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There are 5 ways to get from Playa del Carmen to Maya Biosphere Reserve by helicopter, bus, car or plane

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Air taxi, bus, drive  •  10h 13m

  1. Take the Air taxi from Playa del Carmen Airport to Cancún International Airport
  2. Take the Air taxi from Cancún International Airport to Palenque Airport
  3. Take the bus from Palenque to Tenosique de Pino Suárez
  4. Drive from Tenosique de Pino Suárez to Maya Biosphere Reserve

Cheapest option

Bus, drive  •  16h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tenosique de Pino Suárez
  2. Drive from Tenosique de Pino Suárez to Maya Biosphere Reserve

$46 - $67

3 alternative options

Bus, drive via Bacalar  •  15h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar
  2. Take the bus from Bacalar to Tenosique de Pino Suárez
  3. Drive from Tenosique de Pino Suárez to Maya Biosphere Reserve

Drive  •  13h 13m

  1. Drive from Playa del Carmen to Maya Biosphere Reserve 841.7 km

$70 - $110

Bus, fly, drive  •  9h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancun International Airport T2
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Villahermosa (VSA) CUN - VSA
  3. Drive from Villahermosa to Maya Biosphere Reserve

$69 - $176

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The cheapest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Maya Biosphere Reserve is to bus and drive which costs $950 - $1400 and takes 16h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Maya Biosphere Reserve is to bus and fly and drive which costs $1400 - $3600 and takes 9h 37m.

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The distance between Playa del Carmen and Maya Biosphere Reserve is 536 km. The road distance is 841.7 km.

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It takes approximately 10h 13m to get from Playa del Carmen to Maya Biosphere Reserve, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Playa del Carmen to Maya Biosphere Reserve is 842 km. It takes approximately 13h 13m to drive from Playa del Carmen to Maya Biosphere Reserve.

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Aeromar and Viva Aerobus offer flights from Cancun Airport to Villahermosa Airport.

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Map of how to get from Playa del Carmen to Maya Biosphere Reserve.
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  • Distance: 535.5 km
  • Duration: 10h 13m

What companies run services between Playa del Carmen, Mexico and Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala?

There is no direct connection from Playa del Carmen to Maya Biosphere Reserve. However, you can take the Air taxi to Cancún International Airport, take the Air taxi to Palenque Airport, take the taxi to Palenque, take the bus to Tenosique de Pino Suárez, then take the drive to Maya Biosphere Reserve. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Bacalar, take the bus to Tenosique de Pino Suárez, then take the drive to Maya Biosphere Reserve.

Airlines
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Villahermosa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Aeromar
Website
aeromar.mx
Flights from Cancun to Villahermosa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Bus operators
Turismo y Excursiones Alianza Bacalar
Phone
+52 984 119 3924
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Palenque to Tenosique de Pino Suárez
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Bacalar to Tenosique de Pino Suárez
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
ADO

Autobuses de Oriente (ADO) is one of Mexico’s largest bus companies, mainly operating south of Mexico City and into the Yucatan Peninsula. Choose from three bus classes: ADO (first class), ADO GL (luxury class) and ADO Platino (platinum class and the most expensive). All buses are comfortable, with reclining seats, blackout curtains, air conditioning and a toilet; ADO Platino offers additional amenities such as extra legroom, onboard Wi-Fi and individual screens.

Contact Details
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $27
ADO
$18 - $26
ADO GL
$18 - $27
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancun International Airport T2
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $11
ADO
$7 - $11
ADO GL
$5 - $7
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Bacalar
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Autobuses Mayab
Autobuses Unidos (AU)
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tenosique de Pino Suárez
Ave. Duration
13h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Other operators
Holbox Collection
Phone
+52 998 840 3942
Email
reservaciones3@atbcommerce.com
Website
holboxcollection.com.mx
Helicopter from Playa del Carmen Airport to Cancún International Airport
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$463
Schedules at
holboxcollection.com.mx
Helicopter from Cancún International Airport to Palenque Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$3,901
Schedules at
holboxcollection.com.mx

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