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Buses from Cancún to Playa del Carmen

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Cancún - Playa del Carmen Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

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

Distance40 mi (64 km)
Shortest duration0h 55m
Cheapest price$12.55
Trips per day217
Most frequent serviceYellow Transfers
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Cancún to Playa del Carmen?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Cancún to Playa del Carmen. Yellow Transfers connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Yellow Transfers2171h 19m$12.55
  • Yellow Transfers

    Yellow Transfers

    Book Yellow Transfers from Cancún to Playa del Carmen from $13. There are 217 trips per day offered by Yellow Transfers 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 . 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. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Playa del Carmen.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our bus 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, bus 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 bus ride from Cancún to Playa del Carmen?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 19 minutes to cover the 40 miles from Cancún to Playa del Carmen. However, the fastest bus only takes 55 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus 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 bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus 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 bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Cancún?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Cancún to Playa del Carmen, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 217 scheduled buses 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 buses which you can take the entire route from Cancún to Playa del Carmen without transferring.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Cancún?

Main departure station: International Airport

Most buses depart from the main station in Cancún.

All bus stations in Cancún:

  • International Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Playa del Carmen?

Main arrival station: Panama Jack Resorts

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

All bus 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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