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How To Get From Merida to Playa Del Carmen By Bus – All Possible Ways

Last updated on December 30th, 2022 at 01:40 pm

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We will write how to get from Merida to Playa Del Carmen by bus. The distance from Merida to Playa Del Carmen is 288 kilometers. Click here to book online Cancun activities and day trips

The travel time from Merida to Playa Del Carmen is around 4 hours by taxi. The taxi fare from Merida to Playa Del Carmen will be around 4000 MXN which is $180-200 USD depending on your final destination. Read here how to get from Playa Del Carmen to Merida

The cheapest way from Merida to Playa Del Carmen is by bus for 500-700 MXN which is $30-35 USD and you can book online. The bus travel time from Merida to Playa Del Carmen is around 5 hours and 30 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Playa Del Carmen or get a taxi, the same price like Uber or similar apps.

Read here how to get from Merida to Bacalar, Cancun airport to Merida, Merida to Chiquila (the reverse way Chiquila to Merida), Tulum to Merida, Merida to Holbox, Playa Del Carmen to Puerto Morelos, Puerto Morelos to Playa Del Carmen, Tulum to Puerto Morelos, Merida to Tulum and Merida to Cancun airport

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WHERE TO STAY IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

A total of $20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Playa Del Carmen. There are hotels mid-budget $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $120 USD.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN BEFORE YOUR TRIP WITH BOOKING.

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MERIDA TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN BY BUS

ADO BUS FROM MERIDA TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Merida to Playa Del Carmen is by bus. There are direct buses leaving almost 24 hours from Merida ADO Bus Terminal to Playa Del Carmen ADO Bus Terminal.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM MERIDA TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN

The bus schedule from Merida to Playa Del Carmen leaves almost every hour during the day. The ADO Bus fare from Merida to Playa Del Carmen is 500-700 MXN which is $35 USD. You can pay by cash at the ticket counter and you can book online.

The travel time from Merida to Playa Del Carmen is around 4 hours and 15 minutes to 5 hours and 30 minutes depending if the bus go direct or makes a few stops on the way.

BY TAXI FROM MERIDA TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN

If you go from Merida to Playa Del Carmen by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Merida to Playa Del Carmen is around 4 hours.

The taxi fare from Merida to Playa Del Carmen is around $180-200 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM MERIDA TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN

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If you are ordering Uber in Merida you should know that prices are similar to taxis. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and go to the pickup point at the airport. Expect to pay around $180-220 USD depending on your destination and time of the day.

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CAR RENTAL AT MERIDA

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There are many options for renting a car in Merida. It’s the most convenient option if you are planning to visit places around. It will take you 4 hours to get to Playa Del Carmen from Merida in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available at the airport. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day.

Car rental options can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and Cancun. Click here to best the best deals renting a car in Cancun!

BEST WAY FROM MERIDA TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN BY BUS

The best way from Merida to Playa Del Carmen is getting by ADO Bus if you are traveling on a budget for $35 USD around 500-700 MXN that you can book online.

If you are traveling with more people you can try to get Uber or similar apps from Merida to get a private transfer.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

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A total of $20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Playa Del Carmen. There are hotels mid-budget $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $120 USD.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

There are 2 seasons dry and wet season. The rainy season starts in May. The best time to visit Playa Del Carmen is from the months of November to April because it is the month of the 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.

Click here to know more about the weather in Playa Del Carmen

CASH IN MEXICO

Mexico has its own currency called the Mexican Peso. A $1 USD=19 MXN. There are lots of ATMs and exchange currency in many parts of the country. And you have to know that dollars are very common and well-accepted in the country.

Click here to know more about the exchange rate of Mexico.

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Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.