ADO Bus line Starts Services in Belize

The bus company ADO Group, explained today to the Belizean Media its new transportation services, that will benefit Belizeans.

The first service, called “The Hospital Route”, with its starting point in Belize City will travel through Orange Walk, Corozal and a final destination in Merida, Mexico. In Merida, the Bus makes courtesy stops at the most important hospitals of the city, with the last stop at the Merida’s Terminal. The return portion calls the same stops.

The second service route departs from Belize City, making stops in Orange Walk, Corozal, Playa del Carmen, Cancun Airport and a final destination at Cancun’s bus terminal. The return portion calls the same stops, including Tulum where ADO is promoting Belize and offering special deals to international tourists. This route will facilitate international tourists to travel to Belize; none of the buses will stop in Chetumal in either direction. In both cases, the departure time from Belize City will be after the last service provided by Belizean transport companies. This will not affect their normal services.

When travelling to Merida or Cancun, passengers will be allowed to board the buses in Belize City, Orange Walk or Corozal ONLY if their final destination is Merida or Cancun. From Belize City, passengers will not be allowed to descend in Orange Walk or Corozal, neither to travel between those cities.

From Merida or Cancun to Belize City, passengers will be allowed ONLY to descend at the corresponding stops of each route. Passengers will not be allowed to board in Corozal or Orange Walk in order to travel to Belize City or between those cities.

The service is designed to benefit Belizeans. ADO realizes that it is easier for Belizeans to take the last bus from Belize to Merida, and Belize to Cancun, at 8:00p.m. and 8:15p.m. and arrive to the final destination at 6:15a.m. and 7:00a.m. This will bring great savings for Belizean families, because people who need to travel will not need to spend money on an extra night at a hotel or make their family to go and pick them up.

“We are trying to make transportation to Mexico easy for Belizeans and also to provide international tourists the easiest and most comfortable way to travel to Belize,” stated the ADO press release. “We foresee that the new routes will increase the number of tourists entering Belize and to contribute to the tourism industry. Tickets to Merida or Cancun from Belize City are $79 one way.”


Belize City to Cancun:

Departs BC daily at 8:15 pm; stops at Orange Walk, Corozal, Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Cancun Airport.

Arrives at Cancun bus terminal at 7:00 am.

Fares: BZ$55.00 to Tulum; BZ$63.00 to Playa del Carmen; BZ$79.00 to Cancun.

Note: On the ADO website, the departure time is currently shown as 8:00 pm.

Belize City to Merida:

Departs BC daily at 8:00 pm; stops at Orange Walk, Corozal, and the most important hospitals in Merida.

Arrives at Merida bus terminal at 6:15 am.

Fare: BZ$79.00 (one way).

The buses are first class, air conditioned with forty-four seats and a toilet.

In Belize City, buses arrive at and depart from the Belize City bus terminal (commonly known as Novelo’s) located on West Collet Canal.

Passengers can board the buses at Orange Walk and Corozal only if their final destinations are in Mexico. Travel between points in within Belize is not permitted. These buses not stop in Chetumal in either direction. The bus runs shall not affect the services provided by Belizean transport providers.

On the ADO website, Belize City has been added to the list of destinations. The trip from Cancun to BC is listed as:
Departs Cancun bus terminal at 10:15 pm; from Cancun airport (not listed); from Playa del Carmen at 11:40 pm; from Tulum at 12:45 am.
Fares to BC: MX$474 from Cancun; MX$440 from Playa; MX$382 from Tulum.

Trip time: 8:10 hours.


********************* More Updates September 29 2011

The proprietors of the Mexican bus service ADO today announced the Minister of Transport has approved a change in schedules on the Belize City to Merida and Cancun route. According to the ADO press release, the new schedule will see their buses departing Belize City at 7:30 pm as opposed to the previous announced time of 8 pm. The new schedule is as follows:

Belize City (7:30 pm) – Orange Wal…k (9:00 pm) – Corozal (10:00pm) Tulum (4:00am)– Playa del Carmen (5:00am)- Cancun Airport (6:30am) – Cancun Bus Terminal (7:00 am)

And the Hospital Route (Merida), like this:

Belize City (7:00pm) – Orange Walk (8:30pm) – Corozal (9:30pm) – Merida (6:00am)

The ADO release says that the change is schedule will “bring benefit to all the Belizeans, because you will be able to catch your flights on time, or be on time to your Doctor’s Appointment.”

The new scheduled went into effect on Sunday, September 25.

11 thoughts on “ADO Bus line Starts Services in Belize”

  1. I traveled from Belize City to the Cancun airport 9/6/11. I purchased my ticket the week before traveling from the ADO ticket kiosk at Chedraui in Chetumal,Mexico. The gentleman who helped me purchase the ticket told me the bus would arrive at Cancun airport at 3:45 AM. I felt this was adequate time to make my 7AM flight to the USA. Much to my surprise we pulled into the airport at 6:30 AM and I was dropped off at Terminal 1. Unfortunately my flight left from Terminal 3. How would I have known that this was the international terminal??? There was nobody associated withn the entire trip that spoke English and copuld assist with questions. It seems to me that if the ADO Company is operating this bus from English Speaking Belize that they should offer some customer service in English. It would would have been nice to know which terminal, how to get there, etc. I was not the only person that was given mis-information on arrival time and was dropped off at the wrong terminal. I missed my flight and as a result incurred a significant change fee to get onto another flight back to USA. Hardly seemed worth the hassle. How do I get these concerns to ADO? Beats me. Website is only in Spanish.

  2. howdy!!

    i am trying to find out if the bus from Cancun leaves only from the bus terminal or is there also a pickup at the airport?

    Appreciate any info….small window to catch bus after flight arrival.

  3. Yes. Thats the mentality of mexicans, not to bad mouth them but they could use a little common sence. I drive throught mexico many times. It always suprises me how they never have anyone, even at the US/Mexico boarder that SPEAKS ENGLISH on the mexican side of coarse. What is this. What are they thinking. They are arrogant, when you try to let the know they need a translator at places where they know english speaking people travel, but they will say “YOU ARE IN MEXICO YOU SHOULD SPEAK SPANISH”. Lucky, I do know enough spanish not to miss my flight . I guess we all need to learn spanish before traveling there, then maybe when tourist stop comming, they will learn a little english, at jobs that deal with Americans. SORRY YOU MISSED YOUR FLIGHT , I WOULD HAVE PUT A COMPLANT IN TO THE BUS COMPANY. I’m Just Saying

  4. Hi There,
    Can somebody Please tell me the name of the ADO bus terminal in Merida. This is my first time of traveling from Merida to Belize city.
    Thank you in advance


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