Going to the Cancun Airport from Playa Del Carmen is fairly easy. You can make this trip in three ways.
- ADO Bus
- Private transfer
- Taxi (Note: as of December 1 2017 taxi rates have increased 20%)
If you are traveling solo or just two people it can make sense to take the ADO bus. But the private transfer companies can be very good deal for you especially if your hotel is not in the center of Playa Del Carmen and you need to take a taxi from the bus to your hotel, adding to your cost and time.
Also if you are arriving late into Cancun and don’t want to miss the bus, it is good to book a transfer so you are sure to have a driver waiting for you and you can easily get to your hotel. Below is a link to a reputable company that many of our readers like and they have the best prices (see sample prices at the end of the article).
ADO Bus Schedule from Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen
Here is the bus schedule leaving from the Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen. This schedule is valid for both weekends and weekdays. It takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes now that there are 4 terminals. Also you should note that there are four pickup stops at the airport for this bus, so the departure time will vary slightly depending on what terminal you are leaving from.
8:30am, 9:00, 9:30, 9:55, 10:20, 10:45, 11:15, 11:40, 12:05, 12:30, 12:55, 13:20, 13:40, 15:00, 15:25, 15:50, 16:15, 16:40, 17:05, 17:25, 17:45, 18:05, 18:25, 18:45, 19:10, 19:35, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:15, 23:00, 23:50.
The first bus to Playa Del Carmen from the Cancun Airport is 8:30am
The last bus from the Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen is at 11:50pm.
ADO Bus Schedule from Playa Del Carmen to Cancun Airport
The bus for the airport originates at the Juarez Avenue and 5th Avenue station. It then leaves for the second bus station in Playa Del Carmen and picks up the rest of the passengers. So depending on what station is closest to you, just get on at that one.
The time to the airport is one hour or a little more depending on what terminal you get off at.
Below is the schedule of times from the first station at Juarez Avenue and 5th Avenue. Just add 10 minutes to the time for the departure of the second station. This schedule is applicable to both weekdays and weekends.
3:00am, 4:30, 5:30, 6:35, 7:00,7:30 8:00, 8:15, 8:40, 9:00, 9:25, 9:25,9:50, 10:05, 10:30, 10:50, 11:15, 11:40, 11:55, 12:20, 12:45, 13:10, 13:35, 14:00, 14:15, 14:40, 15:00, 15:25, 15:50, 16:05, 16:40, 17:05, 17:30, 17:55, 18:20, 18:45, 19:15, 19:45, 20:30, 21:00, 22:15.
The first bus to the Cancun Airport from Playa Del Carmen is at 4:45am.
The last bus to the Cancun Airport from Playa Del Carmen is 22:15.
How much does the ADO bus cost from the Airport to Playa Del Carmen?
The price fluctuates a little but it is currently 186 pesos each way.
How can I get to the Cancun Airport early in the morning?
We get this question a lot because the first bus from Playa Del Carmen to the airport is at 3:00am and arrives at about 4:15am. It is possible to take this bus to catch most flights although you might want a little more comfort getting to the airport at this hour.
Note: You DO need to check in at least one hour before your flight because you can be denied access and you might have to rebook your flight.
Early transportation to Cancun Airport
You can take a taxi to the airport but it is cheaper and easier to book a transfer to the airport. The best company that many of our readers like and use often is the link below. They have the best prices and are a reliable option to the airport. It also takes less time for them to drive to the airport (about 45 minutes) than the bus and can take you directly to your terminal.
Here are the prices as follows (Note: Prices are for the whole car or van and are not per person). These are also private cars and vans and will no be stopping to pick up other people.
- For 1-3 people it is $60 one way or $110 round trip.
- For 4-7 people it is $70 one way or $120 round trip.
- For 8-10 people is $85 one way or $135 round trip.
Note: If you book a round trip you can save between $10-35USD.
Make sure you know what terminal to get off at when returning to the Cancun Airport. There is a new Terminal 4 that adds to the bus time getting to the airport.
Do you have any questions about the ADO bus to or from the Cancun Airport? Let us know below in the comments.