Car Hire at Cancun Airport
Cancun on the south east coast of Mexico is a popular destination throughout the year with the tropical paradise offering picturesque beaches covering fourteen miles and archaeological wonders from the Mayan civilisation with temples and ritual sites littering Cancun’s beautiful landscape. With Cancun Airport’s convenient location on Route 307 between Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen, hiring a car can be an easy way to make the transfer after your flight to Cancun.
Where to hire a car at Cancun Airport
There are car hire offices for Avis, Thrifty, Budget, National, Enterprise and Hertz within a short distance of the terminal building at Cancun Airport. A free shuttle to collect your car from the airport is provided.
Petrol stations near Cancun Airport
When you hire a car with a full-to-full fuel policy you must ensure you refuel before returning it to ensure you don’t incur additional charges.
The closest petrol station is Cancun Airport is Pemex located 14km away and reached by taking the 307 highway and following for 14km to the petrol station on the right.
Driving around Cancun Airport
The roads in Cancun are well developed and easy to navigate and there are some incredible views to take in when on a road trip in the region.
When leaving Cancun Airport by car, you will be on the 307 highway which is Cancun’s main coastal road from where you can access most of the main tourist resorts and destinations.
Getting to your Destination
Here are some of the popular destinations for visitors to Mexico which can be easily reached once you have hired a car from Cancun Airport.
Cancun is one of Mexico’s most sophisticated resorts where you’ll find a bustling nightlife combined with opportunities for more sedate entertainment at the Mayan archaeological sites and the area’s eco-park.
Cancun Airport is 19km from Cancun city and can be reached by joining the 307 highway from the airport for 14km before joining Rodrigo Gomez towards Kabah for 5km to reach Cancun.
There is plenty of parking capacity in Cancun that is reasonably priced from 80-150 pesos for the day. There is a free car park in the market area of Cancun that is supervised and also in Isla Mall.
Tulum is reasonably unexplored today having been a destination for back-packers for the last few decades. Picturesque white sandy beaches fringed by turquoise waters are the norm in Tulum and it is also home to some of the most important Mayan ruins in the world.
Tulum is 118km from Cancun Airport and can be reached by following the 307 from the airport towards Cancun for 114kn before turning off into Tulum centre.
Tulum is famous for its laid back vibe although it is an area of considerable historical importance and parking should be kept to the many organised spaces, car parks and parking bays available at the resort. There is a newly constructed parking lot for the Tulum ruins, access from highway 307 charged at 100-150 pesos for the day.
Coba is a Pre-Columbian Maya civilisation ruined city located in Quintana Roo state about 44km northwest of Tulum. The large ruined city is estimated to have had 50,000 citizens with built up areas extending more than 80km2.
Coba is 163km from Cancun Airport and can be reached by taking the 307 highway and following for 113km to Tulum before following the QROO 109 for 47km directly into Coba.
There is plenty of car parking capacity in Coba with on-street parking widely available at no charge. Organised and supervised parking costs in the region of 100 pesos for the day and is mostly unlimited.