Transportation between San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba

While there are two main methods of transportation between San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba – airplane and bus – most people tend to use the bus services. Not only do the buses offer more flexibility in terms of scheduling, but they also provide much more reasonable prices.

One way on the bus costs 100 lps ($5); you can also buy a round-trip ticket for 150 lps. (about $7.50) The bus trip can last anywhere from 3 to 4 hours depending on the bus, traffic, weather, and the whim of the bus driver.

I’ve taken a bus that took 2 hours and 45 minutes from La Ceiba to SPS. I’ve also taken a bus that took almost 5 hours to get from SPS to La Ceiba, so the travel time can vary quite a lot.

As a rule of thumb, I would try and stick with the express bus companies that run direct routes to and from La Ceiba and SPS. Avoid the older, more run-down looking buses as they tend to stop and pick up people as they go, and as a result stops every few km. This definitely adds a good chunk of time to your travel time.

The best place to catch a bus from SPS to La Ceiba is at the main bus terminal located in San Pedro Sula. It’s about a 7 minute bus ride from the city center, and costs between 7 and 10 lps. I would strongly advise against taking the taxis into and out of the city as the drivers tend to overcharge you just based on the fact that you’re a gringo. Why pay $5 when you can pay .50 cents

When you’re in La Ceiba, the most central place to catch a bus to SPS is at the main bus terminal. The busy bus stop/terminal is home to most of the major bus companies that run services between La Ceiba and SPS. You can pretty much catch a bus heading out to SPS anytime of the day. The last buses usually run at 5PM.

I’ve listed a few of the companies that provide transportation between SPS and La Ceiba. Most of them are around the same price (100 lps one-way), save for Hedman Alas, which is more on the expensive side.

  • Christina
  • Empresa
  • Mirna
  • Hedman Alas
  • Diana Express
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