There are 6 ways to get from Mazatlán to Playa del Carmen by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Cancun, bus  •  6 h 27 min

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

$121 - $450

Cheapest option

Bus  •  40 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Mexico Central Norte Mazatlán / ...
  2. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado

$117 - $220

4 alternative options

Fly to Merida, bus  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Mazatlan (MZT) to Merida (MID) MZT - MID
  2. Take the bus from Mérida TAME to Playa del Carmen

$151 - $534

Bus via Puebla  •  39 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Puebla Mazatlán
  2. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna

$127 - $234

Bus #2  •  41 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Mazatlan to México Norte
  2. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun
  3. Take the bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen

$122 - $170

Drive  •  29 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Mazatlán to Playa del Carmen 1636 miles

$210 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mazatlán to Playa del Carmen is to bus which costs $2300 - $3200 and takes 41 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mazatlán to Playa del Carmen is to fly and bus which costs $2200 - $8500 and takes 6 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mazatlán to Playa del Carmen. However, there are services departing from Mazatlán and arriving at Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna via Puebla CAPU. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 45 min.

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The distance between Mazatlán and Playa del Carmen is 2013 km. The road distance is 2617.7 km.

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The best way to get from Mazatlán to Playa del Carmen without a car is to bus which takes 39 h 45 min and costs $2300 - $4400.

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It takes approximately 6 h 27 min to get from Mazatlán to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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Mazatlán to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by ETN, depart from Mazatlán station.

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There is no direct flight from Mazatlan Airport to Cancun Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Mazatlán to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna station.

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Playa del Carmen is 2 h ahead of Mazatlán. It is currently 9:38 AM in Mazatlán and 10:38 AM in Playa del Carmen.

Yes, the driving distance between Mazatlán to Playa del Carmen is 2618 km. It takes approximately 29 h 45 min to drive from Mazatlán to Playa del Carmen.

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Interjet, Volaris, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Mazatlan Airport to Cancun Airport.

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Map of how to get from Mazatlán to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 1258 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 27 min

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

You can take a bus from Mazatlán to Playa del Carmen via Puebla and Puebla CAPU in around 39 h 45 min.

Airlines
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Mazatlan to Cancun via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Mazatlan to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Mazatlan to Cancun via Monterrey, Tuxtla Gutierrez
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Mazatlan to Cancun via Monterrey, Villahermosa
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Mazatlan to Cancun via Monterrey, Tampico
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Mazatlan to Merida via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Mazatlan to Merida via Monterrey, Veracruz
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mazatlan to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Mazatlan to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Mazatlan to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Mazatlan to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Mazatlan to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Mazatlan to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Mazatlan to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
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 TAME to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Book at
ado.com.mx
First
$25 - $35
Economy
$14 - $21
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
Ave. Duration
23 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $95
Economy
$60 - $90
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
Bus from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $100
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Mazatlán to Puebla
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$65 - $100
Full Fare
$90 - $130
Regular Price
$113
Internet Discount
$96
Bus from Mazatlán to Mexico Central Norte
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$60 - $90
Full Fare
$80 - $110
Regular Price
$82
Internet Discount
$74
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Mazatlán to Mexico City North Bus
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$50 - $75
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Mazatlan to México Norte
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Transporte Foráneo Cancún-Playa del Carmen
Phone
(52) 998 8886990
Website
taxistascancun.com
Bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
taxistascancun.com

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