What is the best way to get from the Cancun Airport to Royal Hideaway Playacar?

Royal Hideaway Playacar

What is the best way to get from the Cancun Airport to Royal Hideaway Playacar?

If you are going to be staying at the Royal Hideaway Resort you will have to get from the Cancun International Airport to the hotel. Here are some of the transportation options and what is the best way in our opinion for you to get from the Cancun Airport to the Royal Hideaway Hotel.

There are several options you have, here is a look at each one:

Out of the four options above we recommend the private transfer to the Royal Hideaway. Here is why.

Taxis are expensive from the Cancun Airport. The ride is at least 50 minutes and you will be more comfortable in a private transfer. You also don’t have to worry about negotiating a price with a taxi driver (Taxis are not metered and have not set price) . Also this year people want clean and safe private transportation to and from the airport

Taking a private transfer for just you and who you are traveling with is the easiest and fastest way to your hotel. Best of all, if you book a round trip, you get a discount. You cannot get this discount if you take a taxi.

Our readers really like this Cancun Airport transportation company. They are very reliable and offer bilingual drivers to pick you up and drop you off. You can reserve by clicking the link below and go to the official website so you can book. They even have luxury transfers if you want an extra special vacation experience. 

best transportation to playa del carmen from Cancun Airport
These are what the private transfer vans look like that will transport you from the Cancun Airport to the resort. 
cancun airport transfers
There is also a luxury option to get from the Cancun Airport to the Royal Hideaway Resort. 


Renting a car for your stay at the Royal Hideaway Resort

Car rentals can be nice if you are going to be doing a lot of driving on vacation (at least two day trips). But for most people that stay at the Royal Hideaway Resort, they don’t need a car most of the time they are on vacation. If you do go on a tour or excursion, they all offer pickup service. The rest of the time you are spending your time relaxing at the pool or beach. Plus you will save about an hour or two of your vacation not having to pick up and drop off a car.

Public bus from the airport

ADO bus does go from the Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen but you would also need to take a taxi from the bus stop to your hotel. The ADO bus is the only public bus that services the Cancun Airport to the Juarez Avenue bus station in Playa Del Carmen. The Royal Hideaway is in the Playacar section of Playa Del Carmen which is about a 10 minute taxi ride from the bus station. . This option is cheaper but it sill adds up since most people are traveling as a couple and you still need to pay for a taxi. It is also more hassle since you need to wait for the bus at the airport, get off the bus in Playa Del Carmen and then take a taxi. This can add a half hour to an hour to your transportation time. 

Cancun Airport to Royal Hideaway
Getting from the Cancun Airport your hotel has never been easier!

How to reserve this airport transportation to the Royal Hideaway

It is very easy to reserve this private transfer for yourself. You just have to click below. You will be directed to the booking site. They will ask you your flight details and your information. Then all you need to do is land and walk out of the airport and be greeted by your driver. You will be at your hotel in no time and you can start enjoying your vacation!


Have you stayed at the Royal Hideaway Hotel? Did you take this private transfer from the Cancun Airport to the Royal Hideaway? How was it? Let us know in the comments below. 

Transfers from Cancun Airport to Royal Hideaway Playacar

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  1. Hello, we will be coming to Playa in February and would like to take private transportation from the airport to our Hotel (Angelos Hotel). Unfortunately, the Cancun Airport Transportation does not have this listed on the website. Can you recommend a reputable transportation company that can service 5 people? Love the website! Thanks!

    • Hello Ben
      They do service most of the hotels. On the website when you go to book there are not all the hotels listed because there are hundreds. You can just select “playa del Carmen downtown hotel” or central Playa del Carmen hotel. We are not sure the exact wording. It that is how you can book a hotel not on the list. We hope you have a great trip down!

  2. Arriving on 15 march staying at la passion boutique hotel playa del carmen . What would a taxi price be I’ve not booked a transfer ?

    • Hello Marissa

      We usually recommend a private transfer since it is a set price and easy to do. The taxis are supposed to have a set price but we often see them pull out a calculator and negotiate at the airport, no doubt for a higher price. We do not think there is a posted official price for the taxis at the airport. Since your hotel is in the downtown of Playa Del Carmen it should be about 900-1100 pesos. This would save you about 10 USD over a transfer but we cannot guarantee that price, that is just what we have heard is about the official price these days. It is up to you if you want a transfer for $60 and have a driver waiting or see how much a taxi is and take that.

  3. Thanks for this. We are staying at the Royal Hideaway for the first time. We have been to other resorts in Playacar and always wondered what it would be like to stay here. We will take your suggestion for the airport transfer.. Regards!

  4. Thanks EverythingPlayaDelCarmen for the tips. We are on our way this week to come visit and will be staying in Playacar. This is our third year coming and we look forward to it more and more!

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