There are 7 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

$117 - $457

Cheapest option

Bus #2  •  34 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen
  2. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Puebla CAPU
  3. Take the bus from Puebla to Acapulco

$75 - $143

5 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

$179 - $726

Bus via Puebla CAPU  •  32 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen
  2. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Puebla CAPU
  3. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to México Sur - Tasqueña
  4. Take the bus from Mexico City Taxqueña to Acapulco Papagayo

$84 - $141

Bus  •  33 h 33 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 Mexico City Taxqueña to Acapulco Papagayo

$78 - $161

Bus #3  •  38 h 30 min

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

$104 - $169

Drive  •  22 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Tulum to Acapulco 1169.8 miles

$150 - $230

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tulum to Acapulco is to bus which costs $1500 - $3000 and takes 34 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tulum to Acapulco is to bus and fly which takes 7 h 6 min and costs $2400 - $9500.

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The distance between Tulum and Acapulco is 1361 km. The road distance is 1872 km.

Get driving directions

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

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Tulum to Acapulco. However, there are services departing from Tulum and arriving at Acapulco Papagayo via Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna, Puebla CAPU and Mexico City Taxqueña. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 43 min.

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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 Terminal Alterna, Puebla CAPU, México Sur - Tasqueña, and Mexico City Taxqueña in around 32 h 43 min.

Airlines
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 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 Chetumal to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Villahermosa, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cancun to Acapulco via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 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 - $24
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$17 - $24
Economy
$7 - $11
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Puebla CAPU
Ave. Duration
23 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$60 - $85
Economy
$55 - $80
Bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to México Terminal TAPO
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $90
Economy
$55 - $85
Bus from Tulum to Oaxaca
Ave. Duration
25 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$55 - $85
Economy
$50 - $80
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
$7 - $11
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
Estrella Roja
CostaLine
Website
costaline.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City Taxqueña to Acapulco Papagayo
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
costaline.com.mx
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Puebla to Acapulco
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$17 - $26
Primera Select
$28 - $40
Estrella de Oro

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