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How much does it cost to get from Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen?

Getting from the Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen costs from $85 USD for private transportation. Getting to Playa del Carmen from the airport will take around 30 minutes, the exact time will vary depending on traffic in the area and the exact location of your Playa del Carmen hotel, resort or Airbnb. Playa del Carmen is located about 25 kms south of the Cancun airport along the modern 307 Highway and is considered to be the halfway point between Cancun and the city of Playa del Carmen.

I have 20 years of experience living in Cancun and traveling through the airport. If I need to get to Playa del Carmen, I will only use private transportation now. It saves me time, money and stress every single trip. Taking the ADO bus is hard on my aching back after travel and having to wait for the next departure time is super inconvenient. Late night arrivals are out of luck with buses too, you will definitely want to reserve a private transfer to Playa in advance. It is worth every peso to book ahead

Getting to Playa del Carmen: A Million Reasons to Visit

Playa del Carmen is a beach destination in the Mexican Caribbean that will delight anyone looking for a laid back and relaxed vacation in the sun. The Mesoamerican Reef sits just offshore making Playa del Carmen the ideal place to scuba and enjoy exceptional snorkeling adventures. The nearby “cenote route” invites visitors to dive into the underworld in natural limestone sinkholes that are unique to the Yucatan Peninsula. Playa del Carmen is also home to extreme adventures like ziplining over the canopy or ATV rides down challenging jungle trails.

Playa del Carmen hotels run the range from economical hostels to internationally recognized luxury brand resorts. You may stay in an exclusive Playa del Carmen boutique hotel on the beach or a luxurious private villa, a big resort with all the amenities or a simple, basic room to lay your head after all your adventures. A Playa del Carmen vacation has it all, nature, history, culture and adventure in a peaceful Mexican Caribbean paradise.

Safety, comfort and the best price for Cancun Airport transfers to Playa del Carmen

The best way to get from the Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen is with a pre-arranged transfer with an experienced 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 Cancun airport transfers to Playa del Carmen guarantee 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 at the Cancun airport and expect to get a good price on a cab to Playa del Carmen. You must remember that it is illegal to hail a taxi at the Cancun Airport and rideshare apps like Uber are not permitted. If you wait until you arrive to look for transportation to your Cancun hotel, you’ll pay an elevated rate and run the risk of getting scammed by taxis or unscrupulous companies at the Cancun airport. I sincerely do NOT recommend landing without a ride waiting, it is just an anxiety attack waiting to happen.

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Why the cost of private Cancun airport transfers to Playa del Carmen with Happy Shuttle Cancun is worth every single peso

Peace of mind, plain and simple. I am so relieved to have Happy Shuttle Cancun waiting for me every single trip. Read our reviews and you’ll see why our guests return to Happy Shuttle Cancun year after year for their private transportation from the Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen.

  • 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 Playa del Carmen
  • 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!

How much does it cost to get from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen? The price is right with Happy Shuttle Cancun

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

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