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Update On the Tren Maya Route and Completion Dates

Exploring the Tren Maya: Mexico’s Newest Intercity Railway Project

Mexico’s newest intercity railway project, the Tren Maya, is set to connect tourist destinations in the Caribbean with lesser-known sites inland, including historic Mayan sites.

The project aims to boost tourism in the region and provide a more sustainable mode of transportation for locals and visitors alike.

How Much Wil Tickets Cost

The train also offers a standard rate of 60 Mexican pesos, a rate of 80 Mexican pesos for visitors, and a rate of 30 Mexican pesos for students with updated identification.

General Lozano Águila pointed out that costs will not be the same for everyone, saying that factors include “if the passengers are local if they are national, if they are international, if they are going to receive subsidies or not if the season is regular if it is high season, the distance and a kilometer factor per passenger.”

“For a normal tourist, there is a factor of 2.32 pesos per kilometer, a national tourist 2.90, an international tourist is 4.35 pesos per kilometer,” he said.

Prices may also be affected by season, with higher prices during high tourism periods.

When Will The Tren Maya Be Completed

The Tren Maya, also known as the Mayan Train, is a 1,525- 1,554-kilometer railway project that traverses the Yucatán Peninsula.

However, only about one-third of the 290-mile (473-kilometer) stretch President Andrés Manuel López Obrador inaugurated with dignitaries and the press Friday has been partly finished.

The train will have seven sections, connecting cities such as Cancún, Tulum, and Palenque.

The first part of the tren line was opened on December 15.

The project is expected to be completed by February 2024, with all seven train sections operational by September 2024.

Mayan Train Interactive Route Map

Tren Maya Ruta

The Tren Maya Will Be Stopping At These Areas

The stunning Riviera Maya region has established itself as a favorite global destination.

However, the entire southeast area of Mexico, encompassing states like Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo, has gained equal prominence lately – not just for its rich natural diversity and cultural heritage but also due to thriving real estate markets and industrial development that continues attracting investors and retirees.

An ambitious infrastructure project- the Mayan Train- was undertaken to spur growth in these areas and boost local economies. Slated for completion by the end of 2023 and commencement of operations in 2024, the train aims to tap into massive tourist volumes to the region.

Its strategically charted railroad route promises to transform transportation across cities in the Mayan heartland.

Here is a summary of the various stations and stops that comprise the entire Mayan Train rail network from end to end:

Section 1

Train stations include Palenque, Chiapas, Boca del Cerro, Tabasco, El Triunfo, and Tabasco, with stops in Triunfo, Tabasco, Tenosique, Tabasco, Candelaria, and Tabasco.

Section 2

Includes stations passing through major cities like Escárcega Edzná and culminating at San Francisco de Campeche. Additional small towns connected are Carrillo Puerto, Tenabo, Hecelchakán, and Calkiní.

Sections 3 and 4

Popular hotspots like Cancún, Playa del Carmen, and cultural gem Tulum are integrated through Section 5 stations, alongside stops at Puerto Aventuras, Akumal, etc.

The Mayan Train’s ambitious southern spur via Section 6 reaches the Belize border through the cities of Felipe Carrillo Puerto and Chetumal.

Finally, the western inland town of Xpujil links up to the main line, completing regional connectivity.

The project promises a significant upgrade, enabling quick, modern access to critical Mayan world hubs and archeological treasures in the coming years.

Section 5 – Stations:

Cancún Aeropuerto, Quintana Roo – Connecting the global tourist hotspot Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo – Scenic beachside resort town Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo – Popular destination with hotels, dining and nightlife

Section 5 South – Stations:

Tulum, Quintana Roo – Access to famous Mayan ruins and eco-archeology zone. Tulum Aeropuerto, Quintana Roo – Links domestic and international air gateways

Section 6 – Stations:

Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo – Interior colonial town Bacalar, Quintana Roo – Growing hub near wildlife reserves Chetumal, Quintana Roo – Bustling port city bordering Belize

Section 7 – Stations:

Xpujil, Campeche – Remote inland area with ancient ruins. Calakmul, Campeche – Biosphere reserve with vast rainforests

Mayan Train Project

The Tren Maya project is a joint effort between the Mexican government and the private sector.

The project aims to boost tourism in the region and provide a more sustainable mode of transportation for locals and visitors alike.

The train will also offer economic opportunities for communities along the route and promote cultural exchange and preservation.


The Tren Maya is an exciting new project that will connect tourist destinations in the Caribbean with lesser-known sites inland, including historic Mayan sites.

The train will provide affordable transportation for locals and visitors, boost regional tourism, and offer economic opportunities for communities along the route.

With the first section of the train already operational, we can’t wait to see the impact the Tren Maya will have on the Yucatán Peninsula.

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