Last updated on January 13th, 2023 at 01:26 pm
How to get from Tulum to Playa del Carmen – You can go by van, bus, taxi, Uber and private transfer. The distance from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is 64 kilometers. Click here to book online Cancun activities and day tours
What Is The Cheapest Way From Tulum To Playa Del Carmen?
The cheapest way from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is by bus for $6 USD and can book online. The bus travel time from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is around 1 hour and 10 minutes. Read here how to get from Playa del Carmen to Tulum the reverse way.
The travel time by taxi from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is around 50 minutes. The taxi fare from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is around 600-1000 MXN which is $30-50. Read here Playa Del Carmen vs Cozumel, and Tulum to Cozumel and Tulum vs Playa del Carmen
What Is The Best Way From Tulum To Playa Del Carmen?
The best way from Tulum to Playa del Carmen for $6 USD by shared van and you can book online. I did this option and the van travel time from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is 50 minutes.
You can also rent a car in Tulum or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi around $40 USD same price like Uber or similar apps.
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WHERE TO STAY IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN
A total of $20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Playa del Carmen. 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 TULUM TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN
ADO BUS FROM TULUM TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is by bus. The Ado Buses are leaving from Tulum to Playa del Carmen every hour almost 24 hours available.
The ADO Bus fare from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is $6 USD. You can pay by cash at the ticket counter and you can book online.
The ADO Buses are leaving from Tulum ADO Bus Terminal and from Tulum Ruins there is 4 kilometers distance between both of them. The total travel time will be around 1 hour and 10 minutes to get to Playa del Carmen at ADO Bus Terminal. (You can check the location in Google Maps)
The final stop is at ADO Bus Terminal in Playa del Carmen on 5th Avenue which is within walking distance from most of the accommodation.
SHARED VAN FROM TULUM TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN (BEST WAY)
You can go by shared van from Tulum to Playa del Carmen. If you are traveling alone it can be a great idea. The van fare from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is $6 USD per person.
The travel time by shared van from Tulum to Playa del Carmen will be around 1 hour and they will drive you to the Hotel Area in Playa del Carmen near 5th Avenue.
BY TAXI FROM TULUM TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN
If you go from Tulum to Playa del Carmen by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is around 50 minutes.
The taxi fare from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is around 600-1000 MXN which is $30-50 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM TULUM TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN
If you are ordering Uber in Cancun and Tulum 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. Expect to pay around $30-50 USD depending on your destination and time of the day from Tulum to Playa del Carmen.
CAR RENTAL AT TULUM
There are many options for renting a car at Tulum. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Playa del Carmen or planning to move around the area to visit beaches, ruins and Cenotes. It will take you 50 minutes to get to Playa del Carmen from Tulum in private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available. Prices are around €30 per day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM TULUM TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN
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. Prices are around $40 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $8-10 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM TULUM TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN
The best way from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is getting by bus if you are traveling on a budget for $6 USD. Especially if you are staying near ADO Bus Terminal or within walking distance in Playa del Carmen.
VAN VS BUS TULUM TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN WHICH OPTION IS BETTER
Van vs Bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen? If you prefer faster you can go by shared van from Tulum to Playa del Carmen for $6 USD. The best thing about the van compared to the bus that you can go down sooner or anytime than the last stop and the ADO Bus will not stop until the Bus Terminal.
But I would choose the bus better than the van because is a more comfortable journey. It will depend on what departure schedule is matching better for you.
If you are traveling with more people you can try to get Uber or similar apps and private transportation if you book online in advance can get cheaper than Uber or a taxi from Tulum to Playa Del Carmen.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN
There is 2 seasons dry and wet season. The rainy season starts in May. The best time to visit Playa del Carmen is from the months of November to April because it is the month 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.
Click here to know more about the weather in Playa del Carmen
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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