There are 6 ways to get from Mérida to Tikal by bus, 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  •  19 h 24 min

$64

Cheapest option

Bus, drive via Benque Viejo del Carmen  •  13 h 29 min

$41 - $45

4 alternative options

Drive  •  11 h 27 min

  1. 455.5 miles

$50 - $80

Bus, drive  •  13 h 5 min

$45 - $51

Fly, drive  •  11 h 50 min

  1. MID - BZE

$270 - $591

Bus, shuttle  •  19 h 24 min

$47 - $75

Questions & Answers

The distance between Mérida and Tikal is 417 km. The road distance is 729 km.

The cheapest way to get from Mérida to Tikal is to bus and drive which costs $800 - $900 and takes 13 h 29 min.

The quickest way to get from Mérida to Tikal is to drive which takes 11 h 27 min and costs $1000 - $1500.

No, there is no direct bus from Mérida to Tikal. However, there are services departing from Mérida and arriving at Parque Nacional Tikal via Chetumal and Santa Elena - Mercado. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 24 min.

It takes approximately 19 h 24 min to get from Mérida to Tikal, including transfers.

What companies run services between Mérida, Mexico and Tikal, Guatemala?

You can take a bus from Mérida to Tikal via Chetumal, Flores, Santa Elena - Mercado, and Parque Nacional Tikal in around 19 h 24 min.

Airlines
Tropic Air
Website
tropicair.com
Flights from Merida to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Merida to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Bus operators
Clase Europea
Phone
+52 (999) 924 - 42 - 75
Email
gerenciaturismo@claseeuropea.com, contacto@claseeuropea.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Mérida to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
viajeros.com
Bus from Mérida to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
viajeros.com
San Juan Travel
Phone
+502 7926 0042 / 79248018 / 55542218 / 55541719
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Chetumal to Flores
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
belizebus.wordpress.com
Horario De Buses
Website
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Santa Elena - Mercado to Parque Nacional Tikal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Valencia Bus Line
Phone
+501 6705583 / 6212581
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Corozal to Benque Viejo del Carmen
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
belizebus.wordpress.com
Bus from Corozal to Belmopan
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
belizebus.wordpress.com
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Mérida to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Marlin Espadas
Phone
+52 983 837 32 29
Email
marlinespadasmexico@gmail.com
Website
marlinespadas.net
Shuttle from Bacalar to Flores
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
marlinespadas.net
Book at
marlinespadas.net

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