Tulum Mexico MapTulum is located approximately 81 miles [131 km] from Cancun.

From the airport:

  • Take ADO or other bus line to Playa del Carmen, transfer to Tulum bus or Colectivo (marked shuttle van)
  • Taxi/Car service from airport direct to hotel in Tulum
  • Taxi/Limo from airport direct to hotel in Tulum.
  • Airport Transfer services

From Cancun City/Tourist Zone:

  • Bus south on Hwy 307 from Cancun bus station to Tulum
  • Taxi Taxis are easily found all throughout the Hotel Zone
  • Take the Colectivo/Playa Express in Cancun to Playa del Carmen and transfer there to Tulum bus or Colectivo

The coastal city of Playa del Carmen (halfway between Cancun and Tulum), is the area’s main transportation junction.

From Playa del Carmen:

  • Bus [from Playa del Carmen ADO bus station], get off in Tulum proper then take taxi to your hotel or ruins (ruins are north of the city and easily accessible)
  • Colectivo from Highway 307 or downtown Playa del Carmen (calle 2 between avenues 20 and 25), get off in Tulum then take taxi to your hotel or walk to the ruins
  • Taxi from any point in Playa del Carmen to Tulum, hotel, or ruins etc.

From Palenque, Xpuhil, Chetumal, Felipe Carrillo Puerto or From the Interior [Uxmal, Ticul] and West [Campeche, Merida]:

Seven days a week, the ADO busline runs first-class buses along a route from Palenque to Cancun [right through Tulum]. There are also
2nd and 3rd class buses that run these routes. We recommend first-class for speed, convenience and comfort. They are still quite


Tulum Mexico Bus StationThere are two bus terminals in Tulum. One is near the Pemex station and is open from 9:00am to 6:00pm. 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, which is a very cheap option and fairly comfortable. However, the drivers try to make the trip
as quickly as possible and it is usually not a smooth ride (not exactly for the faint-of-heart)!


There are two main taxi stands. (Easy to spot! Just look for the line-up of taxis.) Usually you do not have to search long or even call to request a taxi, as they are constantly driving by on main roads and avenues looking for fares. Taxis also hover near hotels along the Tulum Beach Road as well as at the ruins. These will usually charge a slightly higher fare for the convenience.