There are 7 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.

Recommended option

Fly Mexico City to Cancun, bus  •  5 h 56 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
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$58 - $217

Cheapest option

Fly Toluca to Cancun, bus  •  7 h 29 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
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$57 - $298

5 alternative options

Fly Mexico City to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  5 h 18 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
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$125 - $725

Fly Mexico City to Chetumal, bus  •  6 h 56 min

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

$76 - $227

Fly Mexico City to Merida, bus  •  8 h 3 min

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

$69 - $256

Bus  •  26 h 40 min

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

$63 - $125

Drive  •  19 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Mexico City to Tulum 986.1 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mexico City to Tulum is to fly and bus which costs $1100 - $4500 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mexico City to Tulum is to fly and ferry and bus which takes 5 h 18 min and costs $2500 - $15000.

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The distance between Mexico City and Tulum is 1223 km. The road distance is 1578 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Mexico City to Tulum, including transfers.

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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 via Playa del Carmen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 40 min.

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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 Alterna and Playa del Carmen in around 26 h 40 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
1 h 57 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 Mexico City to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Mexico City to Merida
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Toluca to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $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
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 - $21
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$15 - $21
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Mérida CAME to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$21 - $30
Economy
$12 - $18
Bus from México Terminal TAPO to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $90
Economy
$55 - $85
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Chetumal ADO Bus Station to Tulum
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
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 - $11
Schedules at
ultramarferry.com
Premium Plus
$8
First Class
$11
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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