There are 7 ways to get from Mérida to Playa del Carmen 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.

Recommended option

Bus via Cancun Airport  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Mérida Fiesta Americana to Cancun Airport Fiesta Americana-CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística Cancún Airport-Playa del Carmen

$19 - $54

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h

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

$9 - $35

5 alternative options

Bus via Valladolid  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Mérida Noreste to Izamal
  2. Take the bus from Izamal to Valladolid
  3. Take the bus from Valladolid to Playa del Carmen

Taxi  •  3 h 17 min

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

$50 - $60

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Mérida to Playa del Carmen 182.4 miles

$24 - $40

Fly, bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Merida (MID) to Cancun (CUN) MID - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística

$77 - $330

Shuttle  •  3 h 17 min

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

$265

Questions & Answers

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 takes 3 h 17 min and costs $1000 - $1300.

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The distance between Mérida and Playa del Carmen is 267 km. The road distance is 292 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Mérida to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mérida CAME and arriving at Playa del Carmen. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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

You can take a bus from Mérida to Playa del Carmen via Cancun Airport and Cancún International Airport T2 in around 4 h 22 min.

Airlines
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Merida to Cancun
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Aeromar
Website
aeromar.com.mx
Flights from Merida to Cancun
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Mérida Fiesta Americana to Cancun Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Book at
ado.com.mx
First
$23 - $35
Economy
$14 - $20
Bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $21
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$15 - $21
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Mérida CAME to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$22 - $35
Economy
$13 - $19
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Terminal ADO Mérida CAME to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Valladolid to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Autobuses Oriente
Bus from Mérida Noreste to Izamal
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
yucatantoday.com
Bus from Valladolid to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
yucatantoday.com
Autobuses Centro
Phone
9-23-99-62 Ext 115-118
Email
rentas@autobusescentro.com
Website
autobusescentro.com
Bus from Izamal to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
autobusescentro.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
Other operators
Taxi from Mérida to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Taxiy Turismo
Phone
+52 999 928 5600

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