There are 5 ways to get from Mérida to Playa del Carmen by bus, taxi, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  4 h 5 min

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

$9 - $35

4 alternative options

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

$20 - $59

Taxi  •  3 h 17 min

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

$55 - $70

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Mérida to Playa del Carmen 182.4 miles

$24 - $40

Shuttle  •  3 h 17 min

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

$265

Questions & Answers

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 4 h 5 min.

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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 4 h 5 min and costs .

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The bus from Mérida TAME to Playa del Carmen takes 4 h 5 min 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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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 7:39 AM in Mérida and 7:39 AM in Playa del Carmen.

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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There are 2437+ hotels available in Playa del Carmen. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mérida to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 166.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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 4 h 5 min. Autobuses Mayab also services this route every 30 minutes.

Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Mérida TAME to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Book at
ado.com.mx
First
$24 - $35
Economy
$14 - $21
Bus from Mérida Fiesta Americana to Cancun Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Book at
ado.com.mx
First
$25 - $35
Economy
$15 - $22
Bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
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
$55 - $70
Taxiy Turismo
Phone
+52 999 928 5600

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