There are 5 ways to get from Cancún to Acapulco by plane, bus or car

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

Fly  •  6 h 14 min

  1. CUN - ACA

$115 - $454

Cheapest option

Bus  •  33 h 32 min

  1. Ado Gl

$80 - $144

3 alternative options

Bus via Mexico City Taxqueña  •  32 h

$88 - $144

Bus #2  •  34 h 44 min

  1. Cancún-México
  2. Costa

$81 - $135

Drive  •  22 h 53 min

  1. 1198.5 miles

$160 - $240

What companies run services between Cancún, Mexico and Acapulco, Mexico?

Interjet, Aeroméxico and four other airlines fly from Cancún to Acapulco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cancún to Acapulco via Puebla CAPU, México Sur - Tasqueña, and Mexico City Taxqueña in around 32 h.

Airlines
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Toluca
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancun Terminal ADO to Puebla CAPU
Ave. Duration
24 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $95
Economy
$60 - $90
Bus from Cancun to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
28 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$60 - $95
Estrella Roja
CostaLine
Website
costaline.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City Taxqueña to Acapulco Papagayo
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
costaline.com.mx
Bus from México Central Norte to Acapulco Papagayo
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
costaline.com.mx
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Puebla to Acapulco
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$19 - $28
Primera Select
$29 - $40

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cancún and Acapulco is 1452 km. The road distance is 1918 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cancún to Acapulco is to bus which costs $1500 - $2700 and takes 34 h 44 min.

The quickest way to get from Cancún to Acapulco is to fly which takes 6 h 14 min and costs $2200 - $9000.

No, there is no direct bus from Cancún to Acapulco. However, there are services departing from Cancun Terminal ADO and arriving at Acapulco Papagayo via Puebla CAPU and Mexico City Taxqueña. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h.

It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from Cancún to Acapulco, including transfers.