31 Jul 2015
Count the many ways you can get to your Riviera Maya vacation rental or hotel. Private transfer, Shuttle, taxi, and bus. The difference between these options are price and convenience. We have used all of these services and will let you decide what is best for your budget.
Public Bus from Cancun Airport to the Riviera Maya
The bus stop is located in each terminal. You can buy your ticket at the bus stop or you can buy your ticket just before you exit the terminal at the ADO booth. We recommend the bus for travelers to Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Cancun, Tulum and Merida. Playa del Carmen, Cancun and Puerto Morelos buses leave every half hour. Merida and Tulum buses that are direct routes (no stops) leave every two hours. Akumal, Mahahual, Playa Secreto, Tankah and Soliman Bay locations are tough destinations to get to by bus. We recommend either shuttles, taxis or private transport for these destinations. Average cost 11 USD per person.
Shuttle Bus from the Cancun Airport
A shuttle bus is a shared van to your destination. The cost is less than private transportation and a nice option for a single traveler. The only issue is that you will have to stop at other hotels and resorts along the way as passengers are dropped off. What is nice about this option, unlike the bus, is that you are dropped at your doorstep. Average cost 25 USD per person to Playa del Carmen, with an increase in price for cities located farther south.
Private Transportation from the Cancun Airport
Private transportation is the most convenient and popular option for most travellers. If you are a large group this is by far the most economical way to travel. Private means just that. You and your travel partners have a van to yourself. The trip is direct to your accommodations. Average price to Playa del Carmen is 85 USD and can take up to 7 people with luggage.
Rental Car from the Cancun Airport
If you have decided to rent a car for your vacation, pick up your rental car at the airport. This is a great way to go if you arrive midday, and not after a long flight. With only one highway on the coast, traveling to your destination is easy. If you are arriving late in evening you may want to be driven to your destination instead of driving.
Check out our private transportation booking option for your Riviera Maya vacation.