There are 4 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 to Cancun, bus  •  4 h 47 min

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

$55 - $216

3 alternative options

Fly to Cozumel, ferry  •  4 h 6 min

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

$122 - $723

Bus  •  25 h 30 min

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

$65 - $140

Drive  •  19 h 10 min

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

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen is to fly and bus which costs $1000 - $4100 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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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 4 h 6 min.

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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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It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from México Terminal TAPO and arriving at Playa del Carmen Alterna. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 h 30 min.

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

ADO operates a bus from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen 3 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $140 and the journey takes 25 h 30 min.

Airlines
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Mexico City to Cozumel
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
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 Terminal TAPO to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $95
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 - $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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