Getting from Belize City to Ambergris Caye

by Cristina on December 19, 2011

by Cristina | December 19th, 2011  

Belize City is the largest city in Belize and the transportation hub of the country. No matter where you want to travel to, you’ll have to leave from or connect in Belize City.

Ambergris Caye is the largest of several hundred islands located north of Belize. It is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Belize. The lack of high rise hotels and public transportation gives the island a laid back, relaxing feel.

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It’s much cheaper to travel by boat to San Pedro, the gateway to Ambergris Caye than to fly.

Flights from Belize City (airport code: TZA) to Ambergris Caye

Belize City is served by two airports. Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) is the only international airport in the country and is located northwest of the town. Belize City Municipal Airport (TZA) also serves Belize City but only handles domestic flights.

The airport serving Ambergris Caye is located in San Pedro (SPR).

Both Maya Island Air and Tropic Air offer flights from Belize City (both airports) and San Pedro. The flight time is between 15 min and 40 min. The one way fare is 75 BZD (about US$38) if you fly from Belize City Municipal on Maya Island Air. From Belize City International the flight time is between 15 min and 30 min. The one way fare is 136 BZD (about US$68.50) on Maya Island Air.

On Tropic Air, from Belize City Municipal, the single adult airfare is US$41.50 and the return fare is US$72.00. From Belize City International the single adult fare is US$72.00 and the return fare is US$125.00.

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Boats from Belize City to Ambergris Caye

A cheaper and easier way to travel between Belize City and Ambergris Caye is by boat. They depart from Belize City five times a day (the first boat is at 9 a.m.) and they are operated by San Pedro Belize Express. The single fare is US$15. Tickets can be reserved online here

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Martyn Thomas December 19, 2011 at 2:19 am

There is a much more efficient way of getting to and from San Pedro,Ambergis Caye, Belize, which is by air to Cancun, ADO bus to Chetumal and Water Taxi direct Chetumal to San Pedro.


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