Getting to Tulum from the Cancun airport is very easy. There are a number of different options depending on your budget and time needs. The easiest and fastest way to get to Tulum is via a private transfer. There are also a number of shared van transfer options as well. You can take a taxi but this is the most expensive way to get to Tulum. It will probably cost around $130 usd. You can also take the bus. This is the most cost effective way and it is very comfortable and safe. But it will take the longest an be the most annoying- in general.
There are a number of great transfer companies that we know and have worked with. Picking a good transfer company can be tricky as they are not all created equal. Some are not good about being on time or in the right place. Some are a little shady and can rip off unsuspecting tourists. And some advertise really good deals but when the ride is actually complete there is some sort of change or small print. We are happy to arrange a transfer for you if you wish. We have worked with several companies and have picked the ones that are repeatedly on time and offer consistent service and prices. We do like to use Tulum based companies as we are wanting to promote the local economy. Please email us at TulumLiving@gmail.com if you would like more information.
We also work with a number of taxi drivers that offer wonderful services to the airport. These drivers can take you to the airport from Tulum but cannot pick you up at the airport because of the way the unions are set up. A taxi to the airport from Tulum will cost about $90 usd. These taxis are also a wonderful option for tours.