Fly into Cancún and take a bus directly from the airport, or fly into Cozumel and take the passenger ferry.
Hwy. 307 is the only highway that passes through Playa. A soaring overpass bypasses the busy city traffic—stay off it unless you’re traveling south of Playa. Stick to the main highway and the two main arteries into town. Avenida Constituyentes works well for destinations in northern Playa, while Avenida Juárez leads to the town’s main square and ferry pier. Keep to the inside lanes that permit turning left at any of the traffic lights. Don’t panic if you miss your turn; just keep going south until you get to the highway’s turnaround, then double back, staying to your right.
Air-conditioned passenger ferries to Cozumel leave from the pier, 1 block from the main square. There is also a car ferry to Cozumel from the Calica pier just south of Playacar. The schedule changes with demand. You can usually count on hourly departures in the morning and late afternoon -- just like rush hour on land. Ferries typically depart every 2 hours around midday.
Taxi fares from the Cancún airport are about $75 one-way.
Autobuses Riviera offers service from the Cancún airport about 10 times a day between 8:10am and 8pm. Cost is about 146 pesos one-way. Ticket counters are located outside customs at Terminals 2 and 3. At either terminal, you can also pay the driver, in either pesos or U.S. dollars. From the downtown Cancún bus station, buses depart almost every 30 minutes and cost 40 pesos.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.