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How to get from Merida to Cancun

Your stay in Merida has been informative and eye opening. You’ve seen the beautiful colonial landscapes and lived like a local in Merida’s cultural center. Now, you’re ready to experience a lively atmosphere and enjoy a more family friendly, and even party atmosphere?  Head to Cancun where you can experience Mexico’s most famous beaches, with white sandy beaches and light blue water, a scene straight from a postcard. Often visited by families and spring breakers, there’s no shortage of activities! But what is the best way to get from Merida to Cancun?

How Do I Get From Merida to Cancun?

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

There are a couple ways to get from Merida to Cancun, 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 local buses from Merida to Cancun will be the cheapest option, but if you prefer convenience and comfort, a private transfer from Merida to Cancun is recommended. 

Merida to Cancun 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 Merida throughout the day, make sure to check on the bus companies website for any updated times. We recommend checking the bus schedule online if your itinerary is not very flexible. To buy your ticket, we recommend buying in advance, or you will need to go to the bus station in Merida and go to the ticket office. There are a couple of bus stations in Merida, so check your ticket for information on this. The company you will be looking for is ADO with the first bus leaving at 4:50 AM and the last bus leaving at 11:59 PM and the tickets cost about 7 EUR. 

Time Intervalsevery 45 minutes
First/Last Departure4:50 AM/11:59 PM
Average Price€20
Distance ~305 km
Duration~4.5 hr
Operating CompaniesADO

Merida to Cancun by Taxi

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

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

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

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