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There are 8 ways to get from Mexico City to Riviera Maya by plane, bus, ferry or car

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Fly Mexico City to Cancun, bus  •  5h 29m

  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

$60 - $216

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Fly Mexico City to Cozumel, ferry  •  5h 2m

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

$122 - $725

Bus to Puebla, fly to Cancun, bus  •  6h 52m

  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

$86 - $282

Fly Toluca to Cancun, bus  •  6h 56m

  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
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Kantun Chi

Fly Mexico City to Chetumal, bus  •  8h 28m

  1. Fly from Mexico City (MEX) to Chetumal (CTM) MEX - CTM
  2. Take the bus from Chetumal Terminal ADO to Tulum Terminal ADO

$86 - $257

Bus  •  24h 40m

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

$68 - $120

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

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

Drive  •  19h 28m

  1. Drive from Mexico City to Riviera Maya 1016.6 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Mexico City to Riviera Maya is to bus which costs $1300 - $2400 and takes 24h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Mexico City to Riviera Maya is to fly and ferry which costs $2300 - $14000 and takes 5h 2m.

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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 29h 9m.

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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 24h 40m and costs $1300 - $2400.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m 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 2h 10m.

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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 1h ahead of Mexico City. It is currently 9:56 AM in Mexico City and 10:56 AM in Riviera Maya.

Map of how to get from Mexico City to Riviera Maya.
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  • Distance: 780.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 29m

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

ADO operates a bus from Mexico City to Riviera Maya 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
Flights from Mexico City to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
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
Flights from Mexico City to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
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
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Kantun Chi
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
facebook.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Chetumal Terminal ADO to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$26 - $40
Economy
$16 - $23
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
Turistab
Phone
+52 3726653, 9371320691
Email
director_turistab@hotmail.com
Bus from Cancún to Puerto Aventuras
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.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
Book at
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
Book at
barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$7
Quintana Roo Residents
$4
Yucatan Peninsula Residents
$6

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Yes, the driving distance between Mexico City to Riviera Maya is 1627 km. It takes approximately 19h 28m 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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There are 2459+ hotels available in Riviera Maya. Prices start at $39 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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