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There are 10 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tulum by plane, bus, ferry, 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 Cancun, bus  •  7h 14m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cancun (CUN) LAX - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport to Playa Del Carmen ADO Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Tulum Terminal ADO

$130 - $1,014

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Fly to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  8h 42m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cozumel (CZM) LAX - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Tulum Terminal ADO

$215 - $1,803

Fly to Merida, ADO  •  11h 32m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Merida (MID) LAX - MID
  2. Take the ADO from Mérida CAME to Tulum Terminal ADO

$144 - $1,275

Fly to Chetumal, bus  •  11h 8m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Chetumal (CTM) LAX - CTM
  2. Take the bus from Chetumal Terminal ADO to Tulum Terminal ADO

$206 - $1,160

Fly to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, bus  •  11h 57m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt (BZE) LAX - BZE
  2. Take the bus from Belize City to Tulum

$265 - $1,027

Fly to Campeche, bus, ADO  •  14h 4m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Campeche (CPE) LAX - CPE
  2. Take the bus from Campeche to Merida
  3. Take the ADO from Mérida CAME to Tulum Terminal ADO

$228 - $695

Train, bus  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Yuma Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to ACN Puebla
  3. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
  4. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO

$202 - $378

Bus via Mazatlán  •  3 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Mazatlán
  2. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Puebla
  3. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
  4. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Tulum

$293 - $444

Bus TAP  •  3 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Long Beach, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado
  4. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO

$173 - $370

Drive  •  2 days 3h

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tulum 2910.3 miles

$390 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tulum is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $1,100 and takes 7h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tulum is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $1,100 and takes 7h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tulum. However, there are services departing from 96th / Sepulveda and arriving at Tulum via Huntington Park, Mazatlán, Puebla CAPU and Playa del Carmen Colectivos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 0h.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Tulum is 2128 miles. The road distance is 2910.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tulum without a car is to bus which takes 3 days 0h and costs $290 - $450.

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It takes approximately 7h 14m to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tulum, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tulum bus services, operated by TAP Royal International, depart from Huntington Park station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Cancun Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 28m.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tulum bus services, operated by Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río, arrive at Tulum station.

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Tulum is 3h ahead of Los Angeles Airport (LAX). It is currently 3:16 AM in Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and 6:16 AM in Tulum.

Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tulum.
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  • Distance: 2127.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 14m

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Tulum, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tulum via Florence / Rugby, Huntington Park, Mazatlán, Puebla, Puebla CAPU, Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna, and Playa del Carmen Colectivos in around 3 days 0h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $3,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $3,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $5,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
9h 31m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $5,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9h 46m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $5,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 44m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $5,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $3,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Miami
Ave. Duration
9h 38m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $3,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Miami
Ave. Duration
9h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $3,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $2,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Chetumal via San Jose Cabo, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Chetumal via Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Campeche via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Campeche via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Campeche via San Jose Cabo, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Campeche via Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11h 37m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $8,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $3,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Campeche via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $6,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $6,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $7,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $7,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $3,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via San Antonio, Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $3,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $3,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via San Diego, Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $3,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11h 28m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $8,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $8,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11h 37m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $8,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $3,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Campeche via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $2,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $2,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9h 33m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
12h 9m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Chetumal via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
13h 21m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Chetumal via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
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
$9 - $21
Schedules at
yellowtransfers.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Mérida CAME to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$23 - $35
Economy
$13 - $19
Bus from Chetumal Terminal ADO to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$26 - $40
Economy
$16 - $23
Bus from Belize City to Tulum
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $45
Economy
$21 - $35
Bus from Campeche to Merida
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $28
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$20 - $28
Economy
$9 - $14
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $90
Economy
$55 - $85
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$60 - $95
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to ACN Puebla
Ave. Duration
27h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$168
Schedules at
taproyal.com
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Mazatlán to Puebla
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$65 - $95
Full Fare
$85 - $130
Regular Price
$110
Internet Discount
$93
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
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 Long Beach, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Ferry operators
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
9878721588
Email
datos@mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Website
winjet.mx
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40m
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
40m
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
40m
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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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tulum is 2910 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 3h to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tulum.

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Delta, Aeroméxico, Interjet and four other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Cancun Airport.

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