Chichen Itza Transportation, Bus From Merida and  Cancun
Chichen Itza's Temple of Kukulkan called El Castillo, dedicated to Quetzalcoatl
  • Bus From Merida
Bus From Merida leaves from two station the first and the second class stations.  Walk or cab eight blocks from the Merida Zocalo.
The bus reaches Chichen Itza after a one and a half hour trip of 75 miles.
Toltec-style Chac Mool sculpture in the Museum in Merida. This artistic style is Toltec from central Mexico, north of present day Mexico City.
Chichen Itza's unique buildings include the Observatory, called El  Caracol, was an astronomical observatory, some researchers speculate,  based on placement of openings with a view of celestial events.
Buses and collective vans
serve Chichen Itza from Piste,
Valladolid, Merida, and Cancun
Transportation to Chichen Itza
  • Auto
  • Bus
Reach Chichen Itza by Bus from Merida, a distance of 75 miles,  served by  ADO first class buses.
ADO Buses make three trips Daily from Merida, 6:30 AM, 9:15 AM, 12:40 PM. as of Jan, 2012.   (check ahead, times are subject to change)   114 Pesos
Cancun buses also reach Chichen Itza with regular service by ADO Buses that reach Chichen Itza from Cancun's ADO Bus Station.  
  • Second Class Bus Merida
Second class buses from Merida reach Chichen Itza from the terminal, located four blocks south and four blocks west of Parque Francisco Canto, the Merida Zocalo.  The second class bus terminal is next to the first class terminal.
ADO Buses also reach Chichen Itza from Valladolid.  
  • Collective Taxi
Collectivos reach Chichen Itza from Valladolid and the nearby town of Piste where hotels and camping are available.  ADO Bus serves Piste and Valladolid.  Valladolid offers ample hotel space, a cenote for swimming, restaurants, and shopping.
  • Return
Buses pull into the Chichen Itza entrance parking lot where a short walk takes you to the Chichen Itza ruin ticket booth.
Buy return bus tickets in the lobby gift shop area of Chichen Itza.
Chichen Itza Transportation in Yucatan, Mexico includes regular bus service from the city of Merida, from Valladolid, and the coastal city of Cancun.
Air service from Mexico City reaches Cancun and Merida as does first class ADO bus service.
Tikal Flores  Frontera Corozal,    Tonina,   Uxmal,     Bonampak / Yaxchilan,    Palenque,   Chichen Itza,     Tulum,   
Merida                  Valladolid Cenote and Bus,
Chichen Itza buildings in the Puuc style
Bus Tickets
Bus tickets for   Valladolid, Cancun,
and Merida can be purchased in the
Chichen Itza gift shop area.
  • Chichen Itza Lodging
Chichen Itza, a pre-Colombian, Mayan archaeological site, has been designated a wonder of the modern world and therefore is very popular and crowded in the mid day.  It is best to arrive early to beat the crowds and the heat.  
Lodging in Valladolid and Piste will offer an early entrance to the ruins as well as inexpensive collective van service to the ruin.

Chichen Itza offers a light show and concerts.  
Chichen Itza lies about half way between Merida and Cancun  (190 miles) and is served by daily buses from
both cities,  At about 75 miles east of Merida, Chichen Itza is an hour and a half trip.

Chichen Itza
 is served by daily buses from Valladolid, Merida, and Cancun.
Chichen Itza Bus
Merida,  Cancun
Chichen Itza Transportation
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