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By bus in the Yucatan

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Albany New York
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By bus in the Yucatan

We've decided to travel around the Yucatan by bus, hoping to see a little more than we would by car. Thanks to posts from Robert SDF, we're going to Valladolid by bus, then a collectivo to Chichen Itza. Our next stop is Merida. The bus from C-I to Merida (according to Ticketbus) leaves in the afternoon; we'd prefer to leave in the morning. Are collectivos from C-I to Valladolid frequent? Can we get a bus in the morning from Valladolid to Merida? Or is there a better way to do this? (It would be nice if Ticketbus acknowledged the existence of Valladolid!) Thanks to all.....

Cozumel, Mexico
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1. Re: By bus in the Yucatan

Collectivos operate as soon as they are full--or the driver decides thats all they will get. And they are frequent. What you are seeing is the first class bus schedule. Oriente, also owned by ADO, operates many second class buses from Chichen to Merida and the buses are fine and comfortable with a/c but no reserved seats and many stops to pickup and discharge passengers. Or you can do as you said and backtrack to Valladolid and take a frist class ADO to Merida. It probably going to be about a toss up on the time whichever you choose.

I will be at the Valladolid terminal tomorrow and will send the first class schedule, if you want. For years, ticketbus did include Valladolid but found it necessary to eliminate many smaller cities. They left places like Chichen and Playa because they are tourist places--thankfully Valladolid is not.

Sounds like you have a good plan!

Albany New York
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2. Re: By bus in the Yucatan

Thank you; I'd very much like to have the bus schedule from Valladolid.

Atenas, Costa Rica
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3. Re: By bus in the Yucatan

Robert, could I beg a first class schedule from Valladolid to Cancun also? I really just need the morning schedule.

I know that TicketBus has eliminated various towns, but why would they leave Tizimin and omit Valladolid? It just doesn't make much sense to me.

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