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Public Transportation

Here's how to get around the Riviera Maya if you are not renting a car.

  • Taxi Riviera Maya Mexico

    Taxis are everywhere and they are very reliable. They have a set price but it is wise to ask first what the cost will be so there a re no surprises when it is time to pay. A trip from Akumal to Playa Del Carmen is usually around $30USD. Taxis run 24 hours a day / 7days a week.

  • Colectivo Riviera Maya Mexico

    These are the white vans (10-14 passengers) that run north and south along Highway 307. They transport locals and tourists anywhere between Tulum and Playa Del Carmen. Simply stand along Highway 307 and wave when you see the Colectivo coming. They will stop if they have room and you just tell the driver where you want to go. A Colectivo will usually come by every 10-15 minutes. Akumal to Playa is approximately $2USD. Colectivos run daily from 7:00am until 9:00pm.

  • Buses Riviera Maya Mexico

    Mayab is an inexpensive service that runs up and down the highway. No timetable, just cross your fingers. There are a number of other buses that run up and down Highway 307 from Cancun all the way to Chetumal and additional ones that run throughout the Yucatan. The buses are a good mode of transportation; clean, comfortable, air-conditioned and they have movies. Bus stations are located in Tulum, Playa del Carmen and Cancun. Buses run from 7:00am until 11:00pm.

    There is also a bus line that runs from the Playa del Carmen bus terminal to the Cancun airport. If you choose this transportation you could use a cab or Colectivo (white van) between Playa del Carmen bus terminal. and your villa. Tickets are 65 pesos and the ticket counter at the airport is on the north end of the main terminal, against the windows (north is past the Hasta la Vista restaurant, past the departure area). The bus ride is 50-60 minutes.

    Playa del Carmen to Cancun Airport:
    8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6:15pm

    Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen:
    9:30am, 10:30am, 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm, 7pm, 8:30pm

  • Ferries Riviera Maya Mexico

    Ferries run a regular schedule to Cozumel from Playa del Carmen. There are 2 ferry companies now providing service between Play del Carmen and Cozumel. Their schedules are similar so make sure if you are buying a roundtrip ticket to check which company you are buying from; one may have a later or earlier departure than the other one. Cost of a roundtrip ticket is approximately $18USD The ride is about 40 minutes.

    From Playa to Cozumel:
    5am, 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 9pm and 11pm.

    From Cozumel to Playa:
    4am, 6am, 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 8pm and 10pm.