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How Much Are Taxis In Cancun?

Dear Editors,

Is it cheaper and faster to take a taxi from the Cancun airport to your hotel or use the company’s transfer vouchers? How much are taxis in Cancun?


Hi Laurie,

This is not an easy question to answer because there are so many variables. First of all, are the company vouchers free to you or pre-paid? if yes, than it will certainly be cheaper to use the vouchers than pay a taxi driver, though it’s likely you’ll have to wait for other people headed to your hotel before the shuttle leaves. All in all though, this is probably your best bet, provided these are already paid for.

If, on the other hand, you would need to pay for these vouchers, it would help to know where you’re headed once you land in Cancun. If you’re headed to the hotel zone, expect to pay about $10 – $12 per person for a shared van service. For a private taxi, expect to pay about $50 per vehicle. You will pay significantly less if you opt for a gypsy cab rather than an official airport taxi. If you’re headed to points on the Riviera Maya / Playa del Carmen, expect to pay $80 – $100 per vehicle. If you’re headed to Playa del Carmen or Tulum, the price will be higher — about $140.

Hope this helps!

Happy Travels,



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Hiring a taxi is always a cheap and easiest way to make your travel appropriate. In this way you will save your time and money.

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