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There are 7 ways to get from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen by plane, bus, 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.

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Fly from Mexicali, bus  •  8 h 46 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 - $448

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Bus to Tijuana, fly, bus  •  9 h 58 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 - $1,340

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali to San Luis Río Colorado
  2. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to ACN Puebla
  3. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna

$148 - $233

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

$140 - $279

Bus TAP #2  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from Mexicali, MX to Mexico
  2. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun
  3. Take the bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen

$142 - $272

Bus, train  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Calexico,CA to Yuma
  2. Take the train from Yuma Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Laredo, Tx
  4. Take the bus from Nuevo Laredo to Puebla
  5. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna

$338 - $845

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 $2800 - $4500 and takes 2 days 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen is to fly and bus which costs $2100 - $9000 and takes 8 h 46 min.

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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 San Luis Río Colorado and Puebla CAPU. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3 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 3 h and costs $2800 - $4500.

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It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to get from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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Mexicali to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, depart from Mexicali station.

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There is no direct flight from Mexicali Airport to Cancun Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Mexicali 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 3 h ahead of Mexicali. It is currently 2:49 AM in Mexicali and 5:49 AM in Playa del Carmen.

Map of how to get from Mexicali to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 1941.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 46 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 San Luis Río Colorado, ACN Puebla, and Puebla CAPU in around 2 days 3 h.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Mexicali to Cancun via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Mexicali to Cancun via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Mexicali to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Mexicali to Cancun via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Mexicali to Cancun via Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 43 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
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 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Puebla
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 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
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,500
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $4,000
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Mexicali to Cancun via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
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
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $2,500
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Yuma Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak Station
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 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $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
$70 - $100
Economy
$60 - $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
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Mexicali to San Luis Río Colorado
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to ACN Puebla
Ave. Duration
27 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali, MX to Mexico
Ave. Duration
39 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$120 - $170
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
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
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
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Laredo, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Nuevo Laredo to Puebla
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$70 - $110
Full Fare
$95 - $140

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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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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 Mexicali to Mexicali Airport is to taxi which takes 21 min and costs $85 - $100.

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