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There are 3 ways to get from Cancún to Playa del Carmen by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen Cancun / ...

$1 - $23

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cancún to Playa del Carmen 44.3 miles

$13 - $16

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Cancún to Playa del Carmen 44.3 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Cancún to Playa del Carmen is to bus which costs $30 - $440 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cancún to Playa del Carmen is to taxi which costs $260 - $310 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cancún and arriving at Playa del Carmen. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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The distance between Cancún and Playa del Carmen is 65 km. The road distance is 70.9 km.

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The best way to get from Cancún to Playa del Carmen without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 15 min and costs $30 - $440.

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The bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen takes 1 h 15 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Cancún to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by Transporte Foráneo Cancún-Playa del Carmen, depart from Cancún station.

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Cancún to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by Transporte Foráneo Cancún-Playa del Carmen, arrive at Playa del Carmen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cancún to Playa del Carmen is 71 km. It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to drive from Cancún to Playa del Carmen.

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There are 2523+ hotels available in Playa del Carmen. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cancún to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 40.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

What companies run services between Cancún, Mexico and Playa del Carmen, Mexico?

Transporte Foráneo Cancún-Playa del Carmen operates a bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Bus operators
Transporte Foráneo Cancún-Playa del Carmen
Phone
(52) 998 8886990
Website
taxistascancun.com
Bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
taxistascancun.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $9
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancun Terminal ADO to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Other operators
Taxi from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Cancun Taxi
Phone
+52 800 822 7116
Website
cancun-taxi.com
Cancun Cab
Phone
+52 800 838 8459
Website
cancun-cab.com

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