There are 8 ways to get from Seattle to Playa del Carmen by plane, bus, ferry, shuttle, 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 Seattle to Cancun, bus  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Cancun (CUN) SEA - CUN
  2. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística

$248 - $775

Cheapest option

Shuttle to Vancouver, fly to Cancun, bus  •  12 h 29 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Seattle, WA - Convention Centre to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
  2. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Cancun (CUN) YVR - CUN
  3. Take the bus from Cancún International Airport T2 to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística

$218 - $1,180

6 alternative options

Fly Seattle to Cozumel, ferry  •  10 h 53 min

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

$377 - $766

Bus  •  4 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa 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

$263 - $589

Bus via San Antonio  •  4 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Antonio, Tx
  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

$343 - $799

Train, bus  •  4 days 14 h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Oceanside, 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

$352 - $872

Train, bus via San Antonio  •  4 days 18 h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak 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

$472 - $1,274

Drive  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Drive from Seattle to Playa del Carmen 3859.2 miles

$500 - $750

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Playa del Carmen is to shuttle and fly and bus which costs $210 - $1,200 and takes 12 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Playa del Carmen is to fly and bus which takes 9 h 39 min and costs $240 - $800.

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The distance between Seattle and Playa del Carmen is 4354 km. The road distance is 6175 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 9 h 39 min to get from Seattle to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Playa del Carmen. However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Playa del Carmen Alterna via Los Angeles, Ca, Tijuana and México Central Norte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 5 h.

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What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Playa del Carmen, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Seattle to Playa del Carmen via Los Angeles, Ca, Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx, Tijuana, Mexico, and México Central Norte in around 4 days 5 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
11 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12 h 3 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,300
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,300
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,000
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,100
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $3,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,000
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,700
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,500
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 11 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,500
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $4,900
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $4,900
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,400
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,400
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Cancun
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $3,600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
12 h 39 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $4,900
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Business Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Room
$650 - $950
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
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
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $21
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$15 - $21
Economy
$5 - $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
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Seattle, WA - Convention Centre to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
27 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $180
Flexible
$210 - $270
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
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
27 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from Oceanside, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$22 - $28
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 - $85
Ejecutivo
$94 - $99
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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