Cancun is located on the southeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, in the state of Quintanna Roo, Mexico, on the Caribbean Sea. With the second busiest airport in Mexico, the best way to travel to Cancun is via air. There are direct or connecting flights from US Airports or Mexico City to Cancun. The airport code for Cancun is CUN.
Once at the Cancun International Airport, there are four basic choices for ground transport:
If you choose to take a taxi from the airport always agree on the rate before you get in. Rates can vary by taxi, number of guests, and destination. Taxi from the airport to the hotel zone is around $40 USD for 1-4 persons but can vary significantly. Always ask.
Once in Cancun, Taxis are readily available so ground transport is never a problem. Taxi rates vary by zone and the number of zones you travel through. A taxi waiting in front of a hotel or restaurant is typically more expensive than a taxi you hail in the street. The only caution is ‘always agree on the rate’ before you get in.
Bus transportation is also available in Cancun. Rates are lower and the transportation destinations are more restricted. You should know your route and destination stops before entering. Bus transportation from the airport to the hotel zone is less than 10 pesos per person so it does offer an affordable option. Most buses are not air-conditioned.
Rental car transportation is available from numerous providers either from the airport or from various locations in town. Rates vary, can be quite expensive, and always accept the insurance.
Shuttle service is also available from the airport to the hotel zone. Rates vary so agree on the rate prior to entry.