There are 9 ways to get from New York to Playa del Carmen by plane, bus, ferry, train 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 New York JFK to Cancun, bus  •  7 h 58 min

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

$141 - $633

Cheapest option

Fly Newark to Cancun, bus  •  8 h 2 min

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

$140 - $633

7 alternative options

Fly New York JFK to Cozumel, ferry  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Cozumel (CZM) JFK - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel Port to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port

$300 - $1,323

Fly Newark to Cozumel, ferry  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Cozumel (CZM) EWR - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel Port to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port

$179 - $623

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Cancun, bus  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Cancun (CUN) PHL - CUN
  3. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística

$230 - $832

Train, drive, bus  •  3 days 4 h

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
  2. Drive from Harrah's Casino to Chiquilá
  3. Take the bus from Chiquilá to Playa del Carmen ADO Terminal Turística

$468 - $963

Bus  •  3 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Atlanta ,GA
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La
  3. Take the bus from New Orleans to San Antonio, TX
  4. Take the bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
  5. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado

$263 - $498

Train, bus  •  3 days 19 h

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

$332 - $809

Drive  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Drive from New York to Playa del Carmen 3699.3 miles

$490 - $750

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York to Playa del Carmen is to fly and ferry which costs $170 - $650 and takes 8 h 46 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from New York to Playa del Carmen is to fly and bus which takes 7 h 58 min and costs $140 - $650.

More details

The distance between New York and Playa del Carmen is 2555 km. The road distance is 5919 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 7 h 58 min to get from New York to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from New York to Playa del Carmen. However, there are services departing from New York, NY and arriving at Playa del Carmen Alterna via University Ave @ Pryor Rd, Atlanta, Ga, New Orleans, San Antonio and México Central Norte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 14 h.

More details

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Playa del Carmen, Mexico?

You can take a bus from New York to Playa del Carmen via Atlanta ,GA, University Ave @ Pryor Rd, Alabama St @ Forsyth St, Atlanta, Ga, New Orleans, La, New Orleans, San Antonio, TX, San Antonio, and México Central Norte in around 3 days 14 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from New York JFK to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from New York JFK to Cancun via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from New York JFK to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Cancun via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Newark to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Newark to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Newark to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Cancun
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Cancun via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,300
Flights from New York JFK to Cancun via Tampa
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,300
Flights from New York JFK to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,300
Flights from New York JFK to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Flights from New York JFK to Cozumel via Raleigh/Durham, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Flights from New York JFK to Cozumel via Reagan Washington, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Flights from Newark to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,200
Flights from Newark to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,200
Flights from Newark to Cozumel via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Cancun via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,000
Flights from Newark to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Cancun via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from New York JFK to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Cozumel via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,600
Flights from Newark to Cozumel via Montreal
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,700
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from New York JFK to Cozumel via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
12 h 29 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Newark to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Cancun
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
30 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Business Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Room
$650 - $950
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 - $22
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$15 - $22
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Chiquilá to Playa del Carmen ADO Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $25
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$17 - $25
Economy
$7 - $11
Bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $95
Economy
$60 - $90
Pandora Bus
Website
pandorabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Atlanta ,GA
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
pandorabus.com
Book at
search.gotobus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
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
21 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$55 - $85
Ejecutivo
$96 - $101
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
$9
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

Want to know more about travelling around Mexico

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.