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Merida to Chichen Itza



Chichen Itza, being one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, receives lots of visitors from all around the World.

Lots of these visitors stay in Merida. Merida is the capital of the Yucatan state which gives name to the Yucatan Peninsula. Also, Merida has a Regional Museum of anthropology an history where you can see lots of objects found in the different Mayan Ruins of the regions such as Chichen Itza.

As we said, Merida is the Capital of the Yucatan State, and it’s a wonderful city full of Colonial architecture and lots of Culture since its one of the oldest cities in the Yucatan Peninsula. Something very important about Merida is “Cochinita” you can’t leave the city without trying it, and you should try it from a street stand…

When you want to get from Merida 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 from Merida

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 Merida:

Chichen Itza Tours

Driving to Chichen Itza from Merida

Driving from Playa del Carmen 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.

Driving directions from Merida to Chichen Itza

Bus from Merida to Chichen Itza

There are different bus lines that you can take from Merida 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 1:30 hrs.

Distance from Merida to Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is located in the state of Yucatan in the Yucatan Peninsula and it is exactly 181 km away or 112 miles from Merida and it will take you about 1:30 hrs. to get from Merida to Chichen Itza using the toll road highway 180D.

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