Have you enjoyed Cancun’s lively energy and famously beautiful beautiful beaches? And now you’re ready to experience something a little more calm and quiet, but equally relaxing? Your next stop is Playa del Carmen, Mexico, a smaller beach town with serene beaches and reduced crowds. And, you can easily explore more of the Yucatan Peninsula! But, how do you get from Cancun to Playa del Carmen?
How Do I Get From Cancun to Playa del Carmen?
Cancun to Playa del Carmen is about 68 km apart and driving time is about 1 hour.
There are a couple ways to get from Cancun to Playa del Carmen, while there is no train, nor a local airport, you have the option of taking one of the local bus companies or using a private car service. For travelers on a budget, the cheapest way to travel from Cancun to Playa del Carmen is by bus. But a private car is both the fastest way to travel from Cancun to Playa del Carmen and the best way to travel from Cancun to Playa del Carmen because it’s so convenient.
Cancun to Playa del Carmen by Bus
When taking one of the local bus companies, it is important to note that you buy your ticket, as a direct ticket. There are many buses that depart Cancun throughout the day, which allows for flexibility, but we always recommend checking the schedule. To buy your ticket, we recommend buying in advance, or you will need to go to the bus station (Cancun bus station) and go to the ticket office. The company you will be looking for is ADO with the first bus leaving at 12:30 AM and the last bus leaving at 4:00 PM and the tickets cost about 2 EUR.
|Time Intervals||every 30 minutes|
|First/Last Departure||12:30 AM/4:00 PM|
Cancun to Playa del Carmen by Taxi
Taking a private car is recommended if you prefer a convenient and comfortable option for traveling from place to place. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Cancun and be driven to your destination in Playa del Carmen, no bus stops, no crowding, no confusion. Daytrip is a great option because they even let you choose to stop and see some sites along the way! A trip from Cancun to Playa del Carmen can include stops at…
- El Rey Ruins
- Jardin Botanico Dr. Alfredo Barerra Marin
- Cenote Las Mojarras
- Cenotes Kin-Ha
- Cenote Chaak Tun
With comfort, convenience, and adventure, it is clear that a private transfer is the best option! To book a private transfer from Cancun to Playa del Carmen, click here!