There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Cancun, bus  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Cancun (CUN) SFO - 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

$189 - $614

8 alternative options

Fly to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Cozumel (CZM) SFO - 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

$213 - $1,019

Fly to Merida, bus  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Merida (MID) SFO - MID
  2. Take the bus from Mérida CAME to Tulum Terminal ADO

$195 - $579

Fly to Chetumal, bus  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Chetumal (CTM) SFO - CTM
  2. Take the bus from Chetumal ADO Bus Station to Tulum

$268 - $848

Fly to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, bus  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt (BZE) SFO - BZE
  2. Take the bus from Belize City to Tulum

$336 - $680

Fly to Campeche, bus  •  15 h 23 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Campeche (CPE) SFO - CPE
  2. Take the bus from Campeche to Merida
  3. Take the bus from Mérida CAME to Tulum Terminal ADO

$213 - $682

Bus via Culiacán  •  3 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Oakland to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Culiacán
  3. Take the bus from Culiacán to Puebla
  4. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
  5. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$250 - $540

Bus TAP  •  3 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico
  4. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado
  5. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$211 - $466

Drive  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum 3269.3 miles

$430 - $650

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum is to fly and bus which costs $180 - $650 and takes 7 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum is to fly and bus which costs $180 - $650 and takes 7 h 59 min.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Tulum is 2424 miles. The road distance is 3269.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 59 min to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum. However, there are services departing from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level and arriving at Tulum via San Francisco, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, Tijuana, México Central Norte and Playa del Carmen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 13 h.

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What companies run services between San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA and Tulum, Mexico?

You can take a bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum via 12th St. Oakland City Center, Oakland, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Culiacán, Puebla, Puebla CAPU, Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna, and Playa del Carmen in around 3 days 8 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Austin, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Denver
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via San Diego, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Santa Ana, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Las Vegas, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Phoenix, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Newark
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10 h 56 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11 h 43 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 56 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12 h 19 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Los Angeles, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Salt Lake City, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
12 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Houston, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10 h 56 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12 h 19 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Los Angeles, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Salt Lake City, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
12 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Houston, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via San Jose Cabo, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 58 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
10 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
11 h 47 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h 51 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Miami
Ave. Duration
11 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Miami
Ave. Duration
11 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
11 h 59 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,000
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Los Angeles, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
11 h 47 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 58 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
14 h 13 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Los Angeles, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Panama City
Ave. Duration
10 h 34 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Houston, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Dallas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Toronto
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Toronto
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Cancun
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,600
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 Belize City to Tulum
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $60
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $45
Economy
$22 - $35
Bus from Campeche to Merida
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $29
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$20 - $29
Economy
$9 - $14
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
Ave. Duration
23 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $95
Economy
$60 - $90
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
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
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
24 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Plus
$65 - $95
Platinum
$95 - $130
Ejecutivo
$110 - $160
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Culiacán to Puebla
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$75 - $120
Full Fare
$100 - $150
Regular Price
$118
Internet Discount
$100
Greyhound USA
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Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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 San Miguel de Cozumel to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Regular
$5
Local
$4

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