As everybody patiently waits for the Maya Train to be fully operational we’ve watched it launch, and shut down, in stages.
The most recent development was a halting of service on the first route to open while the second section was being launched.
That interruption of service was only supposed to last for four days, but currently, there are tickets being sold for the new Cancun to Palenque route, as well as for the shorter route between Cancun and Merida.
One thing we do know is what we’ll pay for that ride, as prices for the new Maya Train route from Cancun to Palenque, and for the Cancun to Merida route, have been announced.
What You’ll Pay To Go From Cancun To Palenque
The rates that have been announced for the new Cancun to Palenque route are, not surprisingly, a bit higher than the Cancun to Campeche route because it’s a longer distance.
Rates for tourists for both economy/tourist seating, and premier seating, on trains going between Cancun and Palenque have been announced.
For economy seating, the rate is about $125, and for premier seating, it’s approximately $199.
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The Current State Of Maya Train Ticket Sales
The most recent tickets are for sale through the eTickets website.
Tickets were available for the Cancun to Palenque, Palenque to Cancun, Merida to Cancun, and Cancun to Merida routes.
The rate for the train that runs between Merida and Cancun is only around $43 and $69 for tourist and premier classes, respectively.
This is a small price to pay for being able to visit such a fascinating city so close to Cancun.
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Traveling The Cancun To Palenque Maya Train Route
Merida isn’t the only place worth visiting along the new Maya Train routes that are beginning operations.
The route from Cancun to Palenque, which includes the Campeche and Merida routes along the way, is filled with Magic Towns, nature, Mayan Ruins, and more that are just waiting to be explored.
The Maya Train makes it easier, faster, and less expensive to visit all of these sights along the nearly 1,000-mile railway.
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The Maya Train Inaugurations
So far there have been two Maya Train inaugurations.
The first one was the inauguration of the Cancun to Campeche route that took place on December 15th.
The second one was the Cancun to Palenque route, which was just held on January 1st, though tickets are not currently being sold for travel along this or any other route beyond January 4th.
The Future Of The Maya Train
It’s still unclear as to when tickets for the various routes will be available to tourists.
Currently, officials and Maya Train operators are still trying to work out some inevitable kinks in the systems, the most recent of which involved an engine failure that left passengers stranded.
Despite the delays and mishaps, though, excitement is still building for the completion of the project.
What The Maya Train Means For Travelers
One thing we do know is that when the Maya Train is fully operational, it will revolutionize travel in the Mexican Caribbean.
Travelers will be able to board the train and be transported to fascinating destinations not previously easily accessible within a matter of hours.
The Maya Train provides not just a faster and cheaper way for tourists to travel, but a safer way as well.
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When The Maya Train Will Be Fully Operational
According to officials, the most recent estimate for the completion of the entire Maya Train project is the end of February.
At this time the train is supposed to be fully operational, but with the delays, we’ll have to see if that date gets pushed back.
Either way, it won’t be long before you’ll be able to reap the benefits of this new way to travel within the Yucatan Peninsula and the Mexican Caribbean.
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