Travelling between Playa del Carmen and Cancun is possible by Bus, van and taxi. Taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Van is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you EUR 77.55 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a van which will set you back mere EUR 2.26.
It can take you anywhere between 1 and 2 hours to travel between Playa del Carmen and Cancun depending on the means of transport you choose.
Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Playa del Carmen and Cancun. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 55m. Van does a much slower job and take about 1h 30m to reach Cancun.
Travelling between Playa del Carmen and Cancun can be as cheap as EUR 2.26 if you opt for a Sindicato Lazaro Cardenas van and as expensive as EUR 77.55 if you buy a 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.
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Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Playa del Carmen to Cancun.
Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Playa del Carmen to Cancun, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as EUR 238.81.
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.
Travelling from Playa del Carmen to Cancun 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.
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.
Happy Shuttle, TripAlliance
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 Playa del Carmen and Cancun, 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.
Coming2 Mexico, Nexus Tours Mexico, Sindicato Lazaro Cardenas
There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Van remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.
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