There are 8 ways to get from Tijuana to Tulum 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  •  8 h 22 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
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$143 - $1,336

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Fly Tijuana to Chetumal, bus  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Chetumal (CTM) TIJ - CTM
  2. Take the bus from Chetumal ADO Bus Station to Tulum

$137 - $489

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Fly Tijuana to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Cozumel (CZM) TIJ - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel Port to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$171 - $676

Fly San Diego to Cancun, bus  •  12 h 6 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
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$204 - $463

Fly Tijuana to Merida, bus  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Merida (MID) TIJ - MID
  2. Take the bus from Mérida CAME to Tulum Terminal ADO

$199 - $797

Bus TAP  •  2 days 21 h

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

$151 - $297

Bus via Saltillo  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana Bus Terminal to Saltillo
  2. Take the bus from Saltillo to Mexico Norte
  3. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun
  4. Take the bus from Cancún to Playa del Carmen
  5. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

$230 - $380

Drive  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Drive from Tijuana to Tulum 2829.6 miles

$370 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Tijuana to Tulum is to bus which costs $2800 - $6000 and takes 2 days 21 h.

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The quickest way to get from Tijuana to Tulum is to fly and bus which costs $2600 - $26000 and takes 8 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tijuana to Tulum. However, there are services departing from Tijuana and arriving at Tulum via México Central Norte and Playa del Carmen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21 h.

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The distance between Tijuana and Tulum is 3230 km. The road distance is 4527.3 km.

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The best way to get from Tijuana to Tulum without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 21 h and costs $2800 - $6000.

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It takes approximately 8 h 22 min to get from Tijuana to Tulum, including transfers.

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Tijuana to Tulum bus services, operated by TAP, depart from Tijuana 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 Tulum bus services, operated by Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río, arrive at Tulum station.

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Tulum is 3 h ahead of Tijuana. It is currently 8:25 AM in Tijuana and 10:25 AM in Tulum.

Yes, the driving distance between Tijuana to Tulum is 4527 km. It takes approximately 2 days 1 h to drive from Tijuana to Tulum.

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Viva Aerobus, Interjet, Aeroméxico and Volaris offer flights from Tijuana Airport to Cancun Airport.

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Map of how to get from Tijuana to Tulum.
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  • Distance: 2018.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 22 min

What companies run services between Tijuana, Mexico and Tulum, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Tijuana to Tulum via Mexico, México Central Norte, Playa del Carmen Alterna, and Playa del Carmen in around 2 days 21 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 13 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $2,100
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 Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Tijuana to Chetumal via Culiacan, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Tijuana to Chetumal via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $2,500
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 22 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,400
Flights from Tijuana to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $4,000
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $2,400
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
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
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Tijuana to Merida via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Austin
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Austin, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 3 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11 h 2 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Cancun
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Mexico City, Cancun
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
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 Mérida CAME to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$24 - $35
Economy
$13 - $20
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
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 - $100
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Chetumal ADO Bus Station to Tulum
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana Bus Terminal to Saltillo
Ave. Duration
32 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Saltillo to Mexico Norte
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$50 - $75
Full Fare
$65 - $95
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
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)
$7
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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