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How to get to Tulum, Mexico

Tulum is amongst the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico. Read here how to get to Tulum from other Mexican cities.

Tulum is a town located in Quintana Roo, Mexico. It lies on the Caribbean coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Tulum is a great gateway to beautiful, nearby cenotes and is popular amongst visitors looking for a Caribbean experience.

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Check out our guide with the different transportation options from nearby cities to Tulum.

How to get to Tulum

Are you planning to travel to Tulum from one of Mexico’s most popular destinations? Our chart below outlines the route, distance, and approximate duration for each trip to Tulum.

Traveling to Tulum fromDirectionsTimeDistance
Cancunvia Carr. Tulum – Cancún/México 3072 hours81 miles or 131 kilometers
Cancun Airportvia Carr. Tulum – Cancún/México 3071 hour 40 minutes73 miles or 118 kilometers
Playa del Carmenvia Carr. Tulum – Cancún/México 3071 hour46 miles or 74 kilometers
Meridavia Kantunil-Cancun/México 180D3 hours 10 minutes161 miles or 259 kilometers
CozumelFerry/ via Carr. Tulum – Cancún/México 3071 hour 30 minutes58.5 miles or 94 kilometers
Isla MujeresFerry/ via Carr. Tulum – Cancún/México 3072 hours 50 minutes92 miles or 148 kilometers
Bacalarvia México 3072 hours 30 minutes130.5 miles or 210 kilometers

1. How to get to Tulum from Cancun

The distance from Cancun downtown to Tulum is 81 miles or 131 kilometers.

Transportation Options from Cancun to Tulum

  • ADO bus from the bus terminal in Cancun downtown.
  • Shared Shuttle – The shuttles depart daily from across the ADO bus station.
  • Private Transfer – Compared to driving on your own, it also gives you the convenience of relaxing in your seat without being stressed about the roads.
  • Taxi or Uber from Cancun to Tulum
  • Rental Car – If you will be doing a lot of exploring within the peninsula, it is truly best to rent a car. 

Read our detailed guide about how to get from Cancun to Tulum.

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2. How to get to Tulum from Cancun Airport

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

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

Read our detailed guide about how to get from Cancun Airport to Tulum.

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  • Check & book all available transportation options on GuateGo
  • Get Your Guide helps you find the best tours wherever you are heading to.

3. How to get to Tulum from Playa del Carmen

The distance between Playa del Carmen and Tulum is 46 miles or 74 kilometers.

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

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

Read our detailed guide about how to get from Playa del Carmen to Tulum.

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4. How to get to Tulum from Cozumel

The distance from Cozumel to Tulum is 58.5 miles or 94 kilometers.

The main transportation options to get from Cozumel to Tulum are:

  • Shared Shuttle + Ferry
  • Coach Bus + Ferry
  • Private Transfer + Ferry
  • Rental Car + Ferry
  • Taxi or Uber + Ferry

Read our detailed guide about how to get from Cozumel to Tulum.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which airport do you fly into for Tulum?

Cancun International Airport is the airport you fly into for Tulum, Mexico. It is the best option to fly to when going to Tulum and even to other parts of the state.

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