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There are 3 ways to get from Tulum to Playa del Carmen by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen Colectivos Playa del Carmen / ...

$2 - $25

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tulum to Playa del Carmen 39.3 miles

$12 - $15

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Tulum to Playa del Carmen 39.3 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is to taxi which costs $230 - $280 and takes 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tulum and arriving at Playa del Carmen Colectivos. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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The distance between Tulum and Playa del Carmen is 61 km. The road distance is 62.8 km.

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The best way to get from Tulum to Playa del Carmen without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 15 min and costs $55 - $470.

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The bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen Colectivos takes 1 h 15 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Tulum to Playa del Carmen bus services, operated by Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río, arrive at Playa del Carmen Colectivos station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tulum to Playa del Carmen is 63 km. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from Tulum to Playa del Carmen.

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There are 2560+ hotels available in Playa del Carmen. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tulum to Playa del Carmen.
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  • Distance: 38.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

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

Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río operates a bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. ADO also services this route hourly.

Bus operators
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen Colectivos
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
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ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tulum Terminal ADO to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $25
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$17 - $25
Economy
$6 - $10
Other operators
Taxi from Tulum to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$12 - $15

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