How far is Cancun from Playa del Carmen?

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The distance between Cancun and Playa del Carmen is 68 kilometers, takes about 1 hour or 1 hour and 15 minutes.

From Cancun to Playa del Carmen, there are basically three ways to get there. Since Cancun is often the access point to the Riviera Maya, here we tell you how to move between these two destinations without any problem.


The collective transportation option is a fast and cheap way to travel between Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

Unlike the bus, the collective makes stops all along the way, which is useful if your final destination is somewhere in between.

The collectives Playa Express are located right in front of the entrance of the ADO Cancun terminal, and another collective company is located next to the same terminal (across Tulum Avenue).

The price of their service ranges between $2 and $2.5 dollars, and they leave once they are full (10 to 30 minutes waiting time generally).


Bus is a comfortable and fast option to get from Cancun city to Playa del Carmen.

From ADO Cancun you can buy tickets to ADO Playa del Carmen located on 5th avenue (Av. 5 with Av. Juarez) or to ADO Alternate Terminal, near downtown Playa del Carmen (Av. 20 with 12th street).

The price of the ticket is around 8 dollars from the downtown terminal, while from the airport the price is approximately 14 dollars.


You can take it leaving from Cancun airport, it has an average price of 48 dollars, the trip takes 40 minutes.

Right now the “Tren Maya” project is being developed, which in the future will be a comfortable, fast and economical alternative. 

How big is Playa del Carmen?

Cancun is the largest city in the state of Quintana Roo, it is located north of the Yucatán Peninsula and has almost one million inhabitants. It is one of the most recognized cities for tourism worldwide, and from there the confusion starts…

On the other hand, Playa del Carmen is a much younger and smaller city than Cancun, with approximately 200,000 inhabitants and offers all its visitors multiple entertainment options for all ages. In addition, its beaches are characterized for being among the most beautiful in the area, so once you get to know them, you will always want to come back.

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Real Estate Investment in Cancun, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen.


The real estate offer in Cancun is exquisite, you can purchase a luxury apartment designed by acclaimed architects and world-famous designers, a residence inspired by the most luxurious or a lot with a privileged location and views of the Caribbean Sea. Puerto Cancun is a fully planned residential and commercial area with a marina, golf course, private beach club, shopping mall and the most exclusive developments to live or rent.


Located just two hours from Cancun airport you will find one of the favorite destinations for tourists and real estate investors.

Tulum’s real estate market has high quality and durable luxury properties that allow for low maintenance costs. You can find apartments, studios, residences or land to build something that suits your needs.

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is a beautiful beachfront city, from its streets you can admire the colors of the sea in the background and walk along the famous Quinta Avenida where you will find delicious restaurants and a variety of bars.

Playa del Carmen has a great cultural diversity. It is a small city, without big traffic but with all the services, you can find shopping malls with recognized international and luxury brands.   

Playa del Carmen has a great demand for properties and very sought after areas. People from all over the world choose to buy a house or apartment to live in, to enjoy their retirement or to generate income with vacation rentals. In this city the offer contemplates all economic capacities.

Any of the 3 cities has a high potential, growth, development, projection and valorization; it will depend on your lifestyle and your objectives.

Having the advice of experts will help you invest your money more efficiently to achieve your goals faster.

I invite you to contact us and we will help you to know all the real estate investment opportunities we have for you.

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