Last updated on December 15th, 2022 at 10:02 am
We will write how to get from Cancun airport to Tulum. The distance from Cancun International Airport to Tulum is 118 kilometers. Click here to book online Cancun activities and day tours
The travel time by taxi from Cancun airport to Tulum is around 1 hour and 30 minutes. The taxi fare from Cancun airport to Tulum is around 1700-2000 MXN which is $80-100 USD depending on your final destination. Read here how to get from Tulum to Cancun airport and Tulum to Akumal
The cheapest way from Cancun airport to Tulum is by bus for $22 USD. The bus travel time from Cancun airport to Tulum is around 1 hour and 55 minutes from Cancun to Tulum.
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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 for $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $120 USD.
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CANCUN AIRPORT TO TULUM
ADO BUS FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO TULUM (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Cancun airport to Tulum is by bus. The Ado Buses are leaving from Cancun airport to Tulum only 5 direct ADO buses from Cancun airport: starting at 10 55 am, 12 25 pm, 2 25 pm, 4 55 pm, 8 pm, and last one at 9 45 pm. You can also go to Playa del Carmen and from there get another bus or a shared van to Tulum if your schedule isn’t matching.
The ADO Bus fare from Cancun airport to Tulum is $22 USD. You can pay by cash at the ticket counter and book online. The ADO Buses are leaving from the Arrivals Hall at Cancun airport. The total travel time will be around 2 hours to get to Tulum.
Ado Bus Terminal to Tulum Beach
The final stop is at ADO Bus Terminal in Tulum is in the town which is walking distance from most of the accommodations. But if you are staying in the beach area is 5 kilometers distance and you will have to walk for more than 1 hour or get a taxi.
Taxi prices are expensive and you will have to negotiate or shared them to go down the fare. Just contact your hotel just in case they have a free shuttle in Tulum area!
SHARED VAN FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO TULUM
You can go by shared van from Cancun airport to Tulum. If you are traveling alone it can be a great idea. The van fare from Cancun airport is $27 USD per person and you can book online. 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 Tulum will be around 1 hour and 50 minutes and they will drive you to your hotel same service as a taxi but for a cheaper price. It’s nice if you are staying in the beach area which is 5 kilometers distance from Tulum town where the ADO Bus Terminal is.
BY TAXI FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO TULUM
If you go from Cancun airport to Tulum by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Cancun airport to Tulum is around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
The taxi fare from Cancun Airport to Tulum is around 1700-2000 MXN which is $80-100 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM CANCUN TO TULUM
If you are ordering Uber in Cancun you should know that prices are similar to taxis. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and go to the pick-up point at the airport. Expect to pay around $50-70 USD depending on your destination and time of the day with from Cancun Airport to Tulum.
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!
CAR RENTAL AT CANCUN AIRPORT
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 Tulum. It will take you 1 hour and 30 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.
Car rental options can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Cancun and Tulum. Make sure you have a parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Tulum.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO TULUM
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Cancun. Prices are around $70 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $17 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO TULUM (CANCUN TO TULUM)
The best way from Cancun Airport to Tulum is getting the direct bus if you are traveling on a budget for $22 USD. Especially if you are staying near ADO Bus Terminal or walking distance in Tulum.
If you wish the comfort for a cheaper price than a taxi shared van transfer for only $27 USD will drive you directly to your hotel. If you are staying in the beach area is 5 kilometers distance to Tulum town.
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 from Cancun to Tulum.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN TULUM
A total of $20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Tulum. There are hotels mid-budget for $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $120 USD.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN MEXICO
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 to fine dining restaurants starts from $10 USD per person for a meal.
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.
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 are very common and well-accepted in the country.
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