Yucatan Bus Lines and Taxis


Mexico has a wonderful intercity bus system. Most buses that travel between popular tourist destinations are clean, modern and well maintained. Some first class buses are air-conditioned, have bathrooms and even a snack bar. Between smaller towns, if you are adventurous, you can also take a combi, or colectivo, a car or van maintained and dispatched by a collective. Combis are often crowded and without air conditioning, but they can take you to almost any little pueblo in the Yucatán. These fast-moving multi-passenger vans park on the street at numerous designated spots in downtown Mérida near and around the main municipal market and also in San Juan Park, which is bounded by Calles 69, 71, 62, and 64 in Centro. There are colectivo taxis to almost all villages in Yucatán. The nice thing about these colectivos is that you can flag them down anywhere, and they are numerous throughout Yucatán. The buses that travel between destinations within the city range from new and clean to very old and belching fumes. Buses are almost always the cheapest way to get to any destination in the Yucatán. For a bus that will take you to the most important tourist destinations within the Mérida city limits, try the Turibus.


Mérida has a very extensive system of transportation using both buses and vans (colectivos or combis). The fare is 6 pesos to go anywhere, and there are discounts for children, seniors, and students on many lines. One of the most valuable possessions for a regular bus rider is the Guia de Autobus Rutas, a bus route map. These are sold downtown at most of the newspaper stands and bookstores, including Pasaje Picheta on the north side of the Plaza Grande.

There are many bus staging areas in the city. The main one for buses heading to the north is in the heart of the Centro on Calle 59 between Calle 56 and 58. These buses will, for the most part, take you where you want to go. There are several other staging areas within two to three blocks. Most buses have their multiple destinations marked on the windshield. You can also flag buses anywhere along Calles 60 and 62, the northbound and southbound arteries of the city.

Mérida's bus system is arranged in hub-and-spoke manner, with the hub being the city center. Inner-city navigation can be easy or a bit of an art, depending on your destination. A good way to explore the bus system is by just hopping on a likely bus to ride the entire circuit, usually about an hour ride, to see if it will work into your routine. If nothing else, this is a six-peso tour of a part of the city probably not seen otherwise. You will find it is actually a very friendly bus system, and have fun doing it and gain knowledge of the city in the process.

In order to visit all the points of interest on the Prolongación Montejo, hop on bus 52, Norte, Ruta 2. The point of departure is on Calle 59, between Calle 58 and 56. This bus then continues up on Calle 56 before getting on to Prolongación Montejo. If you take Ruta 1, you will end up a little east of the Prolongación Montejo. It turns left at the Monument de la Patria and goes along Campo Deportivo.

To get to Sam's, Liverpool, Chedraui Norte, or the Gran Plaza Mall, take the buses going north on Calle 60. Check out the destination name on the front window, and hop on at the stop at Parque Santa Lucía or further north at Parque Santa Ana. 

If Plaza Fiesta and the areas before it are of interest, take the buses leaving from Calle 59, between 56 and 58. Look for the names of San Lucas or Felipe Carrillo on the front windows. Most of these buses will also mention the Plaza Fiesta mall as well. 

When you want to get off of a bus, call out, "Baja," (bah-ha) which means lower, or in this case getting down, and the driver will stop to let you off. Click here for a map of all the bus routes and stops in Centro, and here for a map of the free transportation within Centro to help people who have difficulty walking connect between bus lines. 

This link might be helpful: http://merida.transpublico.com/category/rutas/

Here are a few details about popular routes of city buses in Mérida:

Info. from: PLANO DE LA CIUDAD Y GUÍA DE TRANSPORTE URBANO MÉRIDA, Fansa Editores, Tel. 285 4226. Cel. 9991 10 51 79. Email: [email protected]











Plaza Galerías Mall

Minis 2000


69 Tapetes

58 x 59 y 61

Gran Plaza Mall



163 Tapetes

61 x 58 y 60

Gran Plaza Mall



172 Dzitya - Las Americas

58 x 57 y 59

Gran Plaza Mall



173 Komchen -  Maquiladoras

58 x 57 y 59

Gran Plaza Mall



174 Xcanatun – Las Americas

58 x 57 y 59

Gran Plaza Mall



175 Chablekal

58 x 57 y 59

Walmart Paseo de Montejo



164 Itzimná - Águilas

58 x 59

Plaza Altabrisa Mall



164 Itzimná - Águilas

58 x 59

Plaza Altabrisa Mall



129 Carranza

59 x 56 y 58

(Av. Itzaes)

Alianza de Camioneros de Yucatán


1 Circuito

Circuito Colonias

Itzimná (Zócalo)



129 Carranza

59 x 56 y 58

Itzimná (Zócalo)



130 Monterreal

59 x 54 y 56

Parque Las Américas

Minis 2000


74 Pensiones

56 x 59 y 61

Star Médica



128 San Lucas

59 x 56 y 58

Centro Médico Las Américas (CMA)



128 San Lucas

59 x 56 y 58

Centro Médico Las Américas (CMA)



129 Carranza

59 x 56 y 58

Centro de Especialidades Médicas (CEM)



162 Chuburná

61 x 58 y 60

Centro de Especialidades Médicas (CEM)



163 Tapetes

61 x 58 y 60

Clínica de Mérida

Minis 2000


75 Inalámbrica

56 x 59 y 61

Clínica de Mérida



160 Pensiones - Chenkú

56 x 61 y 63

Outside Mérida:

Most of the areas around Mérida are reachable by bus.

To Progreso:
Take the bus at the Progreso Terminal, on Calle 62, between 65 and 67, Centro. This bus travels north on Calle 64, and stops for passengers further up on this street. Transportation is provided by Autoprogreso and operates every 10 minutes between 5 am and 10 pm, at a cost of 18 pesos one way, 33 pesos roundtrip, from their terminal on Calle 62. (Tel. 999 928 3965 and 999 924 8991). It arrives and departs out of the Progreso terminal (Calle 29 x 80 y 82, Tel. 969 935 3024). www.autoprogreso.com

To Dzibilchaltun: 
The archaeological site of Dzibilchaltún can be reached by the bus for Chablecal, on Calle 58, between Calle 59 and 57, Centro, with several departures per day.

To Izamal:
You can travel to Izamal by catching a bus (every hour) at the station located on Calle 46 x 65 y 67, Centro. Tel. 923 9962.  

To Ticul and South of Merida:
Ticul and other towns south of Mérida can be reached by combi and bus from Parque San Juan, Calle 64 between 67 and 69, Centro. Some buses are direct and some go through many interesting villages. Check out all the interesting destinations on these buses and go!

To Celestún, Hunucma, and other villages west of Mérida:
Can be reached by buses from the Noreste station on Calle 50 at 67, Centro. Departs almost every hour from 5 am to 8 pm. Cost is 47 pesos. tel. 924 0830 ext. 2909.

To Uxmal and Chichén Itzá:
Can be reached by regular buses, from the Terminal Segunda Clase on Calle 69 x 68 y 70, Centro. Tel. 924 0830, ext. 2909.

To Cancun:
From Merida: click here for schedules: http://www.ado.com.mx NOTE: there are buses from Merida main "CAME" terminal to Cancun central bus terminal, also vans from Fiesta Americana Hotel or Altabrisa in Merida directly to the Cancun airport. Be sure to select the departure and destination points accordingly when you visit this website.

Schedule to Cancun airport (subject to change; please visit http://www.ado.com.mx for current schedule):

To Cancun airport:

6:15 am - From ADO Plaza Bonita (Hotel Fiesta Americana)
6:35 am - From ADO Altabrisa
9:15 am - From ADO Plaza Bonita (Hotel Fiesta Americana)
9:35 am - From ADO Altabrisa
12:00 pm - From ADO Plaza Bonita (Hotel Fiesta Americana)
12:30 pm - From ADO Altabrisa
11:55 pm - From ADO Plaza Bonita (Hotel Fiesta Americana) 

ADO Plaza Bonita (Fiesta Americana) Tel. (999) 920 4444
ADO Altabrisa Tel: (999) 196 0259

From Cancun airport to Merida (subject to change; please visit http://www.ado.com.mx for current schedule):

1:30 pm - To ADO Altabrisa and ADO Plaza Bonita (Hotel Fiesta Americana)
4:15 pm - To ADO Altabrisa and ADO Plaza Bonita (Hotel Fiesta Americana)
8:00 pm - To ADO Altabrisa and ADO Plaza Bonita (Hotel Fiesta Americana)

From Motul to Cancun: Departs from the Plaza Oasis & it is the Centro bus leaving at 0645, 0945, 1600, and 2040, and it takes 6 hours & has air conditioning. There
is also a direct bus Sunday evening taking 4 hours.

To Belize: ADO has a daily departure at 9 pm from Mérida CAME, which takes 8.5 hours (non-stop). Plus they have a daily non-stop departure from Cancun at 10.15 pm. Schedule subject to change, check here: http://www.ado.com.mx

Busing in the Yucatán is inexpensive and a great way to meet the locals. 
Good luck and have fun!

To reserve seats on Mexico's bus lines, visit:

- http://www.ado.com.mx
- http://www.ticketbus.com.mx/


Terminal CAME (1st class)
Calle 70 x 69 y 71, Centro.  Tel. 924 8391 and 920 4444 (both these numbers reach the CAME terminal, but have info for Fiesta Americana too).
Cancún, Campeche, Cd. del Carmen, Villahermosa, Veracrúz, Minatitlán, E. Zapata, Palenque, Puebla, México DF, Valladolid, Ocosingo, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Playa del Carmen, Chichén Itzá, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Tulum, Córdoba.

Hotel Fiesta Americana (across from the hotel on Calle 60 in Plaza Bonita) (1st class)
Calle 60 x Av. Colón. Tel. 924 8391 and 920 4444 (both these numbers reach the CAME terminal, but have info for Fiesta Americana too).
TO: Cancún, Playa del Carmen, Villahermosa, plus van to Cancun airport.

Sitio de Colectivos 
Calle 69 x 62 y 64, Parque San Juan, Centro.
Dzibilchaltún, Club de Golf La Ceiba, Chablekal, and other towns in Yucatán.

Terminal Autoprogreso
Calle 62 x 65 y 67, Centro. Tel. 928 3965.
Dzibilchaltún, Progreso.

Terminal de Autobuses (2nd class) 
Líneas Unidas del Sur  
Calle 50 x 67, Centro. Tel. 923 9819.
Izamal (3 x per day), Celestún, Kanasín, Tepich, Tecoh, Telchaquillo, Maní, Oxkutzcab, Sotuta, Mayapán, Peto, Homún, Tekit. To Celestún, Hunucma, and other villages west of Mérida: Can be reached by buses from the Noreste station on Calle 50 at 67. Departs almost every hour from 5 am to 8 pm. Cost is 47 pesos. tel. 924 0830 ext. 2909.

Autobuses del Centro (2nd class)
Calle 46 x 65 y 67, Centro. Tel. 923 9962.  
Izamal (every hour), Motul, Valladolid, Tixkokob, Cancun.

Autobuses del Noreste and Autobuses Luz
Calle 67 x 50, Centro. Tel. 924 6355, 924 7865
TO: Destinations from Mérida on the Noreste line include:
Motul, Izamal, Espita, Dzidzantún, Dzilam Gonzales, Dzilam de Bravo, Buctotz, Tizimín, Río Lagartos, San Felipe, Katunikín, Cancún, Acanceh, Tecoh, Teabo, Chumayel, Mani, Oxkutzcab, Peto, Cuzamá, Homún, Huhí, Holbox (via Chiquilá), and more.
TO: Destinations from Mérida on the Luz line include: Acanceh, Tecoh, Peto, Ticul, Oxkutzcab, Homún, Huhí, Teabo, Tzacala, Sotuta, and Tekit.
To Celestún, Hunucma, and other villages west of Mérida:
Can be reached by buses from the Noreste station on Calle 50 at 67. Departs almost every hour from 5 am to 8 pm. Cost is 47 pesos. tel. 924 0830 ext. 2909.

Terminal de Autobuses TAME (2nd class) 
Calle 69 x 68 y 70, Centro.
Tel. 924 0830, ext. 2909.
OCC, Mayab, FTS, Oriente, TRT lines.
Calkiní, Campeche, Cd. del Carmen, Champotón, Escárcega, Villahermosa, Umán, Cancún, Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, Playa del Carmen, Izamal, Valladolid, Tizimín, Cobá, Tulum, Ticul, Oxkutzcab, Holbox (via Chiquilá), and the 1st class Clase Europa bus to Chetumal.

Turibus Circuito Turístico
Holiday Inn, Catedral, Museo de Antropología,
Itzimná, Parque de las Américas. Tel. 946 2424.


Taxi prices in Mérida can vary greatly. You can identify metered taxis by the “Taximetro” sign on the roof of the car. If you are at a hotel, there will most likely be a list of prices. If you are not using a metered taxi, agree on the price before you get in the car. The prices (in pesos) below (as of August 2013) are courtesy of Sitio Santa Ana, Calle 47 x 58 y 60, and Calle 64 x 45 y 47, Centro. Tel. 928-5600. Prices subject to change. www.taxiyturismo.com 

From Sitio Santa Ana to:

• Hotel Fiesta Americana $40
• Col. Itzimná or García Ginerés $50
• Parque Centenario $50
• Terminal ADO & CAME $50
• Costco $50
• Sam's Club or Home Depot $70
• Gran Plaza $70
• Liverpool or Plaza Altabrisa $70
• Gran Museo del Mundo Maya $70
• Hacienda Misné $100
• Airport $150
• Hacienda Xcanatún $150
• Hacienda Teya $170
• Club de Golf La Ceiba $150
• Yucatan Country Club $200
• Dzibilchaltún $200
• Progreso $300
• Hacienda Temozón Sur $600
• Reef Club Telchac Puerto $600
• Izamal $550 one way $900 roundtrip 
• Cenotes Cuzamá (roundtrip) $900
• Uxmal $550 one way $900 roundtrip
• Chichén Itzá $650 one way $1000 roundtrip
• Celestún $800 one way $1200 roundtrip
• Campeche $1200 one way $1600 roundtrip

Official taxi fares from Mérida airport (Tel. 946 2314, email: [email protected]) as of Feb. 2012:

- Mérida Centro (bordering Calles 50/72/47/77):  car (max. 4 passengers) 200 pesos, van (max. 7 passengers) 300 pesos
- Mérida Colonias:  car 270 pesos, van 350 pesos
- Mérida Norte: car 220 pesos, van 300 pesos
- Progreso: car 650 pesos, van 800 pesos
- Chelem: car 750 pesos, van 900 pesos
- Reef Club: car 850 pesos, van 1100 pesos
- Chichén Itzá: car 1250 pesos, van 1600 pesos
- Uxmal: car 850 pesos, van 1100 pesos
- Celestún: car 1150 pesos, van 1500 pesos 

The City of Progreso has authorized official taxi fares for departures from the Casa de Cultura (effective Feb. 2011). Rates are per vehicle. Car: up to 4 passengers. Van: up to 10 passengers.


Shuttle / 15 min. / $12 USD / $8 USD

Dzibilchaltun / 3 hrs. / $80 USD / $60 USD

Dzibilchaltun & Merida / 4 hrs. / $130 USD / $100 USD

Golf Club one way / 30 min. / $50 USD / $40 USD

Golf Club / 3 hrs. / $100 USD / $80 USD

Merida one way / 40 min. / $50 USD / $40 USD

Merida shopping / 3 hours / $100 USD / $70 USD

Merida airport / 50 min. / $50 USD / $40 USD

Reef Club & Xcambo / 3 hrs. / $80 USD / $60 USD

Uxmal / 5 hrs. / $180 USD / $160 USD

Chichen Itza / 6 hrs. / $200 USD / $180 USD

Email: [email protected]

Tel. 969 935 0104

Arriving to Cancún and want to get to Mérida?
By rental car: If you are renting a car you do not have to worry since all the car rentals are at Cancún International Airport (CUN). Check our Yucatán map to get a general idea of your drive to Mérida that should take about 4 hours. We do recommend taking the "Cuota" (toll) highway one way to save time if you wish, and the "Libre" (free) highway back to be able to go through all the villages and get a glimpse of what Mayan people and their villages are like.

By bus: If you are taking the bus to Mérida you need to take the shuttle to the downtown Cancun bus terminal which departs from the parking lot in Terminal 3 and then stops in Terminal 2. It costs approx. 50 pesos into the downtown bus station. This bus runs every 30 to 60 minutes and takes about 35 minutes. For up-to-date information click here. There are plenty of buses departing for Mérida all the time, so if it's not high season you do not need reservations. Visit http://www.ado.com.mx for schedules, choosing Cancun Q Roo as the Origen and Merida CAME as the Destino. THERE IS ALSO A VAN DIRECTLY FROM THE CANCUN AIRPORT TO THE FIESTA AMERICANA HOTEL IN MERIDA. It only operates once or twice a day, so visit http://www.ado.com.mx to check the schedule on your travel date. Be sure to choose Cancun Aeropuerto and Merida Fiesta Americana as the Origen and Destino WITH YOUR EXACT DATE. The price is 464 pesos and it takes 4 and a half hours. You can reserve and purchase the tickets on that website, or buy them when you arrive at Cancun airport, there is a ticket booth and departures at all 3 terminals. (Note: you can also fly between Cancun and Merida; Maya Air has 2 nonstop flights per day.)

Got more questions?
Just send us an email and we will try our best to help! [email protected]

(Bus information is subject to change. Thanks to "Living in Mérida" for their collaboration on this article.)



Merida to Mexico city buses

Hi, I am a wildlife photographer from India coming to Merida to attend the Wilderness Congress in Nov 09. I would like to take the bus back to Mexico City. I am told that it's a long journey of 20 hours, yet, I feel that's a better option to experience the country and it's culture. What are the bus options from Merida to Mexico City and how much does it cost ? Would welcome all kind of information on bus travel in Mexico.


Hello, this is the website

Hello, this is the website which has all the bus schedules in Mexico:


Happy landings!


which bus?

How is best way to get to Dolores Alba Hotel in Chichen Itza from dountown Cancun bus terminal? We will stay one day at CI and then need a bus to Merida. Any help would be appreciated, thanks,



Visit www.ticketbus.com.mx and you can find the schedules and fares between Cancun and Chichen, and Chichen to Merida.


From Cancun to Belize


I am travelling with my 19 years old daughter. We are arriving from Havana to Cancun airport 13th December at 7.45 am. We would like to get to Belize City as soon as possible?

What should we do?

Best regards Esa


cancun to belize

There are two options: you can fly with Maya Island Air. Their website is www.mayaislandair.com and they depart Cancun at 2 pm on Dec 13 and arrive Belize at 3:20 pm, cost is $199 US one way plus tax. Or you can take the bus. First you have to get from Cancun airport to Cancun bus terminal: click here for details: http://www.cancun-airport.com/public-buses.htm Then you take a bus from Cancun to Chetumal. There is a departure at 9:30 am and 10:30 am on Dec. 13, cost is 258 pesos, it takes 6 hours. From Chetumal you take a bus to Belize City, I don't have the schedules. Check this website: http://www.travelnotes.org/LatinAmerica/belize.htm where they also mention 2 other airlines and more info about the bus, perhaps you can contact them for more details. Happy travels!


getting to hacienda ochil

I was hoping to either combine a trip to Uxmal with Hacienda Ochil - are there buses between the two? Otherwise, how do you get to Hacienda Ochil by taxi or bus from Merida?


I am going to be in Merida

I am going to be in Merida for the week of Christmas before New Years and want to visit both Uxmal and Hacienda Ochil - and hope to travel there by bus. Colectivo would be fine, but I am worried about the travel between Uxmal and the Hacienda and getting back from the Hacienda in the late afternoon. Any thoughts on this? Note, while there are websites that show bus schedules, the in-between destinations are not there, so if you're not familiar with the route it's impossible to know which bus to take.


Valladolid to Merida (Sunday)

I need to go by bsu to Merida from Valladolid on a Sunday. Does anyone know the schedule?

Thank you



I checked on the site www.ticketbus.com.mx using Sunday, Dec. 20 as the travel date, and found departures at 3:20 am, 6:45 am, 7:30 am, 8:45 am, 9:10 am, 10:15 am, 11:05 am, 11:15 am, 1:30 pm, 1:35 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:15 pm, 4.10 pm, 6 pm, 7:45 pm, and 9:15 pm. Cost is 142 pesos, travel time 2 hours and 10 min.


bus travel from Cancun to Merida/Progreso


We are arriving in Cancun from Canada at 1:30 PM on January 18th, and would like to take a bus to Merida area, specifically to Progreso, where we are renting a condo. Do you know how long the UNO bus takes to get to Merida, and whether it stops in Progreso first? If it does not, how long does the ADO GL bus take to make the trip, and does it stop in Progreso?

Many thanks for your help with this,

David Kirk


bus to progreso

Have a look at our Yucatan map http://yucatantoday.com/en/maps/map-yucatan-peninsula and you will see that from Cancun you first have to get to Merida and then go on to Progreso. From Cancun airport you will take a cab or shuttle to the Cancun bus depot (about 30 min.). Then you will take the bus to Merida (about 4 hours). Then you will take a cab to the place where the buses go to Progreso (about 10 minutes). Then you will take a bus to Progreso (about an hour). Click here for all the details: http://yucatantoday.com/en/topics/yucatan-bus-lines-and-taxis Specifically, read the paragraph at the end "Arriving to Cancún and want to get to Mérida?" and the paragraph further up "To Progreso". Hope this helps. Happy travels!


Bus or Ferry from Florida or Texas to Cancun

We have a wedding in May in Cancun and my boyfriend does not have a passport. Is there any way to travel by bus or ferry to Cancun from the US? (no passport required).

Please let me know
thank you


re. bus or ferry

There is no ferry. You would have to depart from Brownsville, Texas, and go across the border to Matamoros, and bus from Matamoros to Veracruz, then Veracruz to Cancun. Bus from Matamoros to Veracruz: ADO bus line (first class): departs 4 pm, 7.30 pm, 9.40 pm, 11.30 pm, 842 pesos one way, 17 hrs. 30 minutes. ADO Platinum (deluxe): departs 6:15 pm, 1174 pesos one way, 15 hrs. 45 min. From Veracruz to Cancun: ADO Platinum: departs 9:30 pm, 1624 pesos, 18 hrs. 40 min. You can get this info from www.ticketbus.com although when I plugged in a May date, nothing came up, so I plugged in a March date in order to get these schedules.

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK with the Mexican Embassy or Consulate nearest you about entry requirements. You may be able to enter the area close to the border without a US passport, but once you exit that border zone you may need a passport. ALSO CHECK what you need to re-enter the US. Proof of citizenship is no longer sufficient.


Taxi at Merida airport

February 2010
Will be arriving to Merida, MX airport on March 30 - will there be taxi available at airport? & how much would it be to bus terminal to Progreso?


re. taxi at merida airport

There is an official taxi booth at the airport where you can arrange a taxi no matter what time your flight gets in. What time do you arrive? The problem is not getting a taxi to the bus terminal, the problem is that the last bus to Progreso leaves Merida at 10 pm.
Official taxi fares from Mérida airport:
To Mérida Centro (where the bus station "Autoprogreso" is located, on Calle 62, between 65 and 67): car (max. 4 passengers) 140 pesos, van (max. 7 passengers) 200 pesos.
If you are too late for the bus, you can take a taxi all the way from the airport to Progreso: car 500 pesos, van 600 pesos.
Prices accurate as of December 2009.


Cancun to Izamal

What is the best way to get from Cancun to Izamal? Thank you!



How can we get, seven of us, from Playa Del Carmen to Mahahual on Sat. the 15th of May. and must return to Playa Del Carmen from Mahahual by 3:PM on the 18th of May. I called ADO and they can get us to Limones, and nothing for the return. I would prefer not to rent two cars.


Re. transportation

I also checked with ADO and the schedules in their computers do not show what you are looking for. HOWEVER, it is entirely possible that when you go to the main bus depot in Playa, you WILL find a schedule to Mahahual and back. Click on the Related Gallery of photos in this article, and you will see a photo taken by friends of mine in Feb. 2009, in Mahahual, of the bus schedule from Mahahual to various destinations. If the bus does not work out, you could hire a van taxi to take you all and pick you back up. Do a google search taxis playa del carmen and you will see lots of info, or you can arrange it after you get to Playa.
Juanita Stein, YT Editor



We will be arriving in Cancun Oct 31. We will need to take the Bus to the Ado in Cancun then travel by bus to Merida.
Can you tell us if they allow small dogs on the buses. She only weighs 5lbs.and will be in an airport approved carry bag.
If they do not except pets how else can we get to Merida?


re. pets

Hi, their official policy is that only guide dogs are allowed on board, and other pets must be sedated and caged and go in the luggage compartment...in the heat of Yucatan, not an attractive option!
HOWEVER, it is entirely possible that (if she does not bark) no one will even know you are carrying her. Another option is that it would be at the discretion of the ticket agent or the driver to let her on board.
Your other options from Cancun to Merida are to fly or rent a car. Click here for more info: http://yucatantoday.com/en/forum/arriving-cancun-and-want-get-merida
Sorry I could not give you the answer you were hoping for!
YT Editor


Merida, to Dzibilchaltun, to Progreso/Beach, and back


Is it possible to get a bus from Merida to Dzibilchaltun, and then a bus on to Progreso? I see the info on the bus from Merida to Progreso; it sounds like there are no stops along the way? What would you suggest? Oh, and there are 7 of us...

Thank you for your GREAT website!


re. Merida, to Dzibilchaltun, to Progreso/Beach, and back

Yes, it is possible! You should take the colectivo to Dzib which goes from Autocentro on Calle 62, between Calle 67 and 69 in Centro. Then there is another colectivo to Progreso. But, be warned you may get dropped off and picked up at the highway exit point, it may not go all the way in to or from the Dzib site. If I were you, I would check with some travel agencies to see if they have a package which does exactly what you want. Here is a list: http://yucatantoday.com/en/topics/tours-yucatan



My family and I will be traveling to Progreso in June of next year (2011). I would like to know if it is possible to rent a taxi (driver) for a day and have him or her drive us from Progreso to Merida. And stay with us while we shop and site see. If this is possible any idea how much this would cost in US dollars.


bus from Progreso to Merida

I will be in Progreso for a day (off a cruise ship) and want to go to Merida. Where do I catch the bus and how long will it take me to go from Progreso to Merida? How much time should I allow for the return trip to get all the way back to the cruise terminal? Can I purchase a roundtrip ticket and how much will that be? Thanks.


re. bus progreso to merida

Autoprogreso departs out of the Progreso terminal (Calle 29 between 80 and 82, Tel. 969 935 3024). Takes about an hour and a half each way. The return bus leaves from the Merida terminal (where you will arrive) on Calle 62, between 65 and 67 in Centro. (Tel. 999 928 3965 and 999 924 8991). Both directions operate several times an hour between 5 am and 10 pm, at a cost of 14 pesos one way, 25 pesos roundtrip. I would plan to leave Merida at least 2 hours and a half before ship boarding time. www.autoprogreso.com
Also read: http://yucatantoday.com/en/topics/port-call-progreso
Merida centro map:
Progreso map: http://yucatantoday.com/en/maps/progreso-map
More maps: http://yucatantoday.com/en/maps


Progresso, Uxmal, Palenque


We are looking to get from Progresso to Uxmal and then onto Palenque, hopefully by bus. We could stay in Uxmal overnight, but do the buses go onto Palenque or would be have to go into Merida.



re. progreso, uxmal, palenque

From Progreso to Uxmal you take the bus to Merida, cost is 14 pesos one way. It departs Progreso every 15 minutes from 5 am to 10 pm from the terminal on Calle 29 between 80 and 82. It arrives in Merida about an hour later at the terminal located on Calle 62 between 65 and 67. From there you walk or cab to the terminal on Calle 69 at 70 (6 blocks away) and take the bus to Uxmal, cost is 41 pesos one way. It departs Merida at 6 am, 9 am, 10.40 am, 12 noon, 5 pm, 6 pm. Takes about an hour and a half to 2 hours. From there you have to return to Merida and then take a bus to Palenque from the CAME terminal at the corner of Calle 70 and 71, 382 pesos, approx. 8 hours, check here for schedules within a month of travel date: www.ticketbus.com.mx


Uxmal to Merida

The above information is so helpful, can you tell me the times from Uxmal to Merida. Does it make any difference about the day of the week?

I've seen somewhere that there are buses with almost fully reclining seats from Merida to Palenque with ADO - how can I ensure I book these buses. On the website for ADO they show buses costing $400, am I right in assuming this is Mexican and not USD - are these the luxury or normal buses.

Thanks again


re. uxmal to merida

Hola, the schedule is the same every day but of course subject to change. The departure times from Uxmal to Merida are approximate because the bus originates in Campeche: 7.50 am, 9.19 am, 12.34 pm, 3.19 pm, 5.49 pm, 8.19 pm. It could leave 20 minutes early or late!!!!!!!!

The Palenque ADO bus for 382 pesos (I did not see $400???!!) would be the comfy one, I have taken this bus. The air conditioning can be chilly so be sure to bring a shawl.


travel to merida

My husband and I are traveling to Playa del Carmen for a week ,and would like to take a cooking class at los-dos. Is there public transportation we can take or should we rent a care. Would it be safe to drive?


re. travel to merida

Congratulations on the cooking class idea, Los Dos is a wonderful experience and will be well worth the trip.

Travel by bus...it is safe, comfortable and convenient. Go to www.ticketbus.com.mx and choose Viaje Sencillo (one way) or Redondo (round trip) then select Playa del Carmen, Qroo. as the Origen and Merida, Yuc. CAME as the Destino. They often do not publish schedules until within a month of travel, so you may need to plug in an earlier date just to get an idea of schedules on your day of the week. The results show madrugada (early morning), mañana (morning), tarde (afternoon), and noche (night). It takes about 5 hours and costs either 270 pesos or 324 pesos, depending on the level of luxury. If you do decide to rent a car, it is safe to drive, but the bus is very convenient and hassle-free.


Cancun to Belize - Private driver


I was wondering if you knew an approximate cost of hiring a private driver from Cancun to Belize in April 2011 and if there was a company offering this service?



re. cancun to belize

Here are 2 options, both reliable:



You can contact them directly for rates.



I got onto the two bus sties that you have listed and I am confused by the priceses. For playa del carmin to merida it says $500 is that american or mexican the prices seem high if that is american. We took a bus from chetamal to playa a few years ago and it was in the 4o dollar range per person. Help


re. price

The prices are in pesos!


Bus route Cancun to Merida

Hola! My friend is flying into Cancun and meeting us at the beach in Uaymitun. She is taking the bus to Merida. My question is, does the bus make any stops along the way? If we are visiting Chichen Itza or Uxmal the day she travels could we meet up with her in that area, rather than her taking the bus all the way into Merida? We are leaving today from Ohio for Merida and I can't wait to see your beautiful city! And no more snow! Muchos gracias.


transportation to Chichen Itza

I am flying to Cancun and want to stay in Chichen Itza for 2 nights. I cannot drive. Is there an airport shuttle or bus that will travel from the airport to Chichen Itza? I know there are buses that go into Cancun, but I'm looking for something direct to the airport - preferably not a $300 taxi.


re. bus route cancun to merida

From Cancun to Merida she has a choice of the milk run which would take HOURS or the express service which makes no stops. It is not clear if you have a car...if so, she could take a bus from Cancun to Chichen Itza (not Uxmal) and you could continue on together in your car. if you don't have a car, you should arrange to meet her in Merida as the public transport to Uaymitun is sporadic. Here is the bus schedule from Cancun to either Chichen or Merida: www.ticketbus.com.mx


re. transportation:

Unfortunately you have to take the shuttle from Cancun airport into town to the main bus terminal and from there to Chichen Itza: http://www.cancun-airport.com/public-buses.htm and www.ticketbus.com.mx


Booking through ticketbus.com.mx

My wife and I arrive in Cancun at 13:00 on Sat. the 11th of June and then proceeding to Merida. Not knowing how long it will take to clear customs etc. would you advise booking return travel before we arrive or would it be OK to just catch the next GL bus leaving the Cancun terminal for Merida?


re. ticketbus.com.mx

There is a shuttle van from Cancun airport to Merida, not a GL bus. The schedule for June is not published yet, but the current schedule shows a departure at 5 pm and 730 pm only. When you visit the ticketbus website, be sure to select Cancun Aeropuerto and Merida Fiesta Americana as travel points.

My suggestion would be to take the shuttle from Cancun airport to the bus terminal in Cancun Centro as described in this article, then you will see buses every hour to Merida. If you want to see this schedule (probably still not published) be sure to select Cancun and Merida CAME as travel points.


Progreso to Uxmal Ruins

Two of us are arriving in April 22, 2011 to Progreso on a cruise ship. We are looking for tour companies or buses that will take us to Uxmal Ruins. We have seen tour companies in Merida, but not sure if we will be able to meet their scheduled times of arrival and departure. So are their any tour people in Progreso that can take us. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Cancun to Merida

Well, we're back in the States and it's cold! How I wish I was still in Merida and sitting on the beach. Regarding the bus, My friend got the bus at the airport in Cancun and we picked her up at the Fiesta Americana Hotel in Merida. She did not have to go to the bus terminal in Cancun which I thought was the case. It worked out great and her only complaint was the bus was freezing cold, so be warned, bring a sweater,jacket, hoodie, blanket or all of the above. You live in a great city and we'll be back. Just to let you know, she traveled on a Friday with no reservation and there were only 5 people on the bus.


Thank you for quick

Thank you for quick response. We were thinking of getting a taxi to the bus terminal than the ADO (GL) to Merida. Their schedule says there is one at 4:00pm
My concern is, do we book the bus now or could we wait until we get to the bus terminal. Would the buses be full in June?



Read this article, near the end it mentions a tour company that does exactly what you are looking for.


re. thank you for quick

Hola, looking at the schedule I see there are departures all afternoon on either ADO or ADO GL (they are both first class, the GL is a bit more deluxe). Having a reservation means you have to be there at least 30 minutes prior to departure and if your plane is late you have a problem. The tickets are non-refundable. If it were me I would take a chance--school is not out til the end of June so you don't have to worry about summer vacation travellers--and who knows, you might manage to make the 3 pm departure!!!

No matter what you do there is worry--if you have the bus reserved what if the plane is late? And if you don't have it reserved will all the buses be full? You need to decide which level of worry you are most comfortable with!

Happy travels!


Bus connection

What bus do we take from Chicxulub to Merida


re. bus connection

You can get a taxi (or colectivo which runs frequently along the coast) to take you to Progreso, and from there catch the bus to Merida: Transportation is provided by Autoprogreso and operates several times an hour between 5 am and 10 pm, at a cost of 14 pesos one way, 25 pesos roundtrip out of the Progreso terminal (Calle 29 x 80 y 82, Tel. 969 935 3024). The return is from their terminal on Calle 62 in Merida. (Tel. 999 928 3965 and 999 924 8991). www.autoprogreso.com


Ciudad del carmen to Queretaro

I am trying to find a buss from Ciudad del carmen to Queretaro. on tuesday. can anyone help me?


re. ciudad del carmen to queretaro

Depart Ciudad del Carmen tomorrow at 5.05 pm on ADO. Arrive Mexico City Norte at 7.55 am the next day. Depart Mexico City Norte at 8.45 am on Primera Plus. Arrive Queretaro at 11.40 am. Total cost 1115 pesos. In Ciudad del Carmen you can only buy the ticket as far as Mexico City, and it is important that you buy a ticket for the Mexico City NORTE terminal. In Mexico City Norte you can buy your ticket to Queretaro and there are buses every 20 or 30 minutes.


transportation from Oaxaca mx to huatulco mx

We want to travel from oaxaxa mx to huatulco mx in march of 2012. Is flying to mexico city the only option or can we take a bus?


re oaxaca to huatulco

This website is about the state of Yucatan, which is very far from Oaxaca! But I checked the bus schedule at the website http://www.ticketbus.com.mx
They don't publish schedules that far in advance, so I plugged in the date of July 22. It shows 4 buses per day, at 9.30 am, 9.30 pm, 11 pm, and 11.45 pm. The trip takes about 8 hours and costs either 284 pesos or 336 pesos, depending on the class of service (first class or deluxe).


Cancun - chichen Itza - Merida


Could you please help us plan our trip around the yucatan.
we have 4 days :
25/07 (arival at night at cancun) till 29/07 afternoon flight to mexico DF from merida.
There are many options, and its confusing as we do not have any idea of the distances. your suggestions will be appreciated as we have very less time and would like to do as much as possible.


1 . We are arriving at 9PM on 25 July at the cancun airport.
Are there buses to merida or chichen itza at this hour? Is it safe to travel on this route at night?

2. If we stay one night in Cancun, is there a bus to chichen itza in the morning?
and another from chichen itza to Merida?

3. Is it a better to stay one night at chichen itza or just a stopover during the day is enough?

4. If we do a stopover -> does the bus keep our luggage? or we have any storage in chichen itza?

5. during 3 days in merida - we plan to rent a car and visit uxmal/kabah during these 2-3 days in merida.
Is it possible to also do a day trip by car (or is it better in bus?) to chichen itza from merida instead of the stop over?

6. which bus company should we look at?

7. do we need to stay near the airport in cancun or does the bus from cancun leave from downtown? which is a better option.

Thank you very much for you help and advise at the earliest.

best regards.


re. Cancun - chichen Itza - Merida

1 . We are arriving at 9PM on 25 July at the cancun airport. Are there buses to merida or chichen itza at this hour? Is it safe to travel on this route at night? Yes there are, and it is safe. Take a taxi from the Cancun airport to the downtown Cancun bus terminal which is about a 30 minute drive. Assuming you need 30 to 60 minutes for luggage retrieval, customs, and immigration, you could catch a bus from 10.30 pm onward. There is a bus at 10.30 pm, 11.30 pm, 11.59 pm, 1 am, and 2 am. It takes about 4 hours and costs either 282 pesos or 338 pesos depending on whether first class or deluxe. You can then take a taxi to your Merida hotel.

2. If we stay one night in Cancun, is there a bus to chichen itza in the morning? Yes, beginning at 5 am and every hour until 1 pm. But the best option is at 9 am, it is direct (3 hours, 190 pesos), the others are milk runs (4 hours, 114 pesos). and another from chichen itza to Merida? Yes, at 2.20 pm and 5 pm, 1 hour and 40 minutes, 112 pesos.

3. Is it a better to stay one night at chichen itza or just a stopover during the day is enough? If you want to see the light and sound show, do a stopover, otherwise a day stop is enough.

4. If we do a stopover -> does the bus keep our luggage? or we have any storage in chichen itza? There are large luggage lockers at Chichen Itza.

5. during 3 days in merida - we plan to rent a car and visit uxmal/kabah during these 2-3 days in merida. Is it possible to also do a day trip by car (or is it better in bus?) to chichen itza from merida instead of the stop over? Yes you can, it is about a 2 hour drive each way merida-chichen itza.

6. which bus company should we look at? Most of the buses are operated by ADO.

7. do we need to stay near the airport in cancun or does the bus from cancun leave from downtown? which is a better option. The bus leaves from downtown.

Bus info: http://www.ticketbus.com.mx (Be sure to use Cancun QR and Merida CAME as the cities when you are searching out routes to and from those cities.)

Merida: http://yucatantoday.com/en/topics/merida

Chichen Itza: http://yucatantoday.com/en/topics/chichen-itza

Uxmal: http://yucatantoday.com/en/topics/uxmal

Kabah: http://yucatantoday.com/en/topics/puuc-route

Hotels: http://yucatantoday.com/en/accommodations

Maps: http://yucatantoday.com/en/maps



merida - chichen itza


could you please tell me the timings of the bus from merida to chichen itza in the aftrenoon?

at the ADO/ticketbus site i find that the latest bus leaves at 12:20 PM.
Are there other buses/transports after this time?




thanks for all the helpful information Juanita. The Tucatan today site is very interesting and we are looking forward to visiting yucatan.


re. merida chichen itza

Yes, the last bus is at midday because in theory people would not go there to see the site in the afternoon! But of course this is not the most convenient schedule for everyone. You would probably have to hire a driver; I can suggest http://lawsonsdriving.blogspot.com/ or http://www.yucatan-connection.com/


re. merida chichen itza

Thanks Andrea.

We plan to stay in chichen itza for 2 nights, so we shall have the time to vivit the site.
We arrive in Merida only at 12PM - hence the need to travel in the afternoon.

If there is no public transport we shall resort to hiring a driver ...!

but are there first/second class buses to vallodalid , where we can spend a couple of hours before taking a bus/taxi to chichen itza? is that a possibility?



re. merida chichen itza

That's an excellent idea. The website we posted in our earlier comment http://www.ticketbus.com.mx will give you all the schedules. When the BOLETOTAL page opens, be sure to click SALTAR INTRO and then click on the Ticketbus logo.



The latest news...per an email we received from Tamara, who is in touch with the investors:

"I know many of you are getting anxious to book flights and make plans for your trips to Mexico this fall and winter and were looking forward to the possibility of taking the ferry this year. It was hoped sales would begin this fall for launch early next year but unfortunately the ferry service will not be launched in 2011, however, it is proposed for sometime in 2012. The launch date announcement will be made once all the required agreements have been made. In the meantime United Caribbean Lines continue to meet with governments and officials in the US and Mexico in an attempt to facilitate a speedy launch. They are also working on an abbreviated website for interested parties. As soon as I have a launch date or firm information I will forward another email. I know many of you will be disappointed by this news but unfortunately we will all have to keep waiting a little longer.

In the meantime I have been asked by United Caribbean Lines to collect more data and answer more questions allowing them to use the information to craft programs designed specifically for the expatriate and snow bird markets. I apologize if it seems like some of the questions are the same as the previous survey but this time we are looking for details and specifics, so please provide as much information as you feel comfortable sharing. Even if you never plan to use the ferry, please complete as much of the survey as possible, since we need youR input as well.

If you live six or more months a year in Mexico or any other country in Central or South America please follow this link and complete the Survey entitled Expatriate Ferry Survey. If the link doesn't work please copy and paste it into your browser.


If you travel back and forth or live less than 6 months of each year in Mexico or any other country in Central or South America please follow this link and complete the Survey entitled Snow Bird Ferry Survey. If the link doesn't work please copy and paste it into your browser.


Both surveys will be open until September 16th, 2011, so please respond as quickly as possible. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone else you think should complete the surveys. Thank you in advance for your participation. We look forward to your responses."

For those who want to be kept informed, send her an email, and she will add you to her mailing list:

[email protected]



Which bus do I get for going to Uxmal from Merida? Do you know where I can find the schedule for both ways of the journey?



Which is the fastest bus I get for going to Izamal from Merida? Do you know where I can find the schedule of both ways of the journey?


re. uxmal and izamal

To Uxmal:
Can be reached by regular buses, from the Terminal Segunda Clase on Calle 69 x 68 y 70, Centro. Tel. 924 0830, ext. 2909. Departures from Merida: 6 am, 9 am, 1040 am, 12 pm, 235 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm. Trip takes 1.5 hrs. Cost is 44 pesos each way.

To Izamal:
You can travel to Izamal by catching a bus (every hour) at the station located on Calle 46 x 65 y 67, Centro. Tel. 923 9962. 22 pesos.


re. uxmal and izamal

Thank you for your response, Juanita! Just one more doubt: how long does it take from Merida to Izamal by bus?


re. uxmal and izamal

About 90 minutes! Have fun!


Cancun Merida ADOGL Oct 31 or Nov 1 2011

Hello Juanita, First let me say, you have been a great help to many people on this site. You are wonderful.

I can read bus schedules, but my question is whether you think ADOGLs from Cancun to Merida will be full the evening of Oct 31 or the morning or afternoon of Nov 1, coming up. This I am wondering because of the holiday.

Now we must add to that the as yet unforeseen consequences of Hurricane Rina. Maybe the Cancun bus station has a Web site so I can get an update. Maybe it would be best because of the hurricane to take the shuttle bus from Cancun airport to Merida Fiesta Mexicana in order to avoid going into Cancun centro bus station. I think I would need a reservation for the shuttle, don't you?

Don't really know what to do. Emily


re. cancun merida

Thank you!!! I don't think you need to worry about Cancun departures being full...there are departures every hour per the schedule: http://www.ticketbus.com.mx/wtbkd/index.jsp
Even the lowest fare of 268 pesos is first class service, you don't need to go with the GL or Platinum. Re. the hurricane, by next week I'm sure Cancun bus depot will be functioning normally...they don't have a website that I know of. The shuttle van from Cancun airport to Fiesta Americana is an excellent option if it jives with your flight arrival. Honestly I suggest you wait and not worry about any bus reservation...if you land in time for the shuttle van, grab it if it has space; if not, go ahead and go to Cancun centro bus terminal and get on the next available departure. It will all work out.


Yucatan bus on Nov 1 Day of the Dead

Thanks for your response. Again, you do a great service to travelers to Yucatan. After looking over the bus schedule again, realizing there are so many departures, I understand I should allow myself flexibility rather than buy ticket online. I am also glad to hear good news Hurrican Rina is slowing down, possibly to tropical storm, which is certainly better than cat 3 hurrican.

Another question: do you think the online promocion prices for buses are only for online ticket purchase. in other words, when you buy at bus station, it's regular price?

Thank you again!


Yucatan bus on Nov 1 Day of the Dead

Sorry for the delay in answering. Its probably an online promotion. By the time I find out on Monday it might be late. But I can still check out on Monday morning if you wish.


Cat in a pet carrier from Merida to cancun airport

We will be flying out of Cancun in late May (VERY HOT THEN!!) and, we are taking our 2 cats back to Canada with us. We flew into Merida, but want to fly out of Cancun this time.
Our cats are small and will be in their own little pet carriers.
Will we be allowed to take them on the ADO GL bus from Merida to the cancun airport if the sit on out laps? They will also be slightly medicated so that they are clam on the flight from Cancun to Toronto.


re. cat in a pet carrier

The official policy is that pets go down below in the luggage compartment...NOT an option for you! I have no idea if they will make an exception, it would probably be at the driver's discretion. I would not count on it. You need to consider getting a ride to Cancun or else hiring a driver:


Arriving Merida by air

We will be arriving in Merida airport around noon(on a Sunday)....are there taxis always available or do we have to pr-arrange tranportation.


re. arriving by air

There are always taxis. You just step outside the terminal and there is the taxi booth where you pay for your destination and then take the ticket to the first driver in line.


Cancun airport to Merida to Progreso (cheaply...)

Is there a bus that departs the airport and goes directly to Merida? Or do I have to go to the Cancun Bus Terminal to catch the bus? Is it correct that the Ado bus line provides a free shuttle service from the airport to their downtown Cancun terminal? Once in Merida, how can I cheaply get to downtown Progreso? I'm OK with 2nd class bus service....


C.D. Carmen to Playa carmen

I am visiting C.D. Carmen next week. I am planning to go to Playa Carmen by bus or rental car. I need the bus schedul to Playa carmen. and also I need the driving tima and the direction to Playa carmen. Could you help me, please?


Bus service from the boarder

I am thinking about catching a bus one one of the border cities to Merida. Wondering how much and how long does it take.. Thanks for your time...


re. Cancun airport to Merida to Progreso (cheaply...)

There is a van from Cancun airport to Merida but it is very expensive, only has a couple of departures per day, and does not go to the part of the city where you need to catch the bus to Progreso. My suggestion: catch the shuttle from Cancun airport to downtown Cancun bus terminal (info here: http://www.cancun-airport.com/public-buses.htm) then catch the next bus to Merida CAME station (hourly). Then take a cab the few blocks to the Autoprogreso station, which has departures every 15 minutes for Progreso (info here: www.autoprogreso.com).


re. ciudad del carmen-playa del carmen

Check the bus schedules here:


You would need a bus from Ciudad del Carmen to Merida (5 to 6 hours) and then a bus from Merida to Playa del Carmen (5 hours). Driving time would be about the same. Our map of Yucatan peninsula would help you with the second leg of the trip, you can download it here:



re. bus from border

Get yourself a good map of Mexico and then visit http://www.ado.com.mx/ to check out various route options. You may need to check schedules in 2 or 3 separate legs rather than finding a direct route from a border city right to Merida.


morning bus from Valladolid to Cancun

I'm having trouble finding a bus that will get us to the cancun airport by noon from Valladolid. The ado first class buses from Merida don't seem to stop. We are fine with second class, but can't find schedules on-line. Any ideas of web sites to check and an approximate cost? Thanks!


re. valladolid to cancun

I just checked www.ado.com.mx with a sample date of Dec. 22 (they usually don't post schedules more than a month in advance). There is a departure at 8:25 am which takes 2 hrs. 15 min. to Cancun (downtown bus station). A taxi from there to the Cancun airport will get you there by noon. Cost is 148 pesos. Use Valladolid as the Origen, Cancun QR as the Destino, Viaje sencillo for one way, and Mañana as the Horario.


Puerto Aventuras to Merida

We are planning a trip to Merida from Puerto Aventuras by bus. Where can we get on and what route will the bus take? Is it better to buy tickets in advance or can one get tickets when you get on the bus?


re. PA to Merida

Your best bet is to take a taxi to Playa del Carmen and then get the direct bus to Merida, whose schedule is here: http://www.ado.com.mx/
If you will be in Playa del Carmen in advance of your bus travel day, go ahead and buy the reserved tickets in advance. If not, get to the bus station at least an hour in advance of your desired departure. There are departures all day long as you can see, so if one is full you can catch the next one.


Merida to Cancun airport


I am going from Cancun hotel zone to Merida, spend a few days, then back to Cancun to catch a flight at 330pm to Cuba. In Merida, I am staying at Hotel Ibis Merida.

Which bus should I take to Merida from Cancun hotel zone and which stop should I get off? Is it advisable to make a reservation?

To catch my flight to Cuba, which bus from Merida to Cancun airport should I catch? Is it advisable to make a reservation?

Thanks a lot!


Cancun > Merida. Merida > Cancun airport


I am going from Cancun hotel zone to Merida, spend a few days, then back to Cancun to catch a flight at 330pm to Cuba. In Merida, I am staying at Hotel Ibis Merida.

If I want to arrive at Merida in the early afternoon, which bus should I take? Where to catch it and which stop should I get off?

To catch my flight, which bus should I take from Merida and where I do catch it?

Thanks very much!


Cancun > Merida. Merida > Cancun airport

1) From Cancun hotel zone to Cancun ADO bus station downtown take a taxi.
2) From ADO bus station in Cancun to Merida there are buses every hour, son no need to make reservations. Since you are staying at the Ibis Hotel I recommend that you choose the Fiesta Americana station in Merida to arrive to because its very close to your hotel.
3) From Merida Fiesta Americana ADO station to ADO bus station in Cancun they also run every hour so you have plenty of options.

The bus ride is about 4 to 4 and a half hours. I do recommend however to double check schedules on their website: http://www.ado.com.mx
Choose from Cancun, Q.R. to Merida Fiesta Americana, Yuc.


Cancun-Merida on Christmas Eve

Thanks to this wonderful website and the great information that you share, I'm confident taking the bus from Cancun to Merida. My question: how busy a travel day is Christmas Eve; will there be a problem finding four seats on a bus to Merida?


Bus from Merida to Holbox by way of Chiquila

Impossible to find the second class bus schedules to some of the smaller towns in the Yucatan. I know there is a bus that runs from Merida to Chiquila once a day and leaves Merida around 2300 each night. Noticed in your Yucatan Bus article that a bus is scheduled from the Noreste station and again from the TAME station. Would like to know the bus line that runs to Chiquila, the station it leaves from and a what time.
I have visited Merida several times over the years and always enjoy my stay. Usually I take the Mayab bus from Cancun to Holbox, spend a couple of weeks on the island and then take the 0600 bus from Chiquila to Merida. This time I am reversing and going to Merida form Cancun first and then from Merida to Holbox. I am familiar with both of the mentioned bus stations and their locations. Any info concerning the bus schedule would be much appreciated. I have been following Yucatan Today for numerious years and find it a great sourse of info.


re. merida-holbox-chiquila

The schedules are here: http://yucatantoday.com/en/topics/holbox-island
Happy travels!


Current Taxi Rates from Merida Airport

What should I expect to pay next month for a taxi from the Merida airport to Chelem? Info above states 560 pesos for a car - just wondering if that rate is up to date.


re. current rates

It was updated a few months ago, so it should be pretty close. I will be at the airport on Friday and will get updated rates and publish them here.


Current Rates

Thanks very much!


Progreso to Cuzama-transportation

My daughter and I are going to be on a cruise this March, I would like to take her to see the 3 cenotes in Cuzama. Can you tell me what is the best transportation to get from Progreso to Cuzama? What is the cost approx? Will I have enough time?



re. progreso to cuzama

If you do this on your own by public transport, you probably would not make it...you would need to change buses in Merida. I would suggest hiring private transportation: you could get a taxi at the pier to take you and wait for you and bring you back, or else try: http://www.yucatan-connection.com/ or http://lawsonsdriving.blogspot.com/


bus schedule

For bus schedules in Merida and all Mexico see http://thebusschedule.com all at a click


Cancun airport to Merida

My daughter and her girlfriend are traveling to Merida this friday March 16th. They will arrive in Cancun at 9:00 pm at night. Will they be able to get to Merida that night on a bus? Do they go from the airport to downtown Cancun and then take a bus to Merida? If there any other way for them to get to Merida from Cancun airport that does not cost an arm and a leg? They are only going to be in Merida from friday night to Tuesday am.


re. cancun airport to merida

There is an ADO bus at 10.15 pm and 11 pm from Cancun airport to downtown cancun bus depot. The trip takes 25 minutes and costs 52 pesos. Then there are buses to Merida until 2 am. For the return to Cancun, they may be able to skip the Cancun bus depot and take one of the direct buses from various parts of Merida to Cancun airport. All the schedules are here: http://www.ado.com.mx/


Merdia airport to chetumal

I will be arriving May 22 in merdia, is there a bus from merdia to chetumal from the airport or the Came terminal
Thank you


Merida airport to chetumal

There are no direct bus services from Meridas International Airport to the city of Chetumal. Your best bet would be to leave from the CAME terminal in Merida. Please visit http://www.ado.com.mx/ and you can choose your date and time to see the schedule.


Thank you so much. I

Thank you so much. I appreciate your help.


cancun international airport o telchac puerto yucatan mexico

hi we are arriving at the cancun international airport june 4 and leaving june 10, we just found out you cant rent a car without a credit card and neither me nor my fiance have one, so we are trying to take a bus to get to the home were staying at, but have no way to get there and needed info on buses and how much they would cost especially since weve never been out of the country so were a lil confused about finding out info on the bus dates an times an especially since i cant conact anyone about it over the phone, please help


Travel from Cancun to Merida with dogs

We are flying into Cancun with my 2 dogs and would like to hire a driver to take us from the airport to Merida. How do I make the arrangements and what would be the cost?


re. travel with dogs


collectivos running between Uxmal/Mayapan and Merida


i plan to visit Uxmal in Nov 2012. i know there are buses from Merida to Uxmal. however, it seems the bus schedule to and from Uxmal is not very flexible. i would like to know if there are any colectivos to and from Uxmal.

also, is it possible to visit Uxmal and Mayapan in the same day? it seems there are no buses nor collectivos between Uxmal and Mayapan.

thx for your help and infomration.


re. colectivos

We don't have colectivo schedules, I'm sorry! If you want the most flexibility and want to see both Uxmal and Mayapan in one day, I would suggest renting a car, but even so this would be a VERY ambitious and tiring day. Both sites deserve a half day and so there is not much time for travel in between.


Merdia airport to chetumal

Thanks to all for sending me information. I am back and it made life easier. The bus from Merdia to Chetumal was 6.5 hrs. I had to take a taxi from the airport. I could not find a bus from the airport to the main bus station.


Early morning taxi to Merida airport

We have a 7am flight from Merida to Houston. We are staying near Calle 60 (Tecnològico) a little ways outside of Centro. Is it possible to flag down a taxi at 4:30-5am or should we call and arrange transport?


re. early morning

You should call and arrange transport just to be on the safe side.


From Border of San Luis Rio Colorado

Hi, My son and I have just taken the trip from S.L.R.C, Sonora to Merida. It was an adventure that we both injoyed. We caught the bus at 12:30am in San Luis to Guadalajara, because there are not direct lines that come from the border towns striaght to Merida. We had to caught another bus from Guadalajara to Mexico City, then an ADO bus to Merida. It took us a days to get here, but it was worth it. The sights are beautiful and the little stops are fun. Just becareful in some spots. We left on a Monday and got here on Thursday. The drives are long but not bad. The buses from Mexico City north have Wifi and nice. The cost was, if can remember, about $1500ea. to Guadalajara, $800ea to Mexico, $1200ea to get here. You get to try out the local foods as you stop. Each state braggs on thier own foods. The air fare was about the same but they get you with baggage and we had more than our share, because we are making Merida our home for a while. Good luck and God Bless.


Second class bus service from Ticul to Campeche

Need to know schedule and cost from Ticul to Campeche


ticul to campeche

You would need to take a colectivo from Ticul to Santa Elena, and from there one of the buses on the Uxmal-Campeche route. Unfortunately I cannot find a schedule for this.


Transport Merida - Telchac Puerto

Hola Juanita. Last Spring I wrote to ask about bus service between Merida and Telchac Pto. as I will be renting this year in Uaymitun w/o car. In advance of arriving on Dec. 1, I am not finding any details under your "Transportation" link as to the Noreste (I think) service to the NE. I know the terminal is at Calles 50 x 67, but are you aware of any recent updated information on what runs along Highway 27 and with what frequency?

As always, thank you very much in advance for your help.
Phyllis Boyd, Toronto



Hola Phyllis, I wish I had some better news for you! It is all still as hit-and-miss as ever. I have a feeling you will become an expert in this area through trial and error, so please let me know how it goes.

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