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Maya Train Cancun-Puerto Morelos-Playa del Carmen route up and running

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador along with Quintana Roo Governor Mara Lezama toured the new Cancun Airport – Playa del Carmen route.

During the official inauguration early Thursday, Governor Lezama said “the Maya Train is a detonator of the economy with a record of investments, shared prosperity and social justice.

Maya Train travel from Cancun to the Puerto Morelos Tren Maya station Thursday morning. Photo: February 29, 2024.

“I have said it before that the Maya Train is the train of social justice as it generates unprecedented development in tourism and investments,” Mara Lezama said during the Thursday afternoon travel between Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

The Puerto Morelos Maya Train station marked along the highway. Photo: February 29, 2024.

She cited more than 50 billion pesos in projects have been spent around the state for the rehabilitation of Colosio Boulevard, the road distributor of the Cancun International Airport, the extension of Chac Mool Avenue, the Nichupté Lagoon vehicular bridge, the Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport of Tulum, a beach access road in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, the Jaguar Ecological Park and improvement of archaeological zones.

The Tren Maya station at Puerto Morelos from the front exterior and below, train station interior. Photos: February 29, 2024.

“I am really excited to be here at the opening of section 5 of the Maya Train that now runs along the paths of transformation, which marks a before and after in these first 50 years of history of the State of Quintana Roo,” she added.

Tren Maya ticket prices from Cancun to Playa del Carmen.

The newly opened section 5 north that runs from the Cancun International Airport to Puerto Morelos and onto Playa del Carmen is a total journey of 45.6 kilometers of double electrified track.

Governor Lezama inside the Playa del Carmen station, also shown below. Photos: February 29, 2024.

The new route will have a special operating schedule of 10 departures per day that will accommodate both local workers and tourists with a capacity to move 2,210 passengers per day. For tourists, the Cancun to Playa del Carmen route will have a total of six departure-return schedules.

The ticket office inside the Playa del Carmen Tren Maya station. Photo: February 29, 2024.

They will be 9:00 a.m. 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. from Cancun traveling south to Playa del Carmen, while from Playa del Carmen to Cancun the departure times will be 10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. each direction stopping automatically at the Puerto Morelos Tren Maya station.