About traveling from Tulum to Merida

Both Tulum and Merida are quite the opposite when discovering the multifaceted Mexico. Tulum is a quiet beach town with easy access to the surrounding cenotes and ancient ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula. While Merida is a bright, colorful, colonial town that is the perfect example of authentic Mexican culture!

If you decide to take a car transfer from Tulum to Merida, you can also enjoy some exceptional sights, including Coba, Valladolid, Ek Balam, the iconic Chichen Itza, the cenote Yokdzonot, and lovely Izamal.

How to get from Tulum to Merida

If you’re travelling from Tulum to Merida, you have several travel options. For travellers on a budget, the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Tulum to Merida. The fastest way to travel from Tulum to Merida is by car, therefore a car is of course the best way to travel from Tulum to Merida since it’s so convenient.

Tulum to Merida by bus

To travel from Tulum to Merida by bus, go to the Tulum bus station and buy a ticket to Merida. While you can buy your ticket at the station, it’s best to purchase them in advance. There are many buses to Merida that depart from Tulum. The earliest bus is at about 2:40 AM, and the last bus is at about 9:30 PM, with one bus leaving about every 2 hours. The bus from Tulum to Merida is run by ADO with bus tickets from Tulum to Merida costing around 16 EUR for the 4 hour trip. The distance from Tulum to Merida is about 264 kilometers.

All options offer direct service from Tulum to Merida.

Tulum to Merida by bus

Time intervals

every 2 hours

First/Last Departure

2:40 AM/9:30 PM

Avg. Price



~264 km


~4 hr

Operating Companies


Tulum to Merida Private Car Transfer

For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Tulum to Merida. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Tulum, and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Merida, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!

Book a Private Car Transfer from Tulum to Merida

Going the other direction? Check our guide on How to get from Merida to Tulum

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