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How to get from Tulum to Merida

Have you discovered all of Tulum’s hidden gems? Are you maxed out on beach time and ready to explore a new city? Your next stop is Merida, Mexico, a beautiful, bright, colonial town that is bursting with culture and history, you’ll leave Merida feeling like a local! But, how do you get from Tulum to Merida

How Do I Get From Tulum to Merida?

Tulum to Merida is about 264 km apart and driving time is about 3 hours. 

There are a couple ways to get from Tulum 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 Tulum to Merida is by bus. But a private car is both the fastest way to travel from Tulum to Merida and the best way to travel from Tulum to Merida because it’s so convenient.

Tulum 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 Tulum 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 (Tulum bus station) and go to the ticket office. The company you will be looking for is ADO with the first bus leaving at 2:40 AM and the last bus leaving at 9:30 PM and the tickets cost about 16 EUR. 

Time Intervalsevery 2 hours
First/Last Departure2:40 AM/9:30 PM
Average Price€16
Distance~264 km
Duration~4 hr
Operating CompaniesADO

Tulum 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 Tulum 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 Tulum to Merida can include stops at…

  • Coba
  • Valladolid
  • Ek Balam
  • 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 Tulum to Merida, click here!

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