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How to travel from Merida to Chichen Itza

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Chichen Itza is a well-known Archaeological Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Check out our guide for the best options to travel from Merida to Chichen Itza.

Chichen Itza is a complex of Mayan ruins near Valladolid in Yucatan, Mexico. With more than 2.5 million visitors per year, it is one of the most visited sites in Mexico.

In July 2007, Chichen Itza was selected as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

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

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How far is Merida to Chichen Itza?

The distance from Merida to Chichen Itza is 72 miles or 116 kilometers.

The main transportation options to get from Merida to Chichen Itza are:

  • ADO bus from Merida to Chichen Itza
  • Taxi or Uber
  • Shared Shuttle Service
  • Private Transfer

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

From Mérida to Chichén Itzá

Getting to Chichen Itza from Merida

1. ADO Bus from Merida to Chichen Itza

Journey Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes

The most economical option to travel from Merida to Chichen Itza is by ADO bus.

All ADO buses have air condition, reclinable seats, bathrooms, and TVs on board.

Tip: Book your bus ticket from Merida to Chichen Itza online in advance to save your seat and to avoid queuing up at the ticket counter.

Merida to Chichen Itza Bus Schedule

  • 07:15 AM
  • 10:30 AM
  • 10:50 AM

2. Shared Van Shuttle

Many travel agencies and tour operators in Merida offer daily shared van shuttles from Merida to Chichen Itza. You can probably also make a reservation for a shuttle at your hotel reception.

How to travel from Merida to Chichen Itza

3. Private Transfer from Merida to Chichen Itza

Journey Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes

If you prefer more comfort and flexibility but do not want to drive independently, a private transfer to Valladolid might be the best option for you.

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Merida at your preferred time, and for an additional charge, it is often also possible to do stops on the way.

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

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4. Merida to Chichen Itza Flight

Flights Holbox offers private flights from Merida to Chichen Itza in a small Cessna plane.

5. Driving with Rental Car

Journey Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes

Traveling by rental car from Merida to Chichen Itza is especially a good option if you want to visit the famous Mayan on a day trip.

With a drive time of under two hours, it is well possible to go and come back to Merida on the same day.

Tip: Instead of traveling back to Merida on the same day, we recommend staying at least one night in the nearby town Valladolid. Valladolid has beautiful, small cobblestone streets, cute cafés, and many good restaurants. It is also a good starting point to check out a few more cenotes.

How to travel from Merida to Chichen Itza

6. Uber or Taxi

Journey Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes

You can also take a taxi or Uber to Chichen Itza.

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