How to get from Cancun International Airport to the Hotel Zone?

Are you traveling to Cancun? Check out these tips to take transportation to the Hotel Zone from Cancun International Airport.

How to get from Cancun International Airport to the Hotel Zone?
Getting from Cancun International Airport to the Hotel Zone. Photo: Archive file via Agencies

One of the most visited destinations in Mexico is Cancun, Quintana Roo, due to its privileged location in the Caribbean Sea, which offers visitors an extraordinary beauty. But one of the situations that tourists always face is how to get from Cancun International Airport to the Hotel Zone?

Cancun's Hotel Zone is the most popular place in the destination because in addition to the best hotels of international chains, which are all-inclusive and have incredible views of the beaches of Cancun and its beautiful sandy beaches, there are also restaurants and of course the most popular place in the destination. There are also restaurants and of course, the place where the nightlife of the destination is concentrated.

How far is it from Cancun Airport to the Hotel Zone? Cancun International Airport is located about 30 minutes from Cancun's Hotel Zone. The easiest way to get there is by private transportation such as cabs, vans, or ADO buses.

You can hire a van for you and your companions, there are travel agencies inside the airport 24 hours a day, where you can hire them and ask for the transfer to your hotel. The costs will depend on the distance from your hotel but are around 300 pesos per person to Cancun.

Another option is to hire shared transportation, in this case, you usually have to wait for the van to fill up and take the tourists to their respective hotels during the whole trip, which can take from 45 to 90 minutes.


Renting a cab from Cancun Airport to the hotel should be considered very carefully, as they are usually more expensive than a conventional cab in the city.

Several travel agencies sell cab service directly at the airport but it is usually more expensive than if you book it in advance online because you have to pay very expensive rentals to have a base at the airport and usually the costs are reflected in their rates. These are between 600 and 800 pesos to Cancun's Hotel Zone.

Take a cab from the Hotel Zone to the Airport, you can ask your hotel Concierge for a list of current cab fares to avoid surprises.

ADO Buses

If you want to move economically this is the best option because the ADO bus has continuous runs from the airport to downtown Cancun. Once in downtown Cancun, you can take public transportation to the Hotel Zone. Tickets depend on the time you take them, the cheapest ones are between 65 and 103 pesos. Travel time is 35 minutes.

Since it arrives directly at the Cancun bus station but does not go through the Hotel Zone, you will have to take a separate bus, the R-1 or R-2, which costs 12.50 pesos per passenger. Although this will not be very comfortable if you bring a lot of luggage. Buses to Cancun Centro station leave every hour from 8:10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and cost approximately 72 pesos per passenger.