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How to get from Cancun to Tulum

Have you enjoyed Cancun’s lively energy and famously beautiful beautiful beaches? And now you’re ready to have a more relaxing beach stay, away from the crowds and the parties? Your next stop is Tulum, a smaller beach town that has just as beautiful beaches as it’s more popular neighbors, minus the crowds. Surrounding Tulum you can also explore the different cenotes and ancient ruins of Mexico’s early civilizations. But, how do you get from Cancun to Tulum

How Do I Get From Cancun to Tulum?

Cancun to Tulum are about 130 km apart and driving time is about 1 hour, 45 minutes. 

There are a couple ways to get from Cancun to Tulum, 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 Tulum is by bus. But a private car is both the fastest way to travel from Cancun to Tulum and the best way to travel from Cancun to Tulum because it’s so convenient.

Cancun to Tulum 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 6:00 AM and the last bus leaving at 10:15 PM and the tickets cost about 7 EUR. 

Time Intervalsevery 45 minutes
First/Last Departure6:00 AM/10:15 PM
Average Price€7
Distance~130 km
Duration~2.5 hr
Operating CompaniesADO

Cancun to Tulum 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 Tulum, 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 Tulum can include stops at…

  • El Rey Ruins
  • Jardin Botanico Dr. Alfredo Barerra Marin
  • cenote Chaak Tun
  • cenote Chikin Ha
  • Two Eyes cenote
  • Coba

With comfort, convenience, and adventure, it is clear that a private transfer is the best option! To book a private transfer from Cancun to Tulum, click here!

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