There are 9 ways to get from San Diego to Tulum by plane, bus, 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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Fly Tijuana to Cancun, bus  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Cancun (CUN) TIJ - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$151 - $1,394

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Fly Tijuana to Chetumal, bus  •  12 h 30 min

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

$145 - $547

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Fly San Diego to Cancun, bus  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Cancun (CUN) SAN - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$200 - $458

Fly San Diego to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  12 h 8 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Cozumel (CZM) SAN - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel Port to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$388 - $1,918

Fly Tijuana to Merida, bus  •  13 h 27 min

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

$207 - $855

Bus via San Luis Río Colorado  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to San Luis Río Colorado
  2. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexico
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado
  4. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$172 - $306

Bus  •  2 days 23 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 to Tulum

$157 - $322

Bus #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 to Tulum

$154 - $315

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 $150 - $320 and takes 3 days 0 h.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Tulum is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $1,400 and takes 9 h 23 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 via Tijuana, México Central Norte and Playa del Carmen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 23 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 22 h and costs $170 - $310.

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It takes approximately 9 h 23 min to get from San Diego to Tulum, including transfers.

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San Diego to Tulum bus services, operated by TAP, depart from Tijuana 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 Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río, arrive at Tulum station.

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Tulum is 3 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 12:05 PM in San Diego and 2:05 PM in Tulum.

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  • Distance: 2032.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 23 min

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

You can take a bus from San Diego to Tulum via San Ysidro/Intl Border, Tijuana, San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico, México Central Norte, Playa del Carmen Alterna, and Playa del Carmen in around 2 days 22 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 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 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 42 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Tijuana to Chetumal via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Tijuana to Chetumal via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 32 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
11 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,200
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13 h 2 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
13 h 13 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,400
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $2,500
Flights from Tijuana to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 51 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,300
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via San Francisco, Houston
Ave. Duration
12 h 53 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,200
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
13 h 33 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Denver
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,000
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $4,000
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $2,400
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,200
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 50 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Austin
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Austin, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11 h 2 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11 h 28 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,800
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $2,500
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
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 Mérida CAME to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$23 - $35
Economy
$13 - $19
Bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $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
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Chetumal ADO Bus Station to Tulum
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to San Luis Río Colorado
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexico
Ave. Duration
38 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$120 - $170
Bus from Tijuana to Mexico
Ave. Duration
41 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$130 - $190
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
Ferry operators
Ultramar Ferry
Phone
01 998 881 5890
Email
info@ultramar.com
Website
ultramarferry.com
Ferry from Cozumel Port to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
30 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 Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
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
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
9878721588
Email
datos@mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Website
mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $10
Schedules at
winjet.mx
Book at
winjet.mx
Regular
$10
Local
$3

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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 592+ hotels available in Tulum. Prices start at $40 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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