Chichen Itza is the second most important archaeological site in Mexico and of course, its proximity to the Riviera Maya, its location in the Yucatan Peninsula and its short distance from the magical town of Valladolid, not to mention the multitude of cenotes that surround it, make this site a must to visit.
So if you are planning to come here and want to know what your transfer options are from Cancun, from Playa del Carmen, from Tulum and even from the city of Merida. Then keep reading this post because now we will tell you.
Chichen Itza is undoubtedly one of the most visited sites in the Mexican Caribbean and to get here you have to travel a long or short distance that takes between 2 to 3 hours. This time depends a lot on “from where” you decide to leave to get to this archaeological site in Mexico.
In the same way, from where you are you will have more or less transportation advantages. It is not the same to go to Chichen Iza from Cancun than from Holbox Island. Likewise, prices vary depending on where you are.
However, if you are in Cancun we highly recommend our private transfer service. A service that aims to help you get to Chichen Itza in a fast, safe, simple and practical way.
How to get to Chichen Itza from Cancun
If you are in the city of Cancun, getting to Chichen Itza is much more flexible than from other places in the Riviera Maya. Cancun is located 300 km from Chichen Itza and the transfer time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Although this time is approximate, remember that it all depends on the means of transportation you choose, there are 5 options: Private Transfer, ADO Bus, Car Rental, Collectivos and Tours.
The best option to get to Chichen Itza is the private transfer, because as its name suggests: It is a private service and will pick you up wherever you are to take you to the entrance of Chichen Itza.
The tours can also be an excellent option, since they take about 1 hour and not only allow you to be in Chichen Itza, but also to visit some cenotes and the magical town of Valladolid.
The colectivo is not very recommendable: First of all, they are small units and they “fill them to the brim” and secondly, you have to find their starting point and schedules, which is usually a bit annoying. Although it is the cheapest option to get there.
How to get to Chichen Itza from Playa del Carmen?
We will be honest, from Playa del Carmen it is not convenient to take a private transfer service to Chichen Itza. First of all, it is necessary to mention that most of the private transportation services are based in Cancun.
This means that the fare you will pay to get to Chichen from the beach involves the cost of the Cancun – Playa route.
So, this as such leaves us with the option of the ADO shared transfer and the Tours. If you decide to choose the ADO service, you have to know that there are 3 different departure times which are 8, 9 and 10:30 in the morning, and one return at 16:30.
And if you decide to take it through a tour operator, the same operators will tell you the costs, times and the starting point to go to Chichen Itza.
How to get to Chichen Itzá from Mérida?
Merida is located 118 km from the ruins of Chichen Itza: It is very close to the ruins. This gives us several transportation options and of course, being economical, you will not spend much.
The most economical option is through a semi-private bus that has a cost of 150.00 MXN per person and the fastest option is a private cab that has a cost of 1500.00 MXN. Other transfer options could be a tour or the ADO buses.
But in the same way, prices are much cheaper from this side of the Yucatan Peninsula.
How to get to Chichen itza from Valladolid?
If you are in the city of Valladolid, getting to Chichen itza is very easy, remember that the city is located only 41 km away and from the ADO terminal you can take public transportation services.
This type of transportation are small vans with capacity for up to 12 people and depart every half hour, approximately, as they fill up and the average cost is 40.00 MXN to 60.00 MXN.
From Merida we will find the cheapest transfer service to get to Chichen Itza and from Cancun, 5 different ways to do it, but as we noticed in Playa is a little different things. So, depending on where you are you will spend more or less, but believe us: Chichen Itza is worth visiting and if you want to visit this site by means of a tour with transfer and guide included, click here to learn more.
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