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Current San Cristobal to Palenque bus situation?

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Current San Cristobal to Palenque bus situation?

Hi,

My girlfriend and I are planning to travel to Palenque by bus in the next couple of days. Has anyone tried this journey recently? Is there an alternative if buses aren't running?

Many thanks for your help!

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1. Re: Current San Cristobal to Palenque bus situation?

The ADO station in Palenque was not selling tickets to San Cristobal as of this morning. We have friends that are currently stuck there and trying to find transportation to Tapachula. Bad road blocks all over Chiapas and Oaxaca right now.

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2. Re: Current San Cristobal to Palenque bus situation?

Thanks Matthew. We're looking into alternatives now, will see where we end up!

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3. Re: Current San Cristobal to Palenque bus situation?

I am also planning to travel from San Cristobal to Palenque within the next week, and am very interested in hearing how the situation develops or if you are able to find an alternate way. It would be great if you could share how your experience turns out!

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4. Re: Current San Cristobal to Palenque bus situation?

We tried to get to Palenque from Merida this morning. The bus was turned back. ADO busses will not go through the roadblocks. I have heard the smaller tours are still running. but, we cancelled our trip.

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5. Re: Current San Cristobal to Palenque bus situation?

Anyone know any updates on this? Going to be trying it Friday or Saturday.

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6. Re: Current San Cristobal to Palenque bus situation?

I've read that they're letting private cars, taxis and buses through the blocks between Tuxtla and San Cristobal so I can only assume (meaning, I can't be 100% certain) they're doing the same on the route to/from Palenque. The only vehicles they're turning away between Tuxtla and San Cristobal are commercial vehicles that belong to multinational companies.

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7. Re: Current San Cristobal to Palenque bus situation?

Any current updates on ADO buses from Palenque to San Cris?

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8. Re: Current San Cristobal to Palenque bus situation?

The ADO website shows 7 buses from Palenque to SanCris. The estimated travel time suggests they are routed through Villhermosa and Tuxtla.

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9. Re: Current San Cristobal to Palenque bus situation?

I am planning to leave by bus in five days from Antigua, Guatemala to San Cristobal, de las Casas and then to Palenque and Merida. Does anybody know about the current bus situation? And is it possible to take the route San Cristobal -Palenque?

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10. Re: Current San Cristobal to Palenque bus situation?

from last saturday, tourist bus robbed.....

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