The best transportation from Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya hotels

Transportation from Cancun airport to Riviera Maya Hotel

Transportation from Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya Hotel

Are you coming to the Mexico and trying to figure our transportation from Cancun Airport to a Rivera Maya hotel? We have all the information on the best transportation options for a quick and easy transfer. Many people just assume they will jump in a cab and go to their hotel. This is possible but there are some important things you should know. For example, there are not set fares for taxis, so they can charge you what ever they think they can get. You also do not get a discount for a round trip because you will be taking a different taxi back to the airport. So that is just part of the reason we recommend a private transfer over a taxi from the Cancun Airport. 

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 an airport transfer from Cancun. Before you look below, here are a few details about this transfer company that we recommend.

  • All prices for the private transportation from Cancun Airport 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.
Transportation from Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya Hotel
Getting from the Cancun Airport your hotel has never been easier!

How does the private transportation from Cancun Airport work?

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. It is better then a taxi and a very comfortable way to get to your vacation.

Hotel transportation from the Cancun Airport

Some all inclusive hotels will offer you transportation from the Cancun Airport to the hotel. This can be fine but often this is a large bus and you have to wait until everyone gets off the plane and on the bus. For a very affordable option is available. You can get a private transfer for you and your family to your Riviera Maya hotel.

Transportation from Cancun Airport to Cancun Hotels

The prices for a transfer from the Cancun Airport to both the Hotel Zone and the Downtown of Cancun are the same.

Transportation from Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya Hotel

Transportation  to Puerto Morelos Hotels

Puerto Morelos is just south of the Cancun Airport and will take a little over 25 minutes.  Here are the prices for transfers.


Transportation from Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya Hotel

Transportation from Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen

Playa Del Carmen is south of the Cancun International Airport and it will take about 50 minutes to arrive at the city. Here are transfer prices.


Transportation from Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya Hotel

Transportation from Cancun Airport to Tulum hotels

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. Prices for transfers are as follows.

Transportation from Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya Hotel

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.

Transportation from Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya Hotel

Our transportation map from Cancun Airport to the Riviera Maya

Wherever you need to get to from the Cancun Airport, we have you covered. The map below is clickable. Find the area of the Riviera Maya where your hotel is and see the click the link for transportation services. You will find the best transfer service that we recommend for you.

Note: Uber no longer operates in Cancun or the Riviera Maya.

Did we answer your questions on transportation from Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya Hotel? If you have any comments let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you.

Now that you are coming to the Riviera Maya you should know about what tours and places there are to see while here. See our complete guide here with interactive map.

Transportation from Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya Hotel


  1. Later this week my brother and his family (4 total) will be arriving on 12/29.
    I will be arriving separately by myself on 12/30.
    Then, all 5 of us will return to the airport in the same van on 1/5.

    I was looking at some comparable services and I am wondering what your pricing is.

    Feliz Navidad!

    • Hello Randy
      All of the prices for different services like van or luxury van are on the transportation companies website. Our readers have liked this company and it is why we promote them on our website. They ahve good service and value. One possible option is booking a round trip for 5 people. This is $160rt. Even thoguh not 5 people are coming in the van, a round trip purchase saves you money. You can take a look at their website and see what works the best for you. You just need to type in your hotel and dates. We hope you have a great trip down. We really like Grand Sirenis as a hotel.

  2. Super helpful info! Thanks for the contacts. We just got back from the Riviera Maya and loved it! It was our first time. We stayed at Unico Resort. Paradise found! Easy transfer from the airport and nice driver. We will be back next year for sure!

    • Hello Kim

      So glad you have a good first trip here. We hope come back soon to discover all the things that are here. We have been traveling around here for years and still have a long list of things to do.

  3. You made trip made easier! This is supper helpful. We have almost everything planed for our vacation now. We like your honest reviews and videos.

    • Thank you for leaving us a comment Janet. We hope your vacation goes well and you have a good transfer from the airport. If you need any other information, just let us know.

    • Hello Joe

      It depends on where in the Riviera Maya you need to go. It can vary from 15 minutes to over one hour. We recomend the private transfers so you can get directly to your hotel and not waste time at the airport or have to negotiate with a taxi.

  4. What is the name of the closest international airport going to Mexico palace Cancun Riviera Maya? Any suggestions for private transportation please?

    • Hello Josephine

      That would be the Cancun International Airport. CUN airport code. The transportation in this article is the best option for you. Once you have your flight booked you can reserve your transfer with the links here. This company does a very good job personally picking you up and taking you back to the airport when you vacation is over. We hope you have a great trip!

    • Hello Steve

      It is about 50 minute drive from the airport to your hotel. A taxi is not going to save you any time or money. It is best to pre book a transfer and book round trip so you get a discount.

  5. Planning to go to Cancun or Riviera Maya. Would it be a good idea to rent a car. Is there parking and how much if I want to see places like the Mayan ruins?

  6. We are traveling from the Cancun airport to Iberostar Pairasio Del Mar 7/2-7/6, then going to Isla Mujeres 7/6-7/9, then would need transportation to the airport on 7/9. Is that something you can do?

    • This transportation can do point to point transportation. If you contact them through the link and either chat with them or do the booking in parts via the website.

  7. We just got back from the Riviera Maya and really enjoyed it. Your website made great recommendations for us and we have a good start to finish trip including the transfers from the airport. We had a very nice driver (Miguel) that was very helpful. We look forward to our next trip!

  8. We just got back from a vacation in Cancun and were pleased how normal things seem and safe. Our shuttle picked us up just like the tine ion the reservation said and we were able to start our vacation very easily. The hotel staff in Cancun all had their masks on and everything smelled very clean. I think things are probably cleaner now than they ever have been. It is not a bad time to visit Cancun.

    • Hello John

      We are glad you had a good trip to Cancun. Thank you for sharing your comments about your trip.

  9. We are staying at the Bahia Principe hotel. Is this near Tulum area for transportation? How long does it take to get from the Cancun Airport to this hotel? Thanks.

    • Hello Mark

      This hotel is closer to Tulum area and is between Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. It will take about one hour and 20 minutes to get there from the airport.

  10. My hotel has a shared shuttle to the hotel. What do you think is best for my family? Should be take this and pile in or book a transfer? It is more of a cost, yet still I have to pay a small fee for the shared shuttle.

    • Hello Richard

      It depends on how big is the shuttle to your hotel. If it is a big bus, sometimes you are waiting a half hour in the parking lot of the airport for everyone to exit. Also going back to the airport you will need to leave earlier because as a group, they will need to get people there for all the flights in a time range. If you book a private transfer you can have a little more piece of mind and time, but it comes down to cost and what you want to spend. How much is an hour of vacation time worth to you?

  11. I have just booked our whole trip to the Riviera Maya. We have not been in a few years, thanks covid. We so look forward to getting back to our vacations and getting to know the area better.

  12. I am always looking for a good company to refer my airbnb guests to. I have had some drivers from other companies not be able to find my house. I will try this company and see how it goes. I fly in and out of Mexico all the time and like booking a transport before.

  13. Very good service! Well recommended. We got to the airport and our driver was waiting for us and on our return, he showed up before time and waited for us.

    • Thanks for your comments, Rick. We like hearing feedback from our readers so we can recommend local services like airport transportation.

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