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

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Bus  •  59 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen Chedraui Mahahual-Cancun / ...

$2 - $23

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  58 min

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

$11 - $14

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Tulum to Playa del Carmen 39.3 miles

$5 - $8

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is to bus which costs $55 - $470 and takes 59 min.

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

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The distance between Tulum and Playa del Carmen is 61 km. The road distance is 63 km.

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The bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen Chedraui takes 59 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tulum and arriving at Playa del Carmen Chedraui. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 59 min.

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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 59 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Bus operators
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen Chedraui
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tulum Terminal ADO to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$6 - $9
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Autobuses Oriente
Bus from Tulúm to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
yucatantoday.com
Other operators
Taxi from Tulum to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$11 - $14

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