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Can I fly to Chichen Itza?

You can't fly directly to Chichen Itza but you can fly to one of the airports in Mexico that are closeby. From there, you must drive or take the bus to Chichen Itza, depending on your preference. This can take between 90–150 minutes, depending on which airport you choose to travel to.

Closest Airports to
Chichen Itza

There are a few different airports that you can fly into to reach Chichen Itza. The best airport for you will depend on where you're flying from.

Cancún International Airport

Out of the airports that are near to nearby, Cancún International Airport is the furthest away airport from Chichen Itza by distance. However, Cancún International is the best airport to fly into for most people as it offers the most direct international connections, with many worldwide airlines flying regularly to the airport. 


Airlines that fly to Cancún International Airport


Aerolineas Argentinas Buenos Aires
Aeroméxico & Aeromexico Connect Havana, Mexico City, Monterrey
Air Canada Calgary
Air Canada Rouge Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa, Québec City, Toronto–Pearson
Air Europa Madrid
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Transat Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton (Ontario), London (Ontario), Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa, Québec City, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg
Alaska Airlines Seattle/Tacoma
American Airlines Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York–JFK, Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Avianca Bogotá
Avianca Costa Rica San José de Costa Rica, San Salvador
Avianca Peru Lima
Azur Air Moscow–Vnukovo
Blue Panorama Airlines Milan–Malpensa
British Airways London–Gatwick
Condor Frankfurt
Copa Airlines Panama City–Tocumen
Cubana de Aviación Havana
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St.Paul, New York–JFK, Salt Lake City
EasySky Tegucigalpa
Edelweiss Air Zürich
Eurowings Düsseldorf
Evelop Airlines Madrid
Frontier Airlines Chicago–O'Hare, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham, St. Louis
GOL Brasília
InterJet Bogotá, Guadalajara, Guayaquil, Havana, León/El Bajío, Lima, Los Angeles, Medellin–JMC, Mexico City, Monterrey, Montréal–Trudeau, San Francisco, Toluca/Mexico City, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver
jetBlue Boston, Fort Lauderdale, New York–JFK, Orlando
LATAM Chile Santiago de Chile
LATAM Peru Lima
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Magni Guadalajara, León/El Bajio, Mexico City, Monterrey
Maya Island Air Belize City
MAYAir Chetumal, Cozumel, Mérida,
Orbest Lisbon
Southwest Airlines Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago–Midway, Columbus–Glenn, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston–Hobby, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, Pittsburg, Raleigh/Durham, San Antonio, St.Louis
Spirit Airlines Baltimore Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston–Intercontinental
Sun Country Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Minneapolis/St.Paul
Sunwing Airlines Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa, Regina, Québec City, Saskatoon, Toronto–Pearson, Thunder Bay, Vancouver, Winnipeg
Swoop Edmonton, Hamilton (Ontario), London (Ontario)
Thomas Cook Airlines Belfast–International, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, Manchester
Tropic Air Belize City
TUI Birmingham, London–Gatwick, Manchester
TUI Belgium Brussels
TUI Netherlands Amsterdam
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
United Airlines Austin, Chicago O'Hare, Cleveland, Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Newark, New Orleans, San Antonio, San Francisco, Washington–Dulles
VivaAerobus Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, León/El Baijo, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla, Querétaro, Reynosa, San José de Costa Rica, Tampico, Tijuana, Toluca/Mexico City, Torreón/Gómez Palacio, Tuxita Gutiérirrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa
Volaris Aguascalientes, Ciudad Juárez, Guadalajara, Guatemala City, León/El Bajio, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tijuana, Tuxtla Guitérrez
Volaris Costa Rica San José de Costa Rica, San Salvador
Wamos Air Madrid
WestJet Calgary, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver
Wingo Bogotá
XL Airways France Paris–Charles de Gaulle


Getting to Chichen Itza from Cancún

There are two main ways to get to Chichen Itza from Cancún — by car or by bus.


By car

The drive from Cancún to Chichen Itza roughly takes between 120–150 minutes.

You will have to factor in the cost of renting a car and paying for fuel, as well as parking costs and toll roads.

Parking at Chichen Itza costs $30 MXP, fuel costs approximately $200 MXP each way and tolls cost $300 MXP each way.


By bus

There is one direct bus that travels from Cancún to Chichen Itza each day, provided by ADO (Mexican bus company). The bus departs each morning at 8.45am from Cancún Bus Station (downtown Cancún) and takes around three hours and 15 minutes. 

The bus can cost between $207–335 MXP, depending on how far in advance you buy your ticket. You can purchase your ticket online at the ADO website for the best rates.


Mérida International Airport

Mérida International Airport is the closest airport to Chichen Itza by both distance and time. It's the best airport to fly into if you're flying from within Mexico or flying from certain destinations in America, such as Miami or Houston or even Canada.


Airlines that fly to Mérida International Airport


Aeroméxico & Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
American Eagle Miami
InterJet Havana, Mexico City
Magni Mexico City
MAYAir Canún, Ceturnal, Cozumel, Villahermosa
TAR Querétaro, Tampico, Veracruz
United Airlines Houston–Intercontinental
VivaAerobus Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tuxtla Guitérrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa
Volaris Chihuahua, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, León/Del Bajío, Mexico City, Monterrey, Oaxaca, Tijuana
WestJet Toronto–Pearson



Getting to Chichen Itza from Mérida

By car

The drive from Mérida to Chichen Itza takes roughly 90 minutes. You do have to factor in all the costs of car rental, fuel, parking and tolls but as it's closer, it'll be slightly less expensive than from Cancún.

By bus

There are three buses that travel to Chichen Itza from Mérida each morning. The bus journey takes around one hour and 45 minutes and costs roughly $150 MXP. 

Cozumel International Airport

Cozumel International Airport is the second closest airport to Chichen Itza by distance. However, because it's on a separate island from Mexico, it takes the longest time to travel from, as it requires you to get a ferry.

Still, Cozumel is a breathtaking island. And if you wanted to visit the island and make a day or overnight trip to Chichen Itza, it's entirely possible.

Cozumel has connections to several destinations in the US, Canada and Mexico.


Airlines that fly to Cozumel International Airport


Air Canada Rouge Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
Air Transat Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
American Airlines Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth
American Eagle Miami
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St.Paul
InterJet Mexico City
Magni Mexico City, Monterrey
MAYAir Cancún, Mérida
Sun Country Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Minneapolis/St.Paul
Sunwing Airlines Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
United Airlines Chicago O'hare, Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark
Volaris Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey
WestJet Toronto–Pearson



Getting to Chichen Itza from Cozumel

By car & ferry

Driving from Cozumel to Chichen Itza takes between three and four hours each way. You'll have to get the ferry across to Playa del Carmen (Calica), which roughly costs $500 MXP, as well as factor in the prices of fuel, car rental, tolls and parking.

You'll also have to consider ferry times, as you'll need to make the last ferry back to Cozumel if you're staying on the island after your visit to Chichen Itza. Ferry times frequently change, so it's important to check the last scheduled ferry with the company that you're travelling with. 

Ferry companies that operate offer vehicle ferry services between Cozumel and Calica are:

Chichen Itza Flights

What is Chichen Itza?

Chichen Itza is a ruined ancient Mayan city in Mexico. It's one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and the second most visited archaeological site in Mexico.

What is the best airport to fly to from North America?

It depends where in North America you're flying from, however, Cozumel International Airport is the closest airport to Chichen Itza by distance and time taken to travel. Cozumel International Airport has regular connections to destinations within Mexico, the US and Canada.

However, if the city that you're flying from doesn't connect to Cozumel International Airport, it might be a better option to fly into Cancún International Airport.

What is the best airport to fly to from outside of North America?

Cancún International Airport is the best airport to fly to from outside of North America. It has flights from worldwide airlines flying from destinations across Europe, Asia and Central and South America.

How far is Chichen Itza from Cancún?

It's around 120 miles from Cancún to Chichen Itza. The journey takes between two–two and a half hours by car and three hours and 15 minutes by bus.

How far is Chichen Itza from Cozumel?

It's around 140 miles from Cozumel to Chichen Itza. However, because Cozumel is on a separate island, the journey requires you to drive and take a ferry across to mainland Mexico. This means that it can take up to four hours to travel to Chichen Itza from Cozumel.