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.
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 from||Directions||Time||Distance|
|Cancun||via Carr. Tulum – Cancún/México 307||2 hours||81 miles or 131 kilometers|
|Cancun Airport||via Carr. Tulum – Cancún/México 307||1 hour 40 minutes||73 miles or 118 kilometers|
|Playa del Carmen||via Carr. Tulum – Cancún/México 307||1 hour||46 miles or 74 kilometers|
|Merida||via Kantunil-Cancun/México 180D||3 hours 10 minutes||161 miles or 259 kilometers|
|Cozumel||Ferry/ via Carr. Tulum – Cancún/México 307||1 hour 30 minutes||58.5 miles or 94 kilometers|
|Isla Mujeres||Ferry/ via Carr. Tulum – Cancún/México 307||2 hours 50 minutes||92 miles or 148 kilometers|
|Bacalar||via México 307||2 hours 30 minutes||130.5 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.
- 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.
On GuateGo you can check all available transportation options to Tulum. It is a reliable and easy-to-use platform where you can compare prices & schedules and make a booking online.
2. How to get to Tulum from Cancun Airport
The distance from Cancun Airport to Tulum is 73 miles or 118 kilometers.
- 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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- Book your car rental through RentalCars
- Check & book all available transportation options on GuateGo
- Get Your Guide helps you find the best tours wherever you are heading to.
- Don’t forget about travel insurance for your trip to Mexico!
3. How to get to Tulum from Playa del Carmen
The distance between Playa del Carmen and Tulum is 46 miles or 74 kilometers.
- 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.
4. How to get to Tulum from Cozumel
The distance from Cozumel to Tulum is 58.5 miles or 94 kilometers.
- 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.
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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