Bus from Mexico City to Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico
Chichen Itza's Temple of Kukulkan called El Castillo, dedicated to Quetzalcoatl
The building called El Caracol, the Snail, due inside, is thought to be a celestial observatory because of placement of openings with a view of venus, the sun, and the phases of the moon.
Chichen Itza was active as a regional center of the culture in the late classic to early post-classic period from 600 AD to 1000 AD and contains buildings with the architectural styles of both central Mexico of the Toltecs and the northern Yucatan Puuc style of the Mayas. This mix is a result of cultural diffusion rather than a Toltec invasion some archaeologists argue. Others cite the base relief sculptures of a battle and claim the Toltec influence resulted from an invasion.
Toltec-style Chaac Mool sculpture in the Museum in Merida. This artistic style is Toltec from central Mexico, north of present day Mexico City.
The building the Iglesia done in the Puuc style, 600-900 AD has many references to the rain God Chaac
Buildings constructed between 600 to 800 AD are done in the Puuc style of the northern Maya and show many references to
building include the Observatory,above, El Castillo, and the large ball court.
Flights reach Merida and Cancun where bus service to Chichen Itza is plentiful.
Chichen Itza is reached by bus out of Cancun, the City of Merida, or the city of Valladolid.
ADO first class buses serve Merida and Cancun from Mexico City, Oaxaca City, Vera Cruz, and other cities.
Good, high-speed roads reach Chichen Itza from Merida and Cancun
Chichen Itza, a pre-Colombian Mayan archaeological site shows both a Mayan civilization building style of the northern part of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and an influence from the ninth century AD Toltecs of Central Mexico's city of Tula.
Buses from ADO and from the second class bus station pull into the Chichen Itza entrance parking lot where a short walk takes you to the Chichen Itza ruin entrance and museum.
The columned building, the Temple of the Warriors resembles buildings at the city of Tula, north of Mexico City. Other sections of the city are built in the Maya Puuc style of northern Yucatan.
Direct buses leave for Merida in the Yucatan from Tapo Terminal via ADO GL. Trip duration is 19 hours, the bus fare, 1486 Pesos. Buses leave 11:00 AM.
The City of Jalapa, Veracruz, the City of Heroica Veracruz, (Veracruz, the port city), or Coatzacoalcos will provide terminals and bus ticket sales for onward buses to the Yucatan in case you do not opt for the direct run.
Villahermosa is another bus hub city on the way to Campeche and Merida.
Merida is a popular base for ruins trips to Chichen Itza, Uxmal, and other Mayan sites because of its hotels, museums, bus stations, night life, and international airport.
Merida is served by ADO first class buses. The ADO bus on the bus route to Chichen Itza, a distance of 75 miles, stops first at the town of Piste, a short distance from Chichen Itza. In Piste there is lodging and camping. The bus then continues to the Chichen Itza entrance.
- Bus Merida to Chichen Itza, First Class
ADO Buses make three trips Daily from Merida, 6:30 AM, 9:15 AM, 12:40 PM. as of Jan, 2012.
The fare for the first class ticket is 114 Pesos. The ADO first Class Terminal in Merida is four blocks south and four blocks west of the Zocalo, Parque Francisco Canto.
Bus tickets for the return can be purchased in the gift shop area of Chichen Itza.
From Merida reach Chichen Itza by second class bus from the second class bus station in Merida, just one block east of the first class station.
- Bus to Chichen Itza, Second Class
Second class bus fare is 45 Pesos
Buses also reach Chichen Itza from Cancun and from Valladolid.
Bus service from Mexico City to Chichen Itza will be bus routes through Merida, a large city in the Yucatan.
Chichen Itza Transportation from Merida is offered by ADO and local bus service. ADO Buses from Mexico City reach Merida through Veracruz or Oaxaca City.
The ADO First Class Bus line follows bus routes from Mexico City to Merida through Veracruz on the Gulf Coast or bus routes through Oaxaca City in South Central Mexico to Chiapas and the Yucatan.
Chichen Itza Ballcourt, the largest in Mexico
Toltec-style buildings similar to those in Central Mexico, north of present day Mexico City, are common at the Chichen Itza Ruin Site.
ADO First Class Bus bus routes serve Merida from Mexico City through Veracruz and Campeche on the Gulf Coast. ADO runs bus routes morning and mid day to Chichen Itza from Merida.
ADO bus routes also reach Merida through Chiapas to Palenque, Villahermosa, and Campeche.
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|Chichen Itza lies about half way between Merida and Cancun (190 miles) and is served by daily buses
from both cities, At about 75 miles east of Merida, Chichen Itza is an hour and a half trip from Merida or Cancun
. Chichen Itza is served by daily buses from Valladolid, Merida, and Cancun.
The buses enter the site and pick up and drop off passengers. A bus ticket sales counter is offered near the
gift shop at Chichen Itza.