Are you preparing your trip to Cancun? If you are staying in a hotel in downtown Cancun or in the hotel zone of Cancun, then keep reading this article, because right now we will tell you how to get from Cancun airport to downtown Cancun or the hotel zone and paradoxically, how to get from the hotel zone or downtown Cancun to the airport. So let’s get started.
👉 How to get to and from Cancun Airport to Cancun Downtown or Cancun Hotel Zone?
Before we start to see how to move from Cancun Airport to Cancun Downtown or Cancun Hotel Zone, it is necessary to clarify a few points and general information, which will help you to know a little about the city and to choose the best transfer option for you.
Where is Cancun Airport?
Cancun Airport as such, is located very ❗close to the exit of Cancun❗ and IT IS NOT A RURAL ZONE OR URBAN ZONE, this means that ❗❕ THERE IS NO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO GET THERE. ❕❗ and therefore, you have to make use of other means of transportation that we will mention below.
How to get out of Cancun Airport?
In order to get out of Cancun Airport to Cancun Downtown or Cancun Hotel Zone there are 4 ways to do it and they are the following.
▶️ Private Transportation
▶️ Shared transportation.
▶️ Car rental.
What is the safest option?
The ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Private Transportation is the safest, fastest and most reliable option to get to and from the Cancun airport from anywhere in Cancun (Downtown or Hotel Zone). This option will save you a lot of trouble, as it will pick you up at the airport and take you to the door of your hotel in downtown Cancun or in the Cancun Hotel Zone.
It should be noted that the average cost is 35 USD (maximum 3 people), this cost rises according to the number of passengers and the safe way to book is with reliable agencies that have a website, social networks, comments, photos of customers, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc.
How to get to downtown Cancun by ADO?
If you decide to choose ADO as the transportation service to go from Cancun airport to downtown Cancun, it is necessary that before leaving the terminal, you look for the ADO service module.
From here you can buy a ticket to take the vans to downtown and the cost of the ticket is from 55.00 MXN to 98.00 MXN. It depends a lot on the departure time of the vans, as well as the departure terminal.
It should be noted that the ADO shuttle will drop you off at the ADO terminal (Downtown Cancun) and from there you can walk to your hotel, if it is not too far or take a cab that costs approximately 50.00 MXN to 80.00 MXN. It should be noted that this cab cost is only if your hotel is in the urban zone and not in the hotel zone.
How to go to the hotel zone by ADO?
If your hotel is located in the hotel zone and you decide to go by ADO, the process is the same as above, i.e.: You have to look for the ADO module before leaving the airport to buy a ticket.
Remember that this means of transportation, as such, will leave you in downtown Cancun and from here it is very easy to take a public transportation bus to the hotel zone, which has a cost of 12.00 MXN.
Remember that ADO transportation can cost from 55.00 MXN to 98.00 MXN and we do not recommend taking a cab from downtown Cancun to your hotel in the Hotel Zone, because it can cost up to 500.00 MXN for the trip.
How to get to downtown Cancun with Playa Express?
If you are looking to save money, the shared service of Playa Express is a very good option, because it costs 45.00 MXN per trip. And in order to use this transfer service, you have to leave from Cancun airport and walk about 20 minutes to the federal highway Cancun – Chetumal.
On this road you have to wait for the Playa Exprés bus to go downtown (100 meters from the ADO terminal) and once in downtown, you can walk or take a cab to your hotel.
But remember, it is advisable to take a cab only and only if you are in downtown Cancun and your hotel is in downtown Cancun or places close to it and not in the hotel zone, since the cab to the hotel zone has a cost of approximately 500.00 MXN.
How to go to the hotel zone with Playa Express?
The process to go to the hotel zone choosing as transfer service the Playa Express shuttle is similar to the previous one, that is: You have to walk about 20 minutes from the Cancun airport to the federal highway Cancun – Chetumal and from here wait and take the Playa Express shuttle to downtown Cancun.
In downtown Cancun, it is very easy to take a public transportation (bus) to the hotel zone and get to your hotel.
Remember that the cost of the Playa Express bus is 45.00 MXN and the public bus to the hotel zone is 12.00 MXN.
How to go by cab?
Last but not least, the cab is another way to get from the Cancun airport to your hotel in downtown Cancun or in the Hotel Zone. The only detail here is that all costs depend a lot on “where your hotel is” and can cost from 400.00 MXN, up to 1,500.00 MXN.
It should be noted that this service is in small units, with a capacity of up to 4 passengers traveling with few suitcases.
As you can see, going from Cancun airport to downtown or to the hotel zone is not very “scientific” and there are 4 different ways to do it. So you can choose the one you think is best for you, but again we remind you that the private transfer is one of the best options that will save you a lot of hassle. See you in the next post.