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There are 8 ways to get from Seattle to Playa del Carmen by plane, bus, ferry, shuttle, 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.

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Fly Seattle to Cancun, bus  •  9 h 56 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 - $776

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Shuttle to Vancouver, fly to Cancun, bus  •  12 h 53 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

$220 - $1,186

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Fly Seattle to Cozumel, ferry  •  10 h 44 min

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

$376 - $766

Bus  •  3 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Sacramento, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento to El Rosario
  3. Take the bus from El Rosario to ACN Puebla
  4. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna

Train, bus via Yuma Amtrak  •  3 days 19 h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Yuma Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to ACN Puebla
  4. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna

$373 - $872

Bus, night bus  •  4 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Fresno, Ca
  2. Take the night bus from Fresno, Ca to El Centro, Ca
  3. Take the bus from El Centro, Ca to Laredo
  4. Take the bus from Nuevo Laredo to Puebla
  5. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna

$377 - $814

Train, bus  •  4 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station
  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

$357 - $892

Drive  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Drive from Seattle to Playa del Carmen 3859.2 miles

$500 - $750

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Playa del Carmen is to shuttle and fly and bus which costs $220 - $1,200 and takes 12 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Playa del Carmen is to fly and bus which costs $240 - $800 and takes 9 h 56 min.

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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 Terminal Alterna via Sacramento, El Rosario and Puebla CAPU. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 18 h.

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The distance between Seattle and Playa del Carmen is 2721 miles. The road distance is 3859.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Playa del Carmen without a car is to bus which takes 3 days 18 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 56 min to get from Seattle to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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Seattle to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Cancun Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 40 min.

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Seattle to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna station.

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Playa del Carmen is 3 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 2:30 PM in Seattle and 5:30 PM in Playa del Carmen.

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  • Distance: 2721 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 56 min

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 Sacramento, Ca, Sacramento, El Rosario, ACN Puebla, and Puebla CAPU in around 3 days 18 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
11 h 54 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,300
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,300
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,000
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,100
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $3,500
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,400
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,000
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,700
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 16 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,500
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $3,600
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
12 h 51 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $4,900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Los Angeles Union Station
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 to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 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
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 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $90
Economy
$55 - $85
Bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$60 - $95
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

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 Seattle, Wa to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
23 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230
Night bus from Fresno, Ca to El Centro, Ca
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
Bus from Oceanside, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$22 - $28
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Sacramento to El Rosario
Ave. Duration
37 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$170
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from El Rosario to ACN Puebla
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to ACN Puebla
Ave. Duration
27 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from El Centro, Ca to Laredo
Ave. Duration
30 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Nuevo Laredo to Puebla
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$70 - $110
Full Fare
$95 - $140
Ferry operators
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
9878721588
Email
datos@mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Website
winjet.mx
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Schedules at
winjet.mx
Book at
winjet.mx
Regular
$9
Local
$3
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
$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

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Playa del Carmen is 3859 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 21 h to drive from Seattle to Playa del Carmen.

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Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc., Southwest Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Seattle Airport to Cancun Airport.

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There are 2532+ hotels available in Playa del Carmen. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs $2 - $4.

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