Getting to Playa del Carmen
If you, like most, are planning to travel to Playa del Carmen via the skies, look to fly into the busy international airport in nearby Cancún. The airport, one of Mexico's busiest and most important, welcomes flights from a seemingly endless list of national and international destinations. From the airport you can hop on a bus - operated by Autobuses Riviera - direct to Playa del Cármen, which is approximately 80 kilometers away. Buses leave frequently, roughly every 30 minutes.
From Playa del Carmen you can travel to numerous towns and sites throughout the Yucatan Peninsula and beyond via the extensive and inexpensive bus system. The city has two main bus terminals, each of which operates different routes. The ADO station (address: Avenida 20, between Calle 12 and Calle 14) handles bus routes with destinations throughout the interior of the Yucatan Peninsula, while you should head to the Riviera station (address: Quinta Avenida with Juárez) for any destinations along the coast.