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There are 7 ways to get from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen by plane, bus, ferry 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 Mexico City to Cancun, bus  •  4h 50m

  1. Fly from Mexico City (MEX) to Cancun (CUN) MEX - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport to Playa Del Carmen ADO Bus Station

$59 - $214

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Fly Toluca to Cancun, bus  •  6h 17m

  1. Fly from Toluca (TLC) to Cancun (CUN) TLC - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport to Playa Del Carmen ADO Bus Station

$58 - $295

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Fly Mexico City to Cozumel, ferry  •  4h 20m

  1. Fly from Mexico City (MEX) to Cozumel (CZM) MEX - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen

$121 - $723

Bus to Puebla, fly to Cancun, bus  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Mexico City TAPO to Cholula - Plaza San Diego
  2. Fly from Puebla (PBC) to Cancun (CUN) PBC - CUN
  3. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport to Playa Del Carmen ADO Bus Station

$85 - $280

Bus  •  24h 20m

  1. Take the bus from México Terminal TAPO to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado

$60 - $120

Bus via Cancún  •  27h 26m

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

$64 - $99

Drive  •  19h 10m

  1. Drive from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen 1004.5 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen is to bus which costs $1200 - $2000 and takes 27h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen is to fly and ferry which costs $2300 - $14000 and takes 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from México Terminal TAPO and arriving at Playa del Carmen Alterna. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 24h 20m.

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The distance between Mexico City and Playa del Carmen is 1265 km. The road distance is 1607.2 km.

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The best way to get from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen without a car is to bus which takes 24h 20m and costs $1200 - $2200.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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Mexico City to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by ADO, depart from México Terminal TAPO station.

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The quickest flight from Mexico City Airport to Cancun Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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

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Playa del Carmen is 1h ahead of Mexico City. It is currently 3:06 PM in Mexico City and 4:06 PM in Playa del Carmen.

Map of how to get from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 790.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 50m

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

ADO operates a bus from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $120 and the journey takes 24h 20m.

Airlines
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Mexico City to Cozumel
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Toluca to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Mexico City to Cozumel
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Puebla to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Puebla to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Puebla to Cancun via Tuxtla Gutierrez
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Toluca to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Bus operators
Yellow Transfers
Phone
+52 800 021 8087
Email
info@yellowtransfers.com
Website
yellowtransfers.com
Bus from Cancún International Airport to Playa Del Carmen ADO Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
yellowtransfers.com
Estrella Roja
Website
estrellaroja.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City TAPO to Cholula - Plaza San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
estrellaroja.com.mx
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from México Terminal TAPO to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $95
Economy
$60 - $95
Bus from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
24h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $95
Transporte Foráneo Cancún-Playa del Carmen
Phone
(52) 998 8886990
Website
taxistascancun.com
Bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
taxistascancun.com
Ferry operators
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
9878721588
Email
datos@mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Website
winjet.mx
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Schedules at
winjet.mx
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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
40m
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
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
barcoscaribe.com
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barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$7
Quintana Roo Residents
$4
Yucatan Peninsula Residents
$6

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Yes, the driving distance between Mexico City to Playa del Carmen is 1607 km. It takes approximately 19h 10m to drive from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen.

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Viva Aerobus, Volaris, Aeroméxico and Interjet offer flights from Mexico City Airport to Cancun Airport.

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There are 2523+ hotels available in Playa del Carmen. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mexico City to Mexico City Airport is to line 4 night bus which takes 17m and costs .

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