Cancun Bus Service, Local and Long Distance Bus  Service, Cancun
How to Reach Cancun
  • Air
Cancun International Airport: (CUN)      ADO serves the airport which is Mexico's second busiest air hub after Mexico city.     

  • Buses
Long distance first class bus routes connect Cancun with Chichen Itza, Valladolid, Merida, Campeche, Villahermosa, and Mexico City.  Buses run east along coast road Route 307  to Chetumal to the Belize border. A new toll road from Chichen Itza shortens the trip from Merida. ADO Bus service is available in Cancun Center.

  • Auto:
Well paved roads connect all the cities of the Yucatan and Quintana Roo.    
RV / Tent camping,
Long Distance Bike Travel:  
Much of the Yucatan is flat with well paved roads and in some places a wide lane suitable for bike travel.
    First Class Bus To Cancun
Reach Cancun from Mexico City and Southern Mexico by ADO first class bus with service from Merida, Chichen Itza, Valladolid, Chetumal, Campeche, Oaxaca, and Mexico City.  

Cancun is Mexico's most popular beach resort on Mexico's Riviera.  The Riviera includes Cancun, Cozumel, and Playa del Carmen.  

Cancun's high rise hotels and the all night party scene attract young visitors for Bungee Jumping, Scuba Diving, Parasailing, and Spring Break partying.
The busiest seasons will be Christmas, Easter, and February / March Spring Break.
Cancun bus service is extensive.  The first Class ADO Bus serves from a downtown terminal and at the airport.  Local buses reach all the resorts in the hotel district and every part of the city.  First class ADO runs to  Playa del Carmen from the airport.
Cancun Bungee jumping at Tortuga Beach
When To Go To Cancun:   
Spring break in February and March.
There  may be two seasons when the resort is most crowded.  Christmas and Easter are traditional travel holidays for Mexican families and could be crowded times in Cancun.  

weather in Cancun is humid and warmest June through September.  July and August brings rain showers, high humidity, and 90 degree days.
Year round temperatures average 85f days, 75f nights.
Spring break might be in your planning.   Cancun allows 18 year olds to drink alcohol and the resorts have offered all inclusive packages including performance groups that attract US Spring breakers, usually in late February and all of March.  
December and Easter  are high season in Cancun.

Showers could come in any month but will be of short duration.  November through May are ideal months for a beach vacation
Hurricane season runs May to December.  
Soberanis Hotel is near the Beach and near the first class bus station.  Good local bus transportation to the hotel Zone and public beaches.  Budget Rates see photos and rates
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ADO Bus serves from Cancun bus terminal to Merida, Chichen Itza Ruin Site, Campeche, Tulum and Chetumal. A bus connects from the downtown terminal to the airport
The ferry runs from Cancun at several locations to Isla Mujeres, cost 17 USD
Playa Tortuga offers a public beach, shopping, and restaurants.
Cancun Bus and Transportation Options
  • Airport Transfer
There are several options for airport transfer from Cancun Airport (CUN)  to the hotel zone, 12 mile distant,  or to Playa del Carmen, 1 hour distant.  (ADO recommended by travelers to Playa del Carmen, see ADO below)
  • Collective Taxi
There are collective taxis (colectivos) and there is the public bus as the least expensive options.  The colectivo is a good option,  This will be a shared taxi van that will serve to the city and hotel zone.  Private taxis are not allowed to pick up at the airport, they can only drop passengers off at the airport.
  • Public Bus
The public bus is an option but it will make many stops and could result in a long trip and could be difficult if you have excess luggage.  
  • Shared Shuttle
A good option is the many shuttle services both private and shared that run to the hotel zone, to the Cozumel ferry dock, and to Playa del Carmen from the airport.   
  • Private Shuttle
Search online ahead of your trip and book a shared or private shuttle for airport transfer to the Cancun hotel zone, Cozumel boat dock, or Playa del Carmen.

  • ADO Airport Bus Terminal
ADO provides an inexpensive shuttle to the downtown ADO Central bus terminal, 50 Pesos, every half hour or to Playa del Carmen, 110 Pesos, every hour.
ADO first class bus service is available at the airports terminal 1 and 2.   Buses serve all parts of Southern Mexico and include service to Mexico City through the ADO Terminal in downtown Cancun.
ADO bus service is available from Terminal 2, domestic and international flights,  and Terminal 3, international flights.  Buses reach Playa del Carmen in about one hour.  Service is frequent,  110 Peso.
For other destinations, the bus service will take you to Cancun's ADO station, 50 pesos.
  • Airport shuttle
A free airport  shuttle bus runs every 20 minutes between the two terminals but they are within a ten minute walk.
  • Hawkers
You are apt to encounter many sales people, time share sales people etc offering bus service, transfer and the like.
Cancun Local Bus
  • Local Bus Service, Cancun Hotel Zone
The Cancun local bus service is plentiful and covers all of the city and the hotel zone.  The Hotel Zone route number buses are  R-1 and R-2.  These  will cover the area between the central bus station ADO and the hotel Zone.  Frequent service by the R-1 and R-2 buses cover the length of the hotel zone and include stops at public beaches.  Buses marked R-15, and R-27 cover part of the hotel zone.  
  • 24-7
Buses run 24-7 in the hotel district   
  • Bus Stops
The Cancun local bus stops at designated stops but you can hail the bus if you are between stops.   
  • Fare
The fare for any destination is 8.5 pesos.
Cancun offers several public beaches that can be reached by the local R 1 bus through the Hotel Zone
Cancun offers several public beaches reached by public bus service route R-1, through the hotel Zone
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Public bus, R-1 serves Playa Tortuga and the public beach, shopping, and restaurants.
Reach Cancun from
Chichen Itza via ADO
first class bus from the
Chichen Itza Parking lot.
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