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How to Get from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen Mexico

If Playa del Carmen is your first destination in Mexico, you will most probably arrive at Cancun Airport. Check out our guide for the best options to travel from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen.

Cancun airport is well connected with domestic as well as international flights. It is also the closest airport to Playa del Carmen.

As most visitors to Playa del Carmen arrive at Cancun airport, you can choose between a wide range of travel options.

Check our guide for the best options to travel from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen.

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How far is Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen?

The distance between Cancun Airport and Playa del Carmen is around 34 miles (55 kilometers), and it usually takes one hour to reach the town via the Cancun/Mexico 307 Highway. 

The main transportation options to get from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen are:

  • ADO bus from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen
  • Private Transfer
  • Shared van shuttle
  • Rental Car
  • Taxi or Uber

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On GuateGo, you can check all available transportation options from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen. It is a reliable and easy-to-use platform to compare prices & schedules and make a booking online.

From Cancún Airport to Playa del Carmen

Getting from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen

1. ADO Bus from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen

Journey Duration: 1 hour and 10 minutes

The cheapest option to get from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen is by ADO bus. It is the only bus company with permission to offer transportation from the airport.

The price for a one-way ticket starts at 18 USD. All ADO buses have air condition, reclinable seats, a bathroom, and TVs on board.

2. Shared Van Shuttle

Journey Duration: 1 hour

Another convenient way to travel from Cancun to Playa del Carmen is by shared van shuttle. All shuttles vans are equipped with air-conditioning, and the driver will drop you off at your hotel in Playa del Carmen.

Between 09:00 AM and 06:00 PM, one van leaves from the airport at every full hour.

As seats are limited, we recommend you make a reservation in advance.

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3. Private Transfer from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen

Journey Duration: 1 hour

If you prefer more comfort and flexibility, a private transfer to Playa del Carmen might be the best option for you.

Your driver will pick you up at the airport in Cancun and drop you off at your hotel in Playa del Carmen. This option is especially interesting if you are traveling in a group.

Click here to make a reservation for a private transfer to Playa del Carmen!

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On GuateGo, you can check all available transportation options from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen. It is a reliable and easy-to-use platform to compare prices & schedules and make a booking online.

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4. Traveling to Playa del Carmen by Rental Car

Journey Duration: 1 hour

Playa del Carmen is a good starting point to visit some of Yucatan’s highlights, like the amazing cenotes.

If you prefer exploring the area on your own rather than with a guided tour, we recommend you rent a car at Cancun Airport and drive to Playa del Carmen.

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5. Uber or Taxi

Journey Duration: 1 hour

If you haven’t booked a transfer in advance and do not want to take the bus, taking a taxi from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen is, of course, also an option.

Due to the higher fare; however, we really recommend booking a transfer in advance.

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