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How to get from Merida to Uxmal, Mexico

Uxmal is an ancient Maya city and was once one of the largest cities in the Yucatán peninsula. Check out our guide for the best options to travel from Merida to Uxmal.

Uxmal might not be as well-known as Chichen Itzen but is just as impressive and beautiful.

It was once one of the largest cities in the Yucatán peninsula, with approximately 20,000 inhabitants.

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Check our guide for the best options to travel from Merida to Uxmal.

How far is Merida to Uxmal?

The distance from Merida to Uxmal is 51,5 miles or 83 kilometers.

Transportation Options from Merida to Uxmal

The following table outlines all transportation options from Merida to Uxmal:

MethodTravel timePrice
Bus from Merida to Uxmal1 hour 30 minutesUSD 3
Private Transfer from Merida to Uxmal1 hour 20 minutes
Taxi from Merida to Uxmal1 hour 30 minutes~USD 100
Transport + Tour8 hours~USD 100
Rental Car1 hour 30 minutes

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On GuateGo, you can check all available Mexico transportation options from Merida to Uxmal. It is a reliable and easy-to-use platform to compare prices & schedules and make a booking online.

From Mérida To Uxmal

Getting to Uxmal from Merida

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1. Bus from Merida to Uxmal

Journey Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

The most economical way to travel from Merida to Uxmal is by bus.

Busses depart daily from the TAME bus station. The journey takes around one hour and 30 minutes and costs 65 pesos one-way.

We recommend checking the timetable at the bus station as it changes seasonally.

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2. Organized Day Tour from Merida to Uxmal

Journey Duration: 8 hours

The easiest way to travel to Uxmal is with an organized tour. We recommend booking your tour on GetYourGuide.

This tour includes transportation and an English-speaking tour guide who will tell you more about the Mayans and their culture. Before you travel back to Merida, you will visit the interactive Choco-Story Museum.

Included:

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Travel insurance

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3. Private Transfer from Merida to Uxmal

Journey Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes

You can also hire a private driver for your trip to Uxmal. We recommend asking your hotel for recommendations. Most hotels will be able to organize it for you!

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On GuateGo, you can check all available transportation options from Merida to Uxmal. It is a reliable and easy-to-use platform to compare prices & schedules and make a booking online.

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5. Driving with Rental Car

Journey Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Traveling by rental car from Merida to Uxmal is easy if you follow the main roads. It is an excellent option if you want to stop at some small villages on the way or prefer to be independent of bus or transfer schedules.

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6. Uber or Taxi

Journey Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Another option is to negotiate a round trip by taxi. Your taxi driver will take you to Uxmal and pick you up at a pre-agreed time. This trip should cost around 2.000 pesos, depending on your negotiating skills.

It is also possible to take an Uber from Merida to Uxmal; however, you cannot book an Uber for the return trip. So, you will either have to take a taxi back to Merida, or you can negotiate a trip back to Merida with your Uber driver without using the application.

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Best day tours in Uxmal, Mexico

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The following widget shows some of the best tours in Uxmal, Mexico.

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