The price of tickets from Cancun to Playa del Carmen will go up on Monday

El lunes sube el precio del pasaje de Cancún a Playa del Carmen. (Octavio Martínez/SIPSE)

Starting Monday, the cost of a van on the Cancun-Playa del Carmen route will increase by 10 pesos, from 45 to 55 pesos, confirmed operators of the Lázaro Cárdenas del Río taxi union.

In this way, the rate will have an increase of almost 20% in the price of the service. On this basis, the increases will be reflected in the various stops offered by the vans, mainly at the entrances of the various hotels that are work centers located along the Riviera Maya corridor.

The increase includes the Playa Exprés service, of the vans of the Lázaro Cárdenas and Andrés Quintana Roo unions.

In a tour carried out yesterday at the main base located in the downtown area of ​​Playa del Carmen, the drivers were providing information to users verbally, although they announced that in these days they will place physical signs.

There are around 12 thousand passengers who use this service every day, according to data provided by those in charge of the central base. This number of people are mainly workers and tourists.

The last increase in the number of vans on the Cancún-Playa del Carmen route was more than five years ago, during the previous state administration.

Yesterday, drivers reported that a meeting was being held at the Lázaro Cárdenas del Río taxi union, where all those involved in the service were present.

Novedades sought an interview with Luis Herrera Quiam, general secretary of the aforementioned union, but by the time the information was published he had not agreed to the request.

Operators argued that the rate adjustment is very necessary due to the increases in other products, mainly fuel, in recent years.

So far there has not been a statement from any state authority, on which the regulation of this service depends.

The increase will occur this time, one month after the end of the voting, where candidates, including members of the taxi drivers’ union leadership, made promises in favor of the economy of families.

Source: sipse