Buses are the cheapest way to get around in Cancun. Intercity buses are available from the station on Avenida Tulum, including service to Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Merida, and Campeche.
Taxis are perhaps the most convenient transport, and tariffs are loosely based on a zone system. Fares should be agreed on upfront, and travellers should note that taxis located outside restaurants and hotels often charge higher rates. It is also important to know that only approved airport taxis are allowed to collect passengers from the airport.
Car and scooter rental are popular as well, though they're considered dangerous and only experienced drivers should attempt these options. They can also be stressful, as traffic is chaotic and police are quick to pull tourists over.
The airport is situated eight miles (13km) from downtown Cancun and 12 miles (20km) from the Hotel zone.
Cancun International (CUN)
LocationThe airport is situated eight miles (13km) from downtown Cancun and 12 miles (20km) from the Hotel zone.
Getting to the city
Taxis can be used to get to the town. An official taxi company provides services from the airport and can be paid for at the airport. Airport ADO buses leave the airport from all three terminals every 30 to 45 minutes and go to downtown Cancun as well as Playa del Carmen.
TimeGMT -6 (GMT -5 between the first Sunday in April and the second last Sunday in October).
Major car rental companies are represented at the airport, along with a number of local companies.
Official taxis provide services from the airport and can be paid for at the airport just outside the arrivals hall. Taxis go to both Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
Transfer between terminals
A shuttle bus runs between the main entrances of the terminals every 10 minutes.
Cancun airport has all the facilities one would expect at one of the world's mega-airports. Facilities include ATMs, a bureau de change, restaurants, shops, a pharmacy, medical services and tourist information. There are facilities for disabled passengers but those with special needs are advised to contact their airline in advance.
Parking is available at the airport.