There are 4 ways to get from Oaxaca to Playa del Carmen by plane, ferry, bus 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 to Cozumel, ferry  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Oaxaca (OAX) to Cozumel (CZM) OAX - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen

$192 - $624

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Bus  •  26 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Oaxaca to Playa del Carmen Ado

$60 - $100

2 alternative options

Fly to Cancun, bus  •  5 h 52 min

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

$99 - $334

Drive  •  19 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Oaxaca to Playa del Carmen 916.6 miles

$120 - $180

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oaxaca and arriving at Playa del Carmen. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26 h 42 min.

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The distance between Oaxaca and Playa del Carmen is 1089 km. The road distance is 1466.6 km.

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The best way to get from Oaxaca to Playa del Carmen without a car is to bus which takes 26 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Oaxaca to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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Oaxaca to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Oaxaca station.

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There is no direct flight from Oaxaca Airport to Cozumel Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Oaxaca to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Playa del Carmen station.

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Playa del Carmen is 1 h ahead of Oaxaca. It is currently 11:45 PM in Oaxaca and 11:45 PM in Playa del Carmen.

Yes, the driving distance between Oaxaca to Playa del Carmen is 1467 km. It takes approximately 19 h 29 min to drive from Oaxaca to Playa del Carmen.

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Volaris, Aeroméxico and Interjet offer flights from Oaxaca Airport to Cozumel Airport.

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Map of how to get from Oaxaca to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 680.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 15 min

What companies run services between Oaxaca, Mexico and Playa del Carmen, Mexico?

ADO operates a bus from Oaxaca to Playa del Carmen once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $100 and the journey takes 26 h 42 min.

Airlines
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Oaxaca to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Oaxaca to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Oaxaca to Cancun via Mexico City, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Oaxaca to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Oaxaca to Cancun via Mexico City, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Oaxaca to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Oaxaca to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Oaxaca to Cancun via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Oaxaca to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oaxaca to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
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 Oaxaca to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
26 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $100
Economy
$60 - $95
Ferry operators
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 - $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
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

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There are 2437+ hotels available in Playa del Carmen. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Oaxaca to Oaxaca Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs .

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