TRAVELLING TO BELIZE FROM THE UK
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Travelling to Belize from the United Kingdom
Before you begin your journey, keep in mind that the destination is worth the journey (circuitous though it may be)!
Option #1: Fly from the U.K. to Belize via the U.S.
Take a regular non-stop flight to Atlanta , Charlotte , Dallas , Houston or Miami .
In all likelihood, you will have to spend a night in the US gateway city en route to your final destination in Belize City , Belize . Connecting flights in the U.S. to Belize are poorly scheduled for flights arriving from the UK . Return flights from Belize , through Miami , offer a better connection.
Option #2: Fly from the U.K. to Cancun, MX and take a Bus to Belize via Chetumal, MX
Another option would be to hop a flight to Cancun , Mexico ; then travel overland to Belize . Check out Trailfinders (0845 0585858) for routes and fares from Gatwick flying on Iberia via Madrid . Also, suss out Charter Flight Centre (0845 045 0153) for info about their non-stop charters from Gatwick to Cancun , Mexico .
There are regular coaches from Cancun , Mexico to Chetumal , Mexico which is just north of the Belize border. You’ll enjoy a very comfortable bus ride complete with air conditioning, movies, snacks and reclining seats. The roads are excellent and the journey takes 5 to 6 hours. You can view schedules and fares or buy your ticket online .
From Chetumal , Mexico you can take a coach to your destination in Belize by booking through Belize Transfer Services . Alternately, you can take a coach from Chetumal , Mexico to the laid-back and friendly town of Corozal , Belize .
Where to Stay in Corozal Town , Belize : If you overnight in Corozal, the Corozal Bay Resort is serene, has good rates and you can conveniently book online. Lan Sluder, arguably Belize ‘s most notable expert, highly recommends the Corozal Bay Resort, formerly known as the Corozal Bay Inn. The family-run, Tony’s Inn , is another good accommodation option in Corozal Town .
Option #3: Fly from the U.K. to Cancun , Mexico and fly to Chetumal , Mexico
You can also fly from Cancun to Chetumal on Alma de Mexico airline; and hop a coach from Chetumal , Mexico to Corozal , Belize .
Shuttle Flights within Belize via Tropic Air and Maya Island Air
Once you’re in Belize , Tropic Air and Maya Island Air offer frequent, short flights to various destinations within Belize .
Maya Island Air serves the following destinations: Belize City ; Corozal Town ; Dangriga; Savannah ; Placencia; San Pedro; Caye Caulker; Caye Chapel.
Maya Island Air Reservations :
Belize International Airport : 011-501-225-2219; 011-501-225-3347
Maya Island Air – Belize Reservations: 011-501-223-1140
Maya Island Air – Corozal Reservations: 011-501-422-2333
Maya Island Air – San Pedro Reservations: 011-501-226-2485; 011-501-226-2560
Maya Island Air – Caye Caulker Reservations: 011-501-226-0012
Maya Island Air – Punta Gorda Reservations: 011-501-702-2072
Maya Island Air – Savannah Reservations: 011-501-520-3130
Maya Island Air – Placencia Reservations: 011-501-523-3443
Maya Island Air – Dangriga Reservations: 011-501-522-0617/0639
Maya Island Air – Tikal , Guatemala Reservations: 011-502-7926-3386
Book your Maya Island Air flight online .
Tropic Air Reservations :
In the US or Canada call: 1-800-422-3435
In Belize call: 011-501–226-2012
E-mail: [email protected]
Book your Tropic Air flight online .
Take heart – direct flights from the U.K to Belize are in the works!
Last year, the main runway at Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport in Belize City was expanded to accommodate bigger jets ~ an encouraging sign!
Book your Tour of Properties in Belize in Advance!
If you are in Belize and would like to arrange for a pick-up and tour of properties, please call our Belize Property Center office and speak with Veronica Cal, our personable and efficient Office Manager – tele: 501-824-0550.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 02 March 2011 )