Getting Around

by McNab Editorial Team
Getting Around

How To Get Around Belize

Belize being only 9,000 Square Miles in size, getting around Belize is easy. Whether traveling by Air, Land or Sea, the travel time when moving from one place to another is relatively short.

By Boat

Local water taxi transport to and from Belize City, Caye Caulker, and San Pedro is provided daily on an hourly basis. However, many tour operators offer private boat charters as well.

For more information on Belize Water Taxi Services visit: San Pedro Belize Express

By Boat:

From Downtown Belize City

  • To San Pedro 1 hr 30 min
  • To Caye Caulker 1 hr
  • To Caye Chapel 45 min

By Car, Bus or Taxi

Getting around Belize by car is fairly easy. You can opt to rent a car at the airport in major towns or you can also take the bus or taxi to your destination. In addition, all of Belize’s roads have standard international traffic laws, and driving is done on the right side of the road.

By Road:

From Downtown Belize City

  • To Corozal 2 hr 10 min
  • To Orange Walk 1 hr 30 min
  • To Belmopan 1 hr 15 min
  • To San Ignacio 2 hr 20 min
  • To Dangriga 2 hr 25 min
  • To Hopkins 2 hr 10 min
  • To Placencia 3 hr
  • To Punta Gorda 4 hr 30 min

By Air

Commercial flights land in the country’s only international airport (Philip Goldson International Airport) which is located in Ladyville, about ten miles northwest of Belize City. Domestic flights to most major towns and vacation destinations are available on an hourly basis. For more information on Domestic Flights visit Maya Island Air

From Sir Barry Bowen Municipal Airport (TZA) domestic flights – also depart from Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA)

  • To Corozal 45 minutes (1 Stop)
  • To Orange Walk 30 minutes
  • To San Pedro 15 minutes
  • To Belmopan 35 minutes (1 – 2 Stops)
  • To San Ignacio 45 minutes
  • To Dangriga 20 minutes
  • To Placencia 30 minutes
  • To Punta Gorda 45 minutes (1 Stop)

Getting Around

Getting around on a golf cart is a fun and convenient way to explore certain destinations in Belize. In Placencia and Ambergris Caye, travelers get around on golf cart.

Cart Rentals in Placencia 

Captain Jaks 

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