There are 7 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.

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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 - $777

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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 - $1,182

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Fly Seattle to Cozumel, ferry  •  10 h 41 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

$376 - $767

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

$273 - $619

Train, bus  •  4 days 14 h

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

$362 - $902

Train, bus via San Antonio  •  4 days 18 h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street 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

$482 - $1,294

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 $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 costs $240 - $800 and takes 9 h 39 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 Alterna via Los Angeles, Ca, Tijuana and México Central Norte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 5 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 4 days 5 h and costs $270 - $650.

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It takes approximately 9 h 39 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 Alterna station.

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Playa del Carmen is 3 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 8:31 PM in Seattle and 10:31 PM in Playa del Carmen.

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  • Distance: 2721 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 39 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 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 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
11 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
11 h 36 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12 h 6 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
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 Cancun via Covington
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,000
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,000
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11 h 28 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,700
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 41 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,500
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,500
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $4,900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,300
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,300
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,300
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,100
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,000
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $3,500
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.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 Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,000
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,500
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,200
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,400
Flights from Vancouver to Cancun via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
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 Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Seattle to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
12 h 39 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Seattle to Cozumel via Cancun
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,300
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

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station 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
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
6 times a week
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 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $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 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 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
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$60 - $90
Ejecutivo
$102 - $108
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)
$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 - $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 Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $10
Schedules at
winjet.mx
Book at
winjet.mx
Regular
$10
Local
$3

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

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There are 2455+ hotels available in Playa del Carmen. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 34 min and costs $2 - $4.

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