ADO Bus From Cancun Airport To Mahahual

I just had this question asked the other day on this blog, so here is your answer.  It is the latest update on the ADO service to Mahahual.  I am sharing this from another blog here.

Update January 2016

ADO has again added another bus into Mahahual, as well as a new wrinkle in the airport trip, making another update needed. Now, there is a bus from the Cancun central station at 6:45 AM, 3:30 PM and 10:15 PM. It stops in Playa Del Carmen and has departure times from there an hour later, and Tulum another hour later. Those buses arrive in Mahahual at about 11:30 AM, 8:00 PM and 3:00 AM. All the buses arrive in the downtown and stop next to the taxi portal on Calle Sierra. Buses leave from that same spot each day at 7:00 AM, 10:15 AM and 5:00 PM. A new twist has been added to this return route though, so pay attention!

Now, if you want the driver to drop you at the airport, buy a ticket to Cancun and then tell the driver to drop you at the airport and he will do that as they pass by. This is one of those common sense things that someone finally realized … if the bus drives right by the airport entrance/exit, why not add 10 minutes to the route and service the airport as well. Just remember to buy your ticket to Cancun and not Playa Del Carmen. Thanks ADO!!

They are still using the small sprinter buses, so buy your tickets early when you can, because they sometimes fill. Because of that, it is always best to have a “plan B”, so knowing about the second class buses that also work out of the Cancun and PDC depots is a good thing as well, so again, pay attention! You might thank me later.

Mayab buses, the primary second class bus company in the area, leave about every hour and travel up and down highway 307, the main travel artery that goes from the north to south of the state. These buses have A/C and are comfortable, but make stops at any roadside bus stop, so they take longer than the more direct ADO 1st class buses. You can hop on one of these that is going south at any time and buy a ticket to Lemones, the last town before Mahahual on the main highway. From there, there are always taxis waiting that can take you the last half hour drive to Mahahual and the cost for that is $360 MX, about $30 US for a vehicle upto 4 people. For a detailed blog on this trip, check my blog on that subject here.

Caribe, another ADO company, now does three buses each day too, to Chetumal from downtowm Mahahual. Fernando tells me that ADO is planning another once a day bus from Merida at some point still too. This will be a welcome addition as well, as we have been directing people from the US and Canada to fly into that city to see a different and unique slice of Mexico. There you have it. Sooooo easy to get here now, so no more excuses. Hurry too, we’re keepin’ your drinks cold!

See you soon.

I will keep posting transportation updates when I get them.  Trust me, in the near future it is going to be a lot easier to get to Mahahual, than it has in the past.

Thanks for reading,

Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

2 thoughts on “ADO Bus From Cancun Airport To Mahahual

  1. Diana Orizaga says:

    Wow, nice service available to transport from Cancun. It’s important to find a service provider who provides the transport cost in affordable price & I got “Nasttransfers” who provides transportation from Cancun in an affordable range.

  2. Hola Stewart! Getting from Mahahual to Playa del Carmen — So I go down to the bus station opposite the ball field, a/k/a “Shuttle Bus Taxi Tour” and there’s nothing about anything to Playa–it’s all collectivos to Chetumal. Of course you can get to FCP and so on, but…

    So with me standing there looking stupid, the lady kindly sends me off to the ADO stop, which is right near Loncheria Primo, as near as I can tell. So I’m looking and looking…when the 10:30 ADO bus pulls up right outside Hotel Mexico Lindo. The driver points me across the street to the liquor store, where there’s something taped up on the window about ADO. Sure enough the lady at the register prints me a ticket for tomorrow’s 10:30 to Playa, MX$342. Sorted!

    The a.m. busses are at 7:30, 10:30, 12:30.

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