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Getting Around in Honduras

By Air

The three local airlines Isleña Airlines, Sosa Airlines and Rollins Air operate daily services which link Tegucigalpa and other principal towns. Isleña Airlines and Sosa Airlines run services to Utila, the cheapest Bay Island (off the Caribbean coast). Over 30 small airfields handle light aircraft and commercial aviation. This mode is especially more convenient for business visitors.

There is an airport tax on internal journeys of $1.30.

By Sea

Ferries operate between ports on the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines. For details, contact the local port authorities. There are sailings from La Ceiba and Puerto Cortés to the Bay Islands several times a week, schedules regularly change. Arrangements must be made with local boat owners.

By Rail

There are only three railways, confined to the northern coastal region and mainly used for transport between banana plantations. Visitors can, however, take a trip from San Pedro Sula on a banana train, and from La Ceiba on a tourist train.

By Road

Traffic drives on the right. An all-weather road exists from Tegucigalpa to San Pedro Sula, Puerto Cortés, La Ceiba and towns along the Caribbean coast, as well as to the towns around the Gulf of Fonseca in the south. Some minor roads are still being repaired after Hurricane Mitch in 1998. All drivers and passengers must wear a seatbelt. The phone number of the Transit Police is 222.


Local lines run regular services to most large towns, but the services are well used and booking in advance is essential. On the whole the services are very cheap.

There are three types of bus travel within the country: Extensive but slow service using retired school buses from the US, more comfortable direct service and non-stop ejecutivo-class service on modern, air-conditioned coaches that operate between some large cities. The principal lines for the luxury service are San Pedro Sula-Copan Ruinas; Tegucigalpa-San Pedro Sula; Tegucigalpa-Choluteca; and Tegucigalpa to the capitals of neighbouring countries.

In the cities, crowded buses and busitos provide transportation.

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