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Getting from Cancun Airport to Tulum

Tulum is a famous eco-chic beach destination in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Filled with stunningly unique hotels, such as Azulik, Nomade Tulum, Habitas Tulum and Coco Tulum Beach, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing beach vacation and get back to nature.

The Cancun Airport to Tulum distance is 73 miles (118 km), 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 $110 (MXN 2,200) and take just 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach the centre of Tulum. Your second option is to take a bus from Cancun Airport to Tulum, which is cheaper but slower. The cost of a one-way ticket for the ADO bus is just 418 (MXN 365), but the total journey time is around 2 hours and 10 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

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Taxi €110 105min 24/7
Bus €36 130min 09:55–21:05

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 to Tulum. The total journey time will be around 1 hour and 45 minutes, depending on traffic, and will cost somewhere around $110 (MXN 2,200), depending on how well you can barter with your driver.

How much is a Cancun Airport to Tulum shuttle?

There is no set fee or taximeter for the taxi transport from Cancun Αirport to Tulum. You will need to barter and agree on a price with your driver. However, the usual price is somewhere around $110 (MXN 2.200).

If you’d prefer the peace of mind that comes with a fixed rate fare, you can book your Cancun Airport to Tulum shuttle in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

$110 (MXN 2,200)

Trip Duration

1 Hr 45 Min.

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

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Taxis are available 24/7 at Cancun Αirport

Where do I find a taxi at Cancun International Airport?

There are no official airport taxis at Cancun International Αirport (CUN), but you can find local taxi drivers just outside the arrivals hall of each terminal. The Cancun taxi drivers all wear a white short-sleeved shirt with a light blue taxi emblem on the top left side. Once you choose a driver he will walk you to your taxi and you can begin your transfer from Cancun Airport to Tulum.

Convenience

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

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.

How to take a bus from Cancun Airport to Tulum

There is a highly comfortable ADO bus from Cancun Airport to Tulum. The ADO buses run from 09:55 to 21:05 daily. A one-way ticket on the ADO bus from Cancun Airport to Tulum will cost $18 (MXN 365) and the journey will be around 2 hours and 10 minutes, depending on the level of traffic.

How much is the bus from Cancun Airport to Tulum?

A one-way ticket for the ADO bus transportation from Cancun Airport to Tulum costs $18 (MXN 365). 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.

Cost

$18 (MXN 365)

Trip Duration

2 Hrs 10 Min.

There is an average waiting time of 2 hours for the ADO bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The ADO bus is available from 09:55 to 21:05 at Cancun Airport

Where do I get the bus at Cancun Airport?

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.

Convenience

The ADO bus is a comfortable, air-conditioned transfer service, however, it only leaves a few times a day, meaning you may have a long wait if you arrive just after a bus has departed. Once you arrive in Tulum centre, you will also 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.
You can purchase your ADO tickets online in advance to save time in the airport.

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.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Cancun Airport to Tulum?

Taxis at Cancun International Airport don’t have fixed-rate fares. You will need to barter with your driver for an exact price for your transportation from Cancun Airport to Tulum, but a taxi ride should be around $110 (MXN 2,200).

What airport do I fly into for Tulum Mexico?

To reach Tulum you will fly into Cancun International Airport (CUN). The Cancun Airport to Tulum distance is 73 miles (118 km), so taking a Cancun Airport taxi will take around 1 hour and 45 minutes and the ADO bus will take closer to 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Is there a bus from Cancun Airport to Tulum?

Yes. There is an ADO bus from Cancun Airport to Tulum that runs from 09:55 to 21:05. Tickets cost $18 (MXN 365) one-way and the journey will take around 2 hours and 10 minutes, depending on traffic.

How far is Tulum from Cancun Airport?

The Cancun Airport to Tulum distance is around 72 miles (118 km). The journey time in a Cancun Airport taxi will be around 1 hour and 45 minutes. If you choose to take the bus from Cancun Airport to Tulum, expect a journey time closer to 2 hours and 10 minutes.

How to get from Cancun Airport to Tulum?

There are two different modes of transportation from Cancun Airport to Tulum; taxi or bus. The Cancun Airport taxis will take around 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach Tulum and cost approximately $110 (MXN 2,200). The ADO bus, on the other hand, takes 2 hours and 10 minutes to reach Tulum but will cost just $18 (MXN 365) one-way.

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