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How much to tip a shuttle driver in Cancun, Mexico?

Tipping is considered customary in Mexico and first-time travelers often ask how much to tip a shuttle driver in Cancun and who do you tip in Cancun, excellent questions dear readers! Mexico is known for its world-class service in tourism and the hard-working people who bring this service earn every single tip with their professionalism and courtesy. Any tip is gratefully received, so what is the tipping etiquette for drivers in Cancun and the Riviera Maya?

  • Tipping in Mexico is customary in the tourism industry
  • Tipping in Cancun in pesos is best
  • Tipping with US dollars in Cancun is fine but NO coins
  • Tip your Cancun shuttle drivers 50 pesos per person on average
  • A little extra for a fantastic service is always appreciated
  • Carry small bills! Getting change is a hassle

Tipping in Mexico: Small Bills, Big Service

In general you should tip your Cancun shuttle driver 50 pesos per person on board. That’s about $2.90 USD but please remember that it is best to use the local currency of pesos for tipping! Change (coins) from other countries cannot be exchanged here in Mexico so US coins are a big no. You can absolutely tip in dollars in Cancun, but stick to paper denominations, no coins please! It is not recommended to use other foreign currency in Mexico.

Tipping your Cancun shuttle driver for superior service above and beyond

The going rate for tipping your Cancun shuttle driver is 50 pesos per person, but that is just a starting place. If you have a lot of bags, you may want to add 20 pesos per piece of luggage that the driver has to carry and load into the van. Same for packing up strollers or wheelchairs, giving destination advice or simply putting a smile on your face during your Cancun shuttle service.

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How much to tip for transportation in Cancun? Shuttles, taxis, buses, tours?

There are lots of ways to get around in Cancun, which transportation services get your tips?

  • It is not customary to tip taxi drivers unless they help you move a lot of bags or people or they do something extra beyond the drive to your destination.
  • Public buses there is no need to tip but for private resort shuttles you should consider a tip of 20 pesos per person.
  • Did you enjoy a Cancun tour to Chichen Itza? Don’t forget to tip your tour guide (recommended 100 pesos per person) and your tour bus/van driver as well (about 20 pesos), they keep you safe throughout the day.

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If your Happy Shuttle Cancun driver extends service above and beyond, consider adding a little extra tip to say muchas gracias. The certified, licensed, bilingual drivers of Happy Shuttle Cancun are known for their friendly manner, their courtesy and their fun side in sharing their advice for getting the most out of your Cancun vacation. Showing your gratitude with an extra tip is always appreciated!

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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