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Several buses operate between Tikal and Flores or El Remate everyday. They generally don’t have an exact schedule, traveling to Tikal starting in the early morning until around 11am and returning to El Remate or Flores starting at midday until around 5pm. Collective tourist minibuses start at 4:30am from Flores and 5:30am from El Remate, for approximately US$4 one way. Early morning is best to visit the park due to the cooler weather, less people in the park and a better chance to see wildlife.

If you are driving, the road between Tikal and Flores is fully paved. Note that it is in the slow process of being reconstructed due to the numerous potholes and general deteriorated condition of the asphalt. Beware of many unmarked speed bumps (tumulos) when approaching villages. There is only one main road in and out of Tikal, it passes through El Remate and onto Flores, also passing the crossroads to Belize and Guatemala City.

Flights arrive daily from Guatemala City and Belize to the Mundo Maya international airport in Flores.