There are 7 ways to get from Houston to Playa del Carmen by plane, bus, ferry, train, night 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 Houston Hobby Apt to Cancun, bus  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Cancun (CUN) HOU - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística

$146 - $624

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Fly Houston to Cancun, bus  •  6 h 34 min

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

$116 - $326

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Fly Houston to Cozumel, ferry  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Cozumel (CZM) IAH - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen

$184 - $516

Train, bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Laredo North
  3. Take the bus from Nuevo Laredo to Puebla
  4. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna

$229 - $457

Bus  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado

$144 - $287

Night bus, bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the night bus from Houston, Tx to Monterrey, Mx
  2. Take the bus from Monterrey to Mexico Norte
  3. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun
  4. Take the bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen

$118 - $309

Drive  •  36 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Playa del Carmen 1772.4 miles

$230 - $350

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Houston to Playa del Carmen. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at Playa del Carmen Alterna via San Antonio and México Central Norte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4 h.

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The distance between Houston and Playa del Carmen is 821 miles. The road distance is 1772.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Playa del Carmen without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 2 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from Houston to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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Houston to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Houston, Tx station.

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The quickest flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Cancun Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Houston to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Playa del Carmen Alterna station.

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Playa del Carmen is 1 h ahead of Houston. It is currently 11:56 AM in Houston and 11:56 AM in Playa del Carmen.

Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Playa del Carmen is 1772 miles. It takes approximately 36 h 35 min to drive from Houston to Playa del Carmen.

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Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Cancun Airport.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 820.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Playa del Carmen, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Houston to Playa del Carmen via San Antonio, Tx, San Antonio, and México Central Norte in around 2 days 4 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,800
Flights from Houston to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Houston to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Houston to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Cozumel
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
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 Houston Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
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 Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
Ave. Duration
23 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $90
Economy
$55 - $85
Bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$60 - $95
Bus from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $95
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Laredo North
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Night bus from Houston, Tx to Monterrey, Mx
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Nuevo Laredo to Puebla
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$70 - $110
Full Fare
$95 - $140
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
21 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$60 - $90
Ejecutivo
$100 - $105
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Monterrey to Mexico Norte
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$35 - $60
Primera Select
$65 - $85
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Monterrey to Mexico City North Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $65
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
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
Ferry operators
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 - $9
Schedules at
winjet.mx
Book at
winjet.mx
Regular
$9
Local
$3
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 - $7
Schedules at
barcoscaribe.com
Book at
barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$7
Quintana Roo Residents
$4
Yucatan Peninsula Residents
$6

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The best way to get from Houston to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is to line 040 bus which takes 49 min and costs .

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