Welcome to our detailed dive into the exciting developments at the new Tulum International Airport, officially named Felipe Carrillo Puerto Tulum International Airport. This guide is designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the airport’s key features and the airlines that are bringing the world closer to Tulum!
If you are flying into Cancun, head on over to our Guide to the Cancun International Airport here.
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What Makes Tulum International Airport a Game-Changer?
When does Tulum International Airport officially open?
The new Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport has officially opened on December 1st, 2023! Check out the video below of the first commercial flight to land at the new Tulum airport:
What is the Official Tulum Airport Code?
If using IATA, including Google Flights, the code is TQO for the new Tulum airport. While ICAO engines will use MMTU as the airport code.
Where is Tulum International Airport Located?
Tulum International Airport is strategically situated just 12 miles from Tulum’s center, revolutionizing travel to this region. This location significantly shortens the trip compared to the lengthy journey from Cancun International Airport, which lies about 70 miles away.
This opens up an entirely new set of options for those looking at resorts like Bahia Principe Grand Tulum, or the ever-popular Barcelo Maya complex. And travel time to the new Secrets Tulum is only 20 minutes! We’ve put together an estimated travel time list of the most popular resorts in the area. Check it out below!
Travel Time To Popular Resorts From Tulum International Airport:
- Kore Tulum: 20 minutes
- Secrets Tulum: 20 minutes
- Dreams Tulum: 30 minutes
- Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort: 40 minutes
- Hilton Tulum: 40 minutes
- Conrad Tulum: 40 minutes
- Bahia Principe Grand Tulum/Coba/Akumal/Sian’Kaan: 40 minutes
- UNICO: 45 minutes
- Sunscape Akumal: 45 minutes
- Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Complex: 50 minutes
- TRS Yucatan: 50 minutes
- Barcelo Maya Complex: 55 minutes
What Can Travelers Expect from Tulum Airport’s Capacity and Design?
The airport, covering 1,200 hectares with a 3,500-meter runway, is constructed to handle up to 5.5 million passengers annually. It’s designed to accommodate around 32,000 flights each year, showcasing its potential as a bustling travel hub.
Can I Get Airport Transfers/Shuttles From Tulum International Airport? What Other Transportation Options Will Exist?
While the full transportation plan is still pending, a variety of options like buses, shuttles, taxis, and car rentals are expected to be setup at the airport. We stopped by the day after their official opening and found the following signs posted for transfer rates. These are pretty expensive rates, so if you are flying into Tulum please reach out to us. We’re already setup to provide private roundtrip transfers for all our clients from the new Tulum airport. If you’re looking for private transfers from Tulum International Airport – get in touch!
How Much Are Airport Transfers From Tulum International Airport?
We primarily work with Lomas and Amstar when it comes to private transfers, and both agencies are already fully setup and functioning our of Tulum Airport! Here are their rates for basic private transfers as of December 2023.
Lomas Private Transfer Pricing From Tulum Airport (Up To 7 Passengers)
- Downtown Tulum, Aldea Zama, Beach Road: $209
- Hilton Tulum: $209
- Dreams Tulum, Secrets Tulum: $209
- Bahia Principe Complex: $209
- Secrets Akumal: $266
- UNICO, Grand Palladium Riviera Maya, TRS Yucatan, & the Barcelo Maya Complex: $349
Amstar Private Transfer Pricing From Tulum Airport (Up To 7 Passengers)
- Downtown Tulum, Aldea Zama, Beach Road, Secrets Tulum: $155
- Hilton Tulum: $194
- Dreams Tulum, UNICO, Secrets Akumal, TRS Yucatan, Grand Palladium Riviera Maya: $194
- Barcelo Maya Complex: $276
The airport also has miscellaneous other transfer companies stationed there. Here are the publicly posted prices that we were able to have photographed at the airport on December 2nd, 2023. We are in no-way affiliated with ShuttleExpress below. Use this solely as a point of reference.
What About Tren Maya at Tulum International Airport?
For those of you eagerly following along the Tren Maya project, an official Tulum Aeropuerto station will directly connect the new airport to the Mayan Train. However reports show that the station hasn’t been completed yet, and is unlikely to be ready for the airports official opening in 2023. A more realistic timeline for the train station to be completed is mid-2024.
Here is the proposed Tren Maya station map for the Tulum airport:
Which Airlines are Launching Flights to Tulum Airport? [Updated December 2023]
Delta Air Lines (Starting March 28, 2024)
Routes: Atlanta (ATL) to Tulum (Daily)
Spirit Airlines (Starting March 28, 2024)
- Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tulum (Once Daily)
- Orlando (MCO) to Tulum (Once Daily)
- Los Angeles (LAX) to Tulum
- San Francisco (SFO) to Tulum
- Mexico City’s Felipe Ángeles International Airport (MEX) to Tulum
Routes: Mexico City’s Felipe Ángeles International Airport (MEX) to Tulum
American Airlines (Starting March 28, 2024)
- Charlotte (CLT) to Tulum (daily)
- Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Tulum (two daily flights)
- Miami (MIA) to Tulum (daily)
United Airlines (Starting March 31, 2024)
- Newark/New York (EWR) to Tulum
- Houston (IAH) to Tulum
- Chicago (ORD) to Tulum
- Los Angeles (LAX) to Tulum (Starting May 23, 2024)
- Full flight schedule hasn’t been released yet.
The launch of Tulum International Airport is a pivotal moment in making this enchanting destination more accessible. With a host of airlines ready to connect Tulum with major cities across the globe, travelers can now enjoy easier and more varied options for their journey. Keep this guide as a reference for your upcoming travels to the beautiful and mystical land of Tulum. We’ll be keeping it updated as more flights are announced and more airlines introduce the new Tulum International Airport to their flight schedules!
For now, enjoy some photos from the new Tulum International Airport!