There are many ways to get to Playa del Carmen. If you are within Mexico, you can reach this city by bus. You can take buses directly from the Cancun International Airport. If you are availing the ADO bus service, turn right after exiting the airport’s main terminal and walk around 200 yards. Get a ticket right before exiting the terminal. Purchasing a ticket in Mexican Pesos will save you some dollars. One-way transfer services and rental cars are also available.
Scheduled bus service to destinations in the region (for example, Xel-ha, Tulum, Xcaret, Cancun, Cancun International Airport, etc.) and beyond depart from the bus station in Playa del Carmen at the southern end of La Quinta Avenida and Avenida Juárez close to the Ferry terminal to Cozumel.
If you wish to travel more comfortably, take first class ADO buses. They depart every hour or so for such tourist destinations as Xel-ha, Xcaret, and Tulum. Bus fares are in $4 range. The ADO buses go directly to Xcaret and Xel-ha entrances. They also run direct service to the Cancun International Airport from Playa Del Carmen for around $8 or 80 pesos.
Second-class Mayab buses also depart from La Quinta Avenida station. They stop more frequently on the way and drop off along the highway to Tulum. This requires walking from the highway to Xcaret or Xel-ha entrance.
Also organized bus tours are available from various bus companies. One of them is Tours Aldebaran, which cross the Riviera Maya and the Yucatan (Cancun, Tulum, Mahahual, Isla Mujeres, Celestun, Ek Balam, Merida, Rio Lagartos, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Sian Ka’an, Coba, Xelha, Xcaret, etc.).