There are 7 ways to get from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar by bus, taxi, car, plane, rideshare 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Bacalar Cancun / ...

$9 - $21

Cheapest option

Bus Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Felipe Carrillo Puerto
  2. Take the bus from Felipe Carrillo Puerto to Bacalar Cancun

$8 - $11

5 alternative options

Bus ADO  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
  2. Take the bus from Tulúm to Bacalar Au

$14 - $21

Taxi  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take a taxi from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar 171.1 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar 171.1 miles

$22 - $35

Bus, fly, Shared Taxi  •  4 h 28 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 Shared Taxi from Chetumal Parada Taxis Chetumal - Bacalar to Bacalar

$112 - $366

Shuttle  •  4 h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar

$23 - $35

What companies run services between Playa del Carmen, Mexico and Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico?

Autobuses Mayab operates a bus from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min. ADO also services this route hourly.

Airlines
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Cancun to Chetumal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Bus operators
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Felipe Carrillo Puerto to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
OCC
$17
ADO
$16
Bus from Tulúm to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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 to Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Marlin Espadas
Phone
+52 983 837 32 29
Email
marlinespadasmexico@gmail.com
Website
marlinespadas.net
Shuttle from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
marlinespadas.net
Other operators
SUCHAA
Phone
+52 8320267, +52 98328164
Email
suchaa-unido@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Rideshare from Chetumal Parada Taxis Chetumal - Bacalar to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$3
More information
SUCHAA
Taxi from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Playa del Carmen and Bacalar is 257 km. The road distance is 274 km.

The cheapest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar is to bus which costs $150 - $220 and takes 4 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar is to bus which takes 3 h 25 min and costs $180 - $420.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística and arriving at Bacalar. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

The bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Bacalar takes 3 h 25 min including transfers and departs hourly.