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From Cancun International Airport to Playa del Carmen by Buses
Transport types between Cancun and Playa del Carmen
How to get from Cancun to Playa del Carmen
Travelling between Cancun and Playa del Carmen is possible by Bus and taxi. Taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you MXN 1,692 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere MXN 118.
How long does it take to get from Cancun to Playa del Carmen?
It can take you anywhere between 1 and 2 hours to travel between Cancun and Playa del Carmen depending on the means of transport you choose.
Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 55m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 1h 30m to reach Playa del Carmen.
How much does it cost to get from Cancun to Playa del Carmen?
Travelling between Cancun and Playa del Carmen can be as cheap as MXN 118 if you opt for a Lc Transportation bus and as expensive as MXN 1,692 if you buy a Happy Shuttle (Happy Shuttle) taxi ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
How many trips per day are there between Cancun and Playa del Carmen ?
- 180 from Cancun to Playa del Carmen starting from 06:00 Cancun International Airport until 23:30 Cancun International Airport
7 from Cancun to Playa del Carmen starting from 00:00 Cancun Airport Transfer until 00:00 Cancun Airport Transfer
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Cancun to Playa del Carmen.
What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?
Travelling from Cancun to Playa del Carmen overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.
Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.
They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.
Companies operating bus routes between Cancun and Playa del Carmen
Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.
Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.
Companies offering charters between Cancun and Playa del Carmen
Happy Shuttle (Happy Shuttle), TripAlliance (TripAlliance)
What is the most popular transport to get from Cancun to Playa del Carmen?
There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.
Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route
- 1000 opted for a bus