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How to get from Cancun to Chichen Itza?

22 Apr, 2021

Chichen Itza, this famous ancient Mayan city and also one of the 7 wonders of the world is a very popular destination among many tourists around the globe. Every year the archaeological site receives thousands of visitors eager to meet astonishing pyramids and breathtaking Mayan Ruins. 

We know you might be wondering How to get from Cancun to Chichen Itza in this post, we'll tell you.

Chichen Itza Location

Chichen Itza is located in the Yucatan Peninsula in the state of Yucatan, Mexico. Chichen Itza is about a 2:30 hrs drive from Cancun or 2:45 hrs from Playa del Carmen. Chichen Itza is also 45 minutes from Valladolid Yucatan, a beautiful colonial town, and 1:30 hrs from Merida, the capital of the Yucatan state. We can say that Chichen Itza is pretty much in the middle of the Yucatan Peninsula.

How to get from Cancun to Chichen Itza?

First of all, if you are not in Mexico you must take a flight to Cancun International Airport which is the main Airport in the area, wherever be the place you're staying Cancun, Playa del Carmen, or Tulum, you will be able to visit Chichen Itza from these places. After your arrival, you must choose how to move, car, bus, taxi, tour, etc.

Cancun to Chichen Itza

There are different ways to get to this wonder of the world, you can rent a car, the highways are really good and easy to use and you can get there by yourself with no problem. If you are in Cancun you must take the main highway 180D which is straight ahead to Chichen Itza. If you are in Playa del Carmen you can go using the 305D highway and then incorporate 180D to get to the archaeological site. But if you are staying in Tulum you should take 109 highway Coba-Chemax and then you can take 180D highway straight to Chichen Itza.

chichen itza maps

You can also take a public bus handle by the Mexican company ADO they offer comfortable and safe seats. ADO is the main public transportation in Cancun and Riviera Maya, you'll find them at any bus station in Quintana Roo. They offer a wide variety of routes and schedules.

Taking a Chichen Itza tour is also another easy way to get to Chichen Itza. You'll be able to enjoy the day trip with no worries, let the tour takes you to one of the 7 wonders of the world. Booking a Chichen Itza private tour you'll have a buffet meal, guided tour in the Mayan Ruins, and also you'll meet an amazing cenote. 

So, these are the main ways to get to Chichen Itza. We hope you enjoy your visit!


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