Airport Shuttle Information for Transfers from the Cancun Airport to Your Hotel

Cancun Airport shuttles

The BEST Airport Shuttle to Your Hotel

When you are coming to the Riviera Maya the airport you will fly into is Cancun International Airport. An airport shuttle to your hotel is necessary because the distances from the airport to most major destinations from the Cancun Airport it takes around 40 minutes to an hour.  Even going to the Hotel Zone in Cancun takes time because the airport is south of Cancun and the Hotel Zone is so large. We wanted to recommend to our readers the best airport shuttle company to book with. 

After a long flight you will no doubt want to get to your hotel so you can start your vacation. Some airport shuttles offer cheap prices but it is for a shared ride. This means waiting for other people and making multiple stops at other resorts. The airport shuttle below is what our readers have been enjoying for transfers for years. They give great service with punctual picks ups, good vans, and bilingual drivers. We feel this is the best airport shuttle service and it is why we have them on our website. Just click the Book Now button below where you want to go and you will be taken to their booking website.

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Terminal 4 at Cancun Airport.

Private airport shuttle options

If you are arriving at the Cancun Airport and want to get to your vacation in the most efficient way possible, a private shuttle service from the Cancun Airport is the best way to go. There is no waiting for a shuttle to fill up and no negotiating with a taxi driver. Your bilingual driver is there ready for you to arrive. All of these options are private and will only take you and those traveling with you. the prices are per van and not per person.

airport shuttle that runs from Cancun Airport
These are what the private airport shuttle vans look like.

Private airport shuttle to Cancun

The prices for a shuttle from the Cancun Airport to both the Hotel Zone and the Downtown of Cancun are the same. All hotels are serviced. Click below for prices and booking. 

Private airport shuttle to Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos is just south of the Cancun Airport and will take a little over 20 minutes. Click below for the prices for shuttles depending on the size of your group. 

Cancun Airport shuttle to Playa Del Carmen

Playa Del Carmen is south of the Cancun Airport and it will take about 50 minutes to arrive at the city. The price is for hotels just north of Playa Del Carmen, downtown hotels and resorts and Playacar. Click the book now button for prices and reservations. 

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Private shuttle from the airport to Tulum

From Cancun Airport to Tulum a transfer takes about one hour and a half. That is why we like the private shuttles so they take your directly and comfortably. These prices are for both downtown Tulum and the beach hotel zone. Prices for transfers are per group and not per person. Click below for prices and booking. 

Cancun Airport shuttle
Tulum Mexico.

Other services you can pre book with this airport shuttle option

  • Have cold sodas, juices, beer or wine waiting for you.
  • Snacks.
  • Book a one hour stop at a store for $35 USD. This can be very helpful if you are staying at a resort because once you are there, you often don’t have access to stores since more resorts are a kilometer from the highway.

Shared Shuttles from the Cancun Airport to Hotels

If you want a more budget friendly option for an airport shuttle, here is another option for you. These shared shuttles for between Cancun Airport and Tulum. These are small vans with air-conditioning. This company has 10 years of experience and professional drivers.  You do need to reserve in advance so you have a seat. You can reserve by following the reserve now button. This will take you to the official shuttle website for booking. 

Cancun Airport to Tulum
Getting to Tulum from the Cancun Airport is affordable and comfortable.

Thanks for reading our article on Cancun Airport shuttle options for getting to your hotel. If you have any questions of comments, let us know below. If you want to ask a question to the shuttle company, click the Book Now button and you will be able to chat with them on their website.

Cancun Airport Terminal airlines
Here is a handy map of all four terminals at Cancun International Airport and which airlines are served at each terminal.

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  1. Glad I found your article. My husband wanted to take a taxi form the airport but I wanted to book something in advance. Thanks for all your advice.

    • Hello Jerry

      Yes a transfer is available to Paamul. It is just south of Playa Del Carmen. When you click to book you will be on their website and there is a tab of locations where you can go to. Paamul is one. We hope you enjoy your trip to Mexico.

  2. I think most people dont realize how far hotels are from the airport in Cancun. It can take time and it is good to have a driver pick you up.

  3. Out hotel is in Playa Mujeres in Cancun. Is this different or part of the Hotel Zone in Cancun? Is a shuttle the best way to get there? Thanks

    • Hello Maureen

      Playa Mujeres is not in the Hotel Zone of Cancun but rather more north west of the city in a newer area. There are some nice new hotels there. An airport shuttle like the ones mentioned here are a great option for getting to and from your hotel. We hope you have a great trip.

  4. Last year we took one of those cheap shuttles that loads people up and drops people at multiple hotels. Ours was the last one and it took way too long on that van. For the extra cost it is well worth it to go directly to the hotel. After all the vacation part is the most important.

  5. This will be our first time coming to the Riviera Maya. Can you tell us what things we should be looking to do while there? We are staying at Bluebay Hotel but don’t want to be stuck there all well. Thanks

  6. You have mentioned a lot of good detailed information in this article. I like the way you write and have an honest approach to the information you post. I have also read a lot of your guides to the Riviera Maya for my trip. It has helped a lot.

  7. I don’t recommend taking the supershuttle. They pick up other people and it takes a lot longer to go where you want to. It is cheaper but not worth messing up your vacation time.

    • Hello. Yes these are private vans that will just take you and your family only. It will go directly from the airport to your hotel.

  8. We are staying in Akumal and want to stock up on some stuff before we arrive to our condo rental. Is there a store we can stop at on the way that is not going to take too much time? Thanks

    • Hello

      There is a good store in Puerto Aventuras along the highway that is an easy stop. With this transfer you can book a stop for an extra charge. A hour should be sufficient time to do some shopping before your vacation. We hope this helps you.

  9. We are flying into Cancun on Tuesday at 2pm and we have friends coming at 2:40pm on a different flight. Can we meet at the airport at then take a shuttle together since we are at the same hotel? We would hate to book two for the same place we are going. Thanks

    • Hello Max

      Yes that is possible. You should have the later flight book the shuttle and you meet your friends when they arrive. Hopefully you will both arrive at the same terminal. If not you should have enough time to go meet them. There is a free shuttle that makes the rounds at the Cancun Airport. We hope this helps you and you have a great vacation.

  10. My hotel offers a transfer from the airport but it is $15 per person and we are a family for 4. Is this a good option or is booking a private shuttle better?

    • Hello Dan

      You would need to confirm this detail but most hotels that offer the transportation offer a big bus that sits in the airport parking lot. They wait for a group to fill up the bus and then it goes to the hotel. If this is the case, with the same transport going back to the airport you might wind up spending an hour or more waiting on your time for vacation. The private transfer here will pick you up when you are ready and take you directly to your hotel. When you purchase a round trip you also get a discount so this can even cost less than the hotel transfer.

  11. If you had to choose between going to Xcaret and Xel Ha which would you choose? We have one day to do a tour and it looks like a lot is similar and we need some direction. Thanks.

  12. I have seen lots of airport transfers and shuttles advertised. I came across your article here and it did make senses. How does this company compare on price to the others?

    • Hello Monica

      This airport transportation company that we have here in our article is one that is very similarly priced to most. On top of good rates they have a very good reputation for being consistent and being there onetime for pickups and drop-offs. We have not had any complaints about them so we feel good about recommending them. Let us know if you need anything else for your travels.

  13. Thanks for the tips! We are all set for our vacation now. It has been a long time coming and we look forward to some serious beach time.

  14. We took our hotel shuttle to our resort but have decided to book a private van back to the airport. They want us to leave so early we will be three hours at the airport just sitting around. Having two more hours at the resort is worth it!

  15. Hi, i am unsure of what time i will be landing in Cancun depending on which connecting flight i make (coming a long way from australia -anything could happen!) is there any (trustworhty) companies who have stands/shops at airport and i can book transfer once i have arrived or companies that accept same day changes as i will be transitting through USA and know what flight i will be on there and can contact.

    • Hello Courtney

      If you book with the company here and put a note that your arrival might change, then when you are leaving the US on a particular flight. They can either update it or keep it the same as the reservation. That will probably be the best to do. You can confirm with them on the chat function so you can have it all set up now.

  16. I have been following your website for years. You give a lot of helpful advice and provide good services. Thanks for all the good recommendations. .

  17. After a long flight we arrived in Cancun. We were pretty tired but the sunshine sure woke us up as we landed. The excitement to start our vacation was evident in our smiles. It was great to have a driver waiting for us and a small luxury on vacation to speed away to the beach and hotel without have to think about direction, driving, dealing with a taxi driver or anything else. Great choice.

  18. We really enjoyed our ride! We have a good diver and it really started out trip out well. We had never been to Mexico before but love the people and the beach. We will be back for sure.

    • Hello Ross

      We are glad you had a good time here in the Riviera Maya. There is a lot to explore and we hope you are able to come back soon.

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