When traveling from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen, the short distance can be deceiving due to traffic on the way out of the airport, congestion in downtown Cancun, and the condition of the road. Additionally, the lack of direct public transportation makes finding an efficient solution a challenge.

Imagine wasting valuable time stuck in traffic, worrying about being late to your destination. The discomfort and stress can ruin the start of your trip.

We have the answer! Our private transportation service to Playa del Carmen offers you comfort and peace of mind. Avoid the traffic, relax in our modern vehicles, and get to your destination hassle-free. With prices starting at just $65 USD, you can ensure a perfect start to your trip. Book now and enjoy the convenience, safety, and comfort of our professional transfer service.

Choose the best option for a seamless travel experience ​from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen. Our private transfers are designed to make your journey as smooth and pleasant as possible. Don't let transportation woes ruin your trip—reserve your private transfer today and travel in style and comfort.

Who Recommends Us

At Cancun Airport Transportation, we take pride in receiving positive feedback from our satisfied customers. Here, we share one of the reviews that highlight our quality service and dedication.

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Price of the transfer to Playa del Carmen

Our transfer prices vary depending on the number of passengers traveling with you from Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen or from Playa del Carmen to Cancun airport. These prices adjust according to the capacity of the vehicles, which are designed to offer greater comfort and safety to each of your guests.

For groups of 1 to 3 people, the transfer cost is 65 USD. If there are between 4 and 7 people traveling, the price is 70 USD. For larger groups, from 8 to 10 people, the cost is 75 USD. These costs are for a one-way trip. To get more details about each of our options and make your reservation, please click here.


Customer Reviews: Real Testimonials

Read what our customers are saying about us. Their positive experiences reflect our commitment to quality and service.

On time, friendly and helpful! Excellent experience with Caribe. They messaged after my plane landed and kept in touch until I met the driver. On my return the pick up arrived promptly. Highly recommended!
Prompt, easy, affordable Prompt pickup, friendly service, good driving, good price. I used this service for round-trip transport from Cancun Airport to a resort in Akumal. Private van for my family. I booked online a few days before my trip. I confirmed the day before both arrival and return via WhatsApp text message. When I landed, I messaged the company and kept them informed on my ETA to get to the curb. A staff member greeted me with a sign with my name on it. We waited about 5 minutes for our van. Pickup to depart from the resort was seamless.
Matthew F
Matthew F
SUV private car for 2. Clean, prompt, professional Very profession driver. Private car (clean nice SUV) for my wife and I. Even able to change pickup time via whats app communication.

Benefits of Private Transportation to Playa del Carmen

When you choose our private transfer service to Playa del Carmen, you enjoy a series of advantages that make your trip exceptional:

  • Supreme Comfort: Our vehicles are designed with your comfort in mind, with spacious seating and climate control.
  • Punctuality Guaranteed: No more unnecessary waiting; we arrive on time to take you to your destination.
  • Safety on the Road: Professional and experienced drivers who prioritize your safety in every kilometer.
  • Schedule Flexibility: We adapt to your schedule, whether it's a round-trip transfer or a late arrival at the airport.
  • Total Privacy: Your trip is personal and private, without sharing it with strangers.
  • No Stress: Forget about traffic, directions and worries; let us take care of everything.

Choose private transportation and experience the difference in your trip to Playa del Carmen.


Reserve Your Transfer to Playa del Carmen

Why book your transfer with us? At Cancun Private Transfers, we are proud to offer a quality transfer service that prioritizes your comfort and safety. Our fleet of modern vehicles, professional drivers and competitive rates make traveling to Playa del Carmen an exceptional experience. Plus, the convenience of online booking gives you total control over your transfer. Trust us for a hassle-free trip and discover why we are the preferred choice of travelers.

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24/7 Services

No matter what time your flight arrives we will be there waiting for you to provide your transportation.

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Secure Payments

Your data and payments are protected under the highest security standards.

Always on time

Always on time

Your vacation is also very valuable to us, that's why we understand how important it is to be on time for each of our pick-ups.

Traveler's Insurance

Bilingual Drivers

Don't stress yourself trying to communicate with your driver, our drivers speak English.

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Bilingual Drivers

Don't stress yourself trying to communicate with your driver, our drivers speak English.

Service Warranty

Service Warranty

Our service guarantee is excellent, if we fail to provide your service, we will refund your payment.

Destinations of Our Transfers.

Discover the most popular hotels in Playa del Carmen where our private transfers will take you. Whether you're heading to a luxury resort, a cozy boutique hotel, or any other accommodation, our transfer service will get you there safely and comfortably. Here is a list of some of the bustling hotels we provide service to.

  • DHotel Xcaret Arte - All Parks All Fun Inclusive
  • Riu Playacar - All Inclusive
  • Riu Palace Mexico - All Inclusivesi
  • Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya
  • Riu Palace Riviera Maya
  • Hilton Playa del Carmen
  • Royal Hideaway Playacar
  • El Beso Adults
  • Ocean Riviera Paradise
  • Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen
  • Ocean Maya Royale Adults Only
  • BlueBay Grand Esmeralda
  • Iberostar Tucan
  • Palmaïa
  • Iberostar Quetzal
  • The Royal Haciendas Resort & Spa
  • Sandos Playacar All Inclusive
  • Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
  • Secrets Impression Moxché
  • Hotel Xcaret Mexico All Parks

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Book Now and Travel Safely and Comfortably! Don't miss the opportunity to secure your transfer to Playa del Carmen with us. From booking to arrival, we are committed to providing you with a safe and comfortable private transportation service. Make your reservation now and guarantee a worry-free trip, don't wait any longer to experience the peace of mind of traveling with us!


How to get to Playa del Carmen?

Playa del Carmen is not a distant city from Cancun or Cancun airport. In fact, Playa del Carmen is located 55.4 km away from Cancun airport and 68 km from downtown Cancun.

Furthermore, the journey to reach Playa del Carmen is by road. Therefore, we have several options for ground transportation to achieve it. However, not all options are available from Cancun airport.

But don't worry. In this small space, we will try to explain everything you need to know to go to Playa del Carmen from Cancun or Cancun airport.

How to get to Playa del Carmen

How to get to Playa del Carmen from Cancun Airport?

Cancun International Airport will undoubtedly be the first stop of your Caribbean vacation. Of course, this only applies if you are traveling by flight from your city of origin.

So, are there transportation options from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen? Yes, there are several options available, including private transfers, private taxis, ADO bus, ADO vans, and car rentals.

The options not available from here are Uber transfer service and Playa Express public transportation.

Private Transportation

The private transfer service is the most reliable, fast, secure, and personalized option you can find at Cancun Airport.

It's a service that can be booked online before your flight and can be customized with baby seats, beverages, snacks, and even the opportunity to choose the type of vehicle that best suits your needs and budget.

The standardized price for the transfer service is $85 for a one-way trip and $165 for a round trip. This cost is per vehicle, not per passenger. What does that mean? A maximum of 8 people can fit in one vehicle.

So, whether you're 2 people, 4 people, or all 8, you will pay the same price. On the other hand, this is the cost of the standard transportation service.

Now, as we mentioned, you can choose other types of services such as Luxury, VIP, or premium transfers, but they have different costs.

Why choose this service? That's a great question, and the answer is simple: Being a service you can book online and completely private, it won't make you wait even a second upon your arrival at the airport and will take you directly to the door of your hotel in Playa del Carmen.

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The taxi service is also an excellent transportation option from the airport to Playa del Carmen, but unlike private transfers, this service is not booked online.

In fact, you can find taxi services outside Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3, or Terminal 4 at Cancun Airport.

However, you will first need to wait in line to board, and depending on the number of people, it can take between 20 to 40 minutes to board a taxi.

On the other hand, these types of vehicles can only accommodate a maximum of 3 passengers and do not have a "standard fare". What does that mean? It means they can charge you whatever they consider fair. So, you could end up paying more than the private transfer service or less.

Nevertheless, it remains a viable option if you don't have a private transportation reservation, and as a life tip, always ask for the cost of the transfer before boarding.

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ADO bus

Another way to get to Playa del Carmen that is usually more economical than the two previous ways is the ADO shared transportation service.

This transportation service is very well known in the city of Cancun and consists of a bus equipped with air conditioning and in some cases with television.

This type of transportation can be found in downtown Cancun in the form of a bus and at the Cancun airport. Although it is much more common to find an ADO shuttle van at the airport than the bus itself.

It normally has an average cost of 7.5 USD and leaves every hour from Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen, BUT there are very few night schedules, so if you arrive late at night and want to take this service, you will have to wait until 5 am to be able to board.

ADO bus cancun airport to Playa del Carmen

Car Rental

Our last form of reservation is through private car rental. As soon as you get off the plane and walk towards the exit of terminal 1,2,3 or 4 (whichever terminal you are in), you will find multiple car rental company booths.

Our advice is that before deciding which one to rent from, first go to their social networks and read the opinions of other customers. This way, you can decide whether or not to rent with one of them.

Normally the costs can range from 25 USD per day, up to 500 USD per day. It all depends on how "equipped" you want the type of vehicle you are going to rent.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does transportation cost in Playa del Carmen?

Private transportation to Playa del Carmen costs 85 USD for a single trip service for 1 to 8 people and the cost of the ADO bus transfer from Playa del Carmen costs 240.00 MXN per person.

How much does a cab from the airport to Playa del Carmen cost?

As such, there is no standard rate for cab service to Playa del Carmen from Cancun. Therefore, the cost of the transfer is whatever "the driver on duty" wants to charge you and this can be from 500 MXN to 2,000 MXN or more.

How much does an uber charge from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen?

Unfortunately the Uber service does not have permission to operate inside the Cancun airport and therefore, you would have to leave the airport in order to take an Uber to Playa del Carmen. This service has an average cost of 800 MXN to 1,500 MXN per trip.

How much does an ADO charge from Cancun to Playa del Carmen?

Depending on where you take it from (Cancun Downtown or Cancun International Airport) the cost of the ADO to Playa del Carmen can be from 150.00 MXN to 240.00 MXN.

What is the difference between a private transfer and a shared transfer?

In a private transfer, the vehicle is reserved exclusively for you and your companions, giving you more comfort and privacy. On the other hand, a shared transfer involves sharing the vehicle with other passengers traveling to similar destinations.

How long does the transfer from Cancun to Playa del Carmen take?

The average travel time from Cancun to Playa del Carmen is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. It all depends on traffic and road conditions.

Can I make stops during the transfer?

Yes, you can request additional stops during the transfer. However, it is important to inform about these stops at the time of booking, so that we can adjust the time and itinerary accordingly.

Are infant or toddler seats available?

Yes, we can provide infant and toddler seats at no additional cost. You just need to let us know at the time of booking the age and approximate weight of the child to ensure we have the appropriate seat.

What happens if my flight is delayed or delayed?

We constantly monitor flights to adjust pick-up times in case of delays or early arrivals. Don't worry, we will be waiting for you even if there are changes to your flight itinerary.

Do I need to pay in advance or can I pay at the time of transfer?

Normally we require a prepayment to secure your reservation. However, we do have a cash payment option.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept several forms of payment, including credit/debit cards and bank transfers. When you make your reservation, we will provide you with details on the payment options available.

Do you offer transfer services at night?

Yes, we offer private transfers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including night hours. You can count on us for your transfers at any time.