Driving Times between Belize Destinations

by Larry Waight
Driving to Placencia road trip

Belize is a small country, but some of our major destinations are still at least a half day’s road trip away from one another. Here’s what to expect when driving between major towns and cities in Belize. Plus, road and weather conditions can add to your travel time, especially if you drive at night.

Some Pointers for Driving in Belize

Driving is a good way to see Belize on your schedule. Belize has some incredibly scenic roads and highways. They rarely have a lot of traffic, and they’re fun to drive on. Stay safe by using common sense, obeying the speed limit and keeping an eye out for other drivers. Some side roads may not be lit at night, so bear that in mind when planning a road trip.

Driving Times Between Popular Destinations

Traveling from the Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City takes roughly the following to each destination: 

  • Belmopan: 1 hour
  • Corozal: 2 hours
  • Dangriga: 1 hour, 50 minutes
  • Hopkins: 2 hours
  • Orange Walk: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Placencia: hours
  • Punta Gorda: 3 hours, 45 minutes
  • San Ignacio: 2 hours
 Driving time from Placencia takes roughly the following to each destination: 
  • Belize City: 3 hours
  • Belmopan: 2 hours
  • Corozal:hours, 30 minutes
  • Dangriga: 1 hour, 15 minutes 
  • Hopkins: 1 hour
  • Orange Walk: hours
  • Punta Gorda: 2 hours
  • San Ignacio: 3 hours
Driving time from San Ignacio to: 
  • Belize City: 2 hours
  • Belmopan: 55 minutes
  • Corozal: 3 hours, 20 minutes
  • Dangriga: 2 hours
  • Hopkins: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Orange Walk: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Placencia: 3 hours
  • Punta Gorda: 4 hours
Driving time from Corozal to: 
  • Belize City: 2 hours
  • Belmopan: 2 hours, 35 minutes
  • Dangriga: 3 hours, 20 minutes 
  • Hopkins: 3 hours, 30 minutes
  • Orange Walk: 55 minutes
  • Placencia: 4 hours, 20 minutes
  • Punta Gorda: 5 hours, 15 minutes
  • San Ignacio: 3 hours, 20 minutes

Hit the Road & Enjoy Belize

Many people use taxis, buses and other forms of local transportation when they visit Belize. Others hire shuttle services or private drivers. However if you want the freedom to plan your own travels, driving is a good way to do that. 

Feature photo courtesy Dylan Hetelle 

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