Private Airport Transfers Cancun to Playa Del Carmen

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Private Airport Transfers Options

Are you looking to get to your hotel or rental as smooth as possible from the Cancun 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.

New for 2020! This is the best recommendation for a private transfer for this year. They offer clean and safe private vans for you. 

Transfers from Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen
After a long flight you surely want to get to your hotel as fast as you can.

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 to Playa Del Carmen.

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

  • Great rates especially for a group.
  • Fast transfer direct 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. There is also no Uber service available in the Riviera Maya.
  • 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 or Mexican Pesos or prepay with credit cards.
  • Is very cost effective. It can be as low as $8.50 USD per person one way.
  • For larger groups it is much cheaper than taxis.
  • Professional drivers.
  • Detailed arrival information for you and easy booking.
  • Discounts for round trips. playa del carmen transfers Cancun Airport


Rates for transfers between Cancun Airport and 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 here for transfer prices.

Transfers from Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen and back

It is just as easy to get back to the airport using this same 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 wherever you are staying.

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.

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  1. 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?

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

    • 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.

      • 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?

        • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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. 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

    • 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. 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. 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.

    • 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

    • 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.
      Thanks for reading our website and we look forward to writing more helpful articles for you.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

    • 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.

  18. 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.

    • 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

    • 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!

  21. This weekend the tropical storm is coming ashore. My flight should arrive Friday evening. Will there be any delays in service for the transfers?

    • Hello Tara

      If your flight can land, they will be there to pick you up. The majority of rain will come late Friday and into Saturday so we hope you get her safe and settle in.

  22. What is the cost for two people round trip in American and Canadian dollars from the airport to The Palm De Playa Hotel? Also, how much time does it take?

    Thank you!

    • Hello Kay

      We assume you mean The Palm at Playa Hotel in Playa Del Carmen. The prices are listed on the links we provide to the transportation company. For example 1-4 people coming to Playa is $70 USD one way and $120 when booked round trip. It takes about 45-55 minutes depending on traffic from the Cancun Airport. If you have a larger group you can see the prices on their site. We hope you have a great vacation here!

  23. My flights arrives at Terminal 4 in the new one. I see online it still says terminal 3. Will the transfer team know what terminal I will arrive at or do I need to send them a message?

    • Hello Wendy

      The new terminal 4 just opened this week and many websites that are announcing the times and terminals are not updated. The private transportation company knows the real terminals and schedules, so they will be there for your pick up. We hope you have a good flight and fun time here.

  24. We love coming to Playa each year. We have been using this transfer service each time and really like the punctuality and drivers! Very good service and we highly recommend them.

  25. Hi there. I’m looking at visiting Plaza Del Carmen in a few weeks for Spring Break, but I can’t seem to find a decent way to get there from the airport, considering I use a manual wheelchair and all the options for the vans seem to specify price per person, making it seem like it will be very expensive if I’m by myself. Do you have any recommendations? I wanted to try and take the bus, but I can’t seem to find any information on accessibility for ADO either, so I’m trying to figure out the best way to handle it. Thanks!

  26. Hi, I went on the ADO website and try to book tickets from the airport to ADO terminal Turística in Playa Del Carmen.. I cannot find the name of the bus stop at the Cancun Airport . We are arriving at terminal 3. Thanks for helping me !

    • Hello Marie

      Yes, ADO changed their website design and now it is hard to use. Choose Cancun and then there is an arrow on the right, pull down the menu for Cancun and pick your terminal.

  27. Hi. Would you know how much the taxi fare is from the 5th Avenue to El Cielo.Retorno de Serena, Playa del Carmen (our rental place)? Also, how much is the current fare of ADO bus ride from Cancun Airport to the ADO station on 5th Avenue? Thanks for your help.

    • Hello

      The current ADO bus price is 208 pesos. A taxi is about 300 pesos one way. A private transfer is about 45 minutes to your rental but the bus and taxi will take about 1 hours and 30 minutes including time waiting for the bus and transferring to the taxi. It is a cheaper option but also more hassle. Taxis are notorious at the bus station for over charging as well, so you will need to ask first what the charge will be.

  28. I am flying into Cancun on 11/22/2019 our flight arrives at 3:20 pm. and returns on 11/28/2019 flight leaves Cancun at 4:03 pm what would be our best transfer option round trip. There are two of us traveling. What is the current costs and what service do you recommend? Do you recommend that we book ahead of time?

    Thank you,
    Theresa Baca Ragin

    • Hello Theresa

      Booking in advance is the best way to arrange it. That way the transportation company can have a driver waiting for you and your reservation is ready. If you click the link in the article you will go to the most recommended private transportation company from our readers. We like to refer people to them because they offer great rates and service. We hope you have a great trip and let us know if you need anything else.

  29. Great information and service. We took this companies transfer to our hotel this month and it was very smooth and easy. They met up right at the exit of the airport and no waiting.

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