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Maya Train – Everything Travelers Need To Know

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The Maya Train is one of the most exciting tourism projects to come to the Mexican Caribbean and even the whole world in decades.

A nearly 1,000-mile-long intercity railway is revolutionizing the way tourists are experiencing this already incredible destination south of the U.S.

This massive project connects popular destinations like Cancun, Tulum, Chetumal, and more, offering travelers an incredible and unique experience in this exceptional slice of the world.

Maya Train – Everything Travelers Need To Know

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CostHow much tickets cost, and where to buy them.
RoutesWhere can travelers take the Maya Train? Includes stations and attractions.
ClassesWhat travel classes are available on board the train?
AmenitiesWhat amenities can travelers expect while on board?
Time TableWhen does the train run in each station?
MapMap of the Maya Train network, including stops.
Latest Maya Train NewsAll of the latest news about the Maya Train
Maya Train - Everything Travelers Need To Know
Image Courtesy Of: Tren Maya Official

Cost

Current costs for the route running from Cancun to Campeche are:

  • $67.86 for Tourist Class
  • $108.37 for Premier Class

Once the train becomes fully operational, prices will be set at 4.35 pesos per kilometer (.25 cents per kilometer) for international travelers.

Currently, travelers can purchase tickets at the official ticketing website HERE.

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Routes & Stops

Spanning over 1,500 kilometers, the route encompasses 40 municipalities, featuring 21 stations and 14 stops across seven sections:

SECTION 1: PALENQUE-ESCÁRCEGA (227 KILOMETERS)
  • Palenque
  • Boca del Cerro
  • Tenosique
  • El Triunfo
  • Candelaria
  • Escárcega
SECTION 2: ESCÁRCEGA-CALKINI (253 KILOMETRES)
  • Escárcega
  • Carrillo Port
  • Edzná
  • San Francisco Campeche
  • Tenabo
  • Hezelchakán
  • Calkiní
SECTION 3: CALKINÍ-IZAMAL (160 KILOMETERS)
  • Calkiní
  • Mexcanú
  • Uman
  • Teya
  • Tixkokob
  • Izamal
SECTION 4: IZAMAL-TULUM (186 KILOMETERS)
  • Izamal
  • Chichen Itza
  • Valladolid
  • Coba
  • Tulum
SECTION 5: CANCUN-TULUM (120 KILOMETERS)
  • Cancun Airport
  • Puerto Morelos
  • Playa del Carmen
  • Tulum
SECTION 6: TULUM-BACALAR (237 KILOMETERS)
  • Tulum
  • Tulum Airport
  • Felipe Carrillo Puerto
  • Limones
  • Bacalar
SECTION 7: BACALAR-ESCÁRCEGA (257 KILOMETRES)
  • Bacalar
  • Chetumal Airport
  • Xpujil
  • Calakmul
  • Centenario
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Classes

Once the train is fully operational, travelers will be able to choose from three distinct types of trains.

Maya train sleeper (1)
P’atal
Maya train food (1)
Janal
Maya Train Seats
Xinbaal
  • The upscale Xinbaal offers panoramic views and even includes a first-class section.
  • Janal is dedicated to providing regional gastronomic experiences. 
  • And lastly, P’atal features sleeper carriages, perfect for overnight journeys.

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Amenities

The Maya Train will offer travelers:

  • Wifi
  • Onboard Restaurant
  • Ample Luggage Storage Space
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restrooms

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Time Table

Timetables as of 12/3/23 are as follows

Daily Departures from San Francisco Campeche Station:

  • 7AM
  • 11AM

Daily Departures from Cancun Station:

  • 7AM
  • 11AM

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Map

Maya Train Stop Route

Maya Train Stations Route
Image Courtesy Of: Gob MX

Maya Train Archeological Route

Maya Train Arch Route
Image Courtesy Of: Gob MX

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Maria Leon

Friday 11th of August 2023

Where is a staring point to board the train close to TEXAS? What’s the cost

Edward

Friday 17th of February 2023

Can we see pictures of the trains with prices

sally

Friday 25th of February 2022

will the train be within walking distance to the Cancun airport?

Ron

Thursday 11th of January 2024

@Alani, Why do you call it a scam? It's no different than the airports here in the U.S.! Hundreds of dollars? Yeah you got scammed!

Alani

Wednesday 21st of June 2023

@sally, Off course not. That would take business from all the taxis that scam you for hundreds of dollars just to take you on a 5 mile ride to your hotel or resort.