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Private Airport Transfers Cancun to Playa Del Carmen

Transfers from Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen Cancun International Airport.

Are you looking to get to your hotel or rental as smooth as possible from the airport? Does the thought of renting a car seem like too much to take on during your vacation? Well a private transfer from the Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen might just be the best option for getting there and back. Here is why.

Transfers from Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen

We have looked over the transportation options for you. This transfer company has a great reputation and provides service to all destinations along the Riviera Maya including Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. They make it easy to get from the airport to your holiday destination and start having fun.

If you are interesting in booking a private transfer you can do so here in this link.

Transfers from Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen

A standard van that us used for a private transfer from the Cancun Airport.

Top reason to book a private transfers to and from the Cancun Airport

  • Reasonable prices especially for a group.
  • Fast transfer to your hotel or rental property.
  • You can take ADO public bus to Playa Del Carmen but then most likely you need to take a taxi to your hotel. This can take time and add to your expense. It is also hard with luggage.
  • Some large all inclusive hotels that offer free transfer service have large 60 passenger busses that wait for guest. This is good but you have to wait for all the other people to get on and when you get to the hotel you will checking in with a large group. For just a little bit of money you can be on your way and beat the crowds.
  • English speaking driver that can answer any question you have.
  • You can pay in US Dollars, Canadian Dollars or Mexican Pesos.
  • Is very cost effective. It can be as low as $8.50 USD per person one way.
  • For larger groups it can be cheaper then taxis.
  • Professional drivers.
  • Detailed arrival information for you and easy booking.
  • Optional stop for a restaurant or shopping can be added to your journey. See below.

Add a stop on your way from Cancun Airport

As mentioned above one of the benefits of private transfers is the fact you can also include a stop at a grocery store. This is great if you are staying in a condo and want to stock up without having to do a separate trip out with taxis. For example a stop at Walmart is $30USD for one hour. Usually this is sufficient but more time can be booked if you want.

You can also book a restaurant stop. If you are coming in after a long flight and want to grab something to eat before unpacking, this is a great option. Here are some easy and fun restaurants to stop at on your way to your destination. None of these are on 5th Avenue because that might take more time then you want. These are all around 30th Avenue in the center of Playa Del Carmen.

  • El Fogon-Mexican tacos and always a good way to start your vacation. There are two easy locations in the center of Playa. They have beer and drinks also! This is a low cost restaurant. You can read more about El Fogon in our article about the best place for tourist to get tacos!
  • Nativo Restaurant– This is a casual and fun local place that serves up good juice and Mexican plates. It is very affordable and fresh. They have two location almost next to each other on 30th Avenue. We like the new one on 30th Avenue and 20th Street.
  • 3XL Burgers– This restaurant might be perfect if you want to shop at Walmart and grab something to eat because it is right across the street. This is a good burger place and usually someone speaks English there.
  • If you are looking for something special or particular, see our full Restaurant Guide to Playa Del Carmen here.

Note: A shopping stop or restaurant stop must be booked ahead of time so they can schedule out their drivers for other guest.

Transfers from Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen and back

It is just as easy to get back to the airport using this company as well. They will make sure you make your flight and get you to the airport on time.  Tip: book a roundtrip and you can save money on your overall transportation cost. You can save $10 USD -$35 USD by booking roundtrip.

We hope you have an amazing vacation and enjoy getting back and forth to your holiday destination with ease on this private transfer from Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen or where ever you are staying.

Caancun airport map ADO bus trasportation to Playa Del Carmen

Cancun Airport with the three terminals which transfer companies can pick you up from as soon as your flight arrives.

Do you have any questions or comments about taking a private transfer from the Cancun Airport to your hotel? Let us know in the comments below.

Transfers from Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen

We hope you have a great vacation to the Riviera Maya and a smooth transfer from the Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen.

39 Comments on Private Airport Transfers Cancun to Playa Del Carmen

  1. Jeannette Macono // July 26, 2016 at 6:12 AM // Reply

    We always take a private transfer from Cancun airport. It might seem like a little more but it makes it so easy and smooth. It is really a good value and I recommend to my houseguest that come to visit me here in Playa del Carmen.

  2. Hello. We are coming to Playa Del Carmen and landing at Cancun at with our dog. Is it possible to come on the private transport with our dog? Is there an extra fee?

    • Mr.Yucatan // March 6, 2017 at 7:42 AM // Reply

      Hello Chantell

      The private transportation company we have here will take dogs at no additional charge but you will need to have your dog in a carrier. That is the only rule they have. We hope you have a great trip here.

  3. We are just writing a thank you note for suggesting this transfer. We had a great time in Playa Del Camren and many thanks to your helpful website.

    • Thank you for your nice note. It is always nice to hear from readers. We are happy to hear you had a good time here.

  4. We are going to Playa Del Carmen late Feb. This info is greatly appreciated. We will book this for our airport transfer. Thanks!

  5. J. Roffman // March 9, 2017 at 1:05 AM // Reply

    Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I took the transfer and it was very good service. Thanks for the recommendations.

    • Mr.Yucatan // March 9, 2017 at 1:02 PM // Reply

      Sure! We are love recommending good services for people that visit the Riviera Maya and Playa Del Carmen. We are glad you had a good experience and hope you come back soon.

  6. We used this airport transfer service to Playa del Carmen based on this website’s recommendation. It cost $60USD. For this price, we assumed a driver would be ready to pick us up when we arrived in Cancun. Their website states someone would be standing outside the airport exit holding up a sign to greet us. There was a person, but the only way we found him was my husband spotting the company’s logo on the front of his shirt after we searched the whole area for 10-15 min Then, we waited over an additional 30 minutes for our driver to arrive at the airport. Needless to say, we did not choose this service for our return trip to the airport, since we did not know whether we could count on it being punctual. We planned to take the ADO bus back for $9USD/pp but, last minute, we were offered a shuttle van for $16USD/pp from the Cozumel ferry terminal, so we took advantage of this option which worked out great!

    • Hello J. Herr

      Thank you for your comments. You will be perhaps glad to hear that we changed from the transportation company that you dealt with. Although we did not have many issues with them we are working with a smaller and more professional company now. We are glad you took advantage of the bus as well since this is another option to the airport.

      • Gary Brennan // July 27, 2017 at 8:43 AM // Reply

        So you have someone at the airport, with a sign, along with a car ready to go? No looking for the person or waiting for the car to get to the airport?

        • Mr.Yucatan // July 28, 2017 at 12:38 AM // Reply

          Hello Gary

          This is a transportation company that we recommend for our readers. This is not a service we provide. But this company does take a reservation through the link we provide, they get your flight information and have someone with a sign outside of the terminal for you. They will have a driver ready to take you to wherever you want to go.

  7. Hi
    We are arriving in PDC this Sunday and would like to take the transfer from Cancun airport to PDC. Can you confirm the company we should go with is Cancun Airport Transportation.
    Thanks

    • Yes that is where the link takes you in our article. This is the company we recommend and our readers have been very satisfied with. We hope you have a great vacation here and if you need anything feel free ask. Also our search box will help you find things from the hundreds of articles we have on the area.

  8. If you book a roundtrip to airport is it possible for shuttle to drop us off at a hotel in Playa Del Carmen, and then the return trip, pick us up at or around the Ferry as our last four days we will be in Cozumel?

    • Hello Betty

      This should not be a problem. We have sent an email to the transportation company to see how it is best to book a round trip from the Cancun Airport with a different pickup. We should hear back from them today and will respond to you here. Thank you.

    • Mr.Yucatan // March 24, 2017 at 5:53 PM // Reply

      Hello Betty. We got a reply back from the private transportation company. It is possible to do. You can just book a round trip and there will be a comment section where you can say you want a different pickup location.

  9. We just got back from our trip to Playa del Carmen and wanted to thank you for all your suggestions. The airport pickup was good and we enjoyed all the recommended restaurants on your website. We cannot wait to come back next year.

  10. Christine B. // April 8, 2017 at 4:27 PM // Reply

    Loved this transfer service. It was super easy getting from the airport to our condo rental. It was our first time and this made it super easy. Our driver was polite too.

  11. Does this transfer take pets? We are flying into Cancun airport with our two dogs and need to get to Playa Del Carmen. Thanks

    • Mr.Yucatan // April 10, 2017 at 6:52 AM // Reply

      Hello. We have good news for you, this private transfer company will take pets for no additional cost. There is just one stipulation, they do need to be in a carrier. We hope this works for you and you have a good flight.

  12. Gilmo Parrish // April 11, 2017 at 3:58 AM // Reply

    Thanks for the details. We too a cab last time but did not like having to negotiate with him and explain where our place was in Playacar. I would rather just get out of the airport and go straight to my condo without any hassle.

  13. G. sorellie // April 11, 2017 at 8:21 AM // Reply

    Thanks for all your tips! We had a great vacation!

  14. Tross Bach // April 15, 2017 at 6:47 AM // Reply

    I really appreciate your website. I have found great stuff that is not the typical commercial stuff. We are coming in June and hope to do a road trip. We will stay in Playa del Carmen for one week and travel for two weeks by bus. Is this a good plan or do you think renting a car is good? We think it will be cheaper with the busses. We are two people and will go to Valladolid, Merida, Uxmal, Holbox and Tulum.

    • Mr.Yucatan // April 15, 2017 at 6:59 AM // Reply

      Hello Tross

      The bus system is very good here and affordable. From Playa to Tulum it is very easy. In Tulum if you want to go to the beach you can rent bikes and see it. Tulum to Valladolid is easy to do on the bus and Valladolid is easy to explore without a car. To Merida, that is another easy bus trip and Uxmal as well. Uxmal makes for a nice daytrip from Merida. The trip from Merida to Holbox will be a little tricky but possible. It will take two or three busses to do. Most of the busses that go direct are from Cancun or Playa Del Carmen. So it might be easier to come to Playa and then go back to Holbox. Taking the bus there is good because if you had a car you would have to rent a space and then take the ferry. We hope you have a great trip and let us know if you need anything.

  15. Joan Quimmelo // April 19, 2017 at 7:18 PM // Reply

    We used to take taxis from the airport but after the last one tried to overcharge us, we are stickling to the private transfers. We much prefer our vacation starting out with a nice ride to our hotel rather then arguing with a taxi driver.

  16. Ricardo Canales // April 22, 2017 at 6:12 AM // Reply

    I am frequently reading your website for planning my trip to the Riviera Maya. It has been very helpful. Do you think you can also do an article about Tulum? We have been thinking of staying in that area but don’t know how it will be different then the area north of Playa Del Carmen.

    • Mr.Yucatan // April 22, 2017 at 6:46 AM // Reply

      Hello Ricardo

      Tulum is an interesting place to stay and gives you multiple places that are different. For example there is the hotel zone that has more smaller boutique hotels, the downtown with more modern hotels and then in the jungle more relaxed hotels where you need a car. We did just write about things to do in the Tulum area that might give you a feel for what you can do in the area. http://everythingplayadelcarmen.com/best-things-tulum/
      Thanks for reading our website and we look forward to writing more helpful articles for you.

  17. Jason Rancorn // April 22, 2017 at 10:21 AM // Reply

    We used to think that $60 was a lot for transportation but we took the shuttle bus from our resort and waited, and waited. We like the fast and easy transfers and now we will always take them. Thanks for the suggestion.

  18. Kiby Fowkes // April 25, 2017 at 5:32 AM // Reply

    I love coming to Playa Del Carmen. We have been coming for three years now and want to get our more. Do you or your transportation company do private transfers or day trips? We want to visit some places ourselves and not with a group tour. THanks

    • Mr.Yucatan // April 25, 2017 at 6:53 AM // Reply

      Hello Kiby
      We love both the fact that you like coming to Playa Del Carmen and also that you like to explore. This is not our transfer company but one we work with. We have them on the site because they do a great job and offer some of the best prices. We can send you some transportation options to you for your time here in Playa Del Carmen. There also is one private tour company on our website that we recommend. If you are interested in a special tour that is geared to you, this might also be a good option. The name is Absolute Adventure Mexico. We hope you have a great time here.

  19. Jesse Adbury // May 1, 2017 at 12:02 PM // Reply

    Very we will see you in Playa! Looking forward to our trip. Thanks for all your tips.

  20. Scott Kurgen // May 6, 2017 at 4:31 AM // Reply

    I had one more question about coming to Playa Del Carmen. Do you have any recommendations for an all inclusive resort in town? I have seen Porto but I heard the beach is not the best. Thanks.

    • Mr.Yucatan // May 6, 2017 at 7:06 AM // Reply

      Hello Scott
      The Grand Port is in town but the beach is not as nice as Playacar beaches. We like to recommend Playacar hotels and all inclusive because you can get the feeling of a resort but still be close enough to take a taxi or walk into Playa Del Carmen for the energy of the city. Almost all of the hotels are good. You might want to look at Viva Wyndam or Riu Palace as some options.

  21. Just stay away from the taxi drivers and you will be fine!

  22. Hello

    We have been caught at the airport without booking ahead and would not do that again. We had to deal with drivers that see you like a piece of tourist meat. I much rather have my transfer waiting for me and then we are off to our vacation. Plus the rates are very good for the rides when booked in advance.

  23. We need transportation from cancun airport to our hotel in playa del carmen. Our flight lands at CUN at 4:05 pm. We have 5 adults and 3 kids.

    • Mr.Yucatan // July 25, 2017 at 2:54 PM // Reply

      Hello Nick

      You will need to click the link to book this private transfer. The transportation company will get your details and you will be all set to go!

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