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How much does it cost to get from Cancun airport to Riviera Maya?

Getting from the Cancun Airport to Riviera Maya costs from $85 USD for private transportation. The price of getting to Riviera Maya from the airport will depend on the location of your accommodations, hotel, resort or Airbnb. The Riviera Maya is a vacation destination of unparalleled natural beauty, reaching from Cancun in the north to Tulum in the south, roughly 100 kms of coastline and jungle.

Getting around in the Riviera Maya is made easy by the modern, four-lane 307 highway that runs north/south through the whole state of Quintana Roo all the way down to Chetumal and the border with Belize. The recent construction at the Cancun Airport is complete and the results are flowing, a much smoother experience for all travelers and drivers.

I have 20 years of experience living in Cancun and traveling through the airport. I can go on and on and on about the magic of the Mexican Caribbean, some of my top experiences in the Riviera Maya were pretty mind blowing. I love snorkeling in Puerto Morelos, going “caving” in the cenotes of the Riviera Maya, exploring the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Muyil.

I have stayed at so many Riviera Maya resorts that I can’t remember them all! Getting to hotels in the Riviera Maya can be tricky, lots of hidden roads and sometimes complicated directions to your private villas or hidden hotels. Honestly, the best way to move is with private transportation, no stress, makes me feel like a rock star every time.

Getting to Riviera Maya: A Million Reasons to Visit

Riviera Maya 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 Riviera Maya 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. Riviera Maya is also home to extreme adventures like ziplining over the canopy or ATV rides down challenging jungle trails.

Riviera Maya hotels run the range from economical hostels to internationally recognized luxury brand resorts. You may stay in an exclusive Riviera Maya 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 Riviera Maya vacation has it all, nature, history, culture and adventure in a peaceful Mexican Caribbean paradise.

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Safety, comfort and the best price for Cancun Airport transfers to Riviera Maya

The best way to get from the Cancun airport to Riviera Maya 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 Riviera Maya 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 Riviera Maya. 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.

Why the cost of private Cancun airport transfers to Riviera Maya 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 Riviera Maya.

  • 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 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
  • 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 Riviera Maya? The price is right with Happy Shuttle Cancun

Contact Happy Shuttle Cancun 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 of Happy Shuttle Cancun.

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MICHAEL - 9 days ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Hotel Occidental Costa Cancun

Friendly drivers and always on time.


Know what you want before booking. Snorkeling not good, drunken co-ed vibe.
Trusted Customer - 11 days ago Cancun Catamaran Tour

The service was just fine. Everyone was very nice. However, it was definitely a "drunken co-ed" vibe, and that was just not what we were looking for. Loud music, and a guy dressed up in a bra and wig pouring shots into people's mouths on the way back. That's not our vibe, but if that's what you're looking for... The sea was quite choppy where we were let out to snorkel. Obviously, they can't control that, but it was so rough you really couldn't see anything. We were quite rushed, and they only provided masks and snorkels, no fins (they did provide life vests). I had my own equipment, including fins, and I actually had to help a lady who was starting to panic, as she was swallowing. I had to grab her and tow her in as the guides were yelling at us to hurry up. Finally a guide came back and helped. Not a super great experience. The beach club was ok. The food was mediocre, but that's to be expected. The beach area was crowded and smelled of raw sewage.

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MOLLY KELLY - 15 days ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Hyatt Zilara Cancun

this is the second trip to Cancun that we have used Happy Shuttle. A+++ rating. Easy to find at the airport with their Lime Green shirts. Always on time. Highly recommend!


RACHEL MAHABIR - 15 days ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Petit Lafitte Hotel Playa Del Carmen

Fast and friendly service


Excellent Servce
Trusted Customer - 15 days ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Barcelo Maya Colonial Puerto Aventuras

Very professional service. Great communication after booking. Excellent drivers. Everything was well coordinated. Would recommend and would use again!


Trusted Customer - 16 days ago Cancun Airport Transportation to Azulik Tulum (Boca Paila)

Punctual; safe;friendly; reliable


Trusted Customer - 16 days ago Cancun Airport Transportation to The Pyramid at Grand Oasis - Cancun

friendly drivers , quick service