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There are 5 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Tulum by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Reagan Washington, bus  •  7h 14m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Cancun (CUN) DCA - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancun International Airport to Tulum ADO Terminal Autobuses

$5302 - $7345

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Train to Baltimore, fly, bus  •  8h 52m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Cancun (CUN) BWI - CUN
  3. Take the bus from Cancun International Airport to Tulum ADO Terminal Autobuses

$4941 - $9302

3 alternative options

Fly from Washington Dulles, bus  •  8h 40m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Cancun (CUN) IAD - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancun International Airport to Tulum ADO Terminal Autobuses

$5596 - $10000

Bus, drive  •  3 days 12h

  1. Take the bus from Springfield to Richmond
  2. Take the bus from Richmond to Dallas
  3. Take the bus from Dallas to Harlingen
  4. Drive from Harlingen to Reynosa
  5. Take the bus from Reynosa to Coatzacoalcos
  6. Take the bus from Coatzacoalcos to Tulum

$6219 - $9433

Drive  •  2 days 10h

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Tulum 5053.6 km

$8000 - $13000

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tulum is 911.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tulum is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Tulum is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Tulum is to train and fly and bus which costs $240 - $470 and takes 8h 52m.

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The fastest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Tulum is to fly and bus. Taking this option will cost $260 - $370 and takes 7h 14m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Tulum is 2301 km. The road distance is 5053.6 km.

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It takes approximately 7h 14m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Tulum, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Cancun Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 17m and has one stopover.

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Tulum is 1h behind Reagan Washington Airport (DCA). It is currently 11:12 PM in Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and 10:12 PM in Tulum.

Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Tulum is 5054 km. It takes approximately 2 days 10h to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Tulum.

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JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Cancun Airport.

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There are 440+ hotels available in Tulum. Prices start at $2000 MXN per night.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Tulum.
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  • Distance: 2301 km
  • Duration: 7h 14m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Tulum, Mexico?

There is no direct connection from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Tulum. However, you can fly to Cancun, take the walk to Cancun International Airport, then take the bus to Tulum. Alternatively, you can take the subway to ROSSLYN station, take the walk to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C, take the bus to Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door, take the walk to Washington Dulles airport, fly to Cancun, take the walk to Cancun International Airport, then take the bus to Tulum.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cancun via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$9500 - $21000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$9500 - $21000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cancun via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$9500 - $21000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cancun via Columbus
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$9500 - $21000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$9500 - $21000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cancun via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$8500 - $22000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$8500 - $22000
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7000 - $14000
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7000 - $14000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$5000 - $8000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cancun via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$6500 - $9500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4600 - $7500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cancun via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$6000 - $8500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cancun via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$5500 - $8500
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$5000 - $8000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cancun via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$3400 - $11000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cancun via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$3800 - $12000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$3200 - $11000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cancun via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$3500 - $11000
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3100 - $11000
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$3100 - $11000
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun via Columbus
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$3300 - $11000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4500 - $15000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cancun via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4500 - $15000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4800 - $31000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4800 - $31000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cancun via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4800 - $31000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3800 - $8500
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun via Orlando
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3800 - $8500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$4800 - $15000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$3200 - $12000
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$700 - $1300
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$700 - $1300
Business Class Seat
$1100 - $2000
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1400 - $2100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$1400 - $2100
First Class
$1400 - $3700
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$450 - $650
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$450 - $650
Premium
$3500 - $4900
Flexi Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Business Seat
$550 - $800
Bus operators
Yellow Transfers
Phone
+1 844 373 6983
Email
info@yellowtransfers.com
Website
yellowtransfers.com
Bus from Cancun International Airport to Tulum ADO Terminal Autobuses
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1600 - $2300
Website
Yellow Transfers
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Springfield to Richmond
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$330 - $470
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$330 - $470
Flexible
$650 - $1000
Bus from Richmond to Dallas
Ave. Duration
28h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2600 - $3500
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$2600 - $3500
Flexible
$3700 - $5500
Bus from Dallas to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1400 - $1900
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$1400 - $1900
Flexible
$2100 - $3000
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 Reynosa to Coatzacoalcos
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1300 - $2600
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO
$1300 - $2000
ADO GL
$1500 - $2600

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