There are a lot of misconceptions about flying into Cancun. You will read about transfer services that never showed up. In this case it’s important to search diligently, check what other people are writing or use a service that hotels use. However, you will also find that prices range wildly and can be as much as $200 for one way from Cancun to Tulum. You will also real blogs and reviews that sound as if drivers are going to harass you as soon as you arrive at the airport. This is not true! Yes, there are many drivers holding signs and they will ask if you need a ride and it might seem daunting to try to find your driver, but nobody shouted at me, followed me or made me feel uncomfortable.
Choosing a Shuttle Service
The number of shuttle companies to choose from and the wide range of pricing makes the selection process overwhelming. Reading reviews and blogs makes it even more difficult. As a female solo traveler, I chose safety and reliability followed by price. I emailed eight companies. I heard back from some right away, some took a few days to write me back, and some never responded to my email. 💁🏻
I decided to hire USA Transfers. They had great reviews, strong ratings, were quick to respond with my questions and their pricing was in the middle of my estimates. Their website was clear and informative and the process was clearly explained. I also didn’t have to pay until I arrived at my destination in Tulum. 🌴
Here’s a little clip of my experience arriving at the airport looking for my shuttle.
The instructions on where to meet and how to pay were in my confirmation email. There was a group from USA Transfers holding signs and standing exactly where the email stated they would be. One of the women greeted me and confirmed my reservation. She walked with me and my driver to the van. The van was clean and my driver was courteous and professional. I was offered cold beverages and decided to go with a beer. I really don’t drink beer but got a kick out of the fact that it was legal to drink in the vehicle. I wish I had recorded my disbelief because I really didn’t believe it was ok.
It can be overwhelming to know which shuttle service to choose, especially as a female solo traveler. While there are many reputable companies, I had a great experience with USA Transfers.
They even gave me a fresh can Mexican water to cool off!
USA Transfers | Av. Huayacan Mz. 07 Lote 2 Local 2, Sm 313, 77560 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico | 52 998 914 0290