Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way
to travel from Cancun to Playa del Carmen, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 280.96
Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.
If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.
In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.
Airlines flying between Cancun and Playa del Carmen
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
ADO, ADO Aeropuerto, ADO Conecta, Autobuses Unidos
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
Best Line Cancun, Daytrip, Flex Shuttle, Happy Shuttle, Ofir Tours, Wayak
Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, too.
Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.
Companies operating vans between Cancun and Playa del Carmen
Coming2 Mexico, Mexico Travel Solutions, Nexus Tours Mexico