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 $75 USD for private transportation with Happy Shuttle Cancun.

To get to Playa del Carmen, Mexico from anywhere in the world you will fly into the Cancun International Airport. This is one of the busiest airports in Mexico, welcoming millions of visitors each year to the magic of the Mexican Caribbean. Located about 55 kms south of Cancun, Playa del Carmen is a popular vacation destination, known for its beach town vibe and the famous 5th Avenue lined with restaurants, bars and shopping. It takes about an hour to get to Playa del Carmen from the Cancun Airport, give or take depending on the exact location of your accommodations. It’s a direct route on the modern 307 highway that runs from Cancun in the north to Tulum in the south. Playa del Carmen sits about halfway between Cancun and Tulum and is a great launching point for exciting adventures. Playa del Carmen is the perfect vacation destination for ocean lovers in Mexico, with spectacular opportunities to scuba dive or snorkel. The Riviera Maya jungle is home to unique “cenotes" for swimming and adventures in zip lining, ATVs and nature encounters. Several Mayan ruins are easily accessible from Playa del Carmen, an adventure to Chichen Itza or Tulum is a must! Accommodations in Playa del Carmen range from budget hostels to luxury boutique hotels and resorts and the growing popularity of Playa del Carmen Airbnbs make it a destination perfect for the long term.

Find safety, comfort and the best price to get from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen

The best way to get from the Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen is with a pre-arranged transfer with 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 guarantees a safe ride 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 Playa del Carmen hotel, you’ll pay an elevated rate and run the risk of getting scammed by taxis or unscrupulous companies at the Cancun airport.

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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. Read our Cancun Airport Transportation reviews and you’ll see why our guests return year after year to get to Playa del Carmen.

  • 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 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.
  • 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 Playa del Carmen? The price is right with us

Contact us 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.

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BRIAN CARROLL - 9 hours ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Puerto Aventuras

We arrived at Cancun airport and were able to find Happy Shuttle located outside very easily, the rep was very polite and had our details making the transition much easier. Our shuttle was ready in 10 mins which gave us time for a nice cold beverage. Our shuttle driver to the resort was awesome and polite even when we tried our best Spanish to communicate. Our shuttle from the resort back to the airport was on time, professional and polite. Both shuttles were clean and everything we expected. Thanks Happy Shuttle!

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Great customer service
CHRISTINE BELANGER DITTES - 10 hours ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Isla Mujeres Ferry

We were greeted and helped quickly. We didn't have to wait long for the shuttle. Arrangements were gone over for the return trip. Everything confirmed by follow-up email.


REGINA KIRK - 10 hours ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Seadust Cancun Family Resort

highly recommended Our private transfer was on time and the drivers are very helpful. we will definitely book it again


JOHNNY DARBONNE - 15 hours ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Isla Mujeres Ferry

Very polite and helpful


Excellent service!
JEANNE RODACKER - 21 hours ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Now (Dreams) Jade Riviera Cancun Puerto Morelos

Very professional and reliable... The drivers were so friendly and made sure all of our needs were met. I liked that they had great email instructions on how to find our driver and that we were able to book our round trip ride online ahead of time.

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On time P/U and return. Reasonable priced.
Jerome Henry Novak - yesterday Cancun Airport Transportation to Puerto Morelos

P/U and return on time. Reasonable priced.


KATHY DENTON - yesterday Cancun Airport Transportation to Isla Mujeres Ferry

Excellent shuttle service. They were on time, efficient and great drivers. Would definitely use again. Easy to purchase tickets on line.


great service for the price
CHERYL PELTIER - yesterday Cancun Airport Transportation to Playa del Carmen

they were very friendly, on time and very cost effective