Airport Transportation

Depending on your destination in the Riviera Maya, travel times and costs will differ. However, the simplest first destination after touching down in Cancun or Cozumel is in Playa del Carmen. Each airport has buses, rental cars, or taxis that are ready to transport you to your destination.

Reaching Riviera Maya from the Cozumel Airport

If you decide to fly into Cozumel, you will need to take a taxi to the dock. A ferry departs to Playa del Carmen every hour on the hour. Your total travel will cost about $10 usd for the taxi, then $15 for the ferry to Playa del Carmen. The ferry ride will take about half an hour. Once you arrive in Playa del Carmen, you can take a taxi to your destination.

Reaching Riviera Maya from the Cancun Airport

If you decide to fly into the Cancun international airport it is only about a 45 minute trip south on Highway 307 to reach Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya. Playa del Carmen is in the nortern area of the Riviera Maya, but the rest of the destinations are just as simple to reach. It’s as simple as taking hwy 307 along the Carribean cost to reach any destination of your choice.


Buses to Playa del Carmen can be caught at Terminals 2 and 3. The cost is $10.00 USD per person, and the trip takes about 65 minutes. You can also reserve tickets ahead of time so you can guarantee seats at a convenient departure. You can do this at
Buses depart at 10:50, 11:30, 12:30, 13:20, 14:50, 15:35, 16:20, 17:10, 18:00 and 19:00

For Questions about Public Buses
Toll Free 1-800-317-1921 (US & Canada)
Direct +52 998 848 0333 or +52 998 848 0335

Car Rentals

Both the Cozumel and Cancun airports have multiple Car Rental Agencies for your convenience.


  • Dollar
  • Hertz
  • Thrifty
  • Budget
  • Alamo
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise

Car Rental Customer Service Phone
From the USA & Canada TOLL FREE 1 – 888 – 414 – 0017
International Direct: +52 – 998 – 848 – 0335


  • Avis Auto Rental
  • Executive Rent-a-Car
  • Hertz
  • Dollar
  • Thrifty
  • Alamo
  • National