There are 4 ways to get from Charlottesville to Playa del Carmen by plane, ferry, bus, train 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 Cozumel, ferry  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to Cozumel (CZM) CHO - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel Port to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port

$328 - $1,954

Cheapest option

Fly to Cancun, bus  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to Cancun (CUN) CHO - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística

$290 - $1,564

2 alternative options

Train, drive, bus  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Drive from Harrah's Casino to Chiquilá
  3. Take the bus from Chiquilá to Playa del Carmen ADO Terminal Turística

$429 - $846

Drive  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Drive from Charlottesville to Playa del Carmen 3358.8 miles

$450 - $650

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Charlottesville to Playa del Carmen is to drive which costs $450 - $650 and takes 2 days 9 h.

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The quickest way to get from Charlottesville to Playa del Carmen is to fly and ferry which costs $320 - $2,000 and takes 6 h 44 min.

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The distance between Charlottesville and Playa del Carmen is 1315 miles. The road distance is 3358.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to get from Charlottesville to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Charlottesville Airport to Cozumel Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charlottesville to Playa del Carmen is 3359 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 9 h to drive from Charlottesville to Playa del Carmen.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Charlottesville Airport to Cozumel Airport.

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There are 2455+ hotels available in Playa del Carmen. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Charlottesville to Charlottesville Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs $35 - $45.

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Map of how to get from Charlottesville to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 1315.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 44 min

What companies run services between Charlottesville, VA, USA and Playa del Carmen, Mexico?

There is no direct connection from Charlottesville to Playa del Carmen. However, you can take the taxi to Charlottesville airport, fly to Cozumel, take the taxi to Cozumel Port, then take the ferry to Playa del Carmen. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Charlottesville airport, fly to Cancun, take the walk to Cancún International Airport T2, then take the bus to Playa del Carmen.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlottesville to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,900
Flights from Charlottesville to Cozumel via Charlotte, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,400
Flights from Charlottesville to Cancun via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Charlottesville to Cancun via New York La Guardia, Miami
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Flights from Charlottesville to Cancun via Charlotte, Miami
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlottesville to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,300
Flights from Charlottesville to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,700
Flights from Charlottesville to Cancun via Atlanta, Tampa
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlottesville to Cancun via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Charlottesville to Cancun via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
23 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $400
Room
$500 - $750
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Chiquilá to Playa del Carmen ADO Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$19 - $26
Economy
$7 - $12
Ferry operators
Ultramar Ferry
Phone
01 998 881 5890
Email
info@ultramar.com
Website
ultramarferry.com
Ferry from Cozumel Port to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
ultramarferry.com
Premium Plus
$9
First Class
$12
Plan Peninsular (Residentes en Yucatán, Campeche)
$6
Plan Quintana Roo (Residentes Q.Roo)
$4
Barcos Caribe
Phone
01 987 120 3982
Email
contacto@barcoscaribe.com
Website
barcoscaribe.com
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
barcoscaribe.com
Book at
barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$8
Quintana Roo Residents
$4
Yucatan Peninsula Residents
$6
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
9878721588
Email
datos@mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Website
mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $10
Schedules at
winjet.mx
Book at
winjet.mx
Regular
$10
Local
$3

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