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How to get from Cancun to Merida

Have you enjoyed Cancun’s lively energy and famously beautiful beautiful beaches? And now you’re ready to experience some of Mexico’s history and authentic culture? Your next stop is Merida, a quaint colonial town that is colorful, bright, and bursting with history and culture. Experience the classic cantinas and learn about Colonial times in Mexico! But, how do you get from Cancun to Merida

How Do I Get From Cancun to Merida?

Cancun to Merida is about 305 km apart and driving time is about 3.5 hours. 

There are a couple ways to get from Cancun to Merida, while there is no train, nor a local airport, you have the option of taking one of the local bus companies or using a private car service. For travelers on a budget, the cheapest way to travel from Cancun to Merida is by bus. But a private car is both the fastest way to travel from Cancun to Merida and the best way to travel from Cancun to Merida because it’s so convenient.

Cancun to Merida by Bus

When taking one of the local bus companies, it is important to note that you buy your ticket, as a direct ticket. There are many buses that depart Cancun throughout the day, which allows for flexibility, but we always recommend checking the schedule. To buy your ticket, we recommend buying in advance, or you will need to go to the bus station (Cancun bus station) and go to the ticket office. The company you will be looking for is ADO with the first bus leaving at 1:00 AM and the last bus leaving at 11:59 PM and the tickets cost about 20 EUR. 

Time Intervalsevery 45 minutes
First/Last Departure1:00 AM/11:59 PM
Average Price€20
Distance~305 km
Duration~4.5 hr
Operating CompaniesADO

Cancun to Merida by Taxi

Taking a private car is recommended if you prefer a convenient and comfortable option for traveling from place to place. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Cancun and be driven to your destination in Merida, no bus stops, no crowding, no confusion. Daytrip is a great option because they even let you choose to stop and see some sites along the way! A trip from Cancun to Merida can include stops at…

  • Cenotes Kin-Ha
  • Ek Balam
  • Valladolid
  • Chichen Itza
  • cenote Yokdzonot
  • Izamal

With comfort, convenience, and adventure, it is clear that a private transfer is the best option! To book a private transfer from Cancun to Merida, click here!

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