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There are 5 ways to get from Cancún to Xalapa 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.

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Fly to Veracruz, bus  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Veracruz (VER) CUN - VER
  2. Take the bus from Veracruz Airport to Xalapa

$46 - $185

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Fly to Puebla, bus  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Puebla (PBC) CUN - PBC
  2. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Xalapa

$94 - $309

Fly to Mexico City, bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Mexico City (MEX) CUN - MEX
  2. Take the bus from Mexico City TAPO to Xalapa

$69 - $256

Bus  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from ADO Cancún to Xalapa Ado/Gl

$55 - $110

Drive  •  17 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Cancún to Xalapa 893.1 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Cancún to Xalapa is to bus which costs $1100 - $2100 and takes 22 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cancún to Xalapa is to fly and bus which costs $850 - $3600 and takes 5 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from ADO Cancún and arriving at Xalapa. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 h.

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The distance between Cancún and Xalapa is 1065 km. The road distance is 1428.9 km.

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The best way to get from Cancún to Xalapa without a car is to bus which takes 22 h and costs $1100 - $2100.

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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Cancún to Xalapa, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Cancun Airport to Veracruz Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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

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Xalapa is 1 h behind Cancún. It is currently 5:56 AM in Cancún and 4:56 AM in Xalapa.

Map of how to get from Cancún to Xalapa.
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  • Distance: 665.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 54 min

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

ADO operates a bus from Cancún to Xalapa twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $110 and the journey takes 22 h.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Veracruz via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Flights from Cancun to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Cancun to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Veracruz
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Cancun to Puebla
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Cancun to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Puebla
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Cancun to Puebla via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Cancun to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Veracruz Airport to Xalapa
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $25
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$17 - $25
Economy
$7 - $10
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Xalapa
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $28
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$20 - $28
Economy
$9 - $14
Bus from Mexico City TAPO to Xalapa
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$24 - $35
Economy
$14 - $21
Bus from ADO Cancún to Xalapa
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$60 - $90
Economy
$55 - $85

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Yes, the driving distance between Cancún to Xalapa is 1429 km. It takes approximately 17 h 38 min to drive from Cancún to Xalapa.

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Aeroméxico and Viva Aerobus offer flights from Cancun Airport to Veracruz Airport.

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There are 88+ hotels available in Xalapa. Prices start at $18 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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