There are 8 ways to get from New York to Playa del Carmen by plane, bus, ferry, train or car

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Fly Newark to Cancun, bus  •  7 h 57 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

$152 - $642

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Fly New York JFK to Cancun, bus  •  8 h 1 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

$142 - $632

6 alternative options

Fly Newark to Cozumel, ferry  •  9 h 23 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

$190 - $632

Fly New York JFK to Cozumel, ferry  •  9 h 26 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 - $1,322

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Cancun, bus  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  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 - $833

Train to Baltimore, fly to Cancun, bus  •  9 h 23 min

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

$271 - $1,032

Train, drive, bus  •  3 days 4 h

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

$468 - $964

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 bus which costs $140 - $650 and takes 8 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Playa del Carmen is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $650 and takes 7 h 57 min.

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The distance between New York and Playa del Carmen is 1597 miles. The road distance is 3699.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 57 min to get from New York to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Cancun Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 1 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Playa del Carmen is 3699 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 15 h to drive from New York to Playa del Carmen.

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JetBlue Airways, Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Cancun Airport.

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There are 2455+ hotels available in Playa del Carmen. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New York to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 1596.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 57 min

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

There is no direct connection from New York to Playa del Carmen. However, you can take the train to Newark Airport Railroad Station, take the walk to Newark Liberty Airport Station, take the train to Terminal B, take the walk to Newark airport, fly to Cancun, take the walk to Cancún International Airport T2, then take the bus to Playa del Carmen. Alternatively, you can take the train to Jamaica, take the walk to Jamaica, NY, take the AirTrain to Terminal 4, take the walk to New York JFK airport, fly to Cancun, take the walk to Cancún International Airport T2, then take the bus to Playa del Carmen.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Cancun via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from New York JFK to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from New York JFK to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from New York JFK to Cancun via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Newark to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 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 Newark to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Cancun
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,500
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Cancun via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from New York JFK to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,300
Flights from New York JFK to Cancun via Tampa
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,300
Flights from New York JFK to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,200
Flights from Newark to Cozumel via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,200
Flights from New York JFK to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Flights from Philadelphia to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Cancun via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Newark to Cancun via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Cancun via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Cancun via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Cancun via Orlando
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from New York JFK to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,500
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,500
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
7 h 15 min
When
Monday and 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
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from New York JFK to Cozumel via Cancun
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Cancun
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Train from New York Penn Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $240
First Class Seat
$200 - $310
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
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 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Chiquilá to Playa del Carmen ADO Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$18 - $26
Economy
$7 - $12
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 - $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
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
9878721588
Email
datos@mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Website
mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $10
Schedules at
winjet.mx
Book at
winjet.mx
Regular
$10
Local
$3

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