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How to get from Cancun Airport to Tulum, Mexico

Cancun International Airport is the closest airport to Tulum, Mexico. Check out our guide for the best options to travel from Cancun Airport to Tulum.

If you want to travel to Tulum, chances are high that you’ll arrive at Cancun International Airport.

From the airport in Cancun, you can choose between different means of transportation to Tulum.

Check our guide for the best options to travel from Cancun Airport to Tulum.

Read also:

How far is Tulum from Cancun Airport?

The distance from Cancun Airport to Tulum is 73 miles or 118 kilometers.

Read also: How far is Tulum from Cancun

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The main transportation options to get from Cancun International Airport to Tulum are:

  • ADO bus from Cancun Airport to Tulum
  • Cancun Airport to Tulum Shuttle
  • Private Transfer from Cancun Airport to Tulum
  • Driving with Rental Car
  • Taxi or Uber from Cancun airport to Tulum

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Getting to Tulum from Cancun Airport

1. ADO Bus from Cancun Airport to Tulum

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Traveling by ADO Bus to Tulum from Cancun Airport is the most popular option for visitors and residents alike.

The bus from Cancun Airport to Tulum departs directly from the airport.

ADO bus is the leading bus company that caters to the Riviera Maya.

It is the only public bus transport company that is offering rides from the Cancun International Airport. 

To save your seat and to avoid queuing up at the ticket booth, I recommend you buy your bus ticket online in advance.

There are four daily trips from Cancun Airport to Tulum:

  • 11:00 AM
  • 12:20 AM
  • 01:40 PM
  • 03:15 PM
  • 05:15 PM
  • 08:05 PM
  • 09:35 PM

To get to Tulum from Cancun by bus takes about two hours and 35 minutes.

The ADO busses are equipped with toilets, power outlets, and air conditioning. They are also pet-friendly and are lenient when it comes to sports equipment.

2. Cancun Airport to Tulum Shuttle

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If you plan to travel from Cancun to Tulum, you can also take a shared shuttle from Cancun Airport.

This is the best option for getting to Tulum with more comfort and less crowd.

A shared shuttle van can accommodate up to twelve passengers at a time.

A one-way Cancun airport to Tulum shuttle trip costs $70 per person. You can book your ticket online in advance. Shuttles are leaving every hour.

The meeting point for the shuttle in Cancun is at the BDExperience counter in the Arrivals Hall.

You will then be directed to your vehicle. The total travel time from Cancun to Tulum by shuttle is around two hours.

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How to get from Cancun Airport to Tulum, Mexico

3. Private Transfer from Cancun Airport to Tulum

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It is also possible to book a private car from the Cancun airport to Tulum.

This option is especially interesting if you are traveling in a group or with your family.

Prices for a private car from Cancun Airport to Tulum:

  • 1 to 7 passengers: USD 114
  • 8 to 10 passengers: USD 129
  • 11 to 16 passengers: USD 229

Booking a private transfer saves you from the hassle of looking for other passengers, waiting for latecomers, or not stopping the vehicle when and where you need to.

Compared to driving on your own, it also gives you the convenience of relaxing in your seat without being stressed about the roads.

The private car ride from Cancun to Tulum takes about one hour and 45 minutes, depending on the number of stops you agree to make on the way.

There are transport companies that will allow you to stop at grocery stores or food chains for an added charge.

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4. Driving with Rental Car

Cancun Airport to Tulum drive time: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Another great option to get to Tulum is by rental car. Just be aware that the traffic signs are written in Spanish.

We recommend booking your rental car online in advance.

To drive to Tulum from Cancun, you have to follow Mexico 307.

This route will take you directly to Tulum Centro. As you drive, you will pass by Puerto Morelos, Playa Del Carmen, and Puerto Aventuras.

There will be police checkpoints on your way to Tulum.

As a standard procedure, they will ask for documents such as your driver’s license and rental papers.

It is nothing to be alarmed about – as long as you are not bringing in anything illegal.

The Cancun Airport to Tulum drive time is around one hour and 45 minutes.

5. Taxi or Uber Cancun airport to Tulum

Journey Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes

A one-way taxi ride from Cancun Airport to Tulum costs around USD 80 or 1,700 pesos.

The taxi ride to Tulum from Cancun Airport will take less than two hours during favorable traffic conditions. 

Alternatively, you can also take Uber to Tulum. The fare is around USD 50.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Tulum have an airport?

Tulum does not (yet) have an airport. Although there are plans to build a new international airport in Tulum, the closest airport to Tulum is currently in Cancun.

Can you travel by Uber from Cancun to Tulum?

Uber is available in Cancun and a one-way ride to Tulum costs around USD 50. Please be aware that Uber is not available in Tulum!