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There are 6 ways to get from Playa del Carmen to Riviera by bus, plane, helicopter or car

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Bus, fly to Corpus Christi

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancun International Airport T2
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Corpus Christi (CRP)
  3. Take the bus from Corpus Christi to Riviera

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Bus, fly to Reynosa

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancun International Airport T2
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Reynosa (REX)
  3. Take the bus from Mcallen to Corpus Christi
  4. Take the bus from Corpus Christi to Riviera

Air taxi, bus

  1. Take the Air taxi from Playa del Carmen Airport to Cancún International Airport
  2. Take the Air taxi from Cancún International Airport to Villahermosa Airport
  3. Take the bus from Villahermosa to Reynosa
  4. Take the bus from Mcallen to Falfurrias

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to Cárdenas
  2. Take the bus from Cárdenas to Monterrey
  3. Take the bus from Monterrey to Nuevo Laredo
  4. Take the bus from Nuevo Laredo to San Antonio
  5. Take the bus from San Antonio to Riviera

Bus via Mexico City

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to Mexico City
  2. Take the bus from Mexico City North to San Antonio
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio to Riviera

Drive

  1. Drive from Playa del Carmen to Riviera
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International entry into United States from Mexico

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Conditions of entry into United States from Mexico

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding for air passengers 2 years of age or older
  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
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Considerations leaving from Mexico

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering United States from Mexico.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Riviera is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Riviera is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Riviera is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Mexico from United States.

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Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Riviera is to bus and fly which costs $2000 - $4000 and takes 10h 51m.

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The fastest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Riviera is to bus and fly which takes 9h 58m and costs $3000 - $8500.

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No, there is no direct bus from Playa del Carmen to Riviera. However, there are services departing from Playa del Carmen Alterna and arriving at Riviera via Cárdenas, Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo and San Antonio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2h.

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The distance between Playa del Carmen and Riviera is 824 miles. The road distance is 1517.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Playa del Carmen to Riviera without a car is to Air taxi and bus which takes 34h 3m and costs $95000 - $98000.

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It takes approximately 9h 58m to get from Playa del Carmen to Riviera, including transfers.

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Playa del Carmen to Riviera bus services, operated by Autobuses Unidos (AU), depart from Playa del Carmen Alterna station.

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There is no direct flight from Cancun Airport to Corpus Christi Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 43m and has one stopover.

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Playa del Carmen to Riviera bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Riviera station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Playa del Carmen to Riviera is 1517 miles. It takes approximately 30h 25m to drive from Playa del Carmen to Riviera.

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Map of how to get from Playa del Carmen to Riviera.
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  • Distance: 823.8 miles
  • Duration: 9h 58m

What companies run services between Playa del Carmen, Mexico and Riviera, TX, USA?

You can take a bus from Playa del Carmen to Riviera via Cárdenas, Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo, and San Antonio in around 2 days 2h.

Airlines
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Reynosa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Flights from Cancun to Reynosa via Veracruz
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $230
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cancun to Corpus Christi via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cancun to Corpus Christi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cancun to Corpus Christi via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Aeroméxico
Website
aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Reynosa via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Bus operators
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 Terminal Turística to Cancun International Airport T2
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO
$7 - $11
ADO GL
$5 - $7
Bus from Villahermosa to Reynosa
Ave. Duration
22h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO
$75 - $110
ADO GL
$85 - $140
Bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
25h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO
$80 - $130
ADO GL
$95 - $160
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Corpus Christi to Riviera
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Mcallen to Corpus Christi
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Mcallen to Falfurrias
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$30 - $50
Bus from Nuevo Laredo to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $65
Bus from San Antonio to Riviera
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Autobuses Unidos (AU)
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to Cárdenas
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $65
moreinfo
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Child & Senior disscount
$22 - $35
Regular
$45 - $65
Autobuses ATS
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Cárdenas
Ave. Duration
13h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $80
Turistab
Phone
+52 3726653, 9371320691
Email
director_turistab@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Cárdenas to Monterrey
Ave. Duration
21h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Omnibus de Mexico
Phone
800 765 6636
Email
contacto@odm.com.mx
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Monterrey to Nuevo Laredo
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $27
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Child & Senior discount
$9 - $13
Regular
$18 - $27
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
800 890 6821
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Nuevo Laredo to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $75
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Omnibus Mexicanos S.A. de C.V.
Phone
800 765 6636
Email
contacto@odm.com.mx
Website
omnibusmexicanos.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City North to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$154
Schedules at
omnibusmexicanos.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 Villahermosa Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$4,112
Schedules at
holboxcollection.com.mx

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