How to Get from Cancun Airport to Valladolid

How to Get from Cancun Airport to Valladolid

How to Get from Cancun Airport to Valladolid

Wondering how to get from Cancun airport to Valladolid, Mexico?
The small colonial city of Valladolid is one of the best places to visit in Mexico and should be included in every Yucatan Peninsula itinerary.

You can visit fantastic places from Valladolid like the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, the impressive Cenote Suytun, and the Yellow City of Izamal.

The nearest airport to Valladolid is Cancun International Airport. The distance between the Cancun airport and Valladolid is 161 km.
Once you arrive in Cancun, you can reach Valladolid in 2-2,5 hours.

Getting from Cancun airport to Valladolid is very easy. In this post, you’ll find the best transport options.


1. Take the ADO Bus from Cancun to Valladolid

The bus is the cheapest way to get from Cancun to Valladolid.

ADO is the largest and most popular bus company in Mexico. The Mexican ADO buses are safe, air-conditioned, comfortable, and cheap.

It is used by budget travelers and locals alike to get to places such as Valladolid, Merida, Tulum, and Bacalar.

Cancun to Valladolid by bus

There are no direct buses from Cancun airport to Valladolid.

As there is no Uber at Cancun airport, you will need to take an ADO bus or taxi into Cancun city and then transfer to the direct bus to Valladolid.

The bus ride between Cancun airport and the ADO bus station takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes and costs 5 USD.

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The ADO bus runs several times a day from Cancun. The travel time by bus is approximately 3 hours, but can be longer depending on traffic.

The bus fare from Cancun to Valladolid is around 15 USD. Book in advance, and you can get cheaper tickets for 9 USD!

On the ADO official website, you can find information on timetables and current prices. Unfortunately, not all credit cards are accepted for payment on the ADO website.

Therefore, you can buy your bus ticket via or the ADO ticket offices.

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La Casona de Valladolid

The ADO bus terminal in Valladolid is located right in the town center of Valladolid.
Once you arrive in Valladolid, you can easily walk to your hotel or catch a taxi if you don’t want to walk.

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2. Rent a Car and Drive from Cancun to Valladolid

Car rental is the perfect way to explore Valladolid and its nearby attractions. The roads are well maintained and safe to drive in Mexico.

From Cancun to Valladolid, the journey time by car is 2 hours depending on traffic. Be sure to book accommodation that includes free parking.

The best place to rent a car in Cancun airport, where you can find many car rental companies or book online.

We rented a car on for 35 USD/day, which included full insurance. On this site, you can book your car from international and local Mexican companies and get the best prices.

The 180D highway connecting Cancun and Valladolid is a toll road costing 363 MXN.
They don’t accept credit cards or USD, so make sure you bring enough Mexican pesos! There are no ATMs and few petrol stations between Cancun and the highway.

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How to get to Valladolid

3. Take a Tour from Cancun

If you only want to visit Valladolid and Chichen Itza, the easiest way is to join a day trip from Cancun.

It’s a great option if you are spending a short time in Mexico and don’t want to worry about details like how to get from Cancun to Valladolid.

Valladolid is one of our favorite places on the Yucatan Peninsula and is worth staying longer than a day trip.

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You can book popular day tours from Cancun in town, at most hotels, or online.

On, you can find all the information and current prices, read official reviews, and book the best tours.

On most Cancun day trips, you can visit one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, the Chichen Itza, swim at Cenote Ik Kil, and take a short visit to Valladolid.

Visit Cenote Ik Kil

Most Cancun tours include free hotel pick up and drop off at Hotel Zone Cancun and Riviera Maya.
They also include air-conditioned transfers, guides in English or Spanish, entrance fees, a buffet lunch, and free cancellation.

The Cancun day tours start from just 69 USD, and you can see a lot in a short time.

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Cancun tours to Chichen Itza

4. Book a Private Transfer from Cancun to Valladolid

The easiest and best way to get from Cancun to Valladolid is to book a private transfer. You can easily book a private transfer online or at the Cancun International Airport.

The regular vans carry up to eight passengers, the prices starting from 205 USD for one way and 400 USD round trip. As this is the full price and not per person payable, it is perfect for families and groups.

Transfers from Cancun to Valladolid

The Cancun private transfer includes pick-up at the airport or anywhere in the city, a bilingual driver, and a comfortable air-conditioned van.

They will meet you outside the airport, take you and your luggage to the shuttle and drive you straight to your hotel in Valladolid in around 2.5 hours.

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5. From Cancun to Valladolid by Taxi

Getting from Cancun to Valladolid by taxi is the most expensive way.

But you can always get a taxi at the airport and get to Valladolid quickly.
You should agree on the fixed price with your taxi driver before you get in because most taxis don’t have fare meters.

Usually, if you speak Spanish and are a bit more confident, you can bargain.

The journey time by taxi is around 2 hours, and the cost of a taxi ride starts from 200 USD.

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Cancun to Valladolid by taxi

These were the best ways to get from Cancun to Valladolid. If you have any questions or thoughts, let us know in the comments below.


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