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There are 3 ways to get from Málaga to Playa del Carmen by plane, bus, ferry or train

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 Malaga to Cancun, bus  •  16 h 52 min

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

$397 - $1,725

2 alternative options

Fly Malaga to Cozumel, ferry  •  17 h 25 min

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

$855 - $1,315

Train to Madrid, fly to Cancun, bus  •  17 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Cancun (CUN) MAD - CUN
  3. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística

$411 - $912

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Playa del Carmen is to train and fly and bus which costs 350€ - 800€ and takes 17 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Playa del Carmen is to fly and bus which costs 340€ - 1500€ and takes 16 h 52 min.

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The distance between Málaga and Playa del Carmen is 8023 km.

It takes approximately 16 h 52 min to get from Málaga to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Malaga Airport to Cancun Airport. The quickest flight takes 14 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Playa del Carmen is 6 h behind Málaga. It is currently 3:20 PM in Málaga and 9:20 AM in Playa del Carmen.

Iberia, Evelop, Air France and five other airlines offer flights from Malaga Airport to Cancun Airport.

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There are 2532+ hotels available in Playa del Carmen. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Malaga Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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Map of how to get from Málaga to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 5014.4 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 52 min

What companies run services between Málaga, Spain and Playa del Carmen, Mexico?

There is no direct connection from Málaga to Playa del Carmen. However, you can take the train to Aeropuerto Málaga, take the walk to Malaga airport, fly to Cancun, take the walk to Cancún International Airport T2, then take the bus to Playa del Carmen. Alternatively, you can take the train to Aeropuerto Málaga, take the walk to Malaga airport, fly to Cozumel, take the taxi to Cozumel, then take the ferry to Playa del Carmen.

Airlines
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Malaga to Cozumel via Madrid, Cancun
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Flights from Malaga to Cozumel via Paris CDG, Cancun
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,900
Flights from Malaga to Cozumel via New York JFK, Cancun
Ave. Duration
16 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,300
Flights from Malaga to Cozumel via Manchester, Cancun
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Flights from Malaga to Cozumel via London Gatwick, Cancun
Ave. Duration
23 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,800
Flights from Malaga to Cozumel via Zurich, Cancun
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,700
Flights from Malaga to Cozumel via Rome, Cancun
Ave. Duration
20 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,300
Flights from Malaga to Cozumel via Melilla, Madrid, Cancun
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Malaga to Cancun via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $2,500
Flights from Malaga to Cancun via New York JFK, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $2,500
Flights from Madrid to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Malaga to Cancun via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $2,500
Flights from Malaga to Cancun via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $4,100
Flights from Madrid to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Malaga to Cozumel via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
29 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,700
Flights from Malaga to Cozumel via Lisbon, Toronto
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $3,100
Flights from Madrid to Cancun via Toronto
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madrid to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $4,000
Flights from Madrid to Cancun via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
14 h 36 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $4,000
Flights from Madrid to Cancun via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
14 h 49 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $4,000
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Cancun via Madrid
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from Madrid to Cancun
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Cancun via Madrid
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from Madrid to Cancun
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Wamos Air
Website
wamosair.com
Flights from Malaga to Cancun via Madrid
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from Madrid to Cancun
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Thomson Airways
Website
tui.co.uk
Flights from Malaga to Cancun via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Malaga to Cozumel via Brussels, Montreal
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $3,100
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Malaga to Cozumel via Casablanca, Montreal
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Evelop
Website
evelop.com
Flights from Madrid to Cancun
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Ferry operators
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
9878721588
Email
datos@mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Website
winjet.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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