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Transfer Options from Cancun Airport to Hotel Zone

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How to get from Cancun Airport to Hotel Zone of Cancun

When travelling from Cancun International airport (CUN) to the Hotel Zone of Cancun, you have two different transfer options, taking a taxi or the bus. Choosing to take a Cancun airport taxi is easily the most convenient option. The total journey time is 30 minutes and the cost will be around 27€ (600 MXN). The cheaper option is to take the ADO bus which costs 4€ (86 MXN) to the city centre of Cancun, where you will then need to take a taxi to the Hotel Zone or a second bus. The total journey time will be around 60 minutes depending on traffic.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Bus €8 50min 00:30–23:45
Taxi €27 30min 24/7

How to get from Cancun Airport to Hotel Zone by bus

The ADO bus leaves Cancun International Airport (CUN) to the city centre of Cancun every 30 minutes, from there, you will need to switch to the local R-1 or R-2 public bus which runs to the Hotel Zone of Cancun every few minutes. Tickets cost 4€ (86 MXN) and the journey will take around 60 minutes in total.

How much is the bus from Cancun Airport to Hotel Zone

There isn't a direct bus from Cancun International Airport to the Hotel Zone, so you will need to take the ADO, which costs 4€ (86 MXN) into the city centre and then the R-1 or R-2 public bus into the Hotel Zone.
You can purchase your ADO bus ticket from the red ticket booth in the arrivals hall in each terminal at Cancun Airport or from the ticket stand next to the ADO bus stop.

Cost

4€

Trip Duration

60 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 30 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The ADO bus is available from 00:30 until 23:45.

Where do I get it from?

As you exit any of the 4 terminals at Cancun International Airport, you will find the ADO bus stand on your right-hand side. It's easily noticeable by the red ticket stand on the curb.

Convenience

The ADO bus only runs from Cancun Airport to the city centre, not into the Hotel Zone, which means you will need to navigate through the non-English speaking public bus services to reach the Hotel Zone.

Editor’s Note

Although taking the bus from Cancun airport to the Hotel Zone is the cheapest option, the level of effort is extremely high compared to your other transfer options.

Useful Tips

Keep your belongings close to you on the public R-1 and R-2 buses.
There's luggage storage on the ADO bus but not on the public buses.
Purchase your ticket at the ticket stand to avoid the long queues at the booth.

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How to get from Cancun Airport to the Hotel Zone by taxi

Taking a Cancun airport taxi from Cancun International Airport (CUN) to the Hotel Zone of Cancun is the quickest and easiest transfer option. It will cost around 27€ (600 MXN) to complete the 30-minute journey depending on the level of traffic.

Taxi fare from Cancun Airport to Hotel Zone

Taxis at Cancun International Airport (CUN) don't charge a flat rate fee to the Hotel Zone of Cancun; thus you will need to barter with your driver for the exact price, but it will be around 27€ (600 MXN).

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00–24:00)
Night time
(00:00–05:00)
Duration
FROM CUN TO HOTEL ZONE
€27
€27
30 min
FROM CUN TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN
€45.62
€45.62
60 min
FROM CUN TO TULUM
€82
€82
100 min

Convenience

Cancun airport taxis are the only transfer option that will take you directly from Cancun International Airport (CUN) to the Hotel Zone or your exact destination, making them the most convenient door-to-door transfer option.

Editor’s Note

Travelling directly into the Hotel Zone from Cancun International Airport rather than heading into Cancun City Centre halves your journey time.

Useful Tips

Be sure that you agree on a price with your taxi driver before beginning your journey.
Taxis only accept cash, no credit cards.
You can pay in USD, but your driver can choose the exchange rate he prefers, so it's always better to pay in Mexican Pesos.

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost from Cancun Airport to Hotel Zone?

To get from (CUN) to the Hotel Zone, you can take either a taxi or a bus. Taxis cost around 27€ (600 MXN) and the journey by bus costs 4€ (86 MXN) one-way.

How do I get from Cancun Airport to Hotel Zone?

You can make the 23km journey from Cancun International Airport to Hotel Zone of Cancun by taxi or by bus. Choosing to ride the ADO bus will take you around 60 minutes, with a change in the city centre, and will cost 4€ (86 MXN) one-way. Taking a taxi is the quickest option as the journey time is 30 minutes, but the cost is higher at around 27€ (600 MXN).

How much is a taxi from Cancun Airport to Hotel Zone?

Taxis at Cancun Airport don't have a set fee, nor do they charge using a taximeter. You will need to discuss and barter the final price with your driver, but it will be around 27€ (600 MXN) into the Hotel Zone of Cancun.

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