Tren Maya Journey: Stations, Route, and Prices

January 19, 2024

If you're ready to embark on a new adventure through the heart of the Mexican Caribbean, the Tren Maya is your ticket. This jewel of rail infrastructure, powered by the Government of Mexico, invites you to discover the landscapes, culture, and people of the five southeastern states that comprise the journey. We want to ensure your trip is an enjoyable experience, and this comprehensive guide will tell you everything you need to know.

Importance of Tren Maya

The Tren Maya, with 42 trains crafted by Mexican hands, is more than a railway infrastructure; it's a technological marvel and a tribute to the rich heritage of the Mayan civilization. Inspired by the jaguar's splendor and the region's vibrant colors, each carriage is a moving work of art.

Mayan Train Route

Embark on an epic journey spanning 1,554 kilometers through Chiapas, Campeche, Tabasco, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo. The Mayan Train Route takes you from Palenque to Chetumal, unveiling archaeological gems like Chichen Itzá and Izamal. Explore 16 strategically located stations near tourist attractions and airports.

Tren Maya Segments and Stations:

  • Segment 1 Chiapas to Campeche: Palenque - Escárcega.
  • Segment 2 Campeche: Escárcega - Calkiní.
  • Segment 3 Campeche to Yucatán: Calkiní - Izamal.
  • Segment 4 Yucatán to Quintana Roo: Izamal - Cancún.
  • Segment 5 North Quintana Roo: Cancún - Playa del Carmen.
  • Segment 5 South Quintana Roo: Playa del Carmen - Tulum.
  • Segment 6 Quintana Roo: Tulum - Chetumal.
  • Segment 7 Quintana Roo to Campeche: Chetumal - Escárcega.

Tren Maya Categories

Regular (Xiinbal): The Xiinbal category, derived from the Mayan word meaning journey or stroll, is the standard class offering a peaceful ride with panoramic windows to enjoy the lush landscapes of the southeast.

Restaurant (Janal): For gastronomy enthusiasts, the Janal, from the Mayan "to eat," provides a culinary journey. Inspired by the work of renowned Mexican architect Luis Barragán, this train lets you savor regional cuisine in a nature-inspired setting.

Long Distance (P'atal): Designed for long distances, the P'atal, meaning stay or remain in Mayan, offers reclining seats and cabins for a relaxed journey.

Tren Maya Tickets

Traveling on the Tren Maya is an opportunity to connect with the essence of Mexico. Prices for the Cancún-Campeche route range from $1,166.00 MXN for tourist class to $1,862.00 MXN for premier class. An investment worth every experience that awaits along the way.

Tren Maya Schedule

Route 1, from Campeche to Cancún, departs at 7:00 and 11:00, with stops at tourist destinations like Izamal, Chichen Itzá, and Valladolid. Route 2, from Cancún Airport to Campeche, follows a similar schedule, providing two departure options to suit your agenda.

Currently, the Tren Maya is not fully operational; only the segment between Cancún and Campeche is active as construction continues on the remaining routes, projected to open by late February 2024 officially.

Visit Muaré Tulum Aboard the Tren Maya

Experience a journey to the Mexican Caribbean filled with excitement from the get-go. Discover the wonders that await at each station aboard the Tren Maya, connecting with southeastern Mexico's cultural, historical, and natural richness. Don't miss the chance to visit Tulum and stay at Muaré, our boutique hotel, where traditional Mayan architecture merges with modern and sophisticated design to create an intimate and exclusive atmosphere. We welcome you with open arms!

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