There are 5 ways to get from Playa del Carmen to San Cristóbal de las Casas by bus, plane or car

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, fly  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Tuxtla Gutierrez (TGZ) CUN - TGZ
  3. Take the bus from Tuxtla Gutierrez Airport to San Cristóbal de las Casas

$61 - $296

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Bus #2  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO (ADO) Terminal Alterna - Tulum Terminal ADO / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tulum Terminal ADO to San Cristóbal de las Casas Ado

$34 - $88

3 alternative options

Bus Transportes Caballero S.A de C.V  •  16 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO
  2. Take the bus from Tulum to Altamirano
  3. Take the bus from Altamirano to San Cristóbal de las Casas

Bus  •  21 h

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to San Cristóbal de las Casas Occ/Gl / ...

$40 - $70

Drive  •  13 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Playa del Carmen to San Cristóbal de las Casas 645.8 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna and arriving at San Cristóbal de las Casas. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21 h.

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The distance between Playa del Carmen and San Cristóbal de las Casas is 728 km. The road distance is 1033.2 km.

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The best way to get from Playa del Carmen to San Cristóbal de las Casas without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to get from Playa del Carmen to San Cristóbal de las Casas, including transfers.

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Playa del Carmen to San Cristóbal de las Casas bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna station.

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The quickest flight from Cancun Airport to Tuxtla Gutierrez Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Playa del Carmen to San Cristóbal de las Casas bus services, operated by Transportes Caballero S.A de C.V, arrive at San Cristóbal de las Casas station.

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San Cristóbal de las Casas is 1 h behind Playa del Carmen. It is currently 1:51 PM in Playa del Carmen and 1:51 PM in San Cristóbal de las Casas.

Yes, the driving distance between Playa del Carmen to San Cristóbal de las Casas is 1033 km. It takes approximately 13 h 46 min to drive from Playa del Carmen to San Cristóbal de las Casas.

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Volaris and Viva Aerobus offer flights from Cancun Airport to Tuxtla Gutierrez Airport.

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Map of how to get from Playa del Carmen to San Cristóbal de las Casas.
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  • Distance: 455.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 51 min

What companies run services between Playa del Carmen, Mexico and San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Playa del Carmen to San Cristóbal de las Casas via Tulum Terminal ADO, Tulum, and Altamirano in around 16 h 36 min.

Airlines
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Tuxtla Gutierrez
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Tuxtla Gutierrez
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Tuxtla Gutierrez Airport to San Cristóbal de las Casas
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $24
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$17 - $24
Economy
$6 - $9
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to San Cristóbal de las Casas
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$45 - $70
Economy
$40 - $60
Bus from Tulum Terminal ADO to San Cristóbal de las Casas
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$45 - $65
Economy
$35 - $55
Transportes Caballero S.A de C.V
Phone
+52 998 122 3684
Email
sergiocaballero-06@hotmail.com
Bus from Tulum to Altamirano
Ave. Duration
12 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Altamirano to San Cristóbal de las Casas
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Tulum to San Cristóbal de las Casas
Ave. Duration
13 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
facebook.com
Turismo Alianza
Phone
+52 9211677641
Bus from Tulum to Altamirano
Ave. Duration
12 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Altamirano to San Cristóbal de las Casas
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Tulum to San Cristóbal de las Casas
Ave. Duration
13 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
facebook.com

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