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How to get from Tulum to Cancun

Your stay in Tulum has been nothing short of relaxing. You’ve seen the sturdy ancient ruins, swam in the native cenotes, and enjoyed the bare, tropical beaches. Now, you’re ready to experience a lively atmosphere and enjoy a more family friendly, and even party atmosphere?  Head to Cancun, Mexico, 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 Tulum to Cancun?

How Do I Get From Tulum to Cancun?

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

There are a couple ways to get from Tulum 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 Tulum to Cancun will be the cheapest option, but if you prefer convenience and comfort, a private transfer from Tulum to Cancun is recommended. 

Tulum 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 about 2 buses that depart Tulum throughout the day, make sure to check on the bus companies website for any updated times or added services. 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 Tulum and go to the ticket office. The company you will be looking for is ADO with the first bus leaving at 10:20 AM and the last bus leaving at 9:50 PM and the tickets cost about 7 EUR. 

Time Intervals2 buses per day
First/Last Departure10:20 AM/9:50 PM
Average Price€7
Distance ~130 km
Duration~2.5 hr
Operating CompaniesADO

Tulum to Cancun by Taxi

Going from Tulum 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 Tulum 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 Tulum to Cancun can include stops at…

  • Coba
  • Two Eyes cenote
  • cenote Chikin Ha
  • Cenote Chaak Tun
  • 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 Tulum to Cancun, click here!

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