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Transportation from Cancun Airport to Hotel Zone

Cancun Hotel Zone is the perfect place for you to enjoy your Mexican-Carribean vacation. This area is filled with high-end hotels and all-inclusive resorts, such as the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, Live Aqua Beach Resort, Temptation Cancun Resort, Nizuc Resort and Spa, Melody Maker Cancun and the Hotel Paradisus Cancun.

The Cancun Airport to the Hotel Zone distance is around 14.3 miles (23 km). You have two different transfer options when it comes to travelling from Cancun Airport to the Hotel Zone of Cancun; taking a taxi or the bus. Choosing to take an airport taxi from Cancun Airport to your hotel is easily the most convenient option. The total journey time is 35 minutes and the cost will be around $38 (MXN 700).

The cheaper option is to take the ADO bus which costs $6 (MXN 110) 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 1 hour and 20 minutes depending on traffic.

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

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Taxi €38 35min 24/7
Bus €12 80min 00:30–23:45

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

Taking a Cancun airport taxi shuttle from Cancun Airport to the Hotel Zone of Cancun is the quickest and easiest transfer option. It will cost around $38 (MXN 700) to complete the 35-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. You will need to barter with your driver for the exact price, but the average fare for your transportation from Cancun Airport to the Hotel Zone will be around $38 (MXN 700).

Cost

$38 (MXN 700)

Trip Duration

35 Min.

*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Cancun Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Cancun Airport?

After you leave the arrivals hall and make your way through the transport corridor, you will see the taxi drivers waiting just outside of the exit doors in the pick-up area. There are no official airport taxis at Cancun airport, but the local drivers can be spotted by their white shirts with a blue emblem on the top left side.

Convenience

Cancun airport taxis are the only transfer option that will take you directly from Cancun Airport to the Hotel Zone and your specific hotel, making them the most convenient door-to-door transfer option.

Editor’s Note

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

Useful Tips

Be sure that you agree on a price for your Cancun Airport transportation to your hotel before beginning your journey.
Cancun Airport 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.

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

Unfortunately, there’s no direct public Cancun transportation from the airport to the Hotel Zone. However, there’s an ADO bus that leaves Cancun International Airport (CUN) to the city centre of Cancun every 30 minutes. From there, you will then need to take a taxi to the Hotel Zone or switch to the local R-1 or R-2 public bus which runs to the Hotel Zone of Cancun every few minutes.

Tickets for the ADO bus cost $6 (MXN 110) and the journey will take around 1 hour and 20 minutes in total.

How much is the bus from Cancun Airport to Hotel Zone?

There isn’t a direct bus from Cancun Airport to the Hotel Zone, so you will need to take the ADO into the city centre first, and then take either a taxi or the R-1 or R-2 public bus into the Hotel Zone from there.

You can purchase your ADO bus ticket from the red ticket booth in the arrivals hall at each terminal at Cancun Airport or from the ticket stand next to the ADO bus stop.

Cost

$6 (MXN 110)

Trip Duration

1 Hr 20 Min.

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

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The ADO bus runs from Cancun Airport to the Hotel Zone from 00:30 until 23:45.

Where do I get the bus from at Cancun Airport?

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, which can be stressful and time-consuming.

Editor’s Note

Although taking the bus as you transportation 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 may be pickpockets.
There's luggage storage on the ADO bus but not on the public buses.
Purchase your ticket at the ADO ticket stand to avoid the long queues at the booth next to the bus.

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

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Welcome Pickups - Airport Taxi Services

Welcome Pickups launched its five-star airport taxi service in Athens, quickly moving to Rome, then Paris, and Barcelona, offering English-speaking drivers and advanced technology for flight monitoring, live tracking, and 24/7 customer support. The company then expanded its operations to Lisbon, followed by Budapest and Prague, maintaining consistent service standards with efficient airport transfers.

The expansion continued with Amsterdam, then Tel Aviv, each city benefiting from the same high level of operational technology and customer service. Welcome Pickups began operations in Madrid, Berlin, and  Dubai, rounding out their network. In 2024, the service will be available at over 350 airports worldwide, projecting to welcome more than 2 million passengers.

Frequently asked questions

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

When it comes to Cancun airport transportation to the Hotel Zone, you can take either a taxi or a bus. Cancun Airport taxis cost around $38 (MXN 700) and a one-way ticket on the ADO bus costs $6 (MXN 110).

How do I get from Cancun Airport to Hotel Zone?

The Cancun Airport to Hotel Zone distance is 14.3 miles (23 km). You can make the journey from Cancun Airport to the Hotel Zone of Cancun by taxi or by bus. Choosing to ride the ADO bus will take you around 1 hour and 20 minutes, with a change in the city centre, and will cost $6 (MXN 110) one-way. Taking a Cancun Airport taxi is the quickest option, as the journey time is 30 minutes, but the cost is higher at around $38 (MXN 700).

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 the cost of a taxi shuttle from Cancun Airport to the Hotel Zone will be around $38 (MXN 700). For a fixed rate you can rely on, we suggest pre-booking your airport taxi from Cancun Airport to your hotel in advance with Welcome Pickups.

How to book transportation from Cancun Airport to the Hotel Zone?

The easiest way to book your taxi from Cancun Airport to the Hotel Zone is with Welcome Pickups. You will be given a fixed rate fare and a personal driver that will be waiting for you the moment you land in Cancun. If you’re wanting to take public transport for your transportation from Cancun Airport to your hotel, you can buy your ADO tickets online in advance. 

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