Belize City to San Ignacio


All international flights and cruise liners arrive in Belize City. Okay, now you’ve arrived in the country! Where to next?

Fortunately, there are a number of good options for getting from Belize City to popular destinations like San Ignacio. Belize is a relatively small country (about the same size as Massachusetts) so no place is ever too far away.


You can step out of the airport or set foot on land at the Belize City water docks, and you’ll see plenty of taxi drivers jostling for the opportunity to take you where you want to go.

Taxis don’t use the meter most of the time. Instead, you’ll need to negotiate the price before setting off. Taxi drivers are usually amenable to driving you pretty much anywhere in the country.

Note: all official taxis in Belize have a green number/license plate.

The Chicken Bus

If you’re trying to save money, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the ad-hoc cross-country bus system, affectionately known as “chicken buses” because the passengers sometimes bring their fowl on board.

You can get to San Ignacio or pretty much anywhere else for $10 or less, but be prepared to switch buses, endure lots of stops and long travel times, and no available seats.

Domestic Flights

All international flights land at the Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) outside of Belize City, but two domestic air carriers – Tropic Air and Maya Island Air – offer connecting flights (“puddle jumpers”) to over a dozen destinations, including San Ignacio.

The flying times are relatively short (usually 30 minutes or less), but flying is the most expensive option.

Shuttles and Private Transfer


Companies like Roam Belize offer door-to-door shuttle and private transfer service from Belize City to San Ignacio and other top destinations in the country. Roam Belize operates a fleet of modern, well-maintained vehicles so you’ll get to your destination in comfort and style.

Roam Belize also offers private transfers and shuttle service from Belize to San Ignacio. Roam Belize can provide private transfer and shuttle service from Belize to all of the top destinations in the country, including Placencia, Dangriga, and Hopkins. Roam Belize can also arrange for ground transportation to and from popular destinations in Guatemala and Mexico.

Contact us today at to book a transfer from Belize City to San Ignacio Town or to anywhere within Belize.

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