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There are 10 ways to get from Playa del Carmen to Ambergris Caye (Island) by bus, ferry, rideshare, plane or shuttle

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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Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO
  2. Take the bus from Tulum to Limones
  3. Take the bus from Limones to Xcalak

$22 - $59

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Bus, ferry  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Chetumal Ado
  2. Take the ferry from Chetumal to San Pedro Chetumal

$50 - $89

Bus, rideshare  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Felipe Carrillo Puerto
  2. Take the rideshare from Felipe Carrillo Puerto to Limones
  3. Take the bus from Limones to Xcalak

Bus, ferry via Bacalar  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Bacalar ADO Terminal Alterna / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Chetumal to San Pedro Chetumal

$48 - $87

Bus, rideshare, ferry  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Felipe Carrillo Puerto
  2. Take the rideshare from Felipe Carrillo Puerto to Chetumal
  3. Take the ferry from Corozal to San Pedro

$38 - $40

Bus to Cancun, fly to San Pedro  •  6 h 5 min

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

$325 - $1,222

Bus to Cancun, fly to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt (BZE) CUN - BZE

$310 - $862

Bus to Corozal, fly to San Pedro  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Bacalar
  2. Fly from Corozal (CZH) to San Pedro (SPR) CZH - SPR

$77 - $188

Bus to Cancun, fly to Chetumal, ferry  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Chetumal (CTM) CUN - CTM
  3. Take the ferry from Chetumal to San Pedro

$141 - $428

Bus to Cancun, fly to Belize City Municipal, shuttle  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Belize City Municipal (TZA) CUN - TZA
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Belize City Goldson Intl Airport to San Pedro

$270 - $842

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Ambergris Caye (Island) is to bus which costs $430 - $1200 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Ambergris Caye (Island) is to bus and fly which costs $6000 - $17000 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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The distance between Playa del Carmen and Ambergris Caye (Island) is 312 km.

The best way to get from Playa del Carmen to Ambergris Caye (Island) without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 15 min and costs $430 - $1200.

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It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to get from Playa del Carmen to Ambergris Caye (Island), including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cancun Airport to San Pedro Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 54 min and has one stopover.

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Ambergris Caye (Island) is 1 h behind Playa del Carmen. It is currently 10:46 AM in Playa del Carmen and 9:46 AM in Ambergris Caye (Island).

Tropic Air and Maya Island Air offer flights from Cancun Airport to San Pedro Airport.

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There are 231+ hotels available in Ambergris Caye (Island). Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Playa del Carmen to Ambergris Caye (Island).
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  • Distance: 194.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 15 min

What companies run services between Playa del Carmen, Mexico and Ambergris Caye (Island), Belize?

You can take a bus from Playa del Carmen to Ambergris Caye (Island) via Tulum Terminal ADO, Tulum, Limones, and Xcalak in around 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
Tropic Air
Website
tropicair.com
Flights from Cancun to San Pedro via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Corozal to San Pedro
Ave. Duration
20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Municipal via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, Dangriga
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Municipal via Fort Lauderdale, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Municipal via Mexico City, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Maya Island Air
Website
mayaislandair.com
Flights from Cancun to San Pedro via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Corozal to San Pedro
Ave. Duration
23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $250
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Municipal via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, Dangriga
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Cancun to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Tulum to Limones
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $27
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$19 - $27
Economy
$9 - $13
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$25 - $35
Economy
$14 - $22
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$23 - $35
Economy
$13 - $20
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Autobuses Caribe
Phone
+52 0155 5784 46 52, (809) 221-4422 x 2000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Limones to Xcalak
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
facebook.com
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Nautilus Express
Phone
+501 671 1414
Email
info@nautiluswatertaxi.com
Website
nautiluswatertaxi.com
Shuttle from Belize City Goldson Intl Airport to San Pedro
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$140
Schedules at
nautiluswatertaxi.com
Tropic Ferry
Phone
+501 2052616
Email
questions@tropicferry.com
Website
facebook.com
Shuttle from Belize City Goldson Intl Airport to San Pedro
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ferry operators
Water Jets International
Thunderbolt
Phone
+501 610 4475
Email
thunderbolttravels@yahoo.com
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from Corozal to San Pedro
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
ambergriscaye.com
Other operators
SUCHAA
Phone
+52 8320267, +52 98328164
Email
suchaa-unido@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Rideshare from Felipe Carrillo Puerto to Limones
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
More information
SUCHAA
Rideshare from Felipe Carrillo Puerto to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
More information
SUCHAA

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