Located between Merida and Cancun, Chichen Itza can be reached by the highway or by the more scenic ‘libre,’ or free road, which takes your through local villages all the way to the site. There is abundant parking upon arrival and it is very reasonably priced (around 22 pesos).
First class buses also arrive to Chichen Itza daily from Cancun (3 hours), Playa del Carmen (3 hours 20 minutes) and Tulum (2 hours 20 minutes) and over the weekends from Merida (1.5 hours). The buses arrive at the west entrance to the site where taxis also await should you want to get to a hotel by the east entrance.
There is an airport at Chichen Itza but it only serves private, charted planes.
Once inside the archeological zone the only way to get around is on foot. Be sure to keep hydrated and to look for shade where possible. In more recent years, trees have been planted to create more shaded areas for visitors.
If you are travelling on from Chichen Itza to your next destination there is a baggage storage office at the entrance to the site.