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There are 4 ways to get from Cancún to Playa del Carmen by bus, taxi, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  1h 30m

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

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Taxi  •  1h 3m

  1. Take a taxi from Cancún to Playa del Carmen 70.6 km

Drive  •  1h 3m

  1. Drive from Cancún to Playa del Carmen 70.6 km

Shuttle  •  1h 3m

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

Cancún to Playa del Carmen by bus

The bus journey time between Cancún and Playa del Carmen is around 1h 26m and covers a distance of around 70 km. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 15m. Services are operated by Transporte Foráneo Cancún-Playa del Carmen, Playa Express, Autocar Cancún and others. Typically 468 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
1h 26m
Fastest bus time:
1h 15m
Bus distance:
70 km
Buses per week:
468
Cheapest price:
$10
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:00
Last bus departs at:
23:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cancún to Playa del Carmen bus schedules

Buses departing Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Cancún to Playa del Carmen is to bus, which costs $10 - $240 and takes 1h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Cancún to Playa del Carmen is to taxi which costs $650 - $800 and takes 1h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cancún and arriving at Playa del Carmen. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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The distance between Cancún and Playa del Carmen is 65 km. The road distance is 70.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cancún to Playa del Carmen without a car is to bus which takes 1h 30m and costs $10 - $240.

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The bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen takes 1h 30m including transfers and departs every 15 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 1h 3m to drive from Cancún to Playa del Carmen.

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There are 1162+ hotels available in Playa del Carmen. Prices start at $2000 MXN per night.

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Map of how to get from Cancún to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 65.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 30m

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 30 minutes. Tickets cost $46 - $50 and the journey takes 1h 30m. Five other operators also service this route.

Bus operators
Transporte Foráneo Cancún-Playa del Carmen
Phone
+52 984 877 3859
Bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$46 - $50
Playa Express
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
facebook.com
Autocar Cancún
Phone
+52 998 193 3500
Email
opina@autocarcancun.com
Website
autocarcancun.com
Bus from Av. Miguel Hidalgo - Tienda ISSSTE to Playa del Carmen Ave. Juárez
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $70
Schedules at
autocarcancun.com
High
$70
Autobuses Mayab
ADO

Autobuses de Oriente (ADO) is one of Mexico’s largest bus companies, mainly operating south of Mexico City and into the Yucatan Peninsula. Choose from three bus classes: ADO (first class), ADO GL (luxury class) and ADO Platino (platinum class and the most expensive). All buses are comfortable, with reclining seats, blackout curtains, air conditioning and a toilet; ADO Platino offers additional amenities such as extra legroom, onboard Wi-Fi and individual screens.

Contact Details
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $240
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO
$160 - $240
ADO GL
$135 - $145
Autobuses Unidos (AU)
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $180
moreinfo
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Child & Senior disscount
$60 - $90
Regular
$120 - $180
Wayak
Phone
+52 55 5652 9331
Email
contact@wayakbus.com
Website
wayak.mx
Shuttle from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$2891
Schedules at
wayak.mx
Other operators
Taxi from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Estimated price
$650 - $800
Transporte Seguro Cancún
Phone
+52 998 136 3155
Website
facebook.com
TAXI Seguro Cancún
Phone
+52 998 229 4123
Website
facebook.com
Radio taxi Cancun oficial
Phone
+52 998 689 1150
Website
facebook.com
Galeana Transfer
Phone
+52 998 328 1794
Website
galeanatransfer.com
Cancun Transportation
Phone
+52 998 110 5994
Website
taxiaeropuertodecancun.com
Cancún Taxi
Phone
+52 998 109 7800
Website
cancuntaxi.mx
Cancun Cab
Phone
+52998 840 0321
Website
cancun-cab.com
Cancun Airport Transfers
Phone
+52 998 410 2992
Website
transfercancun-airport.com

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