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There are 6 ways to get from Austin to Playa del Carmen by plane, bus, ferry or car

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Fly to Cancun, bus  •  6h 8m

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Cancun (CUN) AUS - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport to Playa Del Carmen ADO Bus Station

$180 - $574

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Bus  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Austin to México Central Norte Turimex Internacional
  2. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado

$127 - $227

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Fly to Cozumel, ferry  •  7h 55m

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Cozumel (CZM) AUS - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen

$264 - $1,816

Bus via Oceanía_1  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Austin to México Central Norte Turimex Internacional
  2. Take the bus from México Terminal TAPO to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado

$129 - $239

Bus via Cancún  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Austin to México Central Norte
  2. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun
  3. Take the bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen

$128 - $226

Drive  •  35h 12m

  1. Drive from Austin to Playa del Carmen 1934.9 miles

$250 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Austin to Playa del Carmen is to bus which costs $120 - $230 and takes 2 days 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to Playa del Carmen is to fly and bus which costs $180 - $600 and takes 6h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Austin to Playa del Carmen. However, there are services departing from Austin and arriving at Playa del Carmen Alterna via México Central Norte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1h.

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The distance between Austin and Playa del Carmen is 946 miles. The road distance is 1934.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Austin to Playa del Carmen without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 0h and costs $120 - $240.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from Austin to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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Austin to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by Grupo Senda, depart from Austin station.

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The quickest flight from Austin Airport to Cancun Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Austin to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Playa del Carmen Alterna station.

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Playa del Carmen is 1h ahead of Austin. It is currently 9:17 PM in Austin and 10:17 PM in Playa del Carmen.

Map of how to get from Austin to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 945.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 8m

What companies run services between Austin, TX, USA and Playa del Carmen, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Austin to Playa del Carmen via México Central Norte, Autobuses del Norte, Oceanía_1, San Lázaro_1_4, and México Terminal TAPO in around 2 days 0h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Austin to Cancun via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Austin to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,900
Flights from Austin to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,200
Flights from Austin to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $2,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Austin to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $2,500
Flights from Austin to Cozumel via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $3,200
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Austin to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Bus operators
Yellow Transfers
Phone
+52 800 021 8087
Email
info@yellowtransfers.com
Website
yellowtransfers.com
Bus from Cancún International Airport to Playa Del Carmen ADO Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
yellowtransfers.com
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from Austin to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
22h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$65 - $95
Ejecutivo
$109 - $114
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from México Terminal TAPO to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $95
Economy
$60 - $95
Bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$60 - $95
Bus from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
24h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $95
Transporte Foráneo Cancún-Playa del Carmen
Phone
(52) 998 8886990
Website
taxistascancun.com
Bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
taxistascancun.com
Ferry operators
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
01 987 872 1588
Email
info@winjet.mx
Website
winjet.mx
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Schedules at
winjet.mx
Regular
$9
Local
$3
Ultramar Ferry
Phone
01 998 881 5890
Email
info@ultramar.com
Website
ultramarferry.com
Ferry from Cozumel Port to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
ultramarferry.com
Premium Plus
$11
First Class
$12
Plan Peninsular (Residentes en Yucatán, Campeche)
$6
Plan Quintana Roo (Residentes Q.Roo)
$4
Barcos Caribe
Phone
01 987 120 3982
Email
contacto@barcoscaribe.com
Website
barcoscaribe.com
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
barcoscaribe.com
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barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$7
Quintana Roo Residents
$4
Yucatan Peninsula Residents
$6

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Yes, the driving distance between Austin to Playa del Carmen is 1935 miles. It takes approximately 35h 12m to drive from Austin to Playa del Carmen.

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Sun Country Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Austin Airport to Cancun Airport.

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There are 2646+ hotels available in Playa del Carmen. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Austin to Austin Airport is to line 20 bus which takes 25m and costs $1 - $4.

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