There are 7 ways to get from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen 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 Mexicali to Cancun, bus  •  8 h 48 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

$109 - $447

6 alternative options

Fly Mexicali to Cozumel, ferry  •  10 h 23 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 - $667

Bus to Tijuana, fly to Cancun, bus  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
  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

$151 - $1,349

Bus via Gómez Palacio  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali to Gómez Palacio
  2. Take the bus from Gómez Palacio to Puebla
  3. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna

$208 - $373

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

$137 - $273

Bus, train  •  3 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from El Centro, 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

$308 - $748

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 bus which costs $2700 - $5500 and takes 2 days 18 h.

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The quickest way to get from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen is to fly and bus which takes 8 h 48 min and costs $2100 - $9000.

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 8 h 48 min to get from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen. However, there are services departing from Mexicali and arriving at Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna via Gómez Palacio and Puebla CAPU. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 17 h.

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

You can take a bus from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen via Gómez Palacio, Puebla, and Puebla CAPU in around 2 days 17 h.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Mexicali to Cancun via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Mexicali to Cancun via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Mexicali to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Mexicali to Cancun via Guadalajara, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
11 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Mexicali to Cozumel via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
12 h 36 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Mexicali to Cozumel via Mexico City, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Mexicali to Cozumel via Mexico City, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
11 h 59 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
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 Toluca
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mexicali to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,500
Flights from Mexicali to Cozumel via Mexico City, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14 h 31 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $3,400
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $4,000
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Mexicali to Cancun via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Mexicali to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 6 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,000
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $2,500
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Mexicali to Cozumel via Guadalajara, Cancun
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Mexicali to Cozumel via Mexico City, Cancun
Ave. Duration
9 h 56 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,100
Train operators
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 - $22
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$15 - $22
Economy
$5 - $8
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
$60 - $90
Economy
$55 - $85
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
$65 - $95
Economy
$60 - $90
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Gómez Palacio
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from El Centro, Ca to Yuma
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Gómez Palacio to Puebla
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Book at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$60 - $90
Full Fare
$80 - $120
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali, MX to Mexico
Ave. Duration
39 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $170
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$120 - $170
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
$55 - $120
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$55 - $85
Ejecutivo
$96 - $101
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 - $11
Schedules at
ultramarferry.com
Premium Plus
$9
First Class
$11
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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