There are 5 ways to get from Tulum to Riviera Nayarit by bus, plane or car

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Bus to Cancun, fly  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Cancún International Airport
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) CUN - PVR

$109 - $359

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Bus  •  41 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen
  2. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to México Central Norte Ado
  3. Take the bus from Mexico City North Bus to Puerto Vallarta

$105 - $213

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Bus to Merida, fly  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum Terminal ADO to Mérida CAME
  2. Fly from Merida (MID) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) MID - PVR

$105 - $358

Bus via Zapopan  •  46 h 1 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 Mexico Norte to Zapopan
  5. Take the bus from Zapopan to Riviera Nayarit

$124 - $206

Drive  •  28 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Tulum to Riviera Nayarit 1526.2 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Tulum to Riviera Nayarit is to bus which costs $2300 - $3900 and takes 46 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tulum to Riviera Nayarit is to bus and fly which costs $2000 - $7000 and takes 7 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tulum to Riviera Nayarit. However, there are services departing from Tulum and arriving at Riviera Nayarit via Playa del Carmen Alterna, Mexico City North Bus and Puerto Vallarta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 34 min.

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The distance between Tulum and Riviera Nayarit is 1858 km. The road distance is 2442 km.

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The best way to get from Tulum to Riviera Nayarit without a car is to bus which takes 41 h 34 min and costs $1900 - $4100.

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It takes approximately 7 h 33 min to get from Tulum to Riviera Nayarit, including transfers.

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Tulum to Riviera Nayarit 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 Puerto Vallarta Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Tulum to Riviera Nayarit bus services, operated by Primera Plus, arrive at Puerto Vallarta station.

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Riviera Nayarit is 2 h behind Tulum. It is currently 10:09 PM in Tulum and 9:09 PM in Riviera Nayarit.

Map of how to get from Tulum to Riviera Nayarit.
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  • Distance: 1161 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 33 min

What companies run services between Tulum, Mexico and Riviera Nayarit, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Tulum to Riviera Nayarit via Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen Alterna, México Central Norte, Mexico City North Bus, and Puerto Vallarta in around 41 h 34 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Merida to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $360
Flights from Merida to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $360
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City, Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Merida to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Merida to Puerto Vallarta via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Merida to Puerto Vallarta via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $330
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Merida to Puerto Vallarta via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
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 Tulum Terminal ADO to Mérida CAME
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$23 - $35
Economy
$13 - $19
Bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to México Central Norte
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 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 - $100
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
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City North Bus to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
12 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$35 - $55
Primera Select
$60 - $85
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
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Mexico Norte to Zapopan
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$35 - $55
Full Fare
$40 - $60
Regular Price
$51
Internet Discount
$46
Bus from Zapopan to Riviera Nayarit
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$24 - $40
Full Fare
$25 - $35
Regular Price
$39
Internet Discount
$33

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Yes, the driving distance between Tulum to Riviera Nayarit is 2442 km. It takes approximately 28 h 25 min to drive from Tulum to Riviera Nayarit.

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Volaris, United Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Cancun Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport.

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There are 833+ hotels available in Riviera Nayarit. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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