How to get to coba from Tulum

Posted on May 18, 2023 by Eduardo

If you are on vacation in Tulum, it is almost mandatory to visit Coba. So if you want to know how to get to Coba and some things you can do and find here then stay with us, because now we will tell you.


We know that the Yucatan peninsula was in the past a region where several Mayan civilizations settled and this can be seen with the great diversity of pyramids and archaeological sites it has.

Well, Coba is one of these archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian Mayan culture and although it is not as popular as Chichen Itza or the archaeological zone of Tulum, it has gained tourist strength today.

This is due to the fact that it is a “lost” archaeological zone, among the immense Mayan jungle and among which we can find a great amount of activities to do, history, culture and Mayan ruins.

In addition, and unlike other archaeological sites, here you can climb to the top of the castle and admire the grandeur of the jungle.

How to get to Coba from Tulum

As such there is no private transfer service from Tulum to Coba, but there is a transfer service to Coba from Cancun. But in this case, since you are already in the city of Tulum, you are only interested in knowing how to get to this beautiful archaeological site of the Riviera Maya.

Well, to get to Coba from Tulum you have the service of cabs, buses, buses and tours.


If you are in a hurry to get to Coba and you are traveling with only 2 other people, the cab service can be a very good choice. It has a cost of 340.00 MXN to 410.00 MXN and takes approximately 40 minutes to arrive.


There are buses that leave from the municipal palace of Tulum to Coba and cost approximately 100.00 MXN per person. It should be noted that these buses have specific departure and return times, you have to be very aware of them because they do not make a formal stop in Coba.


Another very good option that you can take to go to Coba from Tulum, is the ADO bus transfer service. It has daily departures from downtown Tulum to the entrance of the archaeological site of Coba and the schedules and prices can be consulted directly on the official ADO website.


If you want to save yourself a lot of hassle and at the same time get to know other places, then you can purchase a tour to Coba. Generally this type of tour does not only come with a visit to Coba, it also includes a visit to the Tulum area, beaches, some cenotes and of course transportation.

What to do in Coba

Like any archaeological site Coba is made up of several sites and ruins, which you have to know and of course, in another post we will talk about it in depth, however the list of these areas are:

  • The church (Coba group).
  • Las Pinturas complex.
  • The Observatory
  • Ball game courts
  • Sacbes and unexcavated temples.
  • Mayan communities.
  • Temple of Nohoch Mul.

It is worth mentioning that another of the things you can do and see here is the spring equinox and of course, although it cannot be compared to the experience of the equinox at Chichen Itza, it is absolutely an experience you have to live.


If you are in Tulum, you will certainly have no problem getting to Coba and believe me, it is one of the activities you have to do and see. Want to know more about the Riviera Maya? Read our post about: How to get to Chiquila.