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Bus from Central America to South America

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1. Posted by canne08 (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

Hey there guys,

I'm planning to scoot over to Latin America this December from Australia and am trying to work out the best route.
I'll be flying into Mexico and want to make my way down to South America where i will be spending most of my time.

Is there a bus route from central america to south america and if so what are the possible origins/destinations or are flights my only option?

I will be backpacking so i'm trying to budget best i can and take the cheapest alternatives. any advice would be hugely appreciated!!

Ella :)

2. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 6y

There is no bus from CA to SA. There is a thing called the Darien Gap which prevents it. There is no road. It is a swampy marsh that doesn't support a large scale road. There is more and more border traffic going through Turbo, but I have never done it.

It is my opinion that it is easier to fly from PTY to CTG or BOG than to go this route. But I have never been there.

3. Posted by Justine10 (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

Flying is the only option.The Darien Gap is only about 160 km long but it's just swampy marshland.

4. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 6y

You can travel to Panama's east coast and make your way south to Colombia along the coast it's regular route now nothing dangerous just a rough boat ride-sorry it's late here and I have to be up early-do a search on for details.