Buses leave the second class bus station in Merida next to the ADO station daily for trips to  Chichen Itza.
  • ADO Buses from the first class station serve to the town of Piste
a 2km  walk or cab ride to the ruins. (lodging, camping)
The ADO Bus then reaches the ruin entrance to pick up and drop off passengers. Three morning trips daily
  • Progresso Buses (Beach or
Dzibilchaltun ruin Site)
Local buses from Estacion Progresso, two blocks south of the main center, make many trips daily to the crossroad for nearby Dzibilchaltun on their way to the beaches at Puerto Progresso and the cruise terminal.
  • Take the Chablekal  Bus
(village of Chablekal)  from this station to reach the Dzibilchaltun ruin entrance.
Merida Bus Stations For Bus Travel To Chichen Itza, Uxmal, and Dzibilchaltun Ruin Sites
From Merida,  Chichen Itza is 75 miles and reached by bus  from the second and first class terminals, located next to one another.  Reach Chichen Itza from the terminals  located three blocks south and three blocks west of the Zocalo or main square.
  • ADO First Class Bus  
ADO Bus serves Chichen Itza with a brief stop in  the town of Piste near the ruin of Chichen Itza.
ADO Buses make three trips Daily from Merida, 6:30 AM, 9:15 AM, 12:40 PM. as of Jan, 2012.   (subject to change)
  • Second Class Bus service reaches Chichen Itza.
Find the second class bus stations next to the ADO first class station on calle 70.
The purchase of tickets for the return trip is possible in the Chichen Itza site gift shop area.
  • ADO Bus Chichen Itza
ADO Bus service reaches Chichen Itza from the  CAME bus station  in Merida on the corner of Calle 70 and 69, in El Centro.   The one and a three quarter hour trip reaches the town of Piste and then stops at the Chichen Itza Ruins entrance parking lot.  
The ADO Chichen Itza Bus costs 114 pesos. for the 75 miles.  Three bus trips daily leave in the morning and mid day.   
 6:30 AM, 9:15 AM, 12:40 PM. as of Jan, 2012.   
ADO bus service to Cancun stops at Valladolid, a good way station for Chichen Itza visits
Collective cabs run between Chichen Itza,  Piste, and  Valladolid.
Merida offers two first class bus stations and three 2nd and 3rd class stations. Bus Service Reaches Chichen Itza Ruin Site, Uxmal, Dzibilchaltun and many other sites. Bus stations are within a walk or short cab ride from Merida's Zocalo or main plaza.
Merida Bus Station and Destinations for Yucatan Bus Travel:

Bus Stations in Merida by Destinations

  • Chichen Itza, First and Second Class Stations
To reach the Chichen Itza Ruin, about 75 miles from Merida,  you can use the first class terminal or the second class bus terminal.
The second class terminal is next to the first class terminal on Calle (street) Number 70, (70th Street) between Calle 69 and 71.
  • Chichen Itza and Uxmal
From the second class bus terminal you can make trips to            Chichen Itza and Uxmal.
second class bus terminal is next to the first class bus terminal where ADO Buses run.  

The first class terminal is called  Central Autobus Merida Estacion, (CAME) located on Calle (street) Number 70, building no 555
The two stations are located 3 blocks south and 3 blocks west of the Centro Historico main plaza and the Merida Cathedral.
ADO also runs service to Chichen Itza from the first class terminal.
The buses stop at the entrance to the site.  First class ticket cost 114 Peso.
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)
Chichen Itza offers a bus ticket window for return service on the second class bus.  The window also offers trips to Cancun and Valladolid.

Collectivo taxi vans also run between Piste, Valladolid, and Chichen Itza.

  • Valladolid,
From the first class station in Merida ADO service to Cancun runs a bus route through Valladolid.  from Valladolid, ADO buses and collective taxis serve Chichen Itza.

  • Cancun,
ADO runs service to Cancun from the first class terminal in Merida.

  • Uxmal,  Second Class Station
To reach the ruin site of Uxmal, go to the second class station next to the ADO station. Terminal de Autobuses Merida  (TAME)
Sur Bus runs a bus route to Uxmal   for 45 Pesos.
When returning you can buy your ticket when you board the bus.  The bus stops on the main road at the entrance to Uxmal.

  • Dzibilchaltun
To reach the ruin site of Dzibilchaltún go to the Bus Station Progreso (Estacion Progreso) on 62 Street (Calle 62) located between Calle 65 and 67,  two blocks south of the central plaza. Buses from this station also reach the beach area of Puerto Progreso.  Take the Chablekal bus for the ruin site.  Otherwise you have a two mile walk in from the main road.

  • Biosphere Preserve of Celestun:
Buses leave for the 60 mile trip to the large Flamingo colony and bird and animal sanctuary  nature preserve from the  Noreste Station, Corner of Calle 50 and 67.

  • Izamal,  
The Yellow City  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izamal)  colonial city of mostly yellow buildings built atop and within a huge Mayan city
Buses for Izamal leave the second class station located between Calle 69 and 71 beside the ADO first class station.

  • Campeche
Campeche is served by ADO Bus from the first
class ADO Station.  Central de Autobus Merida Estacion. (CAME)
Bus to Villahermosa through Campeche. Nine hours to Villahermosa 498 Pesos
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