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There are 9 ways to get from San Diego to Tulum by plane, bus 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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Fly Tijuana to Cancun, bus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Cancun (CUN) TIJ - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport to Tulum

$148 - $1,378

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Fly San Diego to Cancun, bus  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Cancun (CUN) SAN - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport to Tulum

$199 - $458

Fly Tijuana to Merida, ADO  •  13 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Merida (MID) TIJ - MID
  2. Take the ADO from Mérida CAME to Tulum Terminal ADO

$196 - $790

Fly Tijuana to Chetumal, bus  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Chetumal (CTM) TIJ - CTM
  2. Take the bus from Chetumal Terminal ADO to Tulum Terminal ADO

$148 - $554

Fly San Diego to Merida, ADO  •  13 h 26 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Merida (MID) SAN - MID
  2. Take the ADO from Mérida CAME to Tulum Terminal ADO

$316 - $1,640

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana Buenavista to ACN Puebla
  2. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO

$162 - $276

Bus TAP  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico
  2. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO

$153 - $332

Bus TAP #2  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico
  2. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun
  3. Take the bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
  4. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Tulum

$154 - $305

Drive  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Drive from San Diego to Tulum 2816.9 miles

$370 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Tulum is to bus which costs $160 - $280 and takes 2 days 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Tulum is to fly and bus which costs $140 - $1,400 and takes 10 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Tulum. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Tulum Terminal ADO via Tijuana Buenavista, Puebla CAPU and Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

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The distance between San Diego and Tulum is 2032 miles. The road distance is 2816.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Tulum without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 7 h and costs $160 - $280.

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It takes approximately 10 h 10 min to get from San Diego to Tulum, including transfers.

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San Diego to Tulum bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, depart from Tijuana Buenavista station.

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The quickest flight from Tijuana Airport to Cancun Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 28 min.

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San Diego to Tulum bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Tulum Terminal ADO station.

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Tulum is 3 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 9:40 AM in San Diego and 12:40 PM in Tulum.

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  • Distance: 2032.3 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 10 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Tulum, Mexico?

You can take a bus from San Diego to Tulum via Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx, Tijuana Buenavista, ACN Puebla, Puebla CAPU, and Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna in around 2 days 7 h.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Puebla
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Tijuana to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Tijuana to Chetumal via Culiacan, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Tijuana to Chetumal via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Tijuana to Chetumal via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 28 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Tijuana to Chetumal via Aguascalientes, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
12 h 23 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Merida via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Merida via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to Merida via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Merida via San Francisco, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 51 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,900
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $2,500
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Tijuana to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Merida via Miami
Ave. Duration
11 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $2,100
Flights from San Diego to Merida via Phoenix, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to Merida via Los Angeles, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,800
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $4,000
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $2,400
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
10 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Austin
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Detroit
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún International Airport to Tulum
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$18 - $26
Economy
$7 - $11
Bus from Mérida CAME to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$23 - $35
Economy
$13 - $19
Bus from Chetumal Terminal ADO to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$26 - $40
Economy
$16 - $23
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $90
Economy
$55 - $85
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 México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$60 - $95
Bus from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $95
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Tijuana Buenavista to ACN Puebla
Ave. Duration
29 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Transporte Foráneo Cancún-Playa del Carmen
Phone
(52) 998 8886990
Website
taxistascancun.com
Bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
taxistascancun.com
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen Colectivos to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Tulum is 2817 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 1 h to drive from San Diego to Tulum.

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Viva Aerobus, Aeroméxico, Interjet and Volaris offer flights from Tijuana Airport to Cancun Airport.

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There are 614+ hotels available in Tulum. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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