You have several choices of how to get to and from the Cancun airport. The first option is to take the collectivo or the bus. Collectivos run between the airport and the Cancun Hotel Zone regularly. The bus to Playa Del Carmen runs about every 1-2 hours. While the bus is an inexpensive option for 1 or 2 passengers, most people prefer to take a Cancun airport shuttle. A typical bus ride would consist of you waiting at the curb for your bus to arrive in the tropical heat. Once it gets there, you pack onto it with as many people as can cram in. The bus doesn't usually leave until it is full. Then, on the way to the hotel, the bus will usually make dozens of stops, and it can take a very long time to get to your destination compared with a private taxi or airport transfer service. In addition, walking to and from the bus stop dragging your luggage around isn't most people's idea of a great vacation.
Many people opt to rent a car if they are staying outside of Cancun. However, if you're staying in Cancun, it's not really necessary to rent a car, unless you plan on taking some excursions on your own. The bus system within the city is excellent and runs 24 hours. Rates for rental cars start at less than $20 per day, but you'll need to purchase the insurance in accordance with Mexican law. See our Cheap Cancun Rental Cars page for the lowest rates on car rentals.
A taxi is a viable option, if you can afford one. Taxis are not allowed to pick you up at the airport, but they can bring you back. However, most people arrange their Cancun airport transfers on the internet in advance to avoid the hassle. Most often the airport transfers are cheaper than a taxi anyway. But they are available for you if you want one to take you back to the airport or around town. The drivers are maniacs, so be prepared.
The vast majority of visitors to Cancun arrange airport transportation with an airport transfer service, either through their tour agency, their hotel, or through online discounters like us. We've scoured the internet to find you the best prices on Cancun airport transfers. We've compared dozens of rates to arrive at the best ones.
When you book airport transfers online, not only do you save money over letting your hotel or tour operator arrange it for you, but you are assured that your driver will be waiting for you at the airport when you arrive. The driver will be holding a sign with your name on it, or will have a very obviously colored vehicle or clothing. They make themselves easy to find in the chaos of the airport, and there's no waiting. With a private airport shuttle, you go directly to your hotel and back with no stops. This is a very cost-effective way to get to and from the airport if you have a larger group. If you are only one or two people, it will be worth your while to take a shared shuttle. Our one-person airport shuttles guarantee that you will make no more than two stops before arriving at your hotel. The hotels are so close together that one or two stops don't take that long. The driver will pick you up at your hotel when it is time to return home. We always choose this option when we visit Cancun.
Q: What is the best way to get from the Airport to my
hotel and back?
Q: What about taking a taxi?
Q: Should I do a shared or private transfer?
Q: Can you take me from the Cancun Airport to my Cozumel
Q: Do you go to Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, Isla Mujeres,
Puerto Aventuras, Kantenah, Akumal, Riviera Maya, Puerto Morelos, etc?
Q: How will the driver know where and when to pick me
Q: How will I find my driver? What if my flight
Q: Can you do transfers within the area (not just to/from
More Mexico Airport Transfers:
Site Map: Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Rental Cars -
Airport Transfers -
- Cancun Store