Driving Directions from Cancun to Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is approximately 50km (31 miles) south of the Cancun International Airport.  From the airport and take Highway 307/Cancun Tulum Highway south towards Playa del Carmen/Tulum/Chetumal.  In roughly 45 minutes you'll arrive in sunny Playa del Carmen.  More specific instructions on how to arrive at each specific property will be emailed to you 30 days before your arrival date once your final payment has been processed.

If you need help in booking transportation to Playa del Carmen there are several options available.

Private Van from the Cancun International Airport
Your personal private driver will meet you outside customs at the Cancun Airport.  The driver will be holding a sign with your name on it.  You will be whisked away and driven directly to your rental property.  Our concierge can help you in booking this service.

Van Type One Way Round Trip
1 - 5 passengers $80 USD $150 USD
6-10 passengers $90 USD $170 USD
11-15 passengers (2 vans)
$150 USD $290 USD

Rates are plus 16% Mexican Taxes

Download our airport transportation request form.

Airport Rental Car

Playa del Carmen is a walking city.  Renting a car is really a luxury rather than a necessity.  If you would like to book a private car, our concierge can help you.  Generally, please bring with you to the car rental agency a copy of your car reservation with the taxes and insurance already added in.  In terms of insurance liability is required; collision is optional.

Taxi Service
Exiting customs at the Cancun Airport you will be bombarded with eager taxi drivers pushing to get your business.  Generally a taxi ride to Playa del Carmen costs $80 USD one way.

Public Bus System
Recommend for only the seasoned Playa del Carmen traveler.  Buses leave every hour during normal business hours and will drop you off at 1 of 2 bus stations in Playa del Carmen whereupon you will either need to walk or hire a taxi to take you to your rental property.  Bus schedules are available at