Transportation Advice

Posada Yum Kin Hotel Tulum is located two hours south of busy Cancun and about a half hour south of Playa del Carmen in the southern-most tip of what is now referred to as Riviera Maya. It’s about four hours north of the Belize border.

Posada Yum Kin is centrally located, just a 10-minute walk to downtown or a 10-minute drive to Tulum’s world famous beaches, the Mayan ruins or the Sian Ka’an Biosphere.  Sun worshipping, water sports and Mayan spa rituals are right around the corner!

The closest airport is located in Cancun. Here are a few of the best options for transportation to Tulum:


Car Rental


Major car rentals are available at Cancun airport. Liability insurance is required and can nearly equal the daily/weekly rental rate.

Plan for a 2-hour drive to the hotel. Request a map from the car rental and click here for our map for once you are in Tulum.

Directions:  Drive south on highway #307 from Cancun airport -130 km or 81 miles. As you enter Tulum, at the street light, you will see San Francisco Supermarket at your right. Turn right, drive half a mile and turn left on Bodega Aurrera Supermarket Street. Drive 0.6 miles until you arrive at a paved road, turn right, go 1 block, turn right again and go 3 more blocks until you see Posada Yum Kin’s white façade on your left.


Bus Service

ADO Bus Service is available from Cancun to Tulum and may require a transfer in Playa del Carmen. Approximate cost is under $10 each way, per person. The bus will drop you in downtown Tulum. From there it is a short walk or taxi ride to Posada Yum Kin.


Airport Shuttle and Transfer Services

Shuttle service is offered through Toucan Kin, starting at $53 USD per person round trip from Cancun airport to PYK Tulum.

We also recommend Yellow Transfer for airport transfers.


Taxi Service

Taxi service from Cancun airport is the most costly way of transporting to Tulum. Fares vary and were last reported to be approximately $150 each way.


Local Taxi Service


Getting around Tulum by taxi is easy and affordable. Most fares in town are about $5 and to the beach around $8-10.

Artemio is a local driver that caters to our guests. You’ll find him polite and dependable. Our concierge will be happy to contact or schedule him anytime.

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