How to Go From Tulum to Chichen Itza

If you're planning a trip to the Yucatan Peninsula and hoping to visit the world-famous archaeological site of Chichen Itza, you might be wondering How to Go from Tulum to Chichen Itza. Luckily, there are several transportation options available to suit your needs and preferences. Whether you prefer to travel by bus, rental car, or organized tour, we've got all the details to help you plan your journey with confidence.


The most affordable way to get to Chichen Itza from Tulum is by taking the ADO bus, which can be found at the bus terminal in the town center. There is currently only one bus heading to Chichen Itza, which leaves at around 9:30 AM. The fare per person is between 180 and 250 Mexican pesos, and it takes approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes to reach Chichen Itza. There is also one bus returning from Chichen Itza to Tulum at 4:00pm, so make sure not to miss it. This gives you at least 3 and a half hours to explore the site, which should be enough time to see the highlights.

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Rent a Car
Rent a Car

If you prefer more flexibility and want to explore the surrounding area of Tulum and Chichen Itza, renting a car might be your best option. It's a relatively cheap option if you're splitting the cost with friends and it allows you to leave and return at your own chosen time. Along the way to Chichen Itza, you can stop at many attractions and little towns that you won’t get the chance to do on a bus or a tour. We highly recommend checking out the cute colonial town of Valladolid and many of the cenotes in the Yucatan along the way. The best way to rent a car is by making a reservation in advance online.

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Take A Tour
Take A Tour

Taking a tour from Tulum to Chichen Itza is one of the most convenient and easy ways to get to the ruins. This is a great option if you’re traveling alone and prefer to meet others or if you want a guided tour of the ruins. The benefit of a tour is that they typically pick you up at your accommodation or meet at a central spot early in the morning. Tours typically include cool activities such as swimming in nearby cenotes, exploring Valladolid, and they sometimes have free food and tequila tasting.

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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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FAQ’s About How to Go From Tulum to Chichen Itza

How far is Tulum from Chichen Itza?

    Tulum is approximately 185 km (115 miles) from Chichen Itza.

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