Bus Travel

Belize City is the hub of the country's fairly extensive bus network, so there's service to most regions of Belize and limited service by foreign bus companies to Mexico and Guatemala. The main bus terminal on West Collet Canal Street in Belize City—still locally referred to as Novelo’s, though the Novelo’s bus company is no more—is used by most regional companies on the George Price Highway routes, the Goldson Highway routes, and the Hummingbird and Southern highways routes. From Belize City, service on the main routes north, west, and south is frequent and inexpensive. Most of these owner-operated buses are old Bluebird school buses from the United States, with cramped seating and no air-conditioning. Take a cab to or from the Belize City bus terminal, especially after dark, as it is not in a safe area.

For those going to Flores, Guatemala, or Chetumal, Mexico, three Guatemalan bus lines, Fuente del Norte, Linea Dorada, and San Juan, have daily service from the Marine Terminal near the Swing Bridge. Rates from Belize City to Flores are around BZ$50–BZ$60 one-way. Fuente del Norte and Linea Dorada generally have the best equipment and service.

There is limited bus service within Belize City on a number of small independent lines. Again, many of the buses are old U.S. school buses, but some are more modern minibuses. Ask locally about routes and times, as there are no published schedules. Also, local nonexpress regional buses will stop and drop off most anywhere in or near the city on the standard route. For example, if you're going from West Collet Canal terminal downtown to Brodie's supermarket on the Goldson Highway just north of downtown, you can take a nonexpress bus going to Orange Walk Town or Corozal Town and be dropped off at or near Brodie's.

Contacts

Belize City Main Bus Terminal. It is locally referred to as Novelo's. W. Collet Canal St., Belize City, Belize District.

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