The 3 best options to reach Tulum from Cancun

Wondering how to get from Cancun to Tulum? 

Getting to Tulum from Cancun International Airport is not only easy, but affordable.

The world knows Tulum for its Mayan ruins and fascinating cenotes that perfectly characterize what this travel destination is all about.
When researching how to get from Cancun to Tulum, you’ll find that there are plenty of ground transportation options to choose from – and that’s about it.

There is no airport in Tulum, so you don’t have the option of booking a flight there.
The closest airport is actually in Cancun. That’s why the Cancun to Tulum route is so popular.

Here are the 3 options we can recommend you :

ADO Bus from Cancun Airport to Tulum

The Cancun Airport to Tulum bus leaves directly from the airport and from any terminal.

Traveling by ADO bus to Tulum from Cancun airport is the most popular option for visitors and residents.

ADO bus is the main bus company that operates in the Riviera Maya.
It is the only public bus company that offers trips from Cancun International Airport.

To save your seat and avoid waiting in line at the ticket office, I recommend buying your bus ticket online in advance.
Buy your bus ticket from Cancun to Tulum here :

There are 8 daily trips from Cancun airport to Tulum from 10:00 am to 09:00 pm.
Getting to Tulum from Cancun by bus takes about two hours and 35 minutes.
ADO buses are equipped with toilets, power outlets and air conditioning. They are also pet-friendly and lenient on sports facilities.

Private Transfer from Cancun Airport to Tulum

The Cancun Airport to Tulum bus leaves directly from the airport and from any terminal.

We can organize your airport transfer for your arrival and departure with our very professional, punctual and careful driver.

We do not organize shuttle or group service, only private.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us by WhatsApp or Email.

Once in Kiki Tulum, 2 possibilities to get around :

  • you will have the possibility to rent a bike or a scooter that a supplier left us in storage at the property
  • We have a special contact for taxi, very safe and quick (in 2-3 minutes, it arrives at Kiki Tulum to pick you up and take you wherever you want.

Rent a car from Cancun airport to Tulum

We recommend renting a car for several reasons :
– To optimize your travel time and be more free during the day.
– Comfort
– It will be cheaper than always taking a taxi every day

When researching how to get to Tulum from Cancun, you’ll find that renting a car may be cheaper and more convenient than other options.

If you’re going to do a lot of exploring on the peninsula, it’s definitely best to rent a car.

However, be aware that road signs are written in Spanish, so if you don’t know the language, be prepared to have your GPS handy to guide you.

Other than that, driving in the Riviera Maya is generally safe and easy.

To get to Tulum from Cancun, you need to follow route 307 from Mexico City.
This route will take you directly to Tulum Centro. While driving, you will pass through Puerto Morelos, Playa Del Carmen and Puerto Aventuras.

There will be police checkpoints on your way to Tulum.
As a standard procedure, they will ask for documents such as your driver’s license and rental papers.
There is no need to be alarmed – as long as you are not bringing anything illegal.

The trip from Cancun to Tulum takes about an hour and 45 minutes.

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