How do you get from Cancun Airport to Tulum?

If you are planning to travel to Cancun or its surroundings, is probable that you already have plans to visit Tulum, but as it is not as near from Cancun Airport you might be asking how do you get ftom Cancun Airport to Tulum?

Tulum is the destination everyone is looking for. With the most beautiful and peaceful beaches, amazing night life and incredible Mayan ruins that not only holds the greatest ancient stories but hold the picture-perfect view to the turquoise ocean. So if you are going to stay in a hotel there or you are going to visit, know all the options to transport to tulum.


How far is Tulum from Cancun International Airport?

It depends if your destination is a hotel or the town, but Tulum is 118 km.(73 miles) away from Cancun International Aiport and it takes a 1 hour and 30 minutes ride to get there, but that also depends on what type of transportation you use.

The fastest but also safest way to get to Tulum is by car, or booking a private shuttle since buses and public vans tend to stop several times on the way to your destination to let people in and out.

What is the best way to get to Tulum?

There are many options to get to Tulum,  but there are these options that are the main transport to get to Tulum.

Rent a Car

If you plan on exploring the town and its surroundings, renting a car might be the best option for you.

There are several car rental companies inside the airport so from the moment you step outside there will be options and different rent rates so is up to you which one you choose. You can also rent the car online and many companies will have your vehicle waiting for you outside the airport.



Private Transfer from Cancun Airport to Tulum

This option is the best if you want to get to Tulum in the most comfortable, fastest, safest and private way. Since Tulum is more than an hour away from Cancun Airport, you might just want to get to your hotel as soon as possible and after a long flight, you might not want to drive there yourself.

If you travel in group this is also the best option since you will be together at all time, and also, it will be easier, since some private transfer services wait for you right outside the airport, like Royal Pickupthat will have bilingual, certified staff waiting for you even if your flight is delayed.

Some of the benefits of booking a Private Shuttle are:

  • There are no stops from Cancun Airport to your destination, unless you want to.
  • No driving, just enjoy the ride.
  • Bilingual, certified staff.
  • Amenities, such as drinks, flowers and others. This only applies with luxury services (such as Royal Pickup)
  • You can choose the type of vehicle.

If you’re interested in this type of transfer, Royal Pickup is ready to give you a Royal Worthy Service. Know all the extras and services we offer!

Take a Public Bus

Cancun Airport only has only one public bus company inside, that is ADO. This company is the best and most recognized in Cancun, Riviera Maya and many parts of Mexico, it has fair rates and all buses have air conditioner. This is also the cheapest choice.

But, this option has a catch. There is not a bus that goes directly from Cancun Airport to Tulum, but there is one to Playa del Carmen, which is a town that is about 30 minutes away from Tulum and an hour away from Cancun.

Once you get to Playa del Carmen, you can get to another bus that will take you directly to Tulum. and once you get there, you can take a taxi to your hotel or to your destination.

We know this sounds complicated but it is not. The buses go to their terminal and once there, their staff will help you get your ticket and will show you your next bus.

Once you have decided which is the best option, all you have to do is book your car, your private shuttle or buy your ticker to get to Tulum, and enjoy!