Getting to Belize, Flights from UK to Belize, via US - Naturally Belize

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Getting To Belize

Central America

Currently the easiest way to get directly to Belize from the UK is via the US. Gateway cities include Miami, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Newark.

Flights to Belize from the UK involve a night stopover in US on the outbound journey. Return journeys to UK involve a connecting overnight flight.

Flying via Miami is the shortest flying time, approx. 9 hours from Heathrow and approx. 2 hours onward flight from Miami to Belize City.

Flights can vary considerably in price and are currently from �500 up to �1,000 per person for an economy ticket, depending on route, airline and availability. Best flight options departing UK are from London Heathrow and Manchester.

Alternative Routes

Via Guatemala

A popular route includes connecting to Guatemala City via US on the same day and spending at least one night in either Guatemala City or the beautiful Antigua before flying to Flores in northern Guatemala and travelling on to Belize. At Naturally Belize we can arrange itineraries that include a holiday combining Guatemala with Belize, please email us at for a suggested itinerary via this route.

Via Cancun, Mexico

An alternative route to Belize is to fly into Cancun in Mexico. British Airways fly direct to Cancun from London Gatwick 2 or 3 times a week (approx. 11 hour flight time).

From Cancun we can arrange for an air-conditioned private transfer across the Mexican border to Corozal (approx. 5 hours) or onto Belize City after an overnight stay in Playa del Carmen or Tulum on the Yucatan peninsula.

There are also now flights on Tropic Air (internal Belizean Airline) daily from Cancun to Belize City and several times a week from Merida, these are usually operated in Cessna 14 seater propeller planes and the flight takes approx. 90 mins. To include this route as part of a suggested itinerary please email us on

There are large, comfortable ADO air-conditioned buses that run regularly from Cancun and Playa del Carmen to Chetumal (north of Belize border) where we can arrange a private transfer across the border and on to any destination in Belize, or you can now take an overnight bus from Cancun bus station directly to Belize City.

Getting Around

Currently all international flights arrive at the Philip Goldson airport in Belize City. There are two airlines that fly internally in Belize that connect Belize City to other towns and they also fly across to the Northern Islands of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. Alternatively, it is possible to charter small planes to more remote areas in the jungle.

Cessna Grand Caravan

The Cayo district can be reached by car along the Western Highway which connects the Guatemalan border with Belize City. Boat trips can be also be made from Belize City to Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker or from Placencia to Mango Creek on the mainland.