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THE MAYAN TRAIN OPENS ITS CANCUN-PLAYA DEL CARMEN SECTION

Posted by AmorTulum on 29 de February de 2024
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The Tren Maya is transforming the tourism and economic landscape of the Yucatan Peninsula, connecting visitors and residents with the region’s wonders in a fast and sustainable way. Section 5, which runs from Cancun to Playa del Carmen, is a key example of this transformation, and here we tell you everything you need to know about this new route.

45.6 km of Electrified Track: Linking Destinations with Technology and Sustainability

With a total of 45.6 km of electrified track, Section 5 ensures an efficient connection between Quintana Roo’s two major tourist resorts. This section, which is divided into two distinct parts -43.3 km by the Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) and 2.3 km by Grupo ICA-, symbolizes a giant step towards the modernization of Mexico’s transportation infrastructure.

The Complete Route: From Cancun to Playa Del Carmen in First Class Comfort

The complete tour includes the key stations of the route:

  • Cancun Airport Station: Departure point for many travelers arriving in the region, ensuring seamless integration with air transportation.
  • Puerto Morelos: An undiscovered gem, offering travelers the opportunity to explore this tranquil fishing village.
  • Maintenance Base: Crucial for the optimal operation and care of the train units, ensuring the quality and safety of each trip.
  • Playa Del Carmen Station: The final destination, gateway to one of Mexico’s most vibrant tourist spots.

The Tren Maya not only promises efficiency, but also ensures that each trip is a comfortable and enjoyable experience. In addition, this route seeks to strengthen the local economy and boost tourism in a sustainable way.

Services and Schedules: Designed for Everyone

With 6 commercial services and 4 special services, the capacity to move 2210 passengers on each departure, the Tren Maya is designed to satisfy both tourists and workers.

Business Hours for Tourists:

  • Departures from Cancun at 9 am, 12 pm and 3 pm.
  • Returns from Playa del Carmen at 10:30 am, 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm.

Special Services for Workers:

  • Departures from Cancun at 6 am and 5:30 pm.
  • Returns from Playa del Carmen at 7:30 am and 7 pm.

The inclusion of these schedules reflects Tren Maya’s commitment to the development and support of the local community by providing a reliable and efficient means of transportation.

Cost of Tickets for All Profiles:

The Tren Maya seeks to be accessible to everyone, with prices that adjust to different needs and profiles. Tickets will be available at regular cost, discount for local residents, special for children and seniors, as well as corporate and group rates.

  • Special (elderly, handicapped, children): $79.00 MXN
  • Local (Quintana Roo I.D.): $99.99 MXN
  • Domestic (anywhere in Mexico): $148.00 MXN
  • International: $197.00 MXN / $11.50 USD

Premier Rate:

  • Domestic: $236.00 MXN
  • International: $315.00 MXN / $18.50 USD

These prices are not only competitive, but represent a more economical option compared to ADO buses that normally charge $108.00 MXN, or other forms of transportation that start at $98.50 MXN

Investment and Opportunities: Opening Pathways to the Future

Tren Maya seeks to promote an efficient intermodal connection to surrounding towns. Although bus services are currently available, there are plans to incorporate electric buses as of March 4, thus aligning with the region’s sustainability and modernization goals. Section 5 is not only a significant infrastructure project for its function as a connection between tourist destinations; it also represents a great window of opportunity for both Mexican and foreign investors. The arrival of this rail route promises to increase the value of the surrounding areas and boost local businesses.

With the advancement of the Tren Maya, southeastern Mexico is poised for an unprecedented economic and tourism resurgence. Whether you’re a tourist planning your next adventure, a worker looking for the best way to get around, or an investor looking for the next big opportunity, Section 5 between Cancun and Playa Del Carmen opens up a world of possibilities.

The Mayan Train is ready to take you. Are you ready to discover it?

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