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Benefits of Private Airport Transportation in Cancun

New traveler or repeat visitor, arriving at the Cancun Airport is always exciting and sometimes stressful. The “know before you go” attitude will serve you well, a little research, planning and tips from locals can help avoid stress, keep you safe and protect your vacation pesos.

I’ve lived in Cancun for 20 years and have my fair share of experiences arriving at the airport. I’ve done the bus, gotten rides from friends, rented a car, and had the unfortunate experience of landing late at night without a ride. Here are my reasons for why you should always choose private airport transportation in Cancun and reserve in advance.

The benefits of private airport transportation in Cancun: Book ahead for safety and peace of mind

There are many benefits of private airport transportation in Cancun, the top three being safety, peace of mind and guaranteed prices. Good planning is in order to avoid scams in the Cancun airport and navigate your arrival with ease. The expression “No, gracias” is the first Spanish you should learn as it will get you past the sales “sharks” with ease.

  1. The Cancun International Airport is a busy place, welcoming millions of visitors each year to explore the Mexican Caribbean and the Yucatan Peninsula. In 2021, Cancun was the second busiest airport in the world and one of the first to welcome travelers after the pandemic. It is highly recommended that you reserve your Cancun Airport transportation in advance to avoid the stress of a super busy Cancun airport terminal.
  2. The Cancun Airport is located just 30 minutes from the hotel zone of Cancun and services the state of Quintana Roo from Cancun all the way south to the border of Belize. This includes the destinations of Isla Mujeres (30-45 minutes to the ferry dock), Puerto Morelos (30-45 minutes|), Playa del Carmen (1 hour to 90 minutes), Tulum (90 minutes to 2 hours) and all the hidden places in between. You need certified drivers who understand the region and offer a safe and friendly ride with their years of experience. We always get you to your destination safely and in good time!
  3. Getting from the Cancun Airport to the Riviera Maya destinations, you will want the benefits of pre-booked private transportation services from a company with a great online reputation. Heading south may mean a longer ride and you will definitely want the comfort factor of a private van.
  4. Take note that there is no Uber at the Cancun Airport and it is illegal to hail a taxi. To guarantee your hotel transportation, you must reserve in advance. If you are traveling in larger groups, it is even more important to book ahead, don’t get stranded or separated at the airport.

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I mentioned my 20 years flying in and out of Cancun (and boy are my arms tired). I am a solo female traveler in my 50’s. After a long day of getting up early to travel, making connections, running through airports and sitting in uncomfortable airline seats, the only thing I want when I land is to have a van waiting to get me to my Happy place back home with my kitty cats.

NO waiting for the next bus or trying to find a ride when I land (trust me, just don’t). Zero fuss, zero stress, just get me out of the airport! At my age, the aches and pains of travel and luggage are real, arriving without transportation at the Cancun Airport is literally a pain in the neck. I am so grateful that Happy Shuttle Cancun always has my back.

Benefits of private airport transportation in Cancun with Happy Shuttle Cancun

Peace of mind, plain and simple. Read our reviews and you’ll see why our guests return to Happy Shuttle Cancun year after year for their private transportation services.

  • Happy Shuttle Cancun is a family-run local business with more than 17 years of experience
  • Our recent-model, air-conditioned vehicles are maintained daily and cleaned after every service to bring you a comfortable, safe ride to your hotel.
  • Our experienced drivers are licensed and insured, they know that your safety and comfort is their number one concern. They are also friendly and knowledgeable about the destination and will happily share their best local secrets!
  • 24/7 professional customer service with friendly folks standing by to answer all your questions and to monitor flight delays and changes so we will always be there when you land at the Cancun International Airport
  • The Happy Shuttle Cancun greeters at the Cancun airport are easy to spot in their neon green with their clearly marked signs, making it a breeze to navigate your arrival in the often chaotic concourses.
  • Extras! Need a car seat for your little one? No problem. How about a cold drink for the ride? Cheers and salud dear amigos, we can take care of that too, just advise us when you book and we can have the cooler waiting.
  • We are more than just the best Cancun airport transfers, check out our sister company Happy Tours Cancun for our recommendations for all your Cancun and Riviera Maya activities!

Now that you know the benefits of private airport transportation in Cancun, book your private transfers today with Happy Shuttle Cancun!

Contact Happy Shuttle Cancun today to enjoy the benefits of private airport transportation in Cancun at the best price! Friendly world-class service and professionalism every single time. Travel with peace of mind with the experienced, friendly folks at Happy Shuttle Cancun.

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Safe, friendly, and economical transport.
ANDREA NEWPORT - 2 days ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Isla Mujeres Ferry

Very organized and efficient; friendly; competitively priced.


DANIEL BETANCOURT - 3 days ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Ocean Riviera Paradise - Playa del Carmen

On time and friendly.


What a ride!
Trusted Customer - 5 days ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Isla Mujeres Ferry

Courteous and well informed about the area!