There are 7 ways to get from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen by plane, bus, ferry, train or car

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Fly Mexicali to Cancun, bus  •  8 h 29 min

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

$110 - $448

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Fly Mexicali to Cozumel, ferry  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Mexicali (MXL) to Cozumel (CZM) MXL - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel Port to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port

$178 - $668

Bus to Tijuana, fly to Cancun, bus  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali to Tijuana International Airport
  2. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Cancun (CUN) TIJ - CUN
  3. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística

$147 - $1,341

Bus TAP  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali, MX to Mexico
  2. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado

$147 - $282

Bus via Saltillo  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali to Saltillo
  2. Take the bus from Saltillo to Mexico Norte
  3. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun
  4. Take the bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen

$221 - $366

Bus, train  •  3 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Calexico,CA to Yuma
  2. Take the train from Yuma Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
  4. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado

$312 - $738

Drive  •  47 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen 2619.4 miles

$350 - $550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen is to fly and bus which costs $2000 - $8500 and takes 8 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen is to fly and bus which costs $2000 - $8500 and takes 8 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen. However, there are services departing from Mexicali, MX and arriving at Playa del Carmen Alterna via México Central Norte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 18 h.

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The distance between Mexicali and Playa del Carmen is 3107 km. The road distance is 4191 km.

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The best way to get from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 18 h and costs $2700 - $5500.

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It takes approximately 8 h 29 min to get from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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Mexicali to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by TAP, depart from Mexicali, MX station.

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There is no direct flight from Mexicali Airport to Cancun Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 42 min and has one stopover.

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

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Playa del Carmen is 3 h ahead of Mexicali. It is currently 12:25 AM in Mexicali and 2:25 AM in Playa del Carmen.

Yes, the driving distance between Mexicali to Playa del Carmen is 4191 km. It takes approximately 47 h 38 min to drive from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen.

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Viva Aerobus, Aeroméxico and Volaris offer flights from Mexicali Airport to Cancun Airport.

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Map of how to get from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 1941.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 29 min

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

You can take a bus from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen via Mexico and México Central Norte in around 2 days 18 h.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Mexicali to Cancun via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Mexicali to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Mexicali to Cancun via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
9 h 53 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Mexicali to Cancun via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Mexicali to Cozumel via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
12 h 34 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Mexicali to Cozumel via Mexico City, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
11 h 56 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Mexicali to Cozumel via Mexico City, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
16 h 52 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Mexicali to Cozumel via Guadalajara, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mexicali to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,500
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $4,000
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Mexicali to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 11 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,000
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $2,500
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Mexicali to Cancun via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Mexicali to Cozumel via Mexico City, Cancun
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Yuma Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
24 h 3 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $390
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Room
$600 - $850
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 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 - $95
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali, MX to Mexico
Ave. Duration
39 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $180
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$120 - $180
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Saltillo
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Calexico,CA to Yuma
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Saltillo to Mexico Norte
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$50 - $75
Full Fare
$65 - $95
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
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
21 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$60 - $90
Ejecutivo
$102 - $107
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 - $8
Schedules at
barcoscaribe.com
Book at
barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$8
Quintana Roo Residents
$4
Yucatan Peninsula Residents
$6
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 - $10
Schedules at
winjet.mx
Book at
winjet.mx
Regular
$10
Local
$3

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