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Old 03-16-2005   #1 (permalink)
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Taxi question in Playa Del Carmen ???

Hello Everyone,

Will I have any problem catching a taxi in the early hours of the morning (4 to 5 AM) to the Cancun airport. I'm thinking of catching a 7:30AM flight back. (Very cheap flight !!!)

Also, any advice on how to avoid the $50 cab ride to Playa from the airport. Will the cabbies cut me and my buddy a deal at the airport ?

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Old 03-17-2005   #2 (permalink)
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You may want to check out "transfers" under the "trip planning" icon ... taxi from the airport is regulated and not likely to give you a break but there may be a bus running dpeending on time of arrival
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Will I have any problem catching a taxi in the early hours of the morning (4 to 5 AM) to the Cancun airport.
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If you are worried you can arrange it ahead of time. Do a search for info about the bus. It's 65 pesos from the airport into town.
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Sorry .. 1st bus to Aeropuerto is 8am via Riviera.

But you could try taking the bus to Cancun bus terminal then 1 to the Airport from there... but again .. I dont think that'll work.

How bout a collectivo to Cancun and grabbing a taxi along the Hotel zone to the airport... nahhhhhh ... dont think so ... hmmmmm .. guess you may be out of luck.

Opppss my bad..lol ... you wanted to know how to get to Playa from the Airport .. not get to airport from Playa @ 5am ... ?

I've opted for the Riviera bus .. cheap .. do a search.
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Taxi info.

Hi,

You mentioned a bus from Playa at 8:00AM to the Cancun airport. Will I be able to catch a taxi at 5:00 AM ?

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I'm so confused now ...lol

Jim .. you can take the Riviera bus from airport to Playa.

Getting to airport FROM Playa @ 5am ... take a taxi or private transportation.
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Thanks

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I think Denise A is either on vacation or suffering from withdrawal symptoms from a recent vacation ...
But ...
If you do a search of her posts, by author; or search "airport transportation" then look for her name ...
She has an exhaustive list of airport transport options.
Sorry, I'm not link-literate.

In terms of early am cabs, your hotel should be able to direct you to the nearest "stand" where the cabs congregate, or just call one for you.

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the answer to his question is no, he will not have a problem getting a cab at 5am.

if you have a thumb, you can get a cab.
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I just took a cab from town to the airport for $35 on Monday.
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So, James....what you are saying is....NO - he won't have a problem catching a cab at 5 a.m. Just want to clear up any misunderstandings.

I'm clear.
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Wow! Did this thread get confusing quickly or what?!

Yes, Babaloo, I think you read that correctly. James said Jim (or anyone) can grab a taxi that early.
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if you are concerned about getting one that early on the street, you can call this number 873 0032 or 873 0414 it is the dispatch number for the cabs. you can order a pick up ahead of time. the cost from playa to the ap is $35.
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So, James....what you are saying is....NO - he won't have a problem catching a cab at 5 a.m. Just want to clear up any misunderstandings.

I'm clear.
actually, that is only if he has a thumb apparently... no thumb, he's SOL
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