There are 6 ways to get from Tulum to Acapulco by bus, plane 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

Bus to Cancun, fly  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Cancún International Airport
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Acapulco (ACA) CUN - ACA

$169 - $690

Cheapest option

Bus  •  33 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen
  2. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to México Terminal TAPO
  3. Take the bus from México City TAPO Bus to Acapulco

$85 - $183

4 alternative options

Bus to Chetumal, fly  •  9 h 3 min

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

$130 - $498

Bus via Cancún  •  38 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen
  2. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Cancún
  3. Take the bus from Cancun to Mexico City
  4. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Acapulco Papagayo

$86 - $146

Bus via Oaxaca  •  38 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Oaxaca Ado
  2. Take the bus from Oaxaca to Acapulco

$114 - $188

Drive  •  22 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Tulum to Acapulco 1169.8 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Tulum to Acapulco is to bus which costs $1600 - $2800 and takes 38 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tulum to Acapulco is to bus and fly which costs $3100 - $13000 and takes 7 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tulum to Acapulco. However, there are services departing from Tulum and arriving at Acapulco via Playa del Carmen Alterna and México City TAPO Bus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 9 min.

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The distance between Tulum and Acapulco is 1361 km. The road distance is 1871.6 km.

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The best way to get from Tulum to Acapulco without a car is to bus which takes 33 h 9 min and costs $1600 - $3500.

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It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Tulum to Acapulco, including transfers.

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Tulum to Acapulco bus services, operated by Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río, depart from Tulum station.

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There is no direct flight from Cancun Airport to Acapulco Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Tulum to Acapulco bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Acapulco station.

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Acapulco is 1 h behind Tulum. It is currently 12:38 PM in Tulum and 12:38 PM in Acapulco.

Yes, the driving distance between Tulum to Acapulco is 1872 km. It takes approximately 22 h 37 min to drive from Tulum to Acapulco.

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United Airlines, Aeroméxico and Interjet offer flights from Cancun Airport to Acapulco Airport.

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Map of how to get from Tulum to Acapulco.
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  • Distance: 850.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 6 min

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

You can take a bus from Tulum to Acapulco via Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen Alterna, México Terminal TAPO, and México City TAPO Bus in around 33 h 9 min.

Airlines
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Toluca
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Chetumal to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tulum to Cancún International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$19 - $26
Economy
$7 - $12
Bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to México Terminal TAPO
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $95
Bus from México City TAPO Bus to Acapulco
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$27 - $40
Economy
$17 - $25
Bus from Cancun to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
28 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $95
Bus from Tulum to Oaxaca
Ave. Duration
25 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $90
Economy
$55 - $85
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tulum to Chetumal ADO Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transporte Foráneo Cancún-Playa del Carmen
Phone
(52) 998 8886990
Website
taxistascancun.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Cancún
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
taxistascancun.com
CostaLine
Website
costaline.com.mx
Bus from México Central Norte to Acapulco Papagayo
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
costaline.com.mx
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