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Tulum is located approximately 81 miles [131 km] from Cancun.
From the airport:
From Cancun City/Tourist Zone:
NOTE: Playa del Carmen is the area's bus/colectivo transfer destination.
From Playa del Carmen:
From Palenque, Xpuhil, Chetumal, Felipe Carrillo Puerto:
The ADO bus runs 1st class busses along a route from Palenque to Cancun [right through Tulum Pueblo], seven days a week. There are also 2nd and 3rd class busses that run these routes. We recommend 1st class for speed and convenience.
Mexico does not have Chicken Busses like Guatemala, although we have ridden on some that come close. These are usually only out in the countryside in remote areas.
From the Interior [Uxmal, Ticul] and West [Campeche, Merida]:
This is where things start to get tricky and knowing a little Spanish helps. ADO does not run 1st class busses through the jungle so you have to either go the long way around [North or Southern route] to get from Campeche to Tulum or you go through the jungle taking 2nd and 3rd class busses.
Connecting times never merge, lots of waiting, 2nd and 3rd class busses make lots of stops and don't have bathrooms. These busses also get stoped at military roadblocks and checkpoints often and the citizens harassed. It is a good idea to have your passport readily available when traveling these routes.
There are two bus terminals in Tulum, one near the Pemex station, open to the public from 9: 00 to 18: 00 hrs.
The ADO station is located in town and is open 24hrs. Both provide first & second class bus service.
The colectivo also stops in town on Hwy 307. You can take the colectivo from Tulum to Playa del Carmen.
There are 2 main taxi stands. Just look for the line up of taxis. Usually you do not have to look for a taxi as they are constantly driving by looking for fares.
Taxis also sit at hotels along the Tulum Beach Road as well as the ruins.
TULUM MEXICO HOTELSFor current Tulum Mexico hotel and resort information including rates, availability and secure on-line reservations please see:
Tulum Mexico Hotels & Resorts
Cancun Airport to Hotel Shuttle see:
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