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There are 7 ways to get from Mérida to Lago de Atitlán by bus, shuttle, plane or helicopter

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, travel

  1. Take the bus from Mérida to Tapachula
  2. Take the bus from Tapachula to Coatepeque
  3. Travel from Coatepeque to Lago de Atitlán

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Bus, shuttle

  1. Take the bus from Mérida to Palenque
  2. Take the bus from Palenque to Comitán
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Comitán de Dominguez to Panajachel

Fly Merida to Guatemala City, Private Shuttle

  1. Fly from Merida (MID) to Guatemala City (GUA)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Antigua Guatemala to Panajachel

Fly Merida to Tapachula, bus

  1. Fly from Merida (MID) to Tapachula (TAP)
  2. Take the bus from Tecun Uman to Retalhuleu

Air taxi to Cancun, fly to Guatemala City, bus, Private Shuttle

  1. Take the Air taxi from Merida Airport to Cancún International Airport
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Guatemala City (GUA)
  3. Take the bus from Guatemala El Trebol Zona 7 to Antigua Guatemala
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Antigua Guatemala to Panajachel

Fly Merida to Tuxtla Gutierrez, bus, shuttle

  1. Fly from Merida (MID) to Tuxtla Gutierrez (TGZ)
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Ángel Albino Corzo to San Cristóbal de las Casas
  3. Take a shuttle bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Panajachel

Fly Merida to Villahermosa, travel

  1. Fly from Merida (MID) to Villahermosa (VSA)
  2. Travel from Villahermosa to Lago de Atitlán

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Guatemala due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Guatemala

Domestic travel is restricted within Guatemala due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Guatemala

Lockdown measures are currently in place for Mexico. Leaving Mexico may be in violation of local restrictions.

Last updated: October 18 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mérida to Lago de Atitlán is to bus and shuttle which costs $1400 - $2600 and takes 26h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Mérida to Lago de Atitlán is to Air taxi and fly and bus and Private Shuttle which costs $24000 - $32000 and takes 9h 6m.

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The distance between Mérida and Lago de Atitlán is 717 km.

The best way to get from Mérida to Lago de Atitlán without a car is to bus and travel which takes 23h 32m and costs .

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It takes approximately 23h 32m to get from Mérida to Lago de Atitlán, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Merida Airport to Guatemala City Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 7m and has one stopover.

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Lago de Atitlán is 1h behind Mérida. It is currently 6:26 PM in Mérida and 5:26 PM in Lago de Atitlán.

Mayair, Volaris, Viva Aerobus and two other airlines offer flights from Merida Airport to Guatemala City Airport.

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There are 92+ hotels available in Lago de Atitlán. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mérida to Merida Airport is to shuttle which takes 10 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Mérida to Lago de Atitlán.
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  • Distance: 717.1 km
  • Duration: 23h 32m

What companies run services between Mérida, Mexico and Lago de Atitlán, Guatemala?

There is no direct connection from Mérida to Lago de Atitlán. However, you can take the bus to Tapachula, take the bus to Coatepeque, then take the travel to Lago de Atitlán. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Mérida to Lago de Atitlán via Palenque, Comitán, Comitán de Dominguez, and Panajachel in around 26h 8m.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Merida to Guatemala City via Cancun
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Merida to Tapachula via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Merida to Tapachula via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Cancun to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Aeroméxico
Website
aeromexico.com
Flights from Merida to Guatemala City via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $450
Flights from Merida to Tapachula via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $200
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Merida to Tuxtla Gutierrez
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Flights from Merida to Villahermosa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $170
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Merida to Guatemala City via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
TAG Airlines
Website
tag.com.gt
Flights from Cancun to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Merida to Villahermosa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$11 - $210
Bus operators
Ómnibus Cristóbal Colón (OCC)
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Mérida to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
19h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Aeropuerto Ángel Albino Corzo to San Cristóbal de las Casas
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO

Autobuses de Oriente (ADO) is one of Mexico’s largest bus companies, mainly operating south of Mexico City and into the Yucatan Peninsula. Choose from three bus classes: ADO (first class), ADO GL (luxury class) and ADO Platino (platinum class and the most expensive). All buses are comfortable, with reclining seats, blackout curtains, air conditioning and a toilet; ADO Platino offers additional amenities such as extra legroom, onboard Wi-Fi and individual screens.

Contact Details
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Mérida to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO
$60 - $90
ADO GL
$65 - $120
Bus from Mérida to Palenque
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO
$30 - $45
ADO GL
$30 - $55
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Turansa
Website
turansa.com
Shuttle from Antigua Guatemala to Panajachel
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$19 - $150
Schedules at
turansa.com
Transportes Santa Lucía Charras
Phone
+502 7775-5157, +502 7775-5197
Email
transportes.santalucia@hotmail.com
Bus from Tecun Uman to Retalhuleu
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
facebook.com
Guatemala Local Buses
Bus from Guatemala El Trebol Zona 7 to Antigua Guatemala
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Transport Guatemala
Email
gotoguatemala@gmail.com
Website
transportguatemala.com
Shuttle from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Panajachel
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Schedules at
transportguatemala.com
Book at
transportguatemala.com
Other operators
Holbox Collection
Phone
+52 998 840 3942
Email
reservaciones3@atbcommerce.com
Website
holboxcollection.com.mx
Helicopter from Merida Airport to Cancún International Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$1,075
Schedules at
holboxcollection.com.mx

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