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There are 3 ways to get from Key West to Playa del Carmen by plane, ferry, bus or car

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Fly to Cozumel, ferry  •  8h 51m

  1. Fly from Key West (EYW) to Cozumel (CZM) EYW - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen

$3396 - $26318

Cheapest option

Fly to Cancun, bus  •  7h 9m

  1. Fly from Key West (EYW) to Cancun (CUN) EYW - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport to Playa Del Carmen ADO Bus Station

$2929 - $14477

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 days 11h

  1. Drive from Key West to Playa del Carmen 3125.3 miles

$8000 - $12000

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Key West to Playa del Carmen is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $750 and takes 7h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Key West to Playa del Carmen is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $750 and takes 7h 9m.

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The distance between Key West and Playa del Carmen is 436 miles. The road distance is 3125.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 8h 51m to get from Key West to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Key West Airport to Cozumel Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 47m and has one stopover.

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Playa del Carmen is 1h behind Key West. It is currently 2:54 AM in Key West and 1:54 AM in Playa del Carmen.

Yes, the driving distance between Key West to Playa del Carmen is 3125 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 11h to drive from Key West to Playa del Carmen.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Key West Airport to Cozumel Airport.

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There are 2491+ hotels available in Playa del Carmen. Prices start at $894 MXN per night.

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The best way to get from Key West to Key West Airport is to bus which takes 6m and costs $2 - $4.

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Map of how to get from Key West to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 435.9 miles
  • Duration: 8h 51m

What companies run services between Key West, FL, USA and Playa del Carmen, Mexico?

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

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Key West to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3300 - $26000
Flights from Key West to Cozumel via Miami, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7000 - $42000
Flights from Key West to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2400 - $19000
Flights from Key West to Cancun via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$6000 - $33000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Key West to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$6000 - $40000
Flights from Key West to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4700 - $30000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Key West to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2700 - $14000
Bus operators
Yellow Transfers
Phone
+52 800 021 8087
Email
info@yellowtransfers.com
Website
yellowtransfers.com
Bus from Cancún International Airport to Playa Del Carmen ADO Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$190 - $400
Website
Yellow Transfers
Ferry operators
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
01 987 872 1588
Email
info@winjet.mx
Website
winjet.mx
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Schedules at
winjet.mx
Regular
$173
Local
$45
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
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $220
Schedules at
ultramarferry.com
Premium Plus
$198
First Class
$218
Plan Peninsular (Residentes en Yucatán, Campeche)
$114
Plan Quintana Roo (Residentes Q.Roo)
$70
Barcos Caribe
Phone
01 987 120 3982
Email
contacto@barcoscaribe.com
Website
barcoscaribe.com
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
barcoscaribe.com
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barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$134
Quintana Roo Residents
$69
Yucatan Peninsula Residents
$109

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