There are 9 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Cancun, bus  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cancun (CUN) LAX - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$124 - $1,034

8 alternative options

Fly to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cozumel (CZM) LAX - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel Port to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$223 - $1,824

Fly to Chetumal, bus  •  13 h 9 min

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

$198 - $1,227

Fly to Merida, bus  •  13 h 28 min

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

$150 - $1,345

Bus Tufesa  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Mexico City North Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado
  4. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$186 - $396

Train, bus  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Yuma Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexico
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado
  4. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$260 - $480

Bus TAP Royal International  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Baldwin Park to Morelia
  2. Take the bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado
  4. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$310 - $360

Bus TAP  •  3 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, 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 to Tulum

$169 - $350

Drive  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Tulum 2894.6 miles

$380 - $600

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Tulum is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $1,100 and takes 9 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Tulum is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $1,100 and takes 9 h 39 min.

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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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It takes approximately 9 h 39 min to get from Los Angeles to Tulum, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Tulum. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles and arriving at Tulum via Guadalajara, México Central Norte and Playa del Carmen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 22 h.

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

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Tulum via Guadalajara, Mexico City North Bus Terminal, México Central Norte, Playa del Carmen Alterna, and Playa del Carmen in around 2 days 22 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $6,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $6,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $7,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $7,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $3,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $3,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Austin, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $3,500
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $3,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,300
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
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $2,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $8,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $8,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 31 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $8,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $3,100
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $8,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $3,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $3,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $5,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $5,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 51 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $5,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
11 h 32 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $5,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Miami
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $3,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $3,200
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Chetumal via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 54 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,700
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Toronto
Ave. Duration
11 h 54 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $3,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Toronto
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Merida via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 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
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 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 México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $95
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Chetumal ADO Bus Station to Tulum
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
35 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Plus
$85 - $130
Platinum
$130 - $170
Ejecutivo
$150 - $210
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Mexico City North Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Internet Promotion
$23
Regular Price
$25
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Mexico Central Norte
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$35 - $55
Full Fare
$40 - $60
Regular Price
$49
Internet Discount
$44
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexico
Ave. Duration
38 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$120 - $170
Bus from Tijuana to Mexico
Ave. Duration
41 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$130 - $190
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Baldwin Park to Morelia
Ave. Duration
39 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$214
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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 - $7
Schedules at
barcoscaribe.com
Book at
barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$7
Quintana Roo Residents
$4
Yucatan Peninsula Residents
$6
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
9878721588
Email
datos@mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Website
mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Ferry from San Miguel de Cozumel to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Regular
$5
Local
$4

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