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How to get from Cancun Airport to Akumal

Taking a taxi or private transfer to your vacation.

Yal Ku Lagoon in Akumal Yal Ku Lagoon inlet

Are you on your way to Akumal for a vacation at the beach? Here is how you get from the Cancun Airport to Akumal and your resort or rental.

Cancun Airport to Akumal

Transfers from Cancun Airport to Akumal

Cancun Airport

The Cancun Airport is the only airport that services the area and it is connected to Akumal by the 307 Highway. This is a straight drive from the airport to Akumal and takes about 1 hour.

There are four ways you can get from the Cancun Airport to Akumal.

  1. Rent a car and drive.
  2. Take a taxi.
  3. Hire a private shuttle transfer.
  4. Take multiple busses and perhaps a taxi.

The clear choice from above is either renting a car or taking a private transfer. Here is why. Taxis from the airport are very expensive and more or less at a fixed price. It is more affordable to arrange a private pickup in advance and have a driver waiting for you. If you wanted to try to do a cheap option you can take the ADO bus to Playa Del Carmen and then take a colectivo to Akumal or a taxi from Playa Del Carmen to Akumal. This however is very hard to do with luggage on the colectivo and the cost will start to add up to the same as the shuttle, but take much more effort.

If you are not interested in renting a car then the private transfers are a great option. We have found a company to be very reliable and gets great feedback from our readers (We have yet to have one complaint about them!). They also have the best prices for transferring from the Cancun Airport to Akumal and other places in the Rivera Maya. You can book by clicking the link below.

How does the private transfer work?

All you need to do is book in advance and give them your flight information. A driver will be waiting for you at the airport all ready to take you to your hotel or rental. If you do want to schedule a stop at a restaurant or to shop at the grocery store, this can be arranged but you need to book in advance so the driver can schedule his day with other pickups.

These are a private transfer, so that means it is just for you and your group. No need to drop people off at other hotels or wait for people to arrive on other flights. You can go straight to your vacation!

Cancun airport to Akuma

How much does a transfer cost to Akumal from the airport?

The prices below are for the entire vehicle and not per person.

  • For 1-3 people is it $80USD one way and $130 round trip. Booking round trip saves you $30.
  • For 4-7 people it is $85USD one way and $145 round trip. Booking round trip saves you $25.
  • For 8-10 people it is $95USD one way and $170 round trip. Booking round trip saves you $20

You can click below to book this affordable private transfer. We hope you have an amazing vacation here in the Rivera Maya and certainly you are off to a good start by setting up your transportation from the airport.

We hope you have enjoyed our guide for getting from the Cancun Airport to Akumal. If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave one below. We love hearing from our readers.

Transfers Cancun Airport to Akumal

21 Comments on How to get from Cancun Airport to Akumal

  1. I know from other trips to Akumal that there are several entrances to Akumal and some are down the highway from the main entrance. All prices are the same for Akumal from the airport?

    • Mr.Yucatan // March 9, 2017 at 5:25 PM // Reply

      Hello Kristoher
      This is correct. All prices for Akumal cover the entire area. We hope you have a smooth transfer and enjoyable vacation in Akumal.

  2. I am headed to Akumal and wanted to know if you know what the seaweed situation is there now?

    • Mr.Yucatan // March 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM // Reply

      Hello Melissa

      We were in Akumal yesterday and it was not bad at all. The winter winds do bring more seaweed this direction but right now it is nothing to be worried about. We hope you have a great time in Akumal.

  3. I’m so glad there’s multiple options to get around! I’m planning a vacation to Cancun, and I’ve had bad experiences with taxis in the past. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to rent a car as an American while I was there, so its relieving to know that I can! I feel a lot more comfortable knowing I have transportation options!

  4. I am arriving in August, for my 1st trip. Plane arrives 5pm in cancun. How do i get a “shared” ride so I do not have to pay the full 80 by myself?

    how long will this trip take …as my flight out 5 days later leaves at 1130am


    • Mr.Yucatan // March 29, 2017 at 5:31 PM // Reply

      Hello Paul

      There are no options for a shared transfer from the Cancun Airport to Akumal. It is over an hour of transportation so when you think about it, it is not that bad getting a private driver to wait for you and take you to your place.

  5. Muchael Mitchell // March 31, 2017 at 7:13 PM // Reply

    I need a private driver from Cancun to akumal April 10th returning April 17 2017. It w ill be for 2 adults to Secrets Akumal Riveria Maya

    • Mr.Yucatan // April 1, 2017 at 6:39 PM // Reply


      Thanks for your message here. We just wrote this article to refer people to the transport company in the links in the article. You can click on the link and contact them on their page. they will be happy to assist you. Thank you for reading our website. We are sure you will be in good hands because we have many readers take this transportation from the airport and we do not have any bad feedback. Have a great trip!

  6. Hello would you mind letting me know if these prices are good for the other side of Akumal as well, the town side?

    • Mr.Yucatan // April 5, 2017 at 11:12 AM // Reply

      Hello Nicky

      Yes, these rates from the airport to Akumal are for the whole area. We hope you have a great vacation here.

  7. Thomas carle // June 8, 2017 at 7:01 PM // Reply

    I am interested in a private transfer from a resort just north of cancun to akumal. We will go on a diving trip then want the transfer back to the resort. Is that possible?

    • Mr.Yucatan // June 8, 2017 at 7:58 PM // Reply

      Hello Thomas
      That is possible with this transfer company. We have had other readers ask about doing this. The transfer company said you can book a transfer and in the notes say you want to go to Akumal and not the Airport or contact them in the chat and arrange the booking.

  8. Hello. Thanks for all your information. I do have a question about Akumal not related to transportation. Do you recommend any cenotes nearby that are not too touristy? We will not have a car but maybe something that I can take a taxi to . Thanks

  9. Looking for round trip transportation from Cancun airport to Akumal. Flight arrives at midnight and deports 12 days later at 3am – is your company able to arrange transportation? If so, what timeframes? Hate to wait hours at airport after flight and want to arrive close to deport time. Thank you!

    • Hello Toni
      We are not the transportation company but rather the website that recommends this company. The links in the article will take you to their website to book. They are able to meet all flights and be able to transfer you to Akumal in an easy fashion. You do not have to wait at the airport. A driver will be waiting for you on your exit. We recommend them because they are professional and offer great service to our readers. We have had many choose them and all have been satisfied, so we are confident in recommending them. We hope you have a great vacation!

  10. Hello! I just wish to give a huge thumbs up for the good info you’ve gotten right here on this post. We visit Akumal each year and like the info tours and transportation.

  11. How much is the bus ride from the Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal to 5th Avenue in Playa Del Carmen? I have seen mixed reviews. Thank you 🙂

    • Exactly what are you referring to? A public bus or special shuttle? We ask because there is no ADO bus that services this route and you posted this question in the Airport transfer page.

  12. Janne Isokotamäki // October 31, 2017 at 1:06 PM // Reply

    We want transfer from Cancun airport to Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal hotel. Two persons, roundtrip. Could you tell the price? Do we have own car, only for us(two) with driver?
    Thank you very much!

    • Hello Janne

      The price is $80 one way and $135 if book round trip. You would have your own car or van driving you and it would take you direct from the Cancun Airport to your resort.

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