There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum by plane, bus, ferry or car

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Fly to Cancun, bus  •  7h 6m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Cancun (CUN) SFO - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancun International Airport to Tulum ADO Terminal Autobuses

$3697 - $11822

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Fly to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  8h 52m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Cozumel (CZM) SFO - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Tulum Terminal ADO

$4145 - $20213

Fly to Merida, ADO  •  11h 48m

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

$3900 - $11345

Fly to Chetumal, bus  •  11h 51m

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

$5314 - $16833

Fly to Campeche, bus, ADO  •  14h 34m

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

$4657 - $13851

Bus  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the bus from SFO - San Francisco Airport International to Petaluma Fairgrounds
  2. Take the bus from Santa Rosa to San Luis Río Colorado
  3. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to México Politécnico
  4. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun
  5. Take the bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Tulum

Bus via Hermosillo  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the bus from SFO - San Francisco Airport International to Petaluma Fairgrounds
  2. Take the bus from Santa Rosa to Hermosillo
  3. Take the bus from Hermosillo to Mexico
  4. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun
  5. Take the bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Tulum

Bus #2  •  3 days 18h

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, CA - Bus Station to Morelia, MX
  2. Take the bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado
  4. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO

$4106 - $9492

Drive  •  2 days 10h

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum 5111.1 km

$8000 - $12000

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum is to fly and bus which costs $190 - $650 and takes 7h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum is to fly and bus which costs $190 - $650 and takes 7h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum. However, there are services departing from SFO - San Francisco Airport International and arriving at Tulum via E Washington St & Johnson St, Santa Rosa, San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico City and Cancún Terminal ADO. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 14h.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Tulum is 3879 km. The road distance is 5111.1 km.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 14h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 6m to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum, including transfers.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum bus services, operated by Sonoma Airport Express, depart from SFO - San Francisco Airport International station.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Cancun Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 9m.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Tulum station.

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Tulum is 3h ahead of San Francisco Airport (SFO). It is currently 8:50 AM in San Francisco Airport (SFO) and 11:50 AM in Tulum.

Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum.
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  • Distance: 3878.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 6m

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 Petaluma Fairgrounds, E Washington St & Johnson St, Santa Rosa Transit Mall, Santa Rosa, San Luis Río Colorado, México Politécnico, Mexico City, and Cancún Terminal ADO in around 2 days 14h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4500 - $30000
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4500 - $30000
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4500 - $30000
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$4500 - $30000
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$10000 - $39000
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$10000 - $39000
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7500 - $25000
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Santa Ana, Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7500 - $25000
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7500 - $25000
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Indio/Palm Springs, Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7500 - $25000
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 37m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$7500 - $25000
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7500 - $25000
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via San Diego, Houston
Ave. Duration
10h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7500 - $25000
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Las Vegas, Houston
Ave. Duration
11h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$7500 - $25000
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$6500 - $44000
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$5000 - $26000
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Los Angeles, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4900 - $21000
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Seattle, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$6500 - $26000
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9h 24m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$4900 - $17000
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$5000 - $28000
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Austin, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 4m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$4900 - $17000
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Houston, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$5500 - $27000
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via San Jose Cabo, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 24m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$5000 - $25000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$6500 - $44000
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$6500 - $44000
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$5000 - $26000
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Los Angeles, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4900 - $21000
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$5000 - $28000
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Austin, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 4m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$4900 - $17000
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Houston, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$5500 - $27000
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via San Jose Cabo, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 24m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$5000 - $25000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$4500 - $26000
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$6000 - $39000
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$6000 - $39000
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 48m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$6000 - $39000
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
13h 29m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$6000 - $39000
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Miami
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$6500 - $37000
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$6500 - $30000
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Las Vegas, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$5500 - $17000
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Houston, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$7500 - $35000
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$4900 - $24000
Flights from San Francisco to Campeche via Las Vegas, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$4100 - $13000
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Mexico City, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
11h 36m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$7500 - $31000
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Los Angeles, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
13h 21m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$4900 - $17000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$4600 - $17000
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Cancun
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$6500 - $32000
Bus operators
Yellow Transfers
Phone
+52 800 021 8087
Email
info@yellowtransfers.com
Website
yellowtransfers.com
Bus from Cancun International Airport to Tulum ADO Terminal Autobuses
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$190 - $400
Website
Yellow Transfers
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$310 - $440
Economy
$100 - $150
Bus from Mérida CAME to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$450 - $650
Economy
$250 - $360
Bus from Chetumal Terminal ADO to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$440 - $600
Economy
$230 - $350
Bus from Campeche to Merida CAME
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$380 - $550
Economy
$180 - $270
Bus from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1200 - $2400
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$1300 - $1900
Economy
$1200 - $1800
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$360 - $500
Economy
$150 - $220
Bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1200 - $1900
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$1300 - $1900
Economy
$1200 - $1800
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$310 - $440
Economy
$100 - $160
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Sonoma Airport Express
Phone
+1 707-837-8700
Email
info@airportexpressinc.com
Website
airportexpressinc.com
Bus from SFO - San Francisco Airport International to Petaluma Fairgrounds
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$650 - $750
Schedules at
airportexpressinc.com
Book at
sae.betterez.com
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Rosa to San Luis Río Colorado
Ave. Duration
14h 7m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to México Politécnico
Ave. Duration
26h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Rosa to Hermosillo
Ave. Duration
20h 49m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Hermosillo to Mexico
Ave. Duration
27h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1400 - $2200
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Comfort
$1400 - $2200
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, CA - Bus Station to Morelia, MX
Ave. Duration
2 days 7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2200 - $6000
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$4100 - $6000
Flexible
$5500 - $8500
Primera Plus
Website
wl.primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$525
Schedules at
wl.primeraplus.com.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Norte
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$450 - $700
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$450 - $700
Full Fare
$470 - $650
La Linea
Phone
01 800 622 22 22
Website
lalinea.com.mx
Bus from Central Camionera Morelia to Mexico City North Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$830
Schedules at
lalinea.com.mx
Autovías
Website
autovias.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Central del Norte
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$440 - $600
Schedules at
autovias.com.mx
Ferry operators
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
01 987 872 1588
Email
info@winjet.mx
Website
winjet.mx
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Schedules at
winjet.mx
Regular
$173
Local
$45
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
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $220
Schedules at
ultramarferry.com
Premium Plus
$198
First Class
$218
Plan Peninsular (Residentes en Yucatán, Campeche)
$114
Plan Quintana Roo (Residentes Q.Roo)
$70
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
$65 - $140
Schedules at
barcoscaribe.com
Book at
barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$134
Quintana Roo Residents
$69
Yucatan Peninsula Residents
$109

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum is 5111 km. It takes approximately 2 days 10h to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Tulum.

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Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Cancun Airport.

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