How to Get to Chichen Itza From Playa Del Carmen

If you're staying in Playa del Carmen, you might be wondering How to Get to Chichen Itza from Playa Del Carmen. Fortunately, there are several transportation options available that make it easy to get from Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza.

By Bus
By Bus

One option is to take the ADO bus. This transportation company offers direct service from downtown Playa del Carmen straight to the entrance doors of the pyramids. The advantage of traveling by bus is that you don't have to worry about anything – the schedules are already established, so you just need to get on the bus and go.

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Rent a Car
Rent a Car

Another option is to rent a car. This can be a great choice if you're traveling with a group of friends, as you can split the cost and have more flexibility to explore other places around the area, like the cenotes or the magical town of Valladolid, which is located about 20 minutes from the pyramids. Renting a car gives you the freedom to explore at your own pace without worrying about schedules or being rushed.

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Buy a Tour
Buy a Tour

If you prefer a more guided experience, you can also book a tour. There are many tours available that will take you from Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza, usually including hotel pickup, transportation, a tour guide to lead you through the ruins, time to swim in a nearby cenote, and a visit to Valladolid. This can be a great option if you want a more structured itinerary and don't want to worry about transportation or planning your own route.

Once you arrive at Chichen Itza, you'll have the chance to explore the ancient ruins and learn about the fascinating history and culture of the Mayan people. The most iconic structure at the site is the El Castillo pyramid, which is also known as the Temple of Kukulcan. It's an impressive sight to see, especially during the spring and fall equinoxes when the sunlight creates the illusion of a serpent slithering down the side of the pyramid.

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  • Stroll through the UNESCO world heritage site, see the holy pyramid temples, and gain insight into the old Mayan civilizations

  • Admire the outstanding architecture of sacred pyramids i.e. Great Ballcourts, Interior Temple, and Sacred Cenote

  • Head out to religious and ceremonial site of the Mexican state which served as a hub for politics, economy, religion, the military, and architecture

  • Grab an opportunity to see one of the Seven Wonders with the Chichén Itzá tickets and delve into the ancient history of Mayan-Toltec culture

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Must Know Before You Go
  • All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details at the time of arrival.
  • ID proof is mandatory for each individual guest at the time of arrival.
  • The guided tour is in English & Spanish.
  • Lockers for bags and suitcases are available on-site.
  • The government tax is included in the ticket price.
  • Last admission will be done 1 hour before closing.
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    Chichen Itza is located approximately 180 kilometers (111 miles) west of Playa Del Carmen. It takes about 2.5 hours to get there by car.

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