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1) From Cancun to Merida

  • There is a direct bus line from Cancun airport to Fiesta Americana bus station in Merida (just across the Hyatt Regency Merida). The buses leave Cancun at: 13:30, 16:15, 17:30, 20:30 PM and the ticket cost is between $38-46 USD. You can buy the ticket online at http://www.ado.com.mx/wadod/compra.jsp, or upon arrival at the Cancun airport.
  • If you cannot catch the direct bus from Cancun to Merida, you can take a bus from the airport to the Cancun city bus station. The ticket costs about 5$ USD. Avoid taking the taxi as it is very expensive. The buses to Merida leave frequently from the Cancun city bus station and they cost between $38-46 USD, depending on the type of the bus you take.
  • The bus ride from Cancun to Merida takes about 4 hours. There are three levels of services: “super luxury” (ADO Platino), “luxury” (ADO Gl.) and “firts calss” (ADO). For more information about the buses and to book a ticket, please visit:


There are three bus stations in Merida:

  • Fiesta Americana: is just across the congress venue, Hyatt Regency Merida. IBIS, Marques, Victoria, Español, Conquistador, and Holiday Inn are all in the walking distance of this bus station. You can also take the taxi from here to downtown.
  • CAME bus station: use this station is you want to go downtown. Once you are at this station, you can take a taxi to reach downtown. Taxi costs between $10-13 USD (130-160 pesos).
  • The third bus station is the Altabrisa bus station. Do not go to this station as it’s too far away from the venue/downtown.


2) From Merida to Cancun

  • There are early, direct vans from Merida to Cancun. You can also take buses that run every hour or two. To see the bus times visit the following website: http://www.ado.com.mx/wadod/compra.jsp. Once you arrive at the Cancun city bus station, you can take the bus to the airport. The tickets cost about $5 USD and the buses run every half an hour.


3) Arriving directly to Merida

  • To take a taxi from the airport, go to the exit. You will need a ticket that is sold in a small booth just across the first road. This is also where the taxis line up. The price varies by zone: it will be around $200-250 pesos or $15-18 USD to downtown area or to the area close to the Hyatt.
  • If you are looking for organized transport from Merida International Airport to your hotel, please contact Emmanuel Escalante Lombard at Amigo Yucatan (eescalante@amigoyucatan.com).
  • More information about the Merida International Airport can be found here.





a) Citizens of some countries require visa for entering Mexico. To verify if your country of citizenship requires visa, click here.

b) All foreign visitors, regardless of their nationality, who travel to Mexico for tourism, business or in transit to another destination and have a valid visa issued by the government of the United States of America, are exempt from requiring a Mexican visa. In addition, foreign visitors who, regardless of their nationality, have a valid permanent resident card from Canada, the United States of America, United Kingdom or any of the countries comprising the Schengen Area, do not require a Mexican visa.

To enter Mexican territory the above travellers (b) must present:
1.  A valid passport or travel document. Mexican authorities do not require a minimum period of validity of the passport; nevertheless, this document must be valid at the time you enter Mexico and during the period you wish to remain in the country.
2.  A properly completed Multiple Migratory Form (FMM); this form will be provided to you by the airline or at the port of entry.
3.  Migratory authorities at the port of entry may request documents proving the purpose of your trip, depending on the activity you will undertake in Mexico: tourism (hotel reservation, itinerary of your return or departure); a letter of invitation from a public or private institution to perform non-remunerated activities in Mexico, indicating the purpose of the trip, estimated time of stay and taking responsibility for your travel and lodging costs), student (letter of invitation or acceptance from any institution pertaining to the National Educational System to take courses, conduct a research project or undertake academic training for a maximum period of 180 days) and others.

At the point of entry, Mexico’s immigration officers (INAMI) are the only authority that can accept or refuse the entry of any traveller into Mexico, regardless of whether the traveller has previously attained a visa or is exempt from obtaining one. Please be aware of some of the questions you may be asked.

For more information, click here.




For additional travel information and information about local attractions, check the following websites:

Yucatan Today

Merida Tourism 

Patronato Cultur

Gobierno del Estadso de Yucatan





Temperature will be between 30-32°C (high) and 20-24°C (low), and it is very humid. Although September is the end of the rainy season, there are high chances of rain.

Important Dates

SEPTEMBER 1, 2014: deadline for extended abstracts

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