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Can I get a taxi from Cancun airport to Riviera Maya?


No, you cannot simply arrive and get a taxi from the Cancun airport. Unlike other cities, it is illegal to simply hail a taxi cab at the Cancun airport and ride sharing apps like Uber are not permitted. You must reserve private transportation in advance and frankly, there are a lot of advantages to this! Save money, time, stress, reserve your private, safe private taxi from Cancun airport to Riviera Maya with Happy Shuttle Cancun.

Can I get a taxi from the Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya? NO, you cannot simply walk out of the Cancun airport terminal and find taxis for hire. Taking a taxi from the Cancun airport is a big risk and it is definitely NOT the best way to enjoy a stress-free travel day. You run the risk of being overcharged by shady taxi drivers who are unlicensed and uninsured. You could take the bus but the ADO bus from Cancun Airport does not run 24/7 and will only bring you as far as the bus stops in a handful of Riviera Maya towns. From there you will need to get to your Riviera Maya accommodations with a local taxi. If you are unfamiliar with the Riviera Maya it can be super stressful. Booking pre-paid private transportation to the Riviera Maya lets you enjoy a comfortable ride at a great price, let the experts do the driving and get you right to the door of your Riviera Maya accommodations. The distance from the Cancun Airport to the Riviera Maya will vary depending on the exact location of your resort or villa. The area known as the Riviera Maya stretches from Cancun in the north to Tulum in the south, a distance of about 130 kms.

The Riviera Maya is one of the world’s favorite beach vacation destinations. This is an area of extraordinary natural beauty, set on the white sandy beaches of the Mexican Caribbean and surrounded by the lush jungle of the Yucatan Peninsula. With year-round tropical weather, the Riviera Maya attracts sun lovers to soak in the warmth of the sun, enjoy extreme adventures like ziplining over the treetops or scuba diving the depths of the nearby reef. Where to stay in the Riviera Maya is up to you, your style and your budget, from shared hostels to exclusive and luxurious resorts and boutique hotels. The Riviera Maya is the ideal place to stay to explore the world of the ancient Maya and walk in the footsteps of a fascinating civilization, a visit to Chichen Itza or Tulum Mayan ruins is an absolute must.

The best way to get a taxi from Cancun airport to Riviera Maya: Safety, comfort and the best price is with us.

The only way to get a taxi from the Cancun airport to Riviera Maya is a pre-booked transfer with a company like Happy Shuttle Cancun. Paying in advance means you get the best price available and have NO worries or stress when arriving in the chaotic Cancun International Airport. Your pre-paid, safe Cancun airport taxi to Riviera Maya with our private Cancun shuttle service guarantees a safe ride will be waiting for you with licensed drivers, impeccable vehicles and the assurance that you will never face unexpected charges or fees.

Travel days are stressful enough, don’t arrive in Mexico and expect to get a taxi from Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya. You must remember that it is illegal to hail a taxi cab at the Cancun Airport and rideshare apps like Uber are not permitted. If you wait until you arrive to look for transportation to your Riviera Maya hotel, you’ll pay an elevated rate and run the risk of getting scammed by illegal taxi cabs or unscrupulous companies at the Cancun airport.

Reliable, private, SAFE way to get a taxi from Cancun airport to Riviera Maya: Why we are your best option.

Peace of mind, plain and simple. Read our Cancun Airport Transportation reviews and you’ll see why our guests return year after year to get to Riviera Maya.

  • We are 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 in Riviera Maya
  • 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.
  • Our 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.

Contact us to get from Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya? Find best prices with us

Contact us today to reserve your pre-paid Cancun airport transfers to Riviera Maya at the best price! Friendly world-class service and professionalism every single time. Travel with peace of mind with the experienced professionals.

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Very Happy with the shuttle and would use again
- yesterday Cancun Airport Transportation to Riviera

I found the value to be fair. Reservations were easy and provided good contact info if we had any questions Drivers were friendly Van was very comfortable Pick up was on time


Fast response, easily identifiable.
- 4 months ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Riviera

Happy shuttle got my group of 6 to and from the airport with no problems. They had a fast response time and an easily identifiable team at the airport. I would definitely recommend them and use them again in the future.


- 4 months ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Riviera

Always great service. Thanks so much.


- 5 months ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Riviera

ALWAYS WAITING FOR US AT THE BUSY AIRPORT. VAN DEPARTS PROMPTLY. VAN CLEAN, COMFORTABLE AND PRIVATE.


- 7 months ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Riviera

The service was prompt at the Cancun airport but the driver spoke zero English and drove so slow to our resort. Every other cars on the highway was passing us. It took us a lot longer to get to our hotel tulum hilton. However, our pick up person at the hotel showed up on time and drove in appropriate speed to take us back to the airport.

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Great service would recommend
- 7 months ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Riviera

Happy shuttle was easy to book and communicate with! Very safe and nice drivers. We used them to get to Tulum from Cancun airport and back. Would recommend!


10/10 recommend!
- 8 months ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Riviera

I did roundtrip airport transfer from Cancun airport to Tulum for two separate reservations in our group and they were SO PUNCTUAL!! Friendly and even offered to have us stop to get food or use the bathroom. Amazing service. This isn’t my first time using them and it definitely will not be my last.

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Great shuttle service!
- 8 months ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Riviera

Happy shuttle was a great option with low fares compared to the competitors. There was great customer service before we arrived. There was a wait for the shuttle at the airport but the driver made up for it with beers. The shuttle back to the airport arrived promptly and got us back to the airport before our flight. Would use them again when I come to the area.

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