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There are 7 ways to get from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar by bus, rideshare, taxi, car, 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  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Bacalar ADO Terminal Alterna / ...

$9 - $35

6 alternative options

Bus via Tulum  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Tulum Playa del Carmen / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tulúm to Bacalar Tulum-Bacalar

$14 - $33

Bus, rideshare  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Felipe Carrillo Puerto Playa del Carmen / ...
  2. Take the rideshare from Felipe Carrillo Puerto to Bacalar Chetumal

$10

Taxi  •  4 h 11 min

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

$50 - $65

Drive  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar 171.1 miles

$22 - $35

Bus, fly, Shared Taxi  •  4 h 18 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

$109 - $377

Shuttle  •  4 h

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

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar is to bus and rideshare which costs $192 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar is to bus which costs $170 - $650 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna and arriving at Bacalar. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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The distance between Playa del Carmen and Bacalar is 257 km. The road distance is 273.8 km.

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The best way to get from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs $170 - $650.

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The bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Bacalar takes 3 h 50 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Playa del Carmen to Bacalar bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna station.

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The quickest flight from Cancun Airport to Chetumal Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Playa del Carmen to Bacalar is 274 km. It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to drive from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar.

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Map of how to get from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar.
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  • Distance: 160.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

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

ADO operates a bus from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar hourly. Tickets cost $13 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min. Autobuses Mayab also services this route every 2 hours.

Airlines
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 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 Tulúm to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $30
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$21 - $30
Economy
$11 - $16
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 Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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 Tulum
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
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
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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 Felipe Carrillo Puerto to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
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SUCHAA
Rideshare from Chetumal Parada Taxis Chetumal - Bacalar to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$3
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SUCHAA
Taxi from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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Mayair offers flights from Cancun Airport to Chetumal Airport.

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