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    Tela Express

    by calcaf38 Updated Jul 15, 2009

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    Tela was my first stop in Honduras, and I had planned to take a bus to Tela from the San Pedro Sula airport. However, I couldn't get clear information at the airport (a pattern in Honduras). So I took a cab, originally to the bus terminal. After a minute, we negotiated a fair price to take me all the way to Tela ($42), one good hour away, now under the pouring rain. On the way, I was surprised that we - and everyone else - drove in extended spots that were about 18 inches under water.

    When the time came to leave Tela, I caught a bus of the company Tela Express. It was fine, a bit grimy, but with the windows wide open. (There are not that many "directo" buses from Tela to San Pedro, but if you are willing to catch a bus on the highway, and to change bus in El Progreso, you can find one to fit your schedule.) The Tela Express bus was inexpensive (less than $4), and we were given a sermon en route by an eloquent preacher.

    In San Pedro, Tela Express drops you at some god-forsaken remote spot, far from the main terminal, and you have to take a cab to connect to another bus (grrrrrr).

    The premium bus company Hedman-Alas comes to Tela, and in retrospect, I should have investigated it then. It would have taken me all the way to the main bus terminal. But, as I would discover later, Hedman-Alas is a less "autentico" experience.

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    To the Garifuna-village's by bus

    by Pieter11 Written Dec 30, 2007

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    The taxi's around Tela normally are shared taxi's. Advantage is that they don't cost much: for a trip of 20 to 30 minutes you pay around 2 dollars. Disadvantage is that they only do standard routes. You have to know (or ask) where taxi's depart for a particular destination, and you have to make clear that you want it as a shared taxi when there are no other people in it yet. Another disadvantage is that it is not the most comfortable way of transportation, because a shared taxi means that it will be shared with at least 4 people.

    When you want to go to a destination on which no shared taxi's operate, you wil have to charter a taxi. In this case you have to expect to pay at least double the price, if not even more.

    The busses depart at
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    Around Tela by taxi

    by Pieter11 Written Dec 30, 2007

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    The taxi's around Tela normally are shared taxi's. Advantage is that they don't cost much: for a trip of 20 to 30 minutes you pay around 2 dollars. Disadvantage is that they only do standard routes. You have to know (or ask) where taxi's depart for a particular destination, and you have to make clear that you want it as a shared taxi when there are no other people in it yet. Another disadvantage is that it is not the most comfortable way of transportation, because a shared taxi means that it will be shared with at least 4 people.

    When you want to go to a destination on which no shared taxi's operate, you wil have to charter a taxi. In this case you have to expect to pay at least double the price, if not even more.

    Most of the taxi's depart from the Parque Central
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    To Tela by bus

    by Pieter11 Written Dec 30, 2007

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    The best way to get to Tela when coming from San Pedro Sula is by direct bus. There is one busstation in the city where the busses depart to all Caribbean cities: Puerto Cortés, La Ceiba and Tela. Here you'll find the bus that will get you to Tela. It takes about 2 to 2,5 hours to get there and it will cost you approx. 4 dollars. Busses depart all day long, until shortly before sunset. This last bus arrives at around 8:00 to 8:30 in Tela. Note that this bus will not drop you of in the centre of Tela, but at the gasstation on the mainroad towards La Ceiba. From here it is about 15 minutes on foot to the actual centre of the city.

    When you're going back to San Pedro Sula, there are two options. Once every two hours direct busses depart in the main busstation just outside Tela. But if you cannot take one of these busses, you can just walk back towards the gasstation along the mainroad and wait for the busses that come by coming from La Ceiba. From there busses come by every 15 minutes, and most of the time there are some free spaces on these busses. Make sure that if the bus stops you run towards the door because most of the time more people are waiting for it, and when you're too late; too bad... These busses cost the same and take you to the same station as the ones departing from the centre of Tela.

    The busses depart in the left-below corner The busticket to San Pedro: 60 lempira; 3,5 dollar
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    Buses to and from Tela

    by GmoArg Written Aug 21, 2007

    When going to Tela from San Pedro Sula, your best bet is the Tela Express, which leaves from downton. It is only 54 lempiras although the buses are old American school buses. If you need to go to Guatemala City then th eonly choice is Hedman Alas which is expensive (52 USD to Guatemala City) but it also goes to Copan Ruins.

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    Travel assistance and hotel bookings

    by Lowflyer Written Mar 12, 2004

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    If your interested in Spanish Classes, garifuna tours, hotel rooms, contact these people. Norma speaks english excellent and can arrange all your needs to and from Tela, as well in Tela.

    E mail Norma for any assistance or info, she is located at the Mango Cafe in Tela, Honduras. A fantastic lady.

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    GETTING THERE BY BUS

    by kiwigal_1 Written Mar 27, 2003

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    This is the view of Tela from the top of the hill that houses the main police building in Tela. At the bottom of the road on the corner is the location for the Tela-El Progreso and Tela-La Ceiba buses that leave at regular intervals daily.

    The only way to get to Tela from other cities in Honduras is by bus. There are buses from El Progreso and La Ceiba which come into the centre of town. There are also buses from Tegucigalpa which take about 7 hours and drop you on the main highway outside of town.

    The nearest airport is La Ceiba and the nearest International airport is in San Pedro Sula. You can take a bus from San Pedro Sula to El Progreso and change to a bus heading to Tela.

    Overlooking El Centro - Tela
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