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The Closest Airport to Paradise: Your Guide to Tulum Airport

The Closest Airport to Paradise: Your Guide to Tulum Airport

So you’re planning a trip to Tulum and wondering how you’re actually going to get there…

Wooohooo! The grand opening of the New Tulum Airport – Felipe Carrillo Puerto was on December 1st, 2023 and the first international flights are projected to arrive starting March 2024!

No more long treks from Cancun to Tulum, spending two hours on a bus or in a car just to get to your vacation…

With direct access to the airport in Tulum, your vacay starts the second you touch down! This is huge news for travelers who will be able to maximize their time frolicking in the sun instead of wasting hours in transit. The New Tulum Airport is going to change the game and make getting to and from your escape in Tulum an absolute breeze. 

What are you waiting for? Start planning your next trip ASAP before everyone else catches wind of this incredible development!

All about the new airport in Tulum

Where is Tulum Airport?

Tulum – Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport just opened its doors and it’s already a game changer. Located just 15 miles south of the hot spot that is Tulum, this airport is a dream come true for travelers.

No longer will visitors to the magical beaches and ruins of Tulum have to fly into Cancun and endure a long drive down the coast. Now they can soar right into the airport that’s only a short 15 mile taxi or shuttle ride away.

With direct flights already scheduled from cities all across Mexico, the US and Canada, the new airport is making Tulum incredibly accessible. It feels like the town is getting an upgrade to a true international destination.

The design and facilities of Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport are top-notch too. It’s a beautiful new building with all the latest amenities. Traveling through will be a breeze and getting to paradise will be easier than ever.
With the new Tulum Airport now open, the future is bright for tourism to continue booming in the area. This is only the beginning of bigger and better things to come!

Tulum AIrport ©Gobierno Quintana Roo

Which airlines companies fly toTulum?

So it looks like there will be some new flight options starting up real soon.

End of March 2024, Delta is gonna have a daily flight available from Atlanta.

American Airlines will have one flight daily from Charlotte and Miami, and two flights a day from Dallas-Fort Worth.

Spirit Airlines is also getting in on the action with a single flight daily from both Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.

Then come May, United Airlines is going to kick things off with multiple flights per week from some major cities. They’ll be flying in several times a week from Newark, Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles.

So whether you’re looking to fly out of Georgia, Florida, Texas, or some big hubs on the west or east coast, it seems the selection of routes will be expanding before we know it.

More options is always good for travelers. I’m sure folks will appreciate having some new routes to choose from.


Getting from Tulum Airport to Tulum

Alright so once you land at the airport in Tulum, you’ve got a few options for getting to your hotel or rental.

You can take a taxi, which is usually the easiest since all you have to do is grab one outside the terminal. Just be sure to agree on a price with the driver before you get in.

Another choice is one of the airport shuttles. They’ll take multiple people at once so it’s more affordable than a taxi. Look for the shuttle signs or ask around inside where you can catch one.

And of course, you can also rent a car if you want the freedom to explore on your own schedule. Just be aware that parking can sometimes be tricky in Tulum, so a shuttle or taxi may be more convenient if it’s just for your arrival.

Tulum Ruins
Tulum Beach

Book your Tulum flight!

Well there you have it, everything you need to know about getting in and out of Tulum as painlessly as possible. While Cancun International Airport is still your best bet for direct flights from most places, the smaller Tulum Airport is making access to this rustic paradise even easier.

Whether you’re heading to Tulum for the boho-chic beach vibes, ancient Mayan ruins, or just a heavy dose of rest and relaxation, getting there really is half the adventure. 

Now the only thing left to do is book those tickets, pack your bags and get ready for a dreamy escape to one of the most stunning destinations on the planet. The hardest part will be leaving – but at least now you know the easiest ways to get back!

Have an amazing trip and don’t forget to soak in every blissful second.

Plan your Tulum tours!

Beyond its stunning beaches, Tulum offers an array of captivating experiences through various tours.

Uncover ancient ruins, swim in cenotes, explore lush jungles, and more!

Booking ahead guarantees access to these diverse and exciting adventures.

Don’t miss out on the hidden treasures of Tulum – discover its rich cultural heritage and thrilling activities by reserving your tours in advance!

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Meet Mateo: Your Tulum Insider Mateo, a passionate travel blogger, is your go-to source for all things Tulum. He uncovers the town's hidden gems and shares invaluable travel tips to make your Tulum experience extraordinary. Beyond his blog, Mateo collaborates with local experts to bring Tulum's culture and history to life. His passion for sustainable travel is evident, as he champions responsible tourism practices that protect the environment and support the local community. With Mateo as your guide, you'll unlock the secrets of Tulum and embark on a journey that transcends the ordinary and leaves you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.
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