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There are 8 ways to get from Los Angeles 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  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cancun (CUN) LAX - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport to Tulum

$126 - $996

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Fly to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  10 h 34 min

  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, bus  •  13 h 40 min

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

$144 - $1,275

Fly to Chetumal, bus  •  13 h 38 min

  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

Train, bus ACN Autobuses  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak 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 - $348

Bus  •  3 days 1 h

  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 - $414

Train, bus TAP  •  3 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  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

$189 - $440

Drive  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Tulum 2894.6 miles

$380 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Tulum is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $1,000 and takes 10 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Tulum is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $1,000 and takes 10 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Tulum. However, there are services departing from Grand / 2nd and arriving at Tulum via Huntington Park, Mazatlán, Puebla CAPU and Playa del Carmen Colectivos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 1 h.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Tulum is 2121 miles. The road distance is 2894.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Tulum without a car is to bus which takes 3 days 1 h and costs $290 - $420.

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It takes approximately 10 h 5 min to get from Los Angeles to Tulum, including transfers.

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Los Angeles 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 4 h 30 min.

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

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Tulum is 3 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 6:37 AM in Los Angeles and 9:37 AM in Tulum.

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  • Distance: 2121.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 5 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Tulum, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Tulum via Pacific / Florence, Huntington Park, Mazatlán, Puebla, Puebla CAPU, Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna, and Playa del Carmen Colectivos in around 3 days 1 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $6,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $6,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $7,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $7,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $3,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $3,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via San Antonio, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $3,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $3,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $3,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $5,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
9 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $5,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 41 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $5,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
11 h 13 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $5,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $3,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Miami
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $3,200
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $3,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $2,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Chetumal via San Jose Cabo, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Chetumal via Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,300
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $8,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $3,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $3,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 11 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $8,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 22 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $8,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $8,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $3,100
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
13 h 13 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Chetumal via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 47 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Toronto
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $6,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $3,500
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 Amtrak to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún International Airport to Tulum
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$18 - $26
Economy
$7 - $11
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
55 min
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
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$26 - $40
Economy
$16 - $23
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 Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
1 h
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
25 h 45 min
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
1 h 10 min
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
27 h 28 min
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
29 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$168
Schedules at
taproyal.com
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Mazatlán to Puebla
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
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
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.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
40 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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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Tulum is 2895 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 2 h to drive from Los Angeles to Tulum.

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Delta, Interjet, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Cancun Airport.

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There are 583+ hotels available in Tulum. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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