Getting to Merida
By Air:

Merida’s Manual Conscencio Rejon International Airport (IATA: MID), is located 7.5 km south of the city along Hwy 261. There are daily flights out of the Airport to México City, Houston, Miami, Belize City, Havana and a few other cities in Mexico.

The following airlines serve Merida:

  • Aeromexico: Mexico City, La Havana, Miami, Monterrey & Veracruz
  • American: Dallas/Fort Worth (begins March 3, 2016)
  • Interjet: Mexico City.
  • Magni: Mexico City
  • Mayair: Cancun, Cozumel, Villahermosa & Veracruz
  • TropicAir: Belize City
  • United: Houston
  • Viva Aerobus: Guadalajara & Monterrey
  • Volaris: Mexico City, Guadalajara & Monterrey

By Bus:

There are 3 “main” bus stations in Merida:
If coming from Cancun you can either choose to go to Merida’s main terminal (CAME) or to the Hotel Fiesta Americana.  Click the name of the station below to link directly to ticket sales. 

  • Grupo ADO (CAME), Calle 70 #555 (Calle 70 btwn Call 69 & 71), ☎ +52 999 924-83-91 (toll free: 0800 702-80-00). ADO & OCC first class, ADO GL Deluxe & ADO Platino on longer routes to various major cities in Yucatan: Cancun, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Chiapas, Oaxaca and Mexico DF. ADO buses to/from the Merida airport are also here.
  • Terminal de Autobuses de 2a Clase (2nd class bus station), Calle 69 #554 (Along Calle 69 between Calle 68 & 70. Next to first class CAME terminal), ☎ +52 999 920-44-44 & 924-83-91. This the 2nd class bus station right next to the ADO terminal in centro, on calle 69. The lines serving this station are second class ADO, Oriente, Mayab & ATS buses (all subsidiaries of Grupo ADO) to various cities & towns in Yucatan, Campeche & Quintano Roo states such as to Cancun, Valladolid, Piste, Chichen Itza, Progreso, Izamal, Oxkutzcab, Uxmal, Ticul, Tulum, Celestun, etc.
  • Hotel Americana Fiesta, Calle 60 por Av. Colon (Along Calle 60 next to (west of) the big Hotel Americana Fiesta), ☎ +52 999 920-55-23. Alternate bus station for ADO, ADO GL, Platino, and SuperExpresso buses to/from Cancun, Playa del Carmen and the airport


Helpful Info:
There are 3 types of first class bus:

  • ADO Platino being the highest class of service with free instant coffee packs in the back with hot water along with your choice to choose a single seat by yourself on the left side of the bus and TV’s on the back of every seat allowing you to choose an array of movies and TV shows. Some even in English. These tickets will cost around $438 Pesos.
  • ADO GL which is a step down without the extras but some more legroom that the regular ADO buses have will cost around $322 Pesos and finally the regular
  • ADO Standard buses are around $268 Pesos. It’s a four hour ride and the price difference isn’t to large. Usually best choose the ADO Platino when available.

Note 1: There is a toll highway (Hwy 180D) between Cancun and Merida that is in excellent condition. The ADO Platino and GL Buses do the 380 km trip in just about 3.5 hr; there is a non-toll road (Hwy 180) that parallels the highway that goes through 70+ hamlets and 40+ villages and is both slower and bumpier and, the second class buses go along this route.

Note 2:  There are a few direct buses from Cancun Airport to Merida; these are excellent vehicles, they seat about 15 but not with the same luxury as the big buses. The more common way would be to take a shuttle bus from the Cancun Airport (every 30min) to the downtown (Cancun) bus station and transfer to another bus to Merida.