Cancun international Airport; code CUN; located 52 km north of Playa del Carmen. The Cozumel Airport may also be considered for international access to this region (code CZM).
From the Cancun Airport one option is to rent a car or jeep to get from spot to spot. There is also private cab service to the region, and some properties may transfers as part of their packages. The bus to Playa del Carmen departs every hour from 10:30 am to 9:30 pm.
A company called ADO provides bus service from the airport to Playa del Carmen. Their terminal is located at the southeast corner of the Main Terminal. If you arrive at the Charter Terminal, you'll need to take the free airport shuttle service (van whit "ASUR" on the side) over to the main terminal.
Around the area, Cabs are available although expensive. There is also frequent bus service along Mexico 307. Several companies operate shuttle-type service between Cancun and Tulum with stops at several spots along the way. Rates are affordable, though service is somewhat irregular.
The highway connecting Cancun to the Riviera Maya® region is a modern, four-lane divided highway that now stretches all the way to Calica (10 km south of Playa del Carmen). Two lanes continue from there to Tulum. From Tulum the road is being widened from its narrow two lanes.