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There are 6 ways to get from Mérida to Playa del Carmen by bus, taxi, car, plane, ferry 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  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Mérida TAME to Playa del Carmen Mérida

$9 - $35

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Mérida to Playa del Carmen 182.4 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Mérida to Playa del Carmen 182.4 miles

$24 - $40

Fly to Cozumel, ferry  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Merida (MID) to Cozumel (CZM) MID - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen

$40 - $333

Fly to Cancun, bus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Merida (MID) to Cancun (CUN) MID - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport to Playa Del Carmen ADO Bus Station

$81 - $331

Shuttle  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Mérida to Playa del Carmen

$265

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The cheapest way to get from Mérida to Playa del Carmen is to bus which costs $180 - $650 and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Mérida to Playa del Carmen is to taxi which costs $1000 - $1300 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mérida TAME and arriving at Playa del Carmen. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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The distance between Mérida and Playa del Carmen is 267 km. The road distance is 291.8 km.

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The best way to get from Mérida to Playa del Carmen without a car is to bus which takes 5 h and costs $180 - $650.

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The bus from Mérida TAME to Playa del Carmen takes 5 h including transfers and departs hourly.

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Mérida to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Mérida TAME station.

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There is no direct flight from Merida Airport to Cozumel Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Mérida to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Playa del Carmen station.

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Playa del Carmen is 1 h ahead of Mérida. It is currently 3:37 PM in Mérida and 4:37 PM in Playa del Carmen.

Map of how to get from Mérida to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 166.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

What companies run services between Mérida, Mexico and Playa del Carmen, Mexico?

ADO operates a bus from Mérida to Playa del Carmen hourly. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h. Autobuses Mayab also services this route hourly.

Airlines
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Merida to Cozumel via Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Merida to Cancun
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$25 - $220
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Merida to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Merida to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Merida to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Mérida TAME to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
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ado.com.mx
First
$24 - $35
Economy
$14 - $21
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Mérida CAME to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Yellow Transfers
Phone
+52 800 021 8087
Email
info@yellowtransfers.com
Website
yellowtransfers.com
Bus from Cancún International Airport to Playa Del Carmen ADO Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
yellowtransfers.com
Wayak
Website
wayak.mx
Shuttle from Mérida to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$265
Schedules at
wayak.mx
Ferry operators
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
9878721588
Email
datos@mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Website
winjet.mx
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Schedules at
winjet.mx
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winjet.mx
Regular
$9
Local
$3
Ultramar Ferry
Phone
01 998 881 5890
Email
info@ultramar.com
Website
ultramarferry.com
Ferry from Cozumel Port to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
ultramarferry.com
Premium Plus
$9
First Class
$12
Plan Peninsular (Residentes en Yucatán, Campeche)
$6
Plan Quintana Roo (Residentes Q.Roo)
$4
Barcos Caribe
Phone
01 987 120 3982
Email
contacto@barcoscaribe.com
Website
barcoscaribe.com
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
barcoscaribe.com
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barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$7
Quintana Roo Residents
$4
Yucatan Peninsula Residents
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Mérida to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Taxiy Turismo
Phone
+52 999 928 5600

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Yes, the driving distance between Mérida to Playa del Carmen is 292 km. It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to drive from Mérida to Playa del Carmen.

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Aeroméxico, Mayair, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Merida Airport to Cozumel Airport.

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There are 2523+ hotels available in Playa del Carmen. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mérida to Merida Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $40 - $390.

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