We will write how to get from Cancun airport to Merida. The distance from Cancun International Airport to Merida is 320 kilometers.
The travel time from Cancun airport to Merida is around 4 hours by taxi. If you go by bus around 4 hour and 30 minutes travel time from Cancun to Merida. Click here to book online Cancun activities and day tours
The cheapest way from Cancun airport to Merida is by bus for 600 MXN which is $30 USD and if you go by taxi will be around 4000 MXN which is $200 USD depending your final destination. Read here how to get from Merida to Cancun airport and Playa Del Carmen to Merida
SIM CARD AT CANCUN AIRPORT
I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Cancun airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Cancun.
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WHERE TO STAY IN MERIDA
A total of $20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Cancun. There are hotels mid- budget for $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodation starting from $120 USD.
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CANCUN AIRPORT TO MERIDA
ADO BUS FROM CANCUN TO MERIDA (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Cancun airport to Merida is by bus. The Ado Buses are leaving from Cancun airport to Merida everyday at 4 45 pm. The ADO Bus fare from Cancun airport to Merida is 600 MXN which is $30 USD. You can pay by cash at the ticket counter and you can also book online in ADO website.
The ADO Buses are leaving from the Arrivals Hall at Cancun airport. The total travel time will be around 4 hour and 30 minutes from Cancun to Merida.
If the ADO Bus schedule isn’t working at that time. You can go until Cancun and get the bus from Playa del Carmen to Merida which is running a few times during the day. Check the links above how to get from Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen and Cancun.
SHARED VAN FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO MERIDA
You can go by shared van from Cancun airport Merida. If you are traveling alone it can be a great idea. The van fare from Cancun airport is around 400-500 MXN which is $20-25 USD per person. The vans are leaving the airport once they are full and not very reliable schedule from Cancun airport to Merida.
The travel time by shared van from Cancun airport to Merida will be around 4 hours and they will drive you until Merida city center. Click here to get a discount booking online your shared van transfer from Cancun airport!
BY TAXI FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO MERIDA
If you go from Cancun airport to Merida by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 4 hours and the taxi fare from Cancun Airport to Merida is around 4000 MXN which is $200 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.
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UBER CANCUN AIRPORT TO MERIDA
If you are ordering Uber in Cancun you should know that prices are similar than taxi. You can pre book with Uber app from your phone and going to the pick up point in the airport. Expect to pay around $200-250 USD depending on your destination and time of the day with from Cancun Airport to Merida.
Uber isn’t allowed to operate in Cancun airport. Maybe you will have to wait in a different place so you will have to go outside, that’s why we don’t recommend this option!
CAR RENTAL AT CANCUN AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Cancun’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Merida. It will take you 4 hours to get to Merida from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around €30 per day.
Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Cancun. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Merida. Click here to best the best deals renting a car in Cancun!
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO MERIDA
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Cancun. Prices are around $200 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $50 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO MERIDA (CANCUN TO MERIDA)
The best way from Cancun Airport to Merida is getting by ADO bus if you are traveling on a budget for $30 USD around 600 MXN. If you wish the comfort for a cheaper price than a taxi shared van transfer for only $20-25 USD will drive you direct to Merida but the schedule isn’t so reliable.
If you are traveling with more people you can try to get Uber or similar apps from Cancun airport. Also private transportation if you book online in advance can get cheaper than Uber or a taxi from Cancun International airport to Merida.
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ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN MERIDA
A total of $15 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Merida. There are hotels mid- budget for $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodation starting from $120 USD.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN MEXICO
Your daily food budget travel in Mexico could be a total of $8-10 USD if you eat in local places. If you are in a budget you can go for street food all around the country. You can buy tacos for $1 USD. If you are going for fine dining restaurants starts from $10 USD per person for a meal.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN MEXICO
There are 2 season dry and wet season. Rainy season starts in May. The best time to visit Mexico is from the months of November to April because it is the months of dry season. However, lots of tourists prefer to travel from January to March since it’s not peak season but it can be rainy for a few days.
CASH IN MEXICO
Mexico has its own currency called the Mexican Peso. A $1 USD=19 MXN. There are lots of ATM’s and exchange currency in many part of the country. And you have to know the dollars is very common and well-accepted in the country.
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