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

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Fly  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Acapulco (ACA) CUN - ACA

$115 - $454

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Bus  •  31 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
  2. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to México Terminal TAPO Ado / ...
  3. Take the bus from México City TAPO Bus to Acapulco

$78 - $162

3 alternative options

Bus via Puebla  •  32 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Cancun Terminal ADO to Puebla CAPU GL Cancun / ...
  2. Take the bus from Puebla to Acapulco Puebla-Acapulco / ...

$81 - $185

Bus #2  •  34 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Cancun to Mexico City Cancún-México
  2. Take the bus from Mexico City Taxqueña to Acapulco Papagayo Costa

$81 - $125

Drive  •  22 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Cancún to Acapulco 1198.5 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Cancún to Acapulco is to bus which costs $1500 - $2500 and takes 34 h 57 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Cancún to Acapulco. However, there are services departing from Cancún and arriving at Acapulco via Playa del Carmen Alterna and México City TAPO Bus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 9 min.

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The distance between Cancún and Acapulco is 1452 km. The road distance is 1917.7 km.

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The best way to get from Cancún to Acapulco without a car is to bus which takes 31 h 9 min and costs $1500 - $3200.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cancún to Acapulco is to fly which takes 6 h 14 min and costs $2200 - $9000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1500 - $3200 and takes 31 h 9 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cancun Airport to Acapulco Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Cancún to Acapulco bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Acapulco station.

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Map of how to get from Cancún to Acapulco.
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  • Distance: 907.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 14 min

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 Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen Alterna, and México City TAPO Bus in around 31 h 9 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 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
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
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 Playa del Carmen Alterna to México Terminal TAPO
Ave. Duration
23 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$60 - $95
Bus from México City TAPO Bus to Acapulco
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$26 - $40
Economy
$16 - $24
Bus from Cancun Terminal ADO to Puebla CAPU
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $140
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
$65 - $95
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Puebla to Acapulco
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$19 - $28
Primera Select
$30 - $40
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

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Acapulco is 1 h behind Cancún. It is currently 8:24 AM in Cancún and 7:24 AM in Acapulco.

Yes, the driving distance between Cancún to Acapulco is 1918 km. It takes approximately 22 h 53 min to drive from Cancún to Acapulco.

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Volaris, United Airlines, Interjet and Aeroméxico offer flights from Cancun Airport to Acapulco Airport.

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There are 414+ hotels available in Acapulco. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cancún to Cancun Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $70 - $400.

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