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Transportation from Cancun (CUN) airport to Playa del Carmen

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houston
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Transportation from Cancun (CUN) airport to Playa del Carmen

Need advice on safety of 2 women traveling via ADO bus from airport to our condo in PdC.

Thank you

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1. Re: Transportation from Cancun (CUN) airport to Playa del Carmen

Don't see any safety issues at all. I have taken the ADO bus and would have no issue taking it alone.

houston
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2. Re: Transportation from Cancun (CUN) airport to Playa del Carmen

Muchas gracias

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3. Re: Transportation from Cancun (CUN) airport to Playa del Carmen

I take he ADO exclusively. No problems ever. Very professional, very safe. Very easy for non-Spanish habla :) Just make sure you do not get waylaid by anyone in the terminal. They'll say-"I'm with ADO" or such. Just smile and ignore. Walk outside the only exit, bear right. The ADO ticket podium is in the second bus stall just beyound the Tiki bar. No mistaking. Get your ticket and board the next bus which will clearly state Playa Del Carmen (PDC) on it's marquee. The staff will load your big luggage in the cargo hold. On arrival at the terminal taxis (or my preference-bike taxis) will be waiting.

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4. Re: Transportation from Cancun (CUN) airport to Playa del Carmen

I haven't used this but did use Canada Transfers our last trip and booked with them for the next one in six weeks cuz they were great.

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5. Re: Transportation from Cancun (CUN) airport to Playa del Carmen

What is the time frame from the Cancun airport to the Playa del Carmen area?

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6. Re: Transportation from Cancun (CUN) airport to Playa del Carmen

"What is the time frame from the Cancun airport to the Playa del Carmen area?"

Straight driving is about 45 minutes or so (kinda depends upon how enthusiastic your driver is!)

However, processing through the arrivals procedure at Cancun airport can take anything from 10 minutes or so to two hours or depending upon how busy/backed up they are. The good news is that if you've booked a transfer though (either shared or private), they monitor the airport traffic and will still be waiting for your OUTSIDE the terminal in the fresh air, no matter how long it takes you to get there.

Don't get fooled by the oh-so-helpful people just after the Customs red-light, green-light area - they are ALL selling timeshare and will feed you whatever line they think will reel you in. Just ignore them and keep on walking until you get OUTSIDE. Travel company reps are to the left for your included ground transfers, private and shared transfers to the right.

Edited: 17 March 2014, 13:37
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7. Re: Transportation from Cancun (CUN) airport to Playa del Carmen

Ok, I think the ADO sounds like the way to go. Thanks for the info!

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8. Re: Transportation from Cancun (CUN) airport to Playa del Carmen

What is the ADO? And does it go straight to Playa del Carmen or stop at multiple places along the way?

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9. Re: Transportation from Cancun (CUN) airport to Playa del Carmen

i like the idea of a bike-taxi! thnx!

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10. Re: Transportation from Cancun (CUN) airport to Playa del Carmen

The ADO bus makes a short (minutes) stop at Puerto Morelos. More info here

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