How to get from Cancun Airport to your hotel

Cancun airport
Cancun airport

However, once you get to the airport, it can get really tricky and confusing to reach your hotel or accommodation with the plenty of transportation options you will find. Don’t get lost in the crowds and find all the information you need to know to choose the best transfer option to your hotel. It is always better to investigate and book in advance so you won’t waste time looking for vehicles available or with enough space for you and your luggage.

Cancun airport is close to the hotel zone where most resorts are located, but it is also the gateway to the most popular destinations in the Riviera Maya, so it is important to get an efficient transfer option if you want to explore every corner of the peninsula.

Take a Bus

Buses are probably the most popular and cheapest option to move from the Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and the main destinations in the Riviera Maya. The bus service in Cancun is provided by ADO and is available at all airport terminals, so you will easily find them. You can buy your tickets in advance on the ADO webpage or get them at your arrival at the different counters. The price usually doesn’t change from one option to another, but sometimes there are promotions for pre-reservation.

The ADO buses are safe and well air-conditioned to provide a comfortable experience. The bus lines go to many towns outside of Cancun, directly to the bus station in convenient locations to access the different attractions. However, buses don’t make stops at any other site but the bus station, so if you need to get to your hotel or accommodation, take in mind that you need to take another transfer option.

Rent a Car

Besides being a very flexible option to move through the whole peninsula, getting a car rental in Cancun is very convenient to go to the nearby places in Cancun at your own pace. The Riviera Maya is perfect for a road trip through all the strategically located destinations, either for a day or extended travel.

If you choose to use a car rental to move through Cancun, try to book your vehicle in advance; since it can be tedious to rent a car at your arrival, you can also get lower rates for pre-booking or special promotions. In addition, renamed and local car rental brands can be found at the airport, so you can easily take your vehicle without going anywhere else once you get your luggage.

Take into consideration the number of your companions, since capacity varies depending on the type of vehicle and so the prices.

Take a Taxi

Taxis are the transfer option by excellence. However, it can be costly to take them directly from the airport because some drivers tend to increase the rates without notification if you don’t arrange the price from the beginning.

Also, the capacity of the taxis is for up to 4 people, so if you travel with many people, this is hardly a good option. Therefore, even though taxis are an easy and accessible transportation option, it is recommended to only use them in an emergency and not as frequent transportation.

If you want to take a taxi outside the airport, taxis by eTransfers are safe and official, but you should be cautious if you’re going to take another unofficial taxi..

Reserve Private Transportation

Private Cancun airport transportation is getting more popular with all amenities and facilities that these transfer options offer to tourists. Since Uber is not available in Cancun, this is another excellent private option to reach your destination. With personalized service available all day, along with comfortable air-conditioned vehicles for solo travelers or entire families.

Just like the car rental option, there are plenty of agencies offering Cancun Airport Shuttle at your arrival, but the best option is to reserve your shuttle in advance. You can also choose the time of your service according to your flight itinerary or hotel check-in. Private transfers usually include flight monitoring to be on time to meet you at the airport.

The best part of the private service? You won’t share your transfer with strangers and will go directly to your accommodation without finding any other transportation.