Transportation to the Copan Ruinas

Luxury companies such as Hedman Alas and King Quality run shuttle services between San Pedro Sula and Copan. However, this option is much pricier, and may not be the best choice for the budget traveler.

If you’re looking for a safe, quick, yet affordable way to get to the Copan Ruins from SPS, then opt for the coach bus service offered by Casasola.  The office can be found on the lower level of the SPS bus terminal. They have several departures during the day, starting early in the morning. As these tend to change, I would always check with the company beforehand. Tickets can be purchased on the day of travel, and cost about 130 lps one-way. Travel time from SPS to the town of Copan is about 3 hours.

If you want to be a bit more adventurous, and want to save extra, hop on one of the chicken buses heading to Copan that depart from the main bus terminal in SPS.  Although the bus tends to get crowded fast and takes slightly longer than the coach buses, it does offer a slightly cheaper option compared to the coach buses.

You will have to transfer to another bus in the town of Entrada, which can be a bit of a hassle. But if you don’t have much baggage and have a little more time on your hands, then the chicken bus is probably the most economical way to get to Copan.

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2 Responses to Transportation to the Copan Ruinas

  1. David says:

    I live in Copán and I haven’t found that the chicken buses save me any money over Casasola. Actually, Casasola is kind of a chicken bus–they have coaches, small shuttles, and school buses, and they stop for passengers. But the real problem is stopping in La Entrada, which is just not a safe place to be.

    • jjykim says:

      Dear David,

      Thank you for the clarification. I made a note to my blog regarding Casasola. I thought that the Chicken buses save you a few lemps, but not much. It’s better to take the coach service offered by Casasola instead of the yellow school bus that people normally associate with chicken buses.

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