How to get to Xcaret from Cancun

Posted on May 31, 2023 by Eduardo

Not only wonderful beaches you will find in the Caribbean paradise of the Riviera Maya and if you have heard of a unique park with archaeological wonders, you surely know that it is Xcaret.

This destination full of history and magnificent spaces full of nature is waiting for you, so read on to find out how to get to Xcaret from Cancun.

To get to this ecological park full of activities for all ages, majestic subway rivers, its plazas, chapels, impressive panoramic views from its Scenic Tower and of course the magical Mayan archaeological sites you will find as you read on.

How to get to Xcaret from Cancun
Taking Cancun as a starting point, the transfer is simple, it is by land, with 75 km of distance approximately and it is arrived after 1 hour through the Highway that connects from Cancun to Tulum.

If you are going from the airport or from the place where you are staying, these are the options you have to get there.

We take this opportunity to remind you that you have a 10% discount on your transfer service to Xcaret using the code TRANSFER10. Click here.

Visit in Tour

To enjoy an experience with comfort and zero worries, paying for a tour is always a pretty practical alternative to learn about going to Xcaret.

When you plan a trip and for you it is an unknown destination or it is far away it is normal that there is the fear of getting lost on the way, hiring a company specialized in organizing visits to tourist destinations, from the transfer from the airport to the hotel and from there to the desired destination, in this case Xcaret park.

Then a tour ensures you forget about having insecurities about whether you made a correct reservation or purchase. In addition, you can enjoy all the offers and everything that the park has to offer.

A company that makes sure to offer very complete and quality services is Transfer Cancun Airport who assures you private air-conditioned transportation, tickets to the park and its Xcaret Plus areas, lunch, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, shows in the park, safety equipment such as life jackets, visits to the beaches and cultural exhibitions, among other special activities, all under the supervision of expert and bilingual guides.

In their website you can see the details of their tour to Xcaret.

Car Rental

If you have an independent and adventurous spirit and you like to enjoy your own agenda and organization of your time, your alternative is undoubtedly the rental of a car. It will also be useful if a small group of companions goes with you.

Your tool to get there is to have the address in an application on your phone like Google Maps or a GPS and you will arrive without problems, besides you will not have to cancel the payment of a parking lot in the park since they are free.


Without a doubt, it is an attractive option if your thing is comfort in the transfer, if you don’t want to walk a lot to terminals or share transportation with other tourists.

The detail to take into account when taking a cab to Xcaret will be the fact that you must have a tight budget for it. Only the cost of the one way trip to the park does not go below 180$ and can go up to 200$.


To go to Xcaret park by bus you have two transports in the Cancun terminals, the Transporte Playa Express and the Autobuses Mayab buses.

To locate the Mayab terminal, which in turn belongs to the ADO buses, you can go to the headquarters on Av. Uxmal or also enter the website where you can view the departure times, prices, make your reservation according to the plans and distribution of your time.

The buses will leave you at the entrance of the park, you just have to consider very well the place where you are and the time it will take you to get to the departure point of the bus. The buses work from 8:30 in the morning until 10:00 at night and have departures every 30 minutes.


Vans have always been a preferred option of transportation to Xcaret among visitors and locals who wish to travel to Riviera Maya destinations.

The travel times remain the same, however you have the opportunity to choose whether to use a shared or private van, the Transfer Cancun Airport vans are private and guarantee a safe and smooth arrival from the airport or hotel where you are staying to the park and an equally reliable and safe return.

You can easily book their services, in their web page indicated above or if you prefer here you have their contact numbers and hours of operation of their call center. Keep in mind that the park is open all year round, so you can plan your vacation and transfer at your convenience.

Now that you know how to get to Xcaret from Cancun, we remind you that Tulum is very close and here we tell you how to get to it: How to get to Tulum from Cancun.