sell Out On First Day Of Sales 

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The first tickets for the much anticipated Maya Train went on sale on December 1st for the first section along the route that will begin operating on December 15th.   

Despite some controversy along the way regarding the project, both travelers and locals alike have been eagerly waiting for the train’s inauguration.   

The train is set to be so popular that tourists will want to book Maya Train tickets early, as tickets sold out on the first day of sales. 

Woman on a train looking out of window

Sold Out In A Matter Of Minutes 

According to reports it didn’t take long for the first tickets for the Maya Train to sell out, in fact, it was only minutes.   

The tickets, which were for the train’s very first trip that will take place on December 15th, were sold on the Maya Train website.   

That inaugural trip will take passengers from Campeche to Cancun in the morning on that day.  

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First Section Of The Maya Train To Begin Operations  

The Maya Train inauguration is going to take place in three different increments.   

There are seven different sections, and the first one that will begin operating is the route between Campeche and Cancun.   

The route travels through the state of Yucatan, and there are some amazing attractions to see along the way.   

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Top Attractions Along The Campeche To Cancun Route 

The Maya Train route that runs between Cancun and Campeche has some of the best sights to see along the entire route.   

Specifically, the most visited archeological site in Mexico, Chichen Itza is along this route.   

Additionally, the fascinating “Magic Town” of Valladolid and the popular town of Merida are along this route and well worth visiting.   

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Maya Train Ticket Prices 

Ticket prices for the Maya Train have been released.   

That price is 4.35 in pesos, or 25 cents USD, for international tourists, and 2.23 pesos per kilometer for passengers from Mexico. 

woman looking out of train

Sections Of The Maya Train Route 

There are a total of seven Maya Train sections that traverse pretty much the entire Yucatan Peninsula.   

Along those seven sections, there are 21 stations, 14 additional stops, and nearly 1,000 miles of track.   

The Maya Train sections are: 

  • Section 1 – Palenque – Escárcega 
  • Section 2 – Escárcega – Calkiní 
  • Section 3 – Calkiní – Izamal 
  • Section 4 – Izamal – Cancún 
  • Section 5 – Cancún – Tulum 
  • Section 6 – Tulum – Chetumal 
  • Section 7 – Bacalar – Escárcega 
Maya Train Route Going Through the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico

Inauguration Dates For The Other Maya Train Sections 

The second set of Maya Train sections that will start operating will be the route between Cancun and Palenque.   

This route will begin operation on December 31st, with the remaining sections following at a later date.   

Those sections, sections 5,6, and 7, will not operate until sometime in February.   

Maya Train Station at Cancun Airport

Purchasing Maya Train Tickets In The Future 

So far, when and where tourists will be able to purchase Maya Train tickets is still a little obscure.   

The next day for ticket sales has not been released yet, and as of right now, the only place that passengers know they’ll be able to purchase tickets is at the Maya Train stations.   

The first tickets were sold through the Maya Train website, but there are rumors of an app possibly being developed in the future that will be designed for Maya Train ticket sales too.

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Monday 4th of December 2023

Please advise how to purchase tickets for January. This is Not user friendly. Is this legit?


Sunday 3rd of December 2023

Thinkin a booking app would have been done long ago to help sort out the type of volume and staff planning required. Also, multi language is a basic function website guys….. what is going on….😵‍💫