There are 9 ways to get from Mexico City to Riviera Maya 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  •  5 h 22 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

$56 - $218

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Fly Toluca to Cancun, bus  •  6 h 56 min

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

$55 - $299

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Fly Mexico City to Cozumel, ferry  •  4 h 43 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 - $725

Bus to Puebla, fly to Cancun, bus  •  6 h 51 min

  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 T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística

$83 - $285

Fly Mexico City to Chetumal, bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Mexico City (MEX) to Chetumal (CTM) MEX - CTM
  2. Take the bus from Chetumal ADO Bus Station to Akumal

$79 - $232

Fly Mexico City to Merida, bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Mexico City (MEX) to Merida (MID) MEX - MID
  2. Take the bus from Mérida TAME to Playa del Carmen

$72 - $263

Bus  •  26 h 7 min

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

$66 - $136

Bus via Av. Tulúm - Av. Miguel Hidalgo  •  29 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun México-Cancún
  2. Take the bus from Cancún to Puerto Aventuras

Drive  •  19 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Mexico City to Riviera Maya 1016.6 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mexico City to Riviera Maya is to fly and bus which costs $1000 - $4100 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mexico City to Riviera Maya is to fly and ferry which costs $2200 - $14000 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mexico City to Riviera Maya. However, there are services departing from Madero and arriving at Puerto Aventuras via Mexico City, Terminal de Cancún and Cancún. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 9 min.

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The distance between Mexico City and Riviera Maya is 1249 km. The road distance is 1626.5 km.

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The best way to get from Mexico City to Riviera Maya without a car is to bus which takes 26 h 7 min and costs $1200 - $2600.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Mexico City to Riviera Maya, including transfers.

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Mexico City to Riviera Maya bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Mexico City station.

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The quickest flight from Mexico City Airport to Cancun Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Mexico City to Riviera Maya bus services, operated by Turistab, arrive at Puerto Aventuras station.

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Riviera Maya is 1 h ahead of Mexico City. It is currently 7:44 AM in Mexico City and 7:44 AM in Riviera Maya.

Yes, the driving distance between Mexico City to Riviera Maya is 1627 km. It takes approximately 19 h 28 min to drive from Mexico City to Riviera Maya.

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

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Map of how to get from Mexico City to Riviera Maya.
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  • Distance: 780.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

What companies run services between Mexico City, Mexico and Riviera Maya, Mexico?

ADO operates a bus from Mexico City to Riviera Maya 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
Flights from Mexico City to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Mexico City to Merida
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Toluca to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Mexico City to Merida
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Puebla to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Mexico City to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Mexico City to Merida
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Puebla to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Mexico City to Merida
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $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 Mérida TAME to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Book at
ado.com.mx
First
$25 - $35
Economy
$14 - $21
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
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
Estrella Roja
Website
estrellaroja.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City TAPO to Cholula - Plaza San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
estrellaroja.com.mx
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Chetumal ADO Bus Station to Akumal
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Turistab
Phone
+52 3726653, 9371320691
Email
director_turistab@hotmail.com
Bus from Cancún to Puerto Aventuras
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
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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