Chichen Itza, being one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, receives lots of visitors from all around the World. Most of these visitors stay in Cancun, a well-known touristic city in the Mexican Caribbean. Cancun has first level hotels and amenities for any type of tourist or traveler and is an ideal city to stay at.
When you want to get from Cancun to Chichen Itza you can do it so with different options, these options can be Chichen Itza Tours, Car Rental or Bus. Let us detail each option below.
Chichen Itza Tours are a very comfortable option since you only need to pre-book the tour and on the day of the excursion you will be picked up at your hotel and taken to Chichen Itza. You have different Tour options to Chichen Itza from Cancun:
Driving from Cancun to Chichen Itza is another option. Driving down in the Yucatan Peninsula is very easy since the landscape is very flat and there are good big highways. Depending on the number of people in your party you can rent a small car for a really good price or a bigger SUV or van for a bigger party. You can check out Car Rental options here.
If you have a cellphone service it will always make your life easier, since you can turn on your Google Maps app and just get directions with your phone.
If you are staying in the Cancun Hotel Zone it will always be easier to through the Cancun Airport exit of the Hotel Zone
When getting on the Cancun Airport bridge you’ll need to take the exit like if you were going to Playa del Carmen.
Once you get on the Highway to Playa del Carmen (307) after about one mile from the Cancun Airport bridge you’ll have a deviation on your right hand side with a sign “Chichen Itza Cuota”, take the deviation.
Taking this deviation, you’ll be on the toll road highway to Chichen Itza (180D) you just need to follow the signs and you’ll get there safely.
There are different bus lines that you can take from Cancun to Chichen Itza, but the best option is taking the ADO bus. There are a couple of departures per day and it would get you to Chichen Itza in about 2:30 hrs.
Chichen Itza is located in the state of Yucatan in the Yucatan Peninsula and it is exactly 197 km away or 122 miles and it will take you about 2:30 hrs. to get from Cancun to Chichen Itza using the toll road highway 180D.
You can also use the free highway 180, this will add 9 kilometers to your route and it will take about 3 hrs. to get to Chichen Itza from Cancun, this is mainly because you’ll be going through small little towns and you have to slow down in everyone.