There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Playa del Carmen by plane, ferry, bus, night bus, train 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 San Francisco to Cozumel, ferry  •  10 h 19 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

$210 - $1,020

Cheapest option

Fly San Francisco to Cancun, bus  •  9 h 28 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

$190 - $629

5 alternative options

Fly Oakland to Cozumel, ferry  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Cozumel (CZM) OAK - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel Port to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port

$344 - $1,123

Bus  •  3 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Morelia
  3. Take the bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte
  4. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado

$337 - $441

Night bus, bus  •  3 days 9 h

  1. Take the night bus from Oakland, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the night 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

$197 - $424

Train, bus  •  3 days 20 h

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
  4. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado

$368 - $964

Drive  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Playa del Carmen 3294.3 miles

$440 - $650

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Playa del Carmen is to fly and bus which costs $190 - $650 and takes 9 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Playa del Carmen is to fly and bus which takes 9 h 28 min and costs $190 - $650.

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The distance between San Francisco and Playa del Carmen is 3891 km. The road distance is 5271 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 10 h 19 min to get from San Francisco to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Playa del Carmen. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Playa del Carmen Alterna via 7th / Decatur, Huntington Park, Morelia and México Central Norte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 9 h.

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What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Playa del Carmen, Mexico?

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Playa del Carmen via Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, Pacific / Florence, Huntington Park, Morelia, México Terminal Norte, and México Central Norte in around 3 days 9 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
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 Denver
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
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 Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
11 h 46 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h 47 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
Flights from Oakland to Cozumel via Portland, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
13 h 18 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 21 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11 h 38 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,800
Flights from Oakland to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
10 h 13 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,400
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
10 h 13 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,400
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 Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
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 Oakland to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 24 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Oakland to Cozumel via Phoenix, Cancun
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $2,200
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Business Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
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
$4 - $21
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$15 - $21
Economy
$4 - $8
Bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $90
Economy
$60 - $90
Greyhound USA
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
Night bus from Oakland, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
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
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Morelia
Ave. Duration
40 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$214
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Internet Promotion
$21
Regular Price
$23
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
21 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$55 - $80
Ejecutivo
$93 - $98
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 - $11
Schedules at
ultramarferry.com
Premium Plus
$8
First Class
$11
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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