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There are 4 ways to get from Cancún to Tulum by bus, car or shuttle

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  1. Take the bus from Cancún to Tulum

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Bus via Playa del Carmen

  1. Take the bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
  2. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

Drive

  1. Drive from Cancún to Tulum

Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Cancún to Tulum

Cancún to Tulum by bus

The bus journey time between Cancún and Tulum is around 2h 20m and covers a distance of around 133 km. Services are operated by ADO, Autobuses Mayab, Autocar Cancún and others. Typically 497 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

497 Weekly Buses
2h 20m Average Duration
$11 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Cancún to Tulum is to bus via Playa del Carmen, which costs $90 - $140 and takes 2h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Cancún to Tulum is to drive which costs $270 - $400 and takes 2h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cancún and arriving at Tulum. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 20m.

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The distance between Cancún and Tulum is 125 km. The road distance is 132.7 km.

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The best way to get from Cancún to Tulum without a car is to bus which takes 2h 20m and costs $11 - $330.

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The bus from Cancún to Tulum takes 2h 20m including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Cancún to Tulum bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Cancún station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cancún to Tulum is 133 km. It takes approximately 2h to drive from Cancún to Tulum.

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There are 309+ hotels available in Tulum. Prices start at $2000 MXN per night.

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  • Distance: 124.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 20m

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

ADO operates a bus from Cancún to Tulum hourly. Tickets cost $210 - $330 and the journey takes 2h 20m. Six other operators also service this route.

Bus operators
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 Tulum
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$210 - $330
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO
$220 - $330
ADO GL
$210 - $260
Autocar Cancún
Phone
+52 998 193 3500
Email
opina@autocarcancun.com
Website
autocarcancun.com
Bus from Av. López Portillo - El Tortugo to Tulum
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $70
Schedules at
autocarcancun.com
High
$70
Autobuses Unidos (AU)
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Tulum
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $260
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Child & Senior disscount
$90 - $130
Regular
$170 - $260
Ómnibus Cristóbal Colón (OCC)
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancun to Tulum
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$220 - $320
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Turismo y Excursiones Alianza Bacalar
Playa Express
Phone
+52 984 131 6530
Email
eladioperezcruz24@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
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Bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
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Autobuses Caribe
Phone
+52 983 156 4411 ; +52 555 784 4652
Email
pvmahahual@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
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Wayak
Phone
+52 55 5652 9331
Email
contact@wayakbus.com
Website
wayak.mx
Shuttle from Cancún to Tulum
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$4575
Schedules at
wayak.mx

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