Maya Train in México Tsíimin-K'áak

Maya Train, Route in México

Bejil u ‘ tiaá Tsíimin-K’áak ti’ Mexii’co’o

The route of the Tren Maya connects 5 states in the southeastern region of México with safe and modern trains through 966.27 miles (1,554 km) of railway tracks. The inauguration date of the Tren Maya was December 15, 2023, for one section. It is expected that by June 2024, all sections with their stations and stops will be operational.

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What is the Tren Maya?

Ba’ax lé Tsíimin k’áak

The Mayan Train (Maya Train, Tren Maya, Tsíimin-K’áak or Fire Horse) is a new railway transportation service that connects 5 states in the southeastern region of Mexico, with 42 safe and modern trains. There are 3 train models: the Standard Mayan Train, the Mayan Train Restaurant, and the Mayan Train Long Distance.

The Tren Maya ruta interconnects the main cities, tourist areas, attractions, and archaeological sites primarily related to the Maya culture.

The Mayan Train provides service to local passengers, tourists, and freight transportation, with a maximum speed of 99.42 miles per hour (160 km/h).

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What is the Mayan Train?

Olmec Culture

Are the first civilization in the Americas, given their antiquity of over 3,000 years, and they serve as a fundamental reference for understanding the Mayan civilization.

Mayan Culture

The Mayan civilization is renowned for its elaborate writing and numerical systems, as well as its use of calendars. They are also known for their impressive art and architecture.

What is the route of the Maya Train?

Makalmáak ú bejilo’o Tsíimin K’áak

The route of the Maya Train starts in Palenque Chiapas, and travels northeast towards Cancún Quintana Roo, through two routes that encircle the Yucatan Peninsula.

The Mayan Train route is divided into 7 sections that pass through the states of Campeche, Chiapas, Tabasco, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo in Mexico, covering a total of 966.27 miles (1,554 km).

There are 20 stations and 14 stops along the route of the Mayan Train.

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The route of the Mayan Train in México.

What is the Tren Maya Route Map?

Máakalmak le bejo’ ú bejilo’o le Tsíimin k’áak

There are 7 segments that form the map of the Maya Train in México.

Tren Maya Map

Segment 1

PalenqueEscárcega

140.43 miles (226 Km)

Segment 2

Escárcega – Calkiní

145.40 miles (234 Km)

Segment 3

Calkiní – Izamal

98.79 miles (159 Km)

Segment 4

IzamalCancún

148.52 miles (239 Km)

Segment 5 North

CancúnPlaya del Carmen

26.92 miles (43.3 Km)

Segment 5 South

Playa del CarmenTulum

42.06 miles (67.7 Km)

Segment 6

TulumChetumal

158.97 miles (255.8 Km)

Segment 7

ChetumalEscárcega

158.14 miles (254.5 Km)

The total distance of the Tren Maya route

966.27 miles (1,554 Km)

What are the types of trains on the Tren Maya Ruta?

Makalmáak u’ óbií’ Tsíimino’ob tí le Bejil ti’ le Tsíimin k’áak

There are 4/42 trains on the Maya Train route, and there are 3 types:

3 Standard Mayan Train

Standard Mayan Train

6/31 trains

4 carriages| 230 passengers

7 carriages | 430 passengers

Mayan Train Restaurant

Mayan Train Restaurant

8 trains

4 carriages | 140 passengers

Not available

Mayan Train Long Distance

Mayan Train Long Distance

3 trains

7 carriages | 260 passengers

Not available

How much does the ticket for the Tren Maya cost?

Buka’aj u’ to’ojo’o u’ ba’ax tu’ux Qe’en Na’akalo’o e’ Tsíimin K’áak

The prices vary depending on the station or boarding point on the Maya Train, as well as the class chosen in the Standard Train, which offers three options: Tourist, Premium and Local, each with different prices. There are two rates for nationals (people from Mexico) and foreigners. Additionally, local individuals (with identification from a state along the Maya Train route receive discounts only in the tourist class. Also, individuals with disabilities receive discounts.

These fare ranges vary from $10.00 dollars to $300.00 dollars.

The tren maya ticket price is per station or stop. Although it’s possible to get off before reaching your destination, the same ticket is no longer valid to continue the journey. You’ll need to purchase another ticket to continue traveling.

Tren Maya Tickets

What are the States where the Tren Maya passes?

Makalmáako’o bi’i Noj tu’ux kú ma’am é Tsíimin K’áak o’o

Map of the State of Campeche on the Mayan Train Route

State of Campeche

Ideal for adventurers who enjoy stories of pirates, Mayan cities, walled forts, and colonial towns.

Map of the State of Tabasco on the Mayan Train Route

State of Tabasco

Home to the first civilization of the Americas, exotic landscapes, colossal Olmec heads, and cacao plantations.

Map of the State of Chiapas on the Mayan Train Route

State of Chiapas

Jungles and forests that conceal spectacular secrets for travelers who dare to live the most incredible experiences.

Map of the State of Quintana Roo on the Mayan Train Route

State of Quintana Roo

Symbol of the Sun and the Beach, the gateway to national and international tourism, with world-class infrastructure.

Map of the State of Yucatan on the Mayan Train Route

State of Yucatán

Fusion of the Maya culture and the New World. A state rich in tradition and nature, with gastronomy recognized as a World Heritage.

What are the stations along the Tren Maya Route by State?

Makalmáako’o bi’i tu’ux ku’ waaj ta’ Je’elel u’ bejil le Tsíimin K’áak tu’ Kajilo’o

There are 20 stations on the Mayan Train route:

Campeche state Mayan Train

Mayan Train stations in Campeche

Chiapas state Mayan Train

Mayan Train stations in Chiapas

Tabasco state Mayan Train

Mayan Train stations in Tabasco

  • Boca del Cerro
  • El Triunfo
Yucatán state Mayan Train

Mayan Train stations in Yucatán

Quintana Roo state Mayan Train

Mayan Train stations in Quintana Roo

Maya Train stations

Total number of Maya Train stations

There are 20 stations on the Mayan Train route.

What are the Stops along the Tren Maya route by state?

Makalmáako’o bi’i tu’ux ku waaj ta’ u bejil le Tsíimin K’áak tu’ kajilo’o

There are 14 Stops on the Maya Train route:

Campeche Mayan Train

Mayan Train stops in Campeche

  • Calkiní
  • Calakmul
  • Centenario
  • Candelaria
  • Tenabo
  • Carrillo Puerto
  • Hecelchakán
Chiapas Mayan Train

Mayan Train stops in Chiapas

  • No Stop
Tabasco Mayan Train

Mayan Train stops in Tabasco

  • Tenosique
Yucatán Mayan Train

Mayan Train stops in Yucatán

  • Maxcanú
  • Tixkokob
  • Umán
Quintana Roo Mayan Train

Mayan Train stops in Quintana Roo

State Mayan Train

Total number of Maya Train stops

There are 14 stops on the Maya Train route.

How long will the Tren Maya do on its journey?

Buka’aj k’iin Qe’enón me’en ti’ le u’ be’ejil le Tsíimin K’áak

The passenger Train Maya will travel along the route at a speed of 99.42 miles per hour (160 km/h), with an estimated travel time from Palenque, Chiapas, to Cancun, Quintana Roo, of 6 hours.

The cargo Tren Maya will travel along the route at 74.56 miles per hour (120 km/h).

Maya Train Railway

Why travel on the Tren Maya route?

Ba’axten Qe’en bin ichi’ tu’ bejil le’ Tsíimin K’áak

Traveling on the Mayan Train provides the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history, culture, and natural beauty of the 5 states. Additionally, you can contribute to the sustainable development of the region and enjoy a comfortable and safe journey.

Mayan culture

Discovering the Mayan culture

Exploring ancient Mayan cities such as Chichén Itzá, Tulum, Palenque and some of which are World Heritage sites.

Mayan communities

Connection with local communities

The Mayan Train provides the opportunity to interact with local communities, supporting sustainable tourism and contributing to their economic development.

Las Nubes Waterfall in Chiapas

Connecting with nature

The Mayan Train passes through protected natural areas such as the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and the Lacandon Jungle.

Impressive Landscapes on the Mayan Train Route

Breathtaking landscapes

During the journey, you will be able to admire various landscapes, such as paradisiacal beaches, tropical jungles, rivers, and lagoons.

Interior of the Mayan Train Restaurant

Comfort and convenience

Traveling by train is a comfortable and convenient way to get around the region and avoiding traffic.

Swim with the Whale Shark

Sustainable tourism

The Mayan Train is committed to sustainable tourism, promoting responsible and environmentally-friendly practices that respect both the environment and the local communities.

Yucatecan Gastronomy

Regional gastronomy

Enjoy the delicious food and drinks of the region, such as Yucatecan dishes, chocolate, and traditional beverages.

Mayan Long Distance Train model

Safety

The Mayan Train is designed with high safety standards to provide travelers with a safe and reliable experience.

What will you find on the Tren Maya Route?

Ba’ax kaxtik ti’ u bejile’ Tsíimin K’áak

Throughout the Mayan Train, you will find a combination of cultural and historical destinations, archaeological sites, Magical Towns, unique gastronomy, handicrafts, World Heritage sites, and beautiful natural areas.

Each state along the Tren Maya route has its own unique attractions and charms, distinct from one another. Each state offers a unique experience for visitors.

Tren Maya Route

What are the Magical Towns along the Tren Maya Route?

Máakalmak le kaajilo’ob Ki’imak máako’ob ú bejil le’ Tsíimin K’áak

There are 23 Magical Towns (“Pueblos Mágicos”) along the Tren Maya route, named for their historical sites, archaeological sites, ecosystems, natural beauty, and cultural attractions.

Palizada Magical Town

Palizada

Palizada is known for its colonial architecture with houses and buildings made of wood and red tile roofs.

Comitán de Domínguez Magical Town

Comitán de Domínguez

Comitán de Domínguez is known for its rich historical and cultural heritage, as well as its natural beauty.

Isla Aguada Magical Town

Isla Aguada

Isla Aguada is known for its food, white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, ideal for water sports.

Palenque Magical Town

Palenque

Palenque is famous for its impressive Mayan archaeological site, declared a World Heritage Site in 1987.

Chiapa de Corzo Magical Town

Chiapa de Corzo

Chiapa de Corzo is a town known for its colonial architecture and its significant historical and cultural heritage.

San Cristóbal de las Casas Magical Town

San Cristóbal de las Casas

San Cristóbal de las Casas is known for its history, colonial architecture, as well as its cultural and artistic heritage.

Tren Maya Hotels

Nukuch ka’anal najo’ob u’ tza’ le’ Tsíimin K’áak

The Mayan Train also includes Mayan Train Hotels along the route, located near the archaeological sites and natural areas.

There are 6 Mayan Train Hotels:

Mayan Train Hotels

How many archaeological sites are there on the Tren Maya route?

Jayp’éel lu’umo’. lelo’oba’ Ch’íijilo’ob yaan tu bejil le’ Tsíimin K’áak

Mexico is internationally renowned for its extraordinary archaeological wealth. Throughout its territory, numerous archaeological sites can be found that bear witness to the grandeur and diversity of the ancient civilizations that inhabited the region.

The Tren Maya encompasses ancient civilizations such as the Olmec and the Maya, each with its own historical and architectural legacy. There are more than 65 archaeological sites to visit along the Tren Maya route, and some of them have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Bonampak Murals

Airports on the Tren Maya Route

Makalmáak u’ bejiil Tsíimin K’áak tu’ux yaan le Ch’íich’o’ Xik’nal

Visitors from Mexico and around the world will arrive at the Tren Maya from various airports. There are 7 International Airports along the Maya Route:

Tulum Airport Mayan Train

World Heritage Sites on the Tren Maya route

Je’ela’ le máako’ob tu’ bejil le’ Tsíimin K’áak

These are some of the sites recognized by UNESCO on the Mayan Train route:

Fortified City of Campeche on the Mayan Train

CAMPECHE

Fortified Historic City of Campeche

It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999. San Francisco de Campeche preserves an exceptional colonial architectural ensemble.

Chichen Itza Archaeological Site

YUCATÁN

Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen Itza

Declared a World Heritage Site in 1988, Chichén Itzá is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico, known for its iconic stepped pyramid, El Castillo, and other impressive Maya structures.

Palenque Archaeological Site on the Mayan Train

CHIAPAS

Ancient Maya City of Palenque

Designated as a World Heritage Site in 1987, is famous for its impressive Maya temples and structures, as well as its elaborate sculptures.

Sian Ka'an Biosphere on the Mayan Train Route

QUINTANA ROO

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

Designated as a World Heritage Site in 1987, this reserve is a protected area that encompasses jungles, mangroves, coral reefs, and a wide diversity of flora and fauna.

Olmec Head of Tabasco on the Mayan Train Route

TABASCO

Does not have

However, that doesn’t mean it lacks significant cultural and natural attractions. Tabasco is the birthplace of the “Mother Culture,” the Olmec culture that predates the Maya civilization.

Protected natural areas in the Tren Maya Route

Ti’ ku yúuchul waaj Ku kanáanta’a tu bejil le’ Tsíimin K’áak

Some of the reserves and natural parks in the Tren Maya route are:

Calakmul Biosphere on the Mayan Train Route

CAMPECHE

Calakmul Biosphere Reserve

It is a vast protected area that harbors a great diversity of species and ecosystems, including tropical rainforests, Maya archaeological sites, and a wealth of flora and fauna.

Ría Celestún Biosphere Reserve on the Mayan Train

YUCATÁN

Celestun Biosphere Reserve

It is located on the northern coast of Yucatán and is a crucial habitat for pink flamingos, as well as other species of water birds and marine life.

El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve on the Mayan Train

CHIAPAS

El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve

It is one of the most important protected natural areas in Mexico, harboring a great biodiversity, including endemic and endangered species, as well as cloud forests and paramos.

Cozumel National Reef Park on the Mayan Train

QUINTANA ROO

Cozumel Reefs National Park

This park protects the coral reefs surrounding the island of Cozumel and is a popular destination for diving and snorkeling due to its stunning coral formations and marine life.

Laguna de las Ilusiones National Park on the Mayan Train

TABASCO

Laguna de las Ilusiones National Park

Located in Villahermosa, the capital of Tabasco, the park protects a body of water that harbors a great diversity of water birds and wildlife.

The Tren Maya Guidebook

Na’akake’ yaak’il Tsíimin K’áak

During the Journey along the Tren Maya Route, you will have the opportunity to learn the Maya language, uncover legends and traditions, explore the latest updates, and experience all the tourist, economic, and cultural attractions of the Maya Route.

Guía Tren Maya
KOOX TREN App

App

Download the application where you will find all the attractions of the Mayan Train Route.

Tours Tren Maya

Tours

Discover the best tours for an enhanced travel experience on your journey along the Mayan Train Route.

Mayan Train Hotels

Hotels

Find the ideal hotel or accommodation to relax during your journey along the Mayan Train Route.