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There are 9 ways to get from Mexico City to Tulum 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  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Mexico City (MEX) to Cancun (CUN) MEX - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport to Tulum

$57 - $219

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Fly Toluca to Cancun, bus  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Toluca (TLC) to Cancun (CUN) TLC - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport to Tulum

$56 - $300

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Fly Mexico City to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Mexico City (MEX) to Cozumel (CZM) MEX - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Tulum Terminal ADO

$123 - $746

Fly Mexico City to Chetumal, bus  •  7 h 35 min

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

$82 - $252

Fly Mexico City to Merida, ADO  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Mexico City (MEX) to Merida (MID) MEX - MID
  2. Take the ADO from Mérida CAME to Tulum Terminal ADO

$70 - $261

Bus to Puebla, fly to Cancun, bus  •  7 h 55 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 to Tulum

$83 - $285

Bus  •  25 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from México Terminal TAPO to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado
  2. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO (ADO) Terminal Alterna / ...

$68 - $137

Bus via Cancún  •  28 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun
  2. Take the bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Tulum

$67 - $102

Drive  •  19 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Mexico City to Tulum 986.1 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Mexico City to Tulum is to bus which costs $1300 - $2000 and takes 28 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mexico City to Tulum is to fly and ferry and bus which costs $2300 - $15000 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mexico City to Tulum. However, there are services departing from México Terminal TAPO and arriving at Tulum Terminal ADO via Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 41 min.

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The distance between Mexico City and Tulum is 1223 km. The road distance is 1577.7 km.

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The best way to get from Mexico City to Tulum without a car is to bus which takes 25 h 41 min and costs $1300 - $2700.

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Mexico City to Tulum, including transfers.

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Mexico City to Tulum 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 2 h 10 min.

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Mexico City to Tulum bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Tulum Terminal ADO station.

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Tulum is 1 h ahead of Mexico City. It is currently 10:26 PM in Mexico City and 11:26 PM in Tulum.

Map of how to get from Mexico City to Tulum.
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  • Distance: 764.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

What companies run services between Mexico City, Mexico and Tulum, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Mexico City to Tulum via Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna in around 25 h 41 min.

Airlines
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Mexico City to Cozumel
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Mexico City to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Mexico City to Merida
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Mexico City to Merida
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Mexico City to Cozumel
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Mexico City to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Mexico City to Merida
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Puebla to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Mexico City to Merida
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Puebla to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún International Airport to Tulum
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$18 - $26
Economy
$7 - $11
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Chetumal Terminal ADO to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$26 - $40
Economy
$16 - $23
Bus from Mérida CAME to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$23 - $35
Economy
$13 - $19
Bus from México Terminal TAPO to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
24 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $95
Economy
$60 - $95
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
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
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
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
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
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
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
40 min
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
40 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

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Yes, the driving distance between Mexico City to Tulum is 1578 km. It takes approximately 19 h 7 min to drive from Mexico City to Tulum.

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

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There are 614+ hotels available in Tulum. Prices start at $43 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 17 min and costs .

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