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How To Get From Cancun Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 25th, 2023 at 07:34 pm

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How To Get From Cancun Airport To City Center – You can go by bus, van, taxi, Uber and private transfer.

What Is The Distance From Cancun Airport To City Center?

The distance from Cancun International Airport to Cancun city center is 22 kilometers. Click here to book online Cancun activities and day tours

The travel time by taxi from Cancun airport to downtown is around 25 minutes. The taxi fare from Cancun airport to downtown is around $25 USD depending on your final destination.

What Is The Cheapest Way From Cancun Airport To Downtown?

The cheapest way from Cancun airport to city center is by bus for 100 MXN which is $5 USD and you can book online. The bus travel time from Cancun airport to downtown is around 40 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Cancun airport or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi around $15-20 USD same price like Uber or similar apps in Cancun.

SIM CARD AT CANCUN AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Cancun airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Cancun. Read here best Mexico eSim and best Mexico sim card for tourist

You can buy the cheapest eSim in Mexico with Airalo eSim Mexico prepaid with similar data packages for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $21 USD with 3 GB data and for $32 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

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WHERE TO STAY IN CANCUN

A total of $20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Cancun. There are hotels mid-budget $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $120 USD.

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HOW TO GET FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

ADO BUS FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Cancun airport to city center is by bus. The Ado Buses are leaving from Cancun airport to Cancun city every 40 minutes starting from 8 30 am to 11 10 pm.

The ADO Bus fare from Cancun airport to city center is 100 MXN which is $5 USD. You can pay by cash at the ticket counter and you can book online.

The ADO Buses are leaving from the Arrivals Hall at Cancun airport. The total travel time will be around 40 minutes to get to Cancun Bus Terminal in city center.

From Cancun Bus Terminal you can go within walking distance to your accommodation place. The R-1 and R-2 public buses are leaving from Cancun Bus Terminal to the hotel area. And the R-1 and R-2 bus fares are 12 MXN which is half of USD.

SHARED VAN FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

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You can go by shared van from Cancun airport to city and you can book online. If you are traveling alone it can be a great idea. The van fare from Cancun airport is 120 MXN which is $6 USD per person. The vans are leaving the airport every hour from Cancun airport and when they are full after the flights are coming.

The travel time by shared van from Cancun airport to downtown will be around 30 minutes and they will drive you to your hotel same service as a taxi but for a cheaper price.

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BY TAXI FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO CANCUN CITY CENTER

If you go from Cancun airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Cancun airport to downtown is around 25 minutes.

The taxi fare from Cancun Airport to Cancun city center is around $25 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

UBER CANCUN AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

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If you are ordering Uber in Cancun you should know that prices are similar to taxi. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and go to the pick-up point in the airport. Expect to pay around $20 USD depending on your destination and time of the day with from Cancun Airport to downtown.

Uber isn’t allowed to operate in Cancun airport. Maybe you will have to wait in a different place so you will have to go outside, that’s why we don’t recommend this option!

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CAR RENTAL AT CANCUN AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car at Cancun’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Cancun and planning to move around. It will take you 25 minutes to get to Cancun from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available at the airport. Prices are around €30 per day.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be expensive. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and want comfort after your flight to Cancun. Prices are around $20 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $5 USD per person.

BEST WAY FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO CANCUN CITY CENTER

The best way from Cancun Airport to Cancun city center is getting by bus if you are traveling on a budget of $5 USD and you can book online. Especially if you are staying near Cancun Bus Terminal or within walking distance.

The best way from Cancun Airport to Cancun city center if you wish comfort for a cheaper price a taxi-shared van transfer for only $8 USD will drive you directly to your hotel.

If you are traveling with more people you can try to get Uber or similar apps from Cancun airport. Also private transportation if you book online in advance can get cheaper than Uber or a taxi.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN CANCUN

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A total of $20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Cancun. There are hotels mid-budget $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $120 USD.

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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN MEXICO

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Your daily food budget travel in Mexico could be a total of $8-10 USD if you eat in local places. If you are on a budget you can go for street food all around the country. You can buy tacos for $1 USD. If you are going for fine dining restaurants starts from $10 USD per person for a meal.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT IN MEXICO

There are 2 seasons dry and wet season. The rainy season starts in May. The best time to visit Mexico is from the months of November to April because it is the months of the dry season. However, lots of tourists prefer to travel from January to March since it’s not peak season but it can be rainy for a few days.

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CASH IN MEXICO

Mexico has its own currency called the Mexican Peso. A $1 USD=19 MXN. There are lots of ATMs and exchange currency in many parts of the country. And you have to know that dollars is very common and well-accepted in the country.

Click here to know more about the exchange rate of Mexico.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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