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Transport from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen

    When you come to visit the beautiful region of the Riviera Maya (Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal, Tulum) you all arrive at Cancun airport and from there you have to go to your hotel. If you are in an all inclusive, normally there is transportation provided but otherwise there are several options; Car rental, Taxi, Public bus or Private van.

    The difference is based on how many people you are and how fast you want to arrive.

    Once you’ve gotten off the plane, you go through immigration and customs. At immigration, you receive a visitor visa and your passport will be stamped. Then you cover your luggage and go through customs where you will give them your customs form. Once you exit the airport, you have your transportation options at each terminal. Important note: We strongly recommend that your transport be pre-booked so that you pay the right price and speed up your trip! Unless you’re taking the ADO public bus or a taxi.

    -Renting a car

    Using a rental car with Dream Rentals for your vacation its quick, easy and its the perfect way to be free and explore. Car rental is recommended if you plan to go on excursions. And we are here to help you! If you decide to rent a car with us, we offer free airport pick-up and drop-off included in the price with a VIP personalized service in your language so is definitely worth it!


    My opinion, this is not the best option at the airport. They are always ready to go yes, but often the prices are high and even similar or more than a private transfer. Since the distances are longer, usually 30 minutes to 1 hour and a half for transportation time, you could be much more comfortable in private transportation or even on teen buses. Taxi drivers often have different prices and negotiating can be tiring. But to get around town taxis are a good option.

    -Public bus ADO

    This is the cheapest option if you are traveling alone, the company ADO offers from the airport to Playa del Carmen direct. These are really comfortable large passenger buses with air conditioning, toilet, TV and the seats are very reclining to relax. The journey from the airport to Playa centro takes approximately 1 hour. You just have to ask an airport employee where the ticket is sold for ADO and you buy your ticket directly there, there are departures every 15-20 minutes. The terminus of Playa del Carmen and Cancun are located in the city center, from where you can take a taxi to get to your final destination.

    -Private van

    These are private vans that take only you and anyone traveling with you. There are many companies that offer private transfers, I have worked with the same company for years so I can easily help you. When you leave the terminal, you will see a group of people with signs. The private transport driver will have your name on a sign and welcome you. It’s a quick and easy process. There is no waiting for a shuttle or negotiating with a taxi driver.

    For more information you can contact me, it will be my pleasure to help you!