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There are 8 ways to get from Playa del Carmen to Chetumal Bay by bus, ferry, rideshare or plane

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, travel  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Bacalar ADO Terminal Alterna / ...
  2. Travel from Bacalar to Chetumal Bay

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 6 min

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

$14 - $35

6 alternative options

Bus, ferry, travel  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to Belize City
  2. Take the ferry from Belize City to Caye Caulker
  3. Travel from Caye Caulker to Chetumal Bay

Bus via Bacalar  •  5 h 1 min

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

$17 - $36

Bus, rideshare, ferry, travel  •  13 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Felipe Carrillo Puerto
  2. Take the rideshare from Felipe Carrillo Puerto to Chetumal
  3. Take the bus from Chetumal to Belize City
  4. Take the ferry from Belize City to Caye Caulker
  5. Travel from Caye Caulker to Chetumal Bay

Bus, fly to Chetumal  •  3 h 44 min

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

$105 - $372

Bus, fly to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, ferry, travel  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Cancún International Airport T2
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt (BZE) CUN - BZE
  3. Take the ferry from Belize City to Caye Caulker
  4. Travel from Caye Caulker to Chetumal Bay

Bus, fly to San Pedro, ferry  •  8 h 53 min

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

$360 - $1,277

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Chetumal Bay is to bus which costs $330 - $700 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Chetumal Bay is to bus and fly which costs $2000 - $7500 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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The distance between Playa del Carmen and Chetumal Bay is 270 km.

The best way to get from Playa del Carmen to Chetumal Bay without a car is to bus and travel which takes 4 h 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Playa del Carmen to Chetumal Bay, including transfers.

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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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Chetumal Bay is 1 h behind Playa del Carmen. It is currently 11:32 PM in Playa del Carmen and 10:32 PM in Chetumal Bay.

Mayair offers flights from Cancun Airport to Chetumal Airport.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Chetumal Bay. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Playa del Carmen to Chetumal Bay.
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  • Distance: 168.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

What companies run services between Playa del Carmen, Mexico and Chetumal Bay, Belize?

ADO operates a bus from Playa del Carmen to Chetumal Bay hourly. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
Tropic Air
Website
tropicair.com
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 Cancun to San Pedro via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
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
Maya Island Air
Website
mayaislandair.com
Flights from Cancun to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
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
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 Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Chetumal ADO
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$25 - $35
Economy
$14 - $22
AV (Economy)
$17
ADO (Standard)
$19
OCC (Standard)
$21
ADO gl (first)
$25
Bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to Belize City
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $45
Economy
$20 - $30
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Cancún International Airport T2
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
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
BBOC
Phone
+501 630-9303
Email
belizebusownerscoop@hotmail.com
Website
belizebus.wordpress.com
Bus from Chetumal to Belize City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
belizebus.wordpress.com
Ferry operators
San Pedro Water Taxi
Phone
+11 501 2232225
Email
info@belizewatertaxi.com
Website
sanpedrowatertaxi.com
Ferry from Belize City to Caye Caulker
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
belizewatertaxi.com
Book at
belizewatertaxi.com
Ocean Ferry
Phone
+501 223-0033 / 226-0033 / 226-2033
Email
support@oceanferrybelize.com
Website
oceanferrybelize.com
Ferry from Belize City to Caye Caulker
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
oceanferrybelize.com
Book at
ocean-ferry-belize.trekksoft.com
Water Jets International
Other operators
SUCHAA
Phone
+52 8320267, +52 98328164
Email
suchaa-unido@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
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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