There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum by plane, bus, ferry, train, night 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Cancun, bus  •  8 h 9 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

$192 - $604

7 alternative options

Fly to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  9 h 5 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 - $1,020

Fly to Chetumal, bus  •  11 h 24 min

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

$266 - $838

Fly to Merida, bus  •  13 h 5 min

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

$196 - $574

Fly to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, bus  •  14 h 24 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

$335 - $680

Fly to Campeche, bus  •  16 h 3 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

$241 - $688

Caltrain, night bus, bus  •  3 days 10 h

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

$199 - $462

Drive  •  2 days 8 h

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

$430 - $650

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

There is no direct connection from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum. However, you can fly to Cancun, take the walk to Cancún International Airport T2, take the bus to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística, take the walk to Playa del Carmen, then take the bus to Tulum. Alternatively, you can fly to Cozumel, take the taxi to Cozumel Port, take the ferry to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port, take the walk to Playa del Carmen, then take the bus to Tulum.

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 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Austin, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 37 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Denver
Ave. Duration
14 h 36 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Santa Ana, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Phoenix, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Las Vegas, Houston
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Seattle, Houston
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 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 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Newark
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Miami
Ave. Duration
11 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 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 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
10 h 31 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
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
12 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Los Angeles, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
12 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Houston, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Austin, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 41 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10 h 12 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Los Angeles, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Houston, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Austin, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
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
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Los Angeles, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
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 Houston, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Panama City
Ave. Duration
10 h 32 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Houston, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
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 Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
16 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and 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
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt via Austin, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
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
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Mérida CAME to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Belize City to Tulum
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Campeche to Merida
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
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
$12 - $17
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
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)
$7
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 - $8
Schedules at
barcoscaribe.com
Book at
barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$8
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum?

The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Tulum is 3879 km. The road distance is 5231 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum?

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum is to fly and bus which costs $190 - $650 and takes 8 h 9 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum?

The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum is to fly and bus which takes 8 h 9 min and costs $190 - $650.

How long does it take to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum?

It takes approximately 8 h 9 min to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum, including transfers.