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There are 9 ways to get from Tijuana to Playa del Carmen by plane, bus, ferry 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 Tijuana to Cancun, bus  •  7 h 17 min

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

$137 - $1,229

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Fly Tijuana to Cozumel, ferry  •  9 h 7 min

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

$166 - $627

Fly San Diego to Cozumel, ferry  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Cozumel (CZM) SAN - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen

$358 - $1,818

Fly San Diego to Cancun, bus  •  11 h 19 min

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

$200 - $458

Bus via ACN Puebla  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana Buenavista to ACN Puebla 1385 Puebla-Ensenada / ...
  2. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna GL Puebla / ...

$148 - $233

Bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana Centro to México Politécnico 1385 Puebla-Ensenada / ...
  2. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado

$153 - $203

Bus Autobuses Elite  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Mexico Central Norte
  3. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun
  4. Take the bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen

$183 - $266

Bus TAP  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico
  2. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado

$141 - $289

Drive  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Drive from Tijuana to Playa del Carmen 2848 miles

$380 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Tijuana to Playa del Carmen is to bus which costs $2800 - $4500 and takes 2 days 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Tijuana to Playa del Carmen is to fly and bus which costs $2600 - $24000 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tijuana to Playa del Carmen. However, there are services departing from Tijuana Buenavista and arriving at Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna via Puebla CAPU. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

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The distance between Tijuana and Playa del Carmen is 3241 km. The road distance is 4556.8 km.

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The best way to get from Tijuana to Playa del Carmen without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 3 h and costs $2800 - $4500.

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It takes approximately 7 h 17 min to get from Tijuana to Playa del Carmen, including transfers.

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Tijuana to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, depart from Tijuana Buenavista station.

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The quickest flight from Tijuana Airport to Cancun Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 28 min.

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Tijuana 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 Tijuana. It is currently 12:25 PM in Tijuana and 3:25 PM in Playa del Carmen.

Map of how to get from Tijuana to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 2025.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 17 min

What companies run services between Tijuana, Mexico and Playa del Carmen, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Tijuana to Playa del Carmen via ACN Puebla and Puebla CAPU in around 2 days 3 h.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Puebla
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
12 h 14 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Culiacan, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
11 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,200
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,300
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $2,500
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $2,500
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Austin
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $4,000
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Cancun
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
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
Bus from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $95
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Tijuana Buenavista to ACN Puebla
Ave. Duration
29 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Tijuana Centro to México Politécnico
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Autobuses Elite
Phone
01 800 507 5500, 57290807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tijuana to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
30 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $105
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Primera
$96
Primera Select
$104
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Mexico Central Norte
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
viaje.primeraplus.com.mx
Regular Price
$44
Internet Discount
$40
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Mexico City North Bus
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Mexico Central Norte
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$35 - $50
Full Fare
$40 - $60
Regular Price
$48
Internet Discount
$44
Transporte Foráneo Cancún-Playa del Carmen
Phone
(52) 998 8886990
Website
taxistascancun.com
Bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
taxistascancun.com
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 Tijuana to Playa del Carmen is 4557 km. It takes approximately 2 days 1 h to drive from Tijuana to Playa del Carmen.

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Viva Aerobus, Aeroméxico, Interjet and Volaris offer flights from Tijuana 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 Tijuana to Tijuana Airport is to bus which takes 4 min and costs .

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