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First Nonstop Flights To Tulum Airport Set To Begin This Week From These U.S. Cities 

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Planning your next getaway to Tulum? It’s about to get easier than ever as nonstop flights are set to launch to Tulum International Airport from the U.S. soon!

Over the last several years, Mexico’s president has launched two major infrastructure projects that will revolutionize travel for tourists visiting the Mexican Caribbean.   

The Maya Train, which has five sections open now, and the Tulum Airport, which opened on December 1st, have both been much-anticipated projects among tourists.   

Beautiful Green Grass In Front of the Tulum Airport Sign

While American tourists have been able to take the train, Tulum Airport has not received flights from the United States yet.   

But the first nonstop flights to Tulum Airport from the U.S. are set to begin this week.

These are the U.S. cities from which the flights will be arriving:  

From The U.S. To Tulum – The First Flights Available 

American Airlines and Delta will provide the first flights to the new Tulum Airport from the U.S., arriving in Tulum on March 28.   

Neither airline is a stranger to the Mexican Caribbean, in fact, American Airlines is one of the airlines that also offers the most flights to Cancun.   

On this inaugural occasion, flights to Tulum will depart from Dallas-Fort Worth, Charlotte, and Miami aboard American Airlines flights, and from Atlanta with Delta.   

american airlines plane in the sky

Other U.S. Airlines With Plans For Flights To Tulum 

A couple of other airlines have already announced that they will also be offering flights to Tulum, though launch dates have not yet been revealed.   

JetBlue will be offering flights from New York’s JFK Airport.   

United Airlines will be flying to Tulum out of four U.S. cities, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and New York. 

united airways plane flying

Tulum Airport’s Location 

Tulum Airport is not really located in Tulum.  

It’s actually about 25 miles from the center of town.   

The ride from the airport to the city takes roughly 40 minutes.   

Tulum International Airport

Getting From Tulum Airport To Tulum 

With the distance between the airport and the city, transportation is something you’ll need to consider if you’re flying into Tulum.   

Although no U.S. flights have arrived at the airport yet, national tourists have complained of the high prices for transfers.   

Even transportation providers have voiced their dissatisfaction with the airport’s charges, and some have stopped providing service.   

If not taking an ADO bus, you can expect to pay as much as $100 for transportation.  

Cars Parked Outside of Tulum International Airport

The Maya Train Station At Tulum Airport 

The Maya Train project still needs to be completed, and the route to Tulum isn’t operational yet, but it is expected to be by the end of the summer.   

There will be a Maya Train station at Tulum Airport, which is already in the works.   

This will give travelers a more inexpensive way to get to other destinations from Tulum Airport.   

Maya Train Track Running Through the Yucatan Peninsula

Is Tulum Safe? 

Just like any vacation destination, Tulum does have its share of crime, although most of it is petty crime like tour scams and pickpocketing.   

Otherwise, Tulum is generally considered to be a safe vacation destination because officials make security a priority.   

Tulum was mentioned in the U.S. State Department’s most recent warning to American travelers, but officials are not advising not to visit Tulum, but to take some precautionary measures while visiting.   

Being aware of your surroundings, staying in tourist areas, and keeping cash and important documents in a safe place are all steps you should take no matter where you visit.   

Military Guards Walking on a Beach in Tulum, Mexico

Why Tulum Is Worth Traveling To 

It’s not hard to see why travelers love Tulum.  It’s home to fascinating Mayan ruins, beautiful cenotes, and stunning beaches.   

It’s also a bit less crowded and a little more charming and authentic than some of the other popular Mexican Caribbean vacation destinations, like Playa del Carmen and Cancun.   

This is why so many travelers visit the destination every year, and soon, it will be even easier to get to Tulum.

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