Playa del Carmen

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Getting to Playa del Carmen


There are two international airports near Playa del Carmen, one 43 miles north in Cancún (CUN), and one 12 miles to the east on Cozumel (CZM). It’s possible to drive or catch a ferry from either airport to Playa del Carmen.


Air Tran, Alaska, Northwest Airlines, United, US Airways, Delta, Aeromexico, Aero California, Continental, Jet Blue, and American Airlines  fly non-stop to Cancún from Los Angeles, New York, Newark, Miami, Chicago, and Houston. Service to Cozumel is less frequent; US Airways, American, Continental, Delta, and Air Canada, make nonstop flights from various U.S. cities, including New York and Los Angeles, at least once per day.

Flight Times

The flight time to Cancún or Cozumel is approximately the same. It’s about 4.5 hours from Los Angeles, just over 4 hours from New York, 1.5 hours from Miami, and 3.5 hours from Chicago.

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