Originally Posted by riu girl
Can anyone please advise me of inexpensive transportation options from Cancun to PDC, and then perhaps ultimately to Cozumel.
We will be flying from BUF - Cancun and then have to get from Cancun to Cozumel.
The flights from BUF - Cozumel are much pricier then BUF - Cancun and I hope that there is an inexpensive method of transportation from Cancun to PDC/Cozumel?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Take the ADO bus to PDC. $7 USD each ticket. As you exit the terminal via "The Gauntlet" after getting your bags, etc - veer to the right where the folks are gathering for their sad departures. Look for someone with an ADO embroidered shirt. If you see none...keep walking to the right and around the termainal you'll see big beautiful Mercedes buses. You can buy a ticket right at the bus if no one is near the departure doors. One will say PDC or Playa or Playa Del Carmen in the big front window.
After arriving in PDC, take your bags and head to the Ferry Terminal which is right there on Jaurez. Buy Ferry tickets and head to Coz. Easy Peasy.
From the READ MORE - Getting Here section tab above:
Direct bus to Playa del Carmen
Mexican bus company ADO/Riviera now operates a direct bus service between Cancun airport and Playa del Carmen, long awaited by many. Tickets are 65 pesos (about 7 usd) each way, either way. It leaves from outside the main arrival hall at the airport. Just before you exit the terminal, there is a ADO/Riviera counter where you buy the ticket. In Playa del Carmen the bus works out of the main bus terminal on 5th Avenue and Juarez.
A lot of people seem to get confused into accepting 'help' from other transport providers, even though they wanted to get on the bus. We're pretty hardened to this type of Mexican salesmanship after so many years of it, but you may find the urge to actually respond out of courtesy to the guys trying to get you to use their service. Just ignore them. You don't need any help to get on a bus. They are big, red and silver Mercedes buses with "ADO/Riviera" written in red on the sides.
This is the schedule (subject to change on short or no notice):
Cancun airport - Playa
10:30, 11:45, 12:45, 13:45, 15.00, 16:45, 17:45, 19:00, 20:30
8:00, 9:00, 10:30, 11:45, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18.15