There are 8 ways to get from Mérida to Palenque by bus, taxi, car, plane or shuttle

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  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Mérida to Palenque Mérida-Palenque

$23 - $45

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Bus via Tenabo  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Umán to Tenabo
  2. Take the bus from Campeche to Palenque Mérida-Palenque

$23 - $47

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Bus via Escárcega  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal ADO Mérida CAME to Escárcega
  2. Take the bus from Escárcega to Palenque Occ/Gl

$26 - $65

Taxi  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Mérida to Palenque 332.7 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Mérida to Palenque 332.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Palenque  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Merida (MID) to Palenque (PQM) MID - PQM

$68 - $282

Fly to Villahermosa, bus  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Merida (MID) to Villahermosa (VSA) MID - VSA
  2. Take the bus from Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport to Palenque

$65 - $316

Shuttle  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Mérida to Palenque

$375

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mérida and arriving at Palenque. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 7 h 55 min.

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The distance between Mérida and Palenque is 458 km. The road distance is 532.4 km.

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The best way to get from Mérida to Palenque without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 55 min and costs .

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The bus from Mérida to Palenque takes 7 h 55 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Mérida to Palenque bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Mérida station.

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The best way to get from Mérida to Palenque is to bus which takes 7 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 10 h 29 min.

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There is no direct flight from Merida Airport to Palenque Airport. The quickest flight takes 11 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Mérida to Palenque bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Palenque station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mérida to Palenque is 532 km. It takes approximately 7 h 21 min to drive from Mérida to Palenque.

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Volaris and Interjet offer flights from Merida Airport to Palenque Airport.

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Map of how to get from Mérida to Palenque.
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  • Distance: 286.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 55 min

What companies run services between Mérida, Mexico and Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico?

ADO operates a bus from Mérida to Palenque every 4 hours. Tickets cost $23 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h 55 min. Alternatively, Interjet, Volaris and two other airlines fly from Mérida to Palenque once daily.

Airlines
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Merida to Palenque via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Merida to Villahermosa via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Merida to Villahermosa via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Merida to Villahermosa via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Merida to Villahermosa via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Merida to Villahermosa via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Flights from Merida to Villahermosa via Monterrey, Cancun
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Mérida to Palenque
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $45
Economy
$23 - $35
Bus from Terminal ADO Mérida CAME to Escárcega
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$25 - $35
Economy
$15 - $22
Bus from Escárcega to Palenque
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $30
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$21 - $30
Economy
$11 - $16
Bus from Campeche to Palenque
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$26 - $40
Economy
$16 - $24
Bus from Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport to Palenque
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$19 - $26
Economy
$8 - $12
ATS
Bus from Umán to Tenabo
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
yucatantoday.com
Wayak
Website
wayak.mx
Shuttle from Mérida to Palenque
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$375
Schedules at
wayak.mx
Other operators
Taxi from Mérida to Palenque
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Taxiy Turismo
Phone
+52 999 928 5600

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