There are 7 ways to get from Bacalar to Playa del Carmen by bus, taxi, car, rideshare, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Bacalar to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna ADO Bacalar / ...

$12 - $26

Cheapest option

Bus Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Bacalar to Felipe Carrillo Puerto Chetumal / ...
  2. Take the bus from Felipe Carrillo Puerto to Playa del Carmen

$9 - $19

5 alternative options

Bus via Tulum  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Bacalar to Tulúm Au
  2. Take the bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen

$14 - $25

Taxi  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bacalar to Playa del Carmen 253.1 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Bacalar to Playa del Carmen 253.1 miles

$30 - $50

Shared Taxi, fly, bus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the Shared Taxi from Bacalar to Chetumal Parada Taxis Chetumal - Bacalar
  2. Fly from Chetumal (CTM) to Cancun (CUN) CTM - CUN
  3. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística

$111 - $366

Shuttle  •  4 h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Bacalar to Playa del Carmen

$28 - $40

What companies run services between Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico and Playa del Carmen, Mexico?

ADO operates a bus from Bacalar to Playa del Carmen hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Autobuses Mayab also services this route hourly.

Airlines
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Chetumal to Cancun
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Bacalar to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
OCC
$17
ADO
$16
Bus from Bacalar to Tulúm
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Bacalar to Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Bacalar to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Bacalar to Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Felipe Carrillo Puerto to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
facebook.com
Marlin Espadas
Phone
+52 983 837 32 29
Email
marlinespadasmexico@gmail.com
Website
marlinespadas.net
Shuttle from Bacalar to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
marlinespadas.net
Other operators
SUCHAA
Phone
+52 8320267, +52 98328164
Email
suchaa-unido@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Rideshare from Bacalar to Chetumal Parada Taxis Chetumal - Bacalar
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$3
More information
SUCHAA
Taxi from Bacalar to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bacalar and Playa del Carmen is 257 km. The road distance is 405 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bacalar to Playa del Carmen is to bus which costs $170 - $380 and takes 4 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Bacalar to Playa del Carmen is to bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs $250 - $550.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bacalar and arriving at Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

The bus from Bacalar to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna takes 3 h 40 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.