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Cancun Airport Transportation to Cancun

Cancun is one of the top beach destinations in the world. The famously wide stretches of white-sand beach, turquoise waters and endless choices of ocean-front resorts make Cancun the perfect place for a relaxing beach vacation. For a little more action during your stay, downtown Cancun and the Hotel Zone are both filled with clubs, bars, restaurants and shopping centres.

To begin your Caribbean vacation, there are two ways to get from Cancun Airport to downtown, taxi or bus. Taking a Cancun Airport to Cancun taxi is the quickest option, with a journey time of just 30 minutes and an average cost of $35 (MXN 700). The local ADO buses also offer a direct service from Cancun Airport to Cancun, at just $5.50 (MXN 110) one-way, with a journey time of around 45 minutes.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Cancun at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Welcome Pickups €30 30min 24/7 Book
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Taxi €35 30min 24/7
Bus €11 45min 24/7

How to get from Cancun Airport to Cancun by Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick and effortless way to get directly from Cancun Airport to downtown Cancun or your hotel, taking a private airport taxi is your best option. The journey time is just 30 minutes and the cost will be around $35 (MXN 700) for up to 4 passengers.

How much is a taxi from Cancun Airport to the city?

Taking a local Cancun Airport taxi from Cancun Airport to downtown doesn’t have an official rate. The driver will decide on a set fare at the moment. Having said this, the average cost for a taxi from Cancun Airport to the city is $35 (MXN 700), so always try to negotiate your fare if you get a quote much higher than that from your driver.

Cost

$35 (MXN 700)

Trip Duration

30 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 outside of all 4 terminals at Cancun Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from at Cancun Airport?

Taxis are readily available outside Cancun Airport. Depending on which terminal you land at, you may have a small walk to the taxi rank. Be sure to follow the signs for “Taxi and Pickups” when you exit the baggage claim.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Cancun Airport to Cancun eliminates the need to wait for your transportation in the hot Mexican sun. It also means you can make your way to the very door of your hotel in the city centre in just 30 minutes. Taking a taxi transfer from Cancun Airport to downtown is by far the most convenient way to travel.

Editor’s Note

Most drivers at Cancun Airport speak English, feel free to haggle with them if you don't agree with the original price they give you.

Useful Tips

Taxis inside the airport are more expensive than the local ones located outside.
Be sure to agree on a price with your driver before you get in the taxi.
Tipping your Cancun Airport taxi driver isn't expected.

How to get from Cancun Airport to Cancun Downtown by Bus

There’s an ADO bus that runs from Cancun Airport to the city every day. These buses run from first thing in the morning until late at night, so there will always be a bus available when you land. The journey time is around 45 minutes from Cancun Airport to Cancun and the cost of a one-way ticket is $5.50 (MXN 110).

How much is the bus from Cancun Airport to Downtown?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the ADO bus from Cancun Airport to Cancun will be $5.50 (MXN 110). You must purchase your ticket from the designated red kiosk inside the airport before getting on the bus. You will then present your ticket to your driver to be granted permission to enter the bus.

Cost

$5.50 (MXN 110)

Trip Duration

45 Min.

*There's a waiting time of 30 minutes for the ADO bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The ADO bus is available 24 hours a day, running from Cancun Airport to Cancun downtown.

Where do I find the bus at Cancun Airport?

The bus stops are located directly outside of the arrivals hall at all 4 Cancun Airport terminals. The ADO bus is large and bright red, with the destination shown in lights on the front.

Convenience

Taking the bus from Cancun Airport to downtown is a fairly easy transport option. Tickets are cheap and the bus runs 24 hours a day. However, there is a waiting time of 30 minutes for the bus and once you reach downtown, you will have to find alternate transportation to your hotel.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

Be sure to purchase your tickets inside the airport before you exit to get to the bus stops. The ADO kiosk inside the airport accepts both cash and card payments.

Useful Tips

There's luggage storage below the bus for large items.
You won't be assigned a seat number on the bus, if you're travelling in a group you will need to arrive early to secure seats together.
All ADO buses look alike, be sure to check the front of the bus to ensure it's heading to Cancun downtown.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Cancun. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

Cancel up to 24 hours before the pickup and get an 80% refund

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Prices

DAYTIME
€29.9
NIGHTTIME
€29.9
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Cancun Airport to downtown?

The cost of a taxi from Cancun Airport to downtown will be left up to the discretion of your driver. The average cost is around $35 (MXN 700), but this fare may be higher for tourists. For a fair and fixed fare you can rely on, we suggest booking your transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Is there a direct bus from Cancun Airport to downtown Cancun?

Yes, the ADO bus runs from Cancun Airport to Cancun 24 hours a day. The cost of a one-way ticket is an affordable $5.50 (MXN 110), and the journey time is around 45 minutes.

How far is it from Cancun Airport to Cancun City?

The distance from Cancun Airport to the city is 20.5 km. The journey in a Cancun Airport taxi will take around 30 minutes and the ADO bus will take closer to 45 minutes.

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