Ground transportation from Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya
So you are flying into Mexico and need ground transportation from Cancun Airport to the Riviera Maya. In his article you will find all the options you have for getting to where you want to go. Here are the easiest and best ways depending on your budget.
For the most part, a private transfer is the best way to go. These are even better than a taxi service. By pre-booking these vans you have a driver waiting for you at the airport. You will even be saving money if you book a round trip. This is a great way to start your vacation. You will be at your hotel in no time. There is one budget option for those backpacking, traveling along or staying near the bus stations. Below we talk about these options.
ADO Bus transportation from the Cancun Airport
Update for travel season 2021: ADO buses have a limited schedule servicing the Cancun Airport due to Covid-19. Be sure to check the ADO website for current times. If your flight does not line up with a bus departure, we recommend this private transportation company for getting to Playa Del Carmen or wherever you need to go.
In a few cases you can take the ADO Bus from the Cancun Airport. This is a good option if you are staying in the downtown of Cancun, near the highway in Puerto Morelos or near the bus station in Playa Del Carmen. Below we give detailed information on how to take this ground transportation option from the Cancun Airport to different destinations in the Riviera Maya.
What about Uber or a taxi?
Uber no longer is operating in Cancun. Taxis compared to private transfer companies are not the best option in our opinion. Private transfers offer fixed prices and a driver waiting for you at the exit. You also can get a discount for a round trip with a private transfer. These are very good value and we highly recommend the company mentioned below.
Ground transportation for transfers
We have you covered with one of the best companies that our readers enjoy. Below you will find different destinations in the Riviera Maya and what the prices are for a transfer from Cancun Airport. Before you look below, here are a few details about this transfer company that we recommend.
- All prices for the Cancun Airport transfers include taxes and fees.
- The price for the entire van and not per person.
- The transfer company is insured.
- A bilingual driver will meet you at the Cancun Airport.
- This is a very reliable transfer service with the best prices for our readers.
How does the transfer work from the Cancun Airport?
It is pretty easy. First book your one way or round trip by clicking the links below. Select your destination. Once you have booked, when you exit the airport your driver will be waiting for you. Then it is a smooth transfer to your destination complete with bilingual driver.
Ground transportation map to the Riviera Maya
Where do you want to go from the Cancun Airport to in the Riviera Maya? This map will show you the locations of areas and the prices of transfers plus links to book them.
Cancun Airport ground transportation to Cancun
Cancun is actually two different locations. One part is the super touristy Hotel Zone where most of the hotels are. The other part is the downtown area. In the downtown there are some hotels but most people stay here for a day or two while in transit somewhere. We have ground transportation options for both parts of Cancun below.
ADO bus transportation to the downtown of Cancun
In our article about getting from the Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen we talk about the ADO bus and how to find it at the Cancun Airport. There are regular busses that make the trip between Cancun Airport and the Cancun ADO bus station. This really is a service for those that are staying in the downtown area and perhaps close to the bus station. If you are thinking about taking the ADO bus and then going to the Hotel Zone, this is difficult. See why in our article on getting the Hotel Zone here.
ADO Bus Company is the only that has service between the Cancun Airport and Cancun. There are local busses in Cancun but these do not service the airport as you can see in this interactive map here.
Private van transfers to your hotel in the Hotel Zone or downtown Cancun
We usually always recommend taking a transfer service. Not only is it better then a taxi, you can have a fast way to arrive at your hotel in comfort and start your vacation. The prices for a transfer from the Cancun Airport to both the Hotel Zone and the Downtown of Cancun are the same. Most people are going to the Hotel Zone. Click the reserve now button to check prices and book your trip.
- Tip: Booking a round trip can save you $15-$20 USD.
Transportation options to Puerto Morelos
Puerto Morelos a small town and locations of some large all inclusive resorts. It is just south of the Cancun Airport and will take a little over 20 minutes. For the most part people take private transfers to their hotels in Puerto Morelos because they are fast and take your there directly. There is one other option though, that it taking the ADO bus to Puerto Morelos.
ADO bus to Puerto Morelos from the Cancun Airport
The ADO bus leave from Cancun Airport about every 30 minutes going to Playa Del Carmen. This bus will make stops in Puerto Morelos. For everything about finding where the bus is at the airport, see our article here.
Best transfer service to Puerto Morelos
This is the best service we have found. Our readers have certainly enjoyed the courteous service and good prices. Click the reserve now button for prices of these transfers.
- Tip: Booking a round trip can save you between $10-$30 USD.
Transportation from Cancun Airport 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. Here are transfer prices.
- Tip: Booking a round trip can save you between $10-$35 USD.
Ground transportation via ADO bus to Playa Del Carmen
Each terminal of the Cancun Airport has a pickup spot and busses leave about every 30 minutes. Tickets are sold in the terminals and at a kiosk curbside. These busses will only go to the Juarez Avenue ADO in Playa Del Carmen. From there you will either have to walk or take a taxi. Fore more on taking the bus from the airport to Playa Del Carmen, see our article here.
Note: The Cancun Airport now has four terminals open. Transportation time has increased for taking the bus. Allow extra time going to the Cancun Airport from Playa Del Carmen now.
Ground transportation from Cancun Airport to Tulum
From Cancun Airport to Tulum a transfer takes about one hour and a half. That is why we like the private transfers so they take your directly and comfortably. Click the reserve now button for prices and information.
- Tip: Booking a roundtrip can save you between $10-$25 USD.
If you did not see your destination listed above, see the map and click on the area you need to go to. There is a link in each section for booking your transfer.
Ground transportation to get around on your holiday
Another aspect of getting around is how to get everywhere you want to go while here. Since most people are going to use Playa Del Carmen as a base, we made this map to help people get to popular destinations.
To use the map, click on the line to the destination you are interested in. There will be a link to an article where you can read in depth on where and how to get transportation to where you want to go.
If you are coming to the Cancun area you might want to know what to expect for weather. You can see our Cancun weather guide here.
Did we answer all your questions about ground transportation from Cancun airport to the Riviera Maya? Do you have an questions or comments? Let us know below in the comment section. We would love to hear from you.