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Coaches from Cancún to Playa del Carmen

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Cancún - Playa del Carmen Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 217 intercity coaches per day from Cancún to Playa del Carmen. Traveling by coach from Cancún to Playa del Carmen usually takes around one hour and 19 minutes, but the fastest Yellow Transfers coach can make the trip in 55 minutes.

Distance40 mi (64 km)
Shortest duration0h 55m
Cheapest price£10.01
Trips per day217
Most frequent serviceYellow Transfers
Coach lines1

What coach companies travel from Cancún to Playa del Carmen?

On Wanderu there is one intercity coach company that operates from Cancún to Playa del Carmen. Yellow Transfers is the only company that connects the two cities by coach available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled coaches per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Yellow Transfers2171h 19m£10.01
  • Yellow Transfers

    Yellow Transfers

    Book Yellow Transfers from Cancún to Playa del Carmen from £10. There are 217 Yellow Transfers schedules from Cancún to Playa del Carmen and you can expect on average to pay for a Yellow Transfers ticket to Playa del Carmen. In Cancún, Yellow Transfers departs to Playa del Carmen from International Airport and no other station. In Playa del Carmen, Yellow Transfers arrives at Riu Yucatan and 6 other stations.

    An average trip on Yellow Transfers from Cancún to Playa del Carmen takes 1 hours and 19 minutes , while the fastest available Yellow Transfers trip will get you to Playa del Carmen in 0 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Yellow Transfers offers 241 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Playa del Carmen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Cancún to Playa del Carmen during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach takes an average of one hour and 19 minutes to cover the 40 miles from Cancún to Playa del Carmen. However, the fastest coach only takes 55 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short coach trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Playa del Carmen at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week."

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Cancún?

The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Cancún to Playa del Carmen, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach schedules are there most days?

There are 217 scheduled coaches that travel from Cancún to Playa del Carmen every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Cancún to Playa del Carmen without transferring.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Cancún?

Departure stations

Most coaches depart from the main station in Cancún.

All coach stations in Cancún:

  • International Airport

Where does the coach arrive in Playa del Carmen?

Arrival stations

Coaches arrive in Playa del Carmen at 7 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Playa del Carmen:

  • Panama Jack Resorts

  • Riu Yucatan

  • Avenida Constituyentes 2

  • ADO Bus Station

  • Gran Riviera Princess

  • BlueBay Grand Esmeralda

  • Sandos Caracol Eco Resort

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