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There are 4 ways to get from New Orleans to Riviera Maya by plane, bus, ferry, train or car

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Fly to Cancun, bus  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Cancun (CUN) MSY - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport to Playa Del Carmen ADO Bus Station

$162 - $364

3 alternative options

Fly to Cozumel, ferry  •  8h 12m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Cozumel (CZM) MSY - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen

$216 - $866

Train, bus  •  2 days 17h

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado

$208 - $466

Drive  •  42h 37m

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Riviera Maya 2134.5 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Riviera Maya is to fly and bus which costs $160 - $370 and takes 6h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Riviera Maya is to fly and bus which costs $160 - $370 and takes 6h 39m.

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The distance between New Orleans and Riviera Maya is 680 miles. The road distance is 2134.5 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Riviera Maya without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 17h and costs $200 - $470.

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It takes approximately 6h 39m to get from New Orleans to Riviera Maya, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from New Orleans Airport to Cancun Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Riviera Maya is 1h ahead of New Orleans. It is currently 11:19 PM in New Orleans and 12:19 AM in Riviera Maya.

Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Riviera Maya is 2134 miles. It takes approximately 42h 37m to drive from New Orleans to Riviera Maya.

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Delta, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from New Orleans Airport to Cancun Airport.

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There are 1410+ hotels available in Riviera Maya. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Riviera Maya.
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  • Distance: 680.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 39m

What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and Riviera Maya, Mexico?

There is no direct connection from New Orleans to Riviera Maya. However, you can take the Bus to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, take the walk to New Orleans airport, fly to Cancun, take the walk to Cancún International Airport, take the bus to Playa Del Carmen ADO Bus Station, take the walk to Playa del Carmen Colectivos, take the bus to Kantun Chi, then take the taxi to Riviera Maya. Alternatively, you can take the Bus to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, take the walk to New Orleans airport, fly to Cozumel, take the taxi to Cozumel, take the ferry to Playa del Carmen, take the walk to Playa del Carmen Colectivos, take the bus to Kantun Chi, then take the taxi to Riviera Maya.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from New Orleans to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from New Orleans to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from New Orleans to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Flights from New Orleans to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Flights from New Orleans to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from New Orleans to Cancun via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from New Orleans to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Room
$350 - $490
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
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$60 - $90
Ejecutivo
$100 - $105
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$60 - $95
Ferry operators
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
01 987 872 1588
Email
info@winjet.mx
Website
winjet.mx
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Schedules 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
$11
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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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to Bus which takes 38m and costs $2.

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