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How To Get From Merida to Bacalar By Bus – All Possible Ways

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How to get from Merida to Bacalar –  You can go by bus, taxi, Uber and private transfer. The distance from Merida to Bacalar is 345 kilometers. Click here to book online Cancun activities and day tours

The travel time from Merida to Bacalar is around 4 hours and 30 minutes by car and if you go by bus around 6 hours.

The cheapest way from Merida to Bacalar is by bus for $38 USD and you can book online. If you go by taxi will be around $300 USD depending on your final destination.

You can also rent a car in Merida or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi same price like Uber or similar apps in Merida around $300 USD.

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WHERE TO STAY IN BACALAR

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

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MERIDA TO BACALAR BY BUS

ADO BUS FROM MERIDA TO BACALAR (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Merida to Bacalar is by bus. There are a few buses leaving daily from Merida ADO Bus Terminal and getting to Bacalar ADO Bus Terminal.

ADO BUS SCHEDULE FROM MERIDA TO BACALAR

The Ado Buses are leaving from Merida to Bacalar start at 3 pm, 6 pm and 11 pm. The ADO Bus fare from Merida to Bacalar is $38 USD and you can book online. The bus travel time from Merida to Bacalar is around 6 hours.

BY TAXI FROM MERIDA TO BACALAR

If you go from Merida to Bacalar by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Merida to Bacalar is around 4 hours AND 30 MINUTES.

The taxi fare from Merida to Bacalar is around $300 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination

UBER FROM MERIDA TO BACALAR

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If you are ordering Uber in Merida you should know that prices are similar to taxis or even more expensive. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and go to the pickup point at the airport. Expect to pay around $300-350 USD depending on your destination and time of the day.

CAR RENTAL AT MERIDA

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There are many options for renting a car in Merida. It’s the most convenient option to rent a car in Merida if you would like to visit around cenotes, beaches or stop for local restaurants on the way to Bacalar. It will take you 4 hours and 30 minutes to get to Bacalar 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. Click here to best the best deals renting a car in Cancun!

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM MERIDA TO BACALAR

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort. Prices are around $340 USD and you will be able to fit up to 6 people. It could be $55 USD per person.

BEST WAY FROM MERIDA TO BACALAR

The best way from Merida to Bacalar is getting by ADO Bus for $38 USD. If you are traveling on a budget you can take the night bus and you will save a night of accommodation. You will take around 6 hours travel time by bus from Merida to Bacalar and you can book online.

If you are traveling with more people you can try to get Uber, a private transfer or similar apps from Merida will take around 4 hours and 30 minutes.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN BACALAR

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There is 2 seasons dry and wet season. The rainy season starts in May. The best time to visit Bacalar 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.

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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 is very common and well-accepted in the country.

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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.