Travel Guide: Riviera Maya Train Route

Travel Guide: Riviera Maya Train Route

Traveling through Mexico is easier than ever, thanks to the recent opening of the Tulum airport and the Mayan Train. The new Maya train route connects the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo. Skip driving and easily visit Southeast Mexico’s top attractions, including archaeological sites, magical towns, World Heritage Sites, and natural wonders. The new Maya Train also makes reaching your Riviera Maya Haciendas vacation home in Akumal, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, and Tulum easy!

Maya Train Route

The Maya Train covers 1,500 km in Southeast Mexico and is divided into seven sections:

 

  • Section 1: Palenque to Escárcega
  • Section 2: Escárcega to Calkiní
  • Section 3: Calkiní to Izamal
  • Section 4: Izamal to Cancun
  • Section 5 North: Cancun to Playa del Carmen
  • Section 5 South: Playa del Carmen to Tulum
  • Section 6: Tulum to Bacalar
  • Section 7: Bacalar to Escárcega

7 Notable Stops Along the Route

  1. Xcaret: eco-park
  2. Chichen Itza: iconic Mayan city and World Heritage site
  3. Cancun: famous Mexico beach town
  4. Tulum: Coastal town home to Maya archaeological sites
  5. Calakmul: Maya archaeological site
  6. Palenque: Maya archaeological site
  7. Merida: The largest city in southeast Mexico

Types of Trains and Amenities

Choose from one of the three types of trains, accommodating both long-distance and short trips:

  • Xinbal is a standard commuter train best for short trips. This train features panoramic windows, security cameras, and a cafeteria car.
  • Janal is the food train geared towards culinary travelers, offering an on-site restaurant and aquascape design.
  • P’tal is an accommodation train designed for long-distance travelers, offering more space to relax and work.

Discover the Riviera Maya with the New Maya Train

Buy tickets for Tren Maya here and plan your getaway with Riviera Maya Haciendas! Our private vacation rentals offer the perfect home base for your vacation in the Riviera Maya. Whether you are looking for spacious haciendas, luxury villas, or cozy condos, we have something for everyone. Contact us today, and let us help you craft the Mexico vacation of your dreams!

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