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How to get from Cancun Airport to Playa Mujeres

Playa Mujeres is a luxury resort area in Cancun. Home to some of the top resorts in Mexico such as Excellence Playa Mujeres, Secrets Playa Mujeres and Finest Playa Mujeres, this beach area is the ultimate place to enjoy a relaxing beach vacation in the Mexican Caribbean. 

Unless your hotel offers round-trip airport transportation, the only way to get from Cancun Airport to Playa Mujeres is to take a local taxi or book your airport taxi in advance. A local taxi costs around €50 (MXN 1,000) and your private airport transfer from Cancun to Playa Mujeres will take around 45 minutes.

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How to get from Cancun Airport to Playa Mujeres by taxi

Some hotels provide transportation from/to the airport, but if you’re looking for an airport transfer from Cancun to Playa Mujeres, you can easily take a taxi. A private airport taxi costs around $50 (MXN 1,000) one-way and will take approximately 45 minutes. 

How much is a taxi from Cancun Airport to Playa Mujeres?

The local airport taxi drivers don’t have a list of official rates. Instead, they will decide on the fare they want to charge you at the moment. The average cost for a taxi from Cancun Airport to Playa Mujeres is $50 (MXN 1,000), but this is subject to change depending on your driver. For a guaranteed, competitive fixed fare you can rely on, you can always pre-book and pre-pay for your ride with a trustworthy provider.


$50 (MXN 1,000)

Trip Duration

45 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are readily available 24/7 at Cancun Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Cancun Airport?

Taxis are available 24 hours a day at Cancun Airport. You will find the taxi rank located outside of the airport. To find the taxi rank, you will need to follow the “Taxi and Pickups” signs as you exit Baggage Claim.


There’s nothing more convenient than stepping out of the airport, hopping into a private vehicle and making your way to the door of your hotel or apartment. Taking a taxi from Cancun Airport to Playa Mujeres is a quick and easy way to get your vacation started in style.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling in a group, you can fit up to 4 passengers in a standard Cancun Airport taxi and split the fare between you to save.

Useful Tips

Be sure to agree on a fixed price with your driver before leaving the airport.
You can haggle with your driver if you speak some Spanish.
Luggage that can fit in the trunk of your Cancun taxi can be brought for free.

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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.

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Frequently asked questions

How to get to Playa Mujeres from Cancun Airport?

If you’re travelling from Playa Mujeres to Cancun Airport or vice versa, the only transfer option is to take a local taxi or book your Cancun Airport taxi to Playa Mujeres in advance. The total travel time will be around 45 minutes and the cost will be approximately $50 (MXN 1,000).

How safe is the drive from Cancun Airport to Playa Mujeres?

The drive from Cancun Airport to Playa Mujeres is extremely scenic and relaxing. The coastal road is perfectly safe and leads to stunning all-inclusive hotels, such as the Excellence Playa Mujeres and Dreams Playa Mujeres.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Cancun Airport to Excellence Playa Mujeres?

The local taxi drivers don’t use taximeters to calculate the cost of their rides. Instead, your driver will give you a fixed rate for your Cancun airport transportation to Playa Mujeres. The exact cost of your journey will be left up to your driver’s discretion, but the average cost is around $50 (MXN 1,000). If you’d prefer the peace of mind that comes with a set-rate fare, you can pre-book an airport taxi with Welcome Pickups instead.

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