When it comes to traveling to Playa del Carmen, Tulum and mostly anywhere in Riviera Maya you are going to a destination that requires flying into the Cancun International Airport in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Then you will need transportation from Cancun to Playa del Carmen, located 45 minutes south of the peninsula. So here is the best information on transportation from Cancun airport to playa del carmen.
Airport Transfers to Playa del Carmen - All Options
There are a few options for transportation which I list in here. From taking the bus, shuttle, van, taxi or other private transport. From all of these, a private van is by far the best options available and I will tell you why by listing all your options below. All your options will range from $30 to about $150USD depending on what you choose and also the season of the year. It is also important to take into account if you are traveling solo, or with a group. So read up on how to get to Playa del Carmen.
- Pros: Safe, Fast, Convenient, Private, No Wait, Inexpensive for groups
- Cons: More expensive than the bus. More expensive than the shared shuttle if traveling solo.
- Cost: $69 - $119 USD depending on destination
- How to Book: Reserve your Cancun to Playa Shuttle Transfer Online.
This is by far the best options for them all, and for this same reason, we are listing it first. If you are traveling with 2 or more people it is less costly if you are looking to take any transportation other than the bus. No, wait, door to door service, completely private, no stops in between. Low flat fee per-van allows you to take up to 8 passengers with luggage. The more people you have the higher the savings.
This service will then take you straight to your destination in Playa del Carmen, be it a hotel, resort, condo rental or wherever you are staying. The driver will help you with your bags upon reaching your destination. There will be drinks and snacks provided for you.
The cost is only $69 in low season one way. Or $130 if you book two-way in advance. High season the pricing may increase according to demand. On your way back to the airport, the driver will come get you to your place of stay, and take you straight to the airport. No stops for other people too and from the airport. This is the safest, fastest and most convenient by far.