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There are 4 ways to get from Tapachula to Mérida by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Merida  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Tapachula (TAP) to Merida (MID) TAP - MID

$101 - $395

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Bus  •  19h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Tapachula to Terminal ADO Mérida CAME Adogl/Occ

$40 - $90

2 alternative options

Fly to Campeche, bus  •  9h 26m

  1. Fly from Tapachula (TAP) to Campeche (CPE) TAP - CPE
  2. Take the bus from Campeche to Merida

$114 - $485

Drive  •  14h 43m

  1. Drive from Tapachula to Mérida 631.6 miles

$80 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Tapachula to Mérida is to bus which costs $750 - $1700 and takes 19h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Tapachula to Mérida is to fly which costs $1900 - $8000 and takes 6h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tapachula and arriving at Terminal ADO Mérida CAME. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19h 41m.

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The distance between Tapachula and Mérida is 731 km. The road distance is 1010.5 km.

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The best way to get from Tapachula to Mérida without a car is to bus which takes 19h 41m and costs $750 - $1700.

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It takes approximately 6h 31m to get from Tapachula to Mérida, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Tapachula to Mérida is to fly which takes 6h 31m and costs $1900 - $8000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $750 - $1700 and takes 19h 41m.

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

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Tapachula to Mérida bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Terminal ADO Mérida CAME station.

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Map of how to get from Tapachula to Mérida.
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  • Distance: 456.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 31m

What companies run services between Tapachula, Mexico and Mérida, Mexico?

Aeroméxico and Volaris fly from Tapachula to Mérida every 4 hours. Alternatively, ADO operates a bus from Tapachula to Mérida twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $90 and the journey takes 19h 41m.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tapachula to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Tapachula to Campeche via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tapachula to Merida via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Tapachula to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9h 43m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tapachula to Campeche via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Campeche to Merida
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $28
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$20 - $28
Economy
$9 - $14
Bus from Tapachula to Terminal ADO Mérida CAME
Ave. Duration
19h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$45 - $70
Economy
$40 - $60

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Yes, the driving distance between Tapachula to Mérida is 1011 km. It takes approximately 14h 43m to drive from Tapachula to Mérida.

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Aeroméxico and Volaris offer flights from Tapachula Airport to Merida Airport.

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There are 305+ hotels available in Mérida. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tapachula to Tapachula Airport is to taxi which takes 16m and costs $70 - $90.

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