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How to get from Cancun to Tulum

How to get from Cancun to Tulum

The first option will undoubtedly be to rent a car in Cancun, although it is a little more expensive, it is certainly worth it because you will not have to be subject to schedules or suffer the inconveniences of a shared trip. In this way, you can trace your own itinerary.
Cancun car rental is very simple, since you can do it well within the same airport or in any of the dozens of rental companies that are distributed throughout the city of Cancun.

One of the most used options by tourists to get from Cancun to Tulum is through the ADO bus terminal that is located in the center of Cancun. A variant is to take a bus directly to Tulum, but it can also be done through Playa del Carmen, a beautiful city on the Mayan Riviera that is 30 minutes from Tulum.


Buses direct to Tulum; with different lines and their cost varies from $ 118.00 pesos to $ 136.00 pesos in a single trip, more or less with 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours of travel.

Disadvantage: there are pre-established times for the runs, which you would have to find out to adapt your schedules. One fact that I could find out is that these buses arrive at Tulum Pueblo and not to the archaeological site because what transporting you there will be another expense.

Advantage: You will be comfortable to your destination on a bus spacious enough to take a break while arriving in Tulum.

Travel through Playa del Carmen:

From Playa del Carmen to Tulum you can take a van; These can be taken outside the ADO Cancun terminal at a cost of $ 34.00 pesos per person and arriving at Playa del Carmen they will leave you right at the place to take another van that will take you to Tulum for $ 40.00 pesos making a total of $ 74.00 pesos in your Cancun - Tulum trip, if you come from backpacking this is a quite economic option to move, in total round trip it will be almost $ 150.00 pesos.

Disadvantage: You will go in a small van with a reduced space, perhaps you will have the bad luck of going in one with more people who are standing.

Advantage: Practically the vans have 24-hour service so it will not be a problem for your schedules with departures every 15 to 20 minutes also in the Playa del Carmen - Tulum section they leave you at the entrance of the archaeological site where you will walk about 750mts without the possibility of That you miss that if on your journeys you will go with air conditioning and good music (depends on the driver's radio).

Cancun - Tulum

If you took the option of direct buses, maybe it is not so simple, but do not be alarmed there is always a solution. Because Tulum is still small compared to Playa del Carmen, eating options are limited to some establishments on the federal highway and near the foreign terminal where the bus drops you, you will find Pizza Pazza, Cocina Económica Guadalupana, El Capitán and La Cocina del Pueblo to mention some where you will find food and other delicacies such as seafood and pizzas to satisfy your hunger, remember that from there you will have to take a taxi to the archaeological site so do your accounts well and calculate your time well.

Although near the archaeological site you will also find restaurants and places like Starbucks, Quiznos and Subway but being a tourist area remember the prices.