The closest airport to Playa del Carmen is the Cancún International Airport . One can also fly into Cozumel International Airport and take a ferry across to Playa del Carmen. Cancun has the cheapest flights, but occasionally deals to Cozumel can be better. You can fly to Cancun’s airport from a host of US and European cities. See ‘Cancun’ for more information.

You can take a bus or taxi from the airport to Playa del Carmen. Buses will have space to stow strollers. Car seats are not mandatory in Mexico so you should either bring your own or pre book one from a private transfer company. You can book online in advance from well known companies such as:

  • Discovery Mundo (Private Transfers), ☎ +52 1 998-884-8286 (toll free: (866) 238-1312)
  • USA Transfers, ☎ +52 1 998-914-0290
  • Lomas Travel, ☎ +52-(998)881-94-00 (toll free: =1-314-669-6871 (calling from the USA))

You can also arrange to rent a car from the airport but remember to pre book a car seat to ensure availability if you are not bringing your own.