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There are 6 ways to get from Riviera Maya to Acapulco by bus, plane, ferry 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 to Cancun, fly  •  7 h 51 min

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

$117 - $459

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Bus via Puebla  •  32 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Puebla CAPU GL Cancun / ...
  2. Take the bus from Puebla to Acapulco Puebla-Acapulco / ...

$75 - $192

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Ferry to Cozumel, fly  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
  2. Fly from Cozumel (CZM) to Acapulco (ACA) CZM - ACA

$195 - $780

Bus  •  29 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to México Terminal TAPO Ado / ...
  2. Take the bus from México City TAPO Bus to Acapulco México-Acapulco

$81 - $165

Bus via Av. Tulúm - Av. Miguel Hidalgo  •  38 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Aventuras to Cancún
  2. Take the bus from Cancun to Mexico City
  3. Take the bus from Mexico City Taxqueña to Acapulco Papagayo

$81 - $125

Drive  •  23 h

  1. Drive from Riviera Maya to Acapulco 1200.9 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Riviera Maya to Acapulco is to bus which costs $1500 - $2500 and takes 38 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riviera Maya to Acapulco is to bus and fly which costs $2200 - $9000 and takes 7 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riviera Maya to Acapulco. However, there are services departing from Puerto Aventuras and arriving at Acapulco Papagayo via Av. Tulúm - Av. Miguel Hidalgo, Cancun, Terminal Central De Autobuses Del Norte and Mexico City Taxqueña. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 1 min.

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The distance between Riviera Maya and Acapulco is 1393 km. The road distance is 1921.5 km.

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The best way to get from Riviera Maya to Acapulco without a car is to bus which takes 29 h 8 min and costs $1500 - $3200.

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It takes approximately 7 h 51 min to get from Riviera Maya to Acapulco, including transfers.

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Riviera Maya to Acapulco bus services, operated by Turistab, depart from Puerto Aventuras station.

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There is no direct flight from Cancun Airport to Acapulco Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Riviera Maya to Acapulco bus services, operated by CostaLine, arrive at Acapulco Papagayo station.

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Acapulco is 1 h behind Riviera Maya. It is currently 6:58 AM in Riviera Maya and 5:58 AM in Acapulco.

Map of how to get from Riviera Maya to Acapulco.
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  • Distance: 870.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 51 min

What companies run services between Riviera Maya, Mexico and Acapulco, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Riviera Maya to Acapulco via Playa del Carmen Alterna and México City TAPO Bus in around 29 h 8 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Cozumel to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Toluca
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Cozumel to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
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
Bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to México Terminal TAPO
Ave. Duration
23 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$60 - $95
Bus from México City TAPO Bus to Acapulco
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$26 - $40
Economy
$16 - $24
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Puebla CAPU
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $90
Economy
$55 - $85
Bus from Cancun to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
28 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $95
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Puebla to Acapulco
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$19 - $28
Primera Select
$30 - $40
Turistab
Phone
+52 3726653, 9371320691
Email
director_turistab@hotmail.com
Bus from Puerto Aventuras to Cancún
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
CostaLine
Website
costaline.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City Taxqueña to Acapulco Papagayo
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
costaline.com.mx
Ferry operators
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
9878721588
Email
datos@mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Website
winjet.mx
Ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Schedules at
winjet.mx
Book at
winjet.mx
Regular
$9
Local
$3
Ultramar Ferry
Phone
01 998 881 5890
Email
info@ultramar.com
Website
ultramarferry.com
Ferry from Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port to Cozumel Port
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
ultramarferry.com
Premium Plus
$9
First Class
$12
Plan Peninsular (Residentes en Yucatán, Campeche)
$6
Plan Quintana Roo (Residentes Q.Roo)
$4
Barcos Caribe
Phone
01 987 120 3982
Email
contacto@barcoscaribe.com
Website
barcoscaribe.com
Ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
barcoscaribe.com
Book at
barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$7
Quintana Roo Residents
$4
Yucatan Peninsula Residents
$6

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Yes, the driving distance between Riviera Maya to Acapulco is 1922 km. It takes approximately 23 h to drive from Riviera Maya to Acapulco.

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Volaris, United Airlines, Interjet and Aeroméxico offer flights from Cancun Airport to Acapulco Airport.

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There are 414+ hotels available in Acapulco. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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