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Transfer Options from Cancun Airport to Tulum

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How to get from Cancun Airport to Tulum

Tulum is located 118 km away from Cancun International Airport (CUN), and there are two different transfer options, taxi or bus. Taking a Cancun airport taxi is the quickest and most convenient option as they are available 24/7, cost around 82€ ($1,700 MXN) and take just 100 minutes to reach the centre of Tulum. Your second option is cheaper, as a one-way ticket for the ADO bus costs just 12€ ($262 MXN), but the total journey time is around 120 minutes.

Comparison of the options

Bus €24 120min 11:05–21:45
Taxi €82 100min 24/7

How to get from Cancun Airport to Tulum by bus

There is a highly comfortable ADO bus that runs from Cancun International Airport (CUN) to Tulum from 11:05 to 21:45. Tickets cost 12€ ($262 MXN) one-way and the journey will take around 120 minutes depending on the level of traffic.

How much is the bus from Cancun Airport to Tulum

A one-way ticket on the ADO bus from Cancun International Airport (CUN) to Tulum costs 12€ ($262 MXN). You can purchase this ticket in advance online, by card at the ADO ticket booth inside the arrivals hall or in cash at the ticket stand next to the bus stop.



Trip Duration

120 Min.

There is an average waiting time of 150 minutes.

Value for Money

The ADO bus is available from 11:05 to 21:45 at Cancun Airport

Where do I get it from?

The ADO bus can be found outside of all 4 terminals at Cancun International Airport (CUN). Once you've passed baggage claim and customs, simply head down the transport corridor, through the exit doors and to your right. You will see the bright red ticket stand just in front of you, the ADO bus stops right there.


The ADO bus is a comfortable, air-conditioned transfer service, however, it only leaves a few times a day, leaving you with a long wait if you arrive just after a bus has departed. Once you arrive in Tulum centre, you will need to take a taxi to your hotel which can be fairly pricy if you're staying in the Hotel Zone.

Editor’s Note

The ADO is fully equipped with USB charging ports, air-conditioning, TVs and plenty of luggage storage.

Useful Tips

There is ample luggage storage beneath the ADO bus if you are travelling heavy.
Purchase your tickets from the ticket booth inside the arrivals hall if you need to pay by card.

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How to get from Cancun Αirport to Tulum by taxi

Taking a Cancun airport taxi is the most convenient transfer option from Cancun International Αirport (CUN) to Tulum. The total journey time will be around 100 minutes depending on traffic and will cost somewhere around 82€ ($1,700 MXN), depending on how well you can barter with your driver.

Taxi fare from Cancun Αirport to Tulum

There is no set fee or taximeter for the journey from Cancun International Αirport (CUN) to Tulum, you will need to barter and agree on a price with your driver. However, the usual price is somewhere around 82€ ($1,700 MXN).


Taxis are the only transfer option that is available 24/7 at Cancun International Airport (CUN) and are also the only way to arrive directly to the door of your hotel in Tulum, making them extremely convenient.

Editor’s Note

Taxi drivers at Cancun airport often give locals a better price than newcomers, so if you can ask for the price and give directions in Spanish it will help a lot when it comes to lowering the journey cost.

Useful Tips

Ignore the sales people at the exit of the airport and head straight outside to find the real local taxi drivers.
Agree to the price of your journey before you get into the taxi for the best price.
Although there are no official airport taxis, the local taxi drivers all wear white shirts with a light blue taxi emblem.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi ride from Cancun Airport to Tulum?

Taxis at Cancun International Airport (CUN) don't have a set fee to Tulum. You will need to barter with your driver for an exact price, but it will be around 82€ ($1,700 MXN).

What airport do I fly into for Tulum Mexico?

To reach Tulum you will fly into Cancun International Airport (CUN). Cancun airport is located 118 km away from the city centre of Tulum. The ride will take 100 minutes by taxi and 120 minutes by ADO bus.

Is there a bus from Cancun Airport to Tulum?

Yes. The ADO bus runs from 11:05 to 21:45 from Cancun Airport (CUN) to Tulum. Tickets cost 12€ ($262 MXN) one-way and the journey will take around 120 minutes depending on traffic.

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