Your stay in Playa del Carmen has been relaxing and adventurous! You’ve explored the cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula and relaxed on the lovely beaches. Now, you’re ready to experience a lively part of Mexico and enjoy a more family friendly, and even party atmosphere? Head to Cancun where you can experience Mexico’s most famous beaches, with white sandy beaches and light blue water, a scene straight from a postcard. Often visited by families and spring breakers, there’s no shortage of activities! But what is the best way to get from Playa del Carmen to Cancun?
How Do I Get From Playa del Carmen to Cancun?
Playa del Carmen to Cancun are about 68 km apart and driving time is about 1 hour.
There are a couple ways to get from Playa del Carmen to Cancun, 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 local buses from Playa del Carmen to Cancun will be the cheapest option, but if you prefer convenience and comfort, a private transfer from Playa del Carmen to Cancun is recommended.
Playa del Carmen to Cancun 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 Playa del Carmen throughout the day, make sure to check on the bus companies website for any updated times. We recommend checking the bus schedule online if your itinerary is not very flexible. To buy your ticket, we recommend buying in advance, or you will need to go to the bus station in Playa del Carmen (main station or Alterna) and go to the ticket office. There are a couple of bus stations in Playa del Carmen, so check your ticket for information on this. The company you will be looking for is ADO with the first bus leaving at 12:15 AM and the last bus leaving at 11:30 PM and the tickets cost about 2 EUR.
|Time Intervals||every 30 minutes|
|First/Last Departure||12:15 AM/11:30 PM|
Playa del Carmen to Cancun by Taxi
Going from Playa del Carmen to Cancun by taxi is recommended if you prefer a convenient and comfortable option for traveling place to place. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Playa del Carmen and be driven to your destination in Cancun, no bus stops, no crowding, no confusion. Daytrip is a great option since they let you choose to stop and see some sites along the way! A trip from Playa del Carmen to Cancun can include stops at…
- Cenote Chaak Tun
- Cenotes Kin-Ha
- Cenote Las Mojarras
- Jardin Botanico Dr. Alfredo Barerra Marin
- El Rey Ruins
With comfort, convenience, and adventure, it is clear that a private transfer is the best option! To book a private transfer from Playa del Carmen to Cancun, click here!