Getting to Belize

by McNab Editorial Team

Getting to Belize

Getting to Belize has become easier than ever with eleven different airline providers offering international flight services to Belize. Phillip Goldson International Airport is the official international airport and is located in Ladyville, which is just a short 10-15 minute car ride to Belize City.

By Air

Below are some the international carriers servicing the Belize International Airport. When searching for flights our international airport code is BZE. The flight map below will also help you with figuring out any connections you might need to take, however, from the U.S., you can get to Belize in under a day!

Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport

International Airline Carriers

Los Angeles

Panama City

El Salvador

El Salvador

Houston Hobby
Fort Lauderdale


Flores Guatemala
Roatan Honduras
Guatemala City

Houston (IAH)



Guatemala City


Getting to Belize by flight is of course not the only way.

By Boat or Cruise Ship

Many Cruise ships make a stop in Belize for a day. So, if you’re just testing the waters, a cruise is a great way to get a taste of Belize! If you’re cruising this year, be sure to check if Belize is on the itinerary.

Apart from cruises, you can also make your way here by a private boat. However, most arrivals by boat take place via water taxis from Chetumal, Mexico to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Guatemala offers water transportation to Southern Belize as well.

San Pedro Belize Express

By Land​

Belize has two borders on which you can enter by road. One is the border between Guatemala and Belize, which is the Western Border and the other one is between Mexico and Belize, which is the Northern Border. You can drive your way through any of those borders with a valid passport – the visa entry requirements remain the same at all of our borders. Read more on entry and visa requirements. If you’re not planning on driving then there’s bus transportation which comes from Mexico and Guatemala. Below are some of the options available.

Autotransportes del Oriente (ADO)

Provides express bus service between Flores and Belize City. In Belize City, buses arrive at and depart from the bus terminal, and are not scheduled to stop anywhere else in Belize. Buses operate on Sundays and public holidays. Not all buses are air-conditioned. The agent in Belize City for Fuente del Norte is Zippy Zappy Mayan Travels (formerly Mundo Maya Travel), located at the Water Taxi Terminal. See their website for schedules and fares.

Autotransportes del Oriente (ADO)

Mexico’s Autotransportes De Oriente (ADO) provides daily express bus service from Merida and Cancun to Belize City. The cost from Mexico to Belize is about U.S. $45, and from Mexico to Belize about U.S. $40 as of February 2019.

The most popular run with tourists is the Cancun to Belize route. The bus departs Cancun at 10:15 pm, arrives at Playa del Carmen at 11:40 pm, then on to Tulum where it arrives at 12:45 am, then on to Belize City where it arrives at 6:30 am at the Belize Bus Terminal.

The return bus departs Belize City at 8:30 pm and arrives at the Cancun bus terminal at 8:30 am.