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Airport Transportation

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Vancouver
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for Akumal, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Puerto Morelos
posts: 29,539
Airport Transportation

Thought I would start a new thread on Transportation from the airport

Some facts

- Shared transfers as part of your package are great but will always take longer due to waiting for others to clear customs and get their luggage. Akumal is the last set of resorts so travel time is therefore longer

- Direct transfers means you share your van with others (so some extra wait/load time) but the van goes directly to your resort

- Private transfer - only your group direct to your hotel/resort - also allows a short stop to get drinks - longer shopping stops are at an extra cost - you must prebook these and cannot add extra people without notifying them ahead of time

- ADO buses are cheap (110-120 pesos) will take you into Playa or Cancun.

- Colectivo from the airport - not available

- Taxis (only one company called Yellow Transfers) - no need to prebook

- Airport website: This is the fake website - do not use it (http://www.cancun-airport.com/index.htm) - The real one is http://www.asur.com.mx/

- Paying is done online (US$) or paying in cash (US$) - you must pay for a round trip up front. Most will accept pesos as well and should use the official exchange rate

- It is easy finding your 'greeter' with their company shirts - they may have your name on a sign / maybe not - they will check your paperwork and then call in your vehicle - should take 5 minutes - don't forget to tip him/her - usually 20 pesos is appropriate

- Tipping your transfer driver - usually 100 -150 pesos each way - extra if more of you, they help you / stop at a store - buy the driver a drink

- Airplane gets delayed - all these companies monitor flight arrivals so they know of delays

- All of these companies offer excursion / van rentals

- If the transfer company wants to meet you at your resort to confirm your departure DONT - it is only an excuse for them to sell you tours

The following are the more popular trusted ones (in alpha order) - please add others - I have quoted prices in US$ for 3 people to Akumal. Infants that sit on your laps usually do not count. I hope I have posted correct info but pipe in if not. Each company has their loyal followers and some may have newer vehicles than others

AGI TRANSFERS

- Cost is $90 one way / $170 round trip

- website is http://agitours.com/

BEST DAY TRANSFERS

- Cost is $171 one way / $320 round trip

- Shared transfers also available but are still more $ than most of the private transfers

- website is http://www.bestday.com/Transfers/Cancun/

CANADA TRANSFERS

- Also known as Comfort Transfers

- cost is $65 one way / $117 round trip

- website is http://www.canadatransfers.com/

- Extras include Cnd funds at par with US$, free water/cold facecloths, pre-order beers & pop, also sunscreen and other items may be pre-ordered

CARM TRANSFERS

- Also known as Cancun and Rriviera Maya transfers

- cost is $85 one way / $155 round trip (3-5) - under 3 people is cheaper

- website is http://www.cancunandrivieramaya.com/

- Extras include pre-order beers & pop,

DREAM DAYS TRANSFERS

- Limos and High End Vehicles

- cost is $154 one way / $298 round trip (up to 7)

- website is dreamdays.com/cancun-airport-transfers/index…

- Extras include free beer. Extra $ for Champagne, tequila, chocolates, flowers

LOMAS TRANSFERS

- cost is $115 one way / $188 round trip (for up to 6)

- website is http://www.lomas-travel.com/transfers/

- Extras include limos and higher end vehicles ($)

YELLOW TRANSFERS

- The official / only taxi company at the airport - no reservation needed

- cost is $124 one way / $220 round trip

- website is http://www.yellowtransfers.com/en/

USA TRANSFERS

- Also known as Entertainment Plus Transfers

- cost is $80 one way / $130 round trip

- website is http://www.usa-transfers.com/

- Extras include Cnd funds at par with US$, pre-order sunscreen and other items

77 replies to this topic
Vancouver
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for Akumal, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Puerto Morelos
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21. Re: Airport Transportation

Here is a great thread on arriving at the airport from another expert, Llisa

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g3198845-i27741-k6…

Los Angeles...
posts: 23
reviews: 2
22. Re: Airport Transportation

I just believe it is unfair to pay the same price if you are 2 people traveling or if you are 6.. i mean.. i have found this situation with many companies.

Cancun
posts: 879
reviews: 18
23. Re: Airport Transportation

Why is unfair ?

The transportation company has exact same expense to transport 1 or 6 , not a penny less.

They charge for their expenses involved, gasoline etc would be exact same as if is 1 transported or 6

Massachusetts
posts: 5,596
reviews: 24
24. Re: Airport Transportation

You don't pay the same for 2 as for 6 with private transfers, at least not with USA Transfers. The cost depends on how many are traveling because the more that are going, the bigger the vehicle. Up to 3 people pay the lowest, and then it goes up from there. If you were using a shared transfer, you would pay per person, so you might end up paying more in the long run than if you used a private transfer. The worst way to book transfers is through the travel company you book your package with. They charge quite a bit more than if you arrange your own transfers because they are getting some of that money for themselves.

Grand Junction...
posts: 13
25. Re: Airport Transportation

How much would you tip in there is six of us on a private trandsfer. I have always tipped 20 each way as there were 5 of us, bringing my daughters friend so will have 4 teenagers!

Thanks Beth

Vancouver
Destination Expert
for Akumal, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Puerto Morelos
posts: 29,539
26. Re: Airport Transportation

Between $20-25 tip

Some doa $5 per person tip

Vancouver
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for Akumal, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Puerto Morelos
posts: 29,539
27. Re: Airport Transportation

I'm iffy about Cancun Transfers as their website is very misleading

Looks like a fake airport website

http://www.cancuntransfers.com/

They are about $130 round trip

Edited: 7:59 pm, January 25, 2014
South Wales
posts: 88
reviews: 9
28. Re: Airport Transportation

There seem to be a lot of people who have used Cancun Transfers though, without any real issues.

Though I still booked Canada Transfers for next month, as they seem at least as good, but a bit cheaper.

Beverly Hills...
posts: 277
reviews: 10
29. Re: Airport Transportation

Great post! But now I'm very confused about USA Transfers... The site you provided is not even similar to the site I've found in another post which is http://www.entertainment-plus.net/

Vancouver
Destination Expert
for Akumal, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Puerto Morelos
posts: 29,539
30. Re: Airport Transportation

USA is the same company as Entertainment

May have 2 websites / same company

Same great service

Prices of course will be much less from ERC than what I posted

Hope you have a great trip

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