Last updated on January 8th, 2023 at 06:29 pm
How To Get From Cancun Airport To Holbox – You can go by bus, van taxi, Uber and private transfer before taking the ferry from Chiquila to Holbox island. The distance from Cancun International Airport to Holbox is 154 kilometers. Click here to book online Holbox activities and day trips
The travel time from Cancun airport to Isla Holbox is around 2 hours and 30 minutes by taxi and ferry. If you go by bus around 3 hours travel time from Cancun to Holbox. Read here Holbox vs Cozumel
The cheapest way from Cancun airport to Holbox is by bus plus ferry for 620 MXN which is $31 USD and you can book online. If you go by taxi will be around 2000-2500 MXN which is $100-120 USD depending on your final destination plus $10 USD extra for the ferry.
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SIM CARD AT CANCUN AIRPORT
I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Cancun airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Cancun. Read here best Mexico eSim and best Mexico sim card for tourist
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WHERE TO STAY IN HOLBOX
Around $20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Holbox. There are hotels mid-budget $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $120 USD.
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CANCUN AIRPORT TO ISLA HOLBOX
ADO BUS PLUS FERRY FROM CANCUN TO ISLA HOLBOX (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Cancun airport to Holbox is by bus plus ferry. There are no direct buses from Cancun airport to Holbox. You will have to get two ADO Bus: first from Cancun airport to Cancun and the second ADO Bus from Cancun to Chiquila. And the ferry from Chiquila port to Holbox.
The Ado Buses are leaving from Cancun airport to Cancun city every 40 minutes starting from 8 30 am to 11 10 pm. The ADO Bus fare from Cancun airport to city center is 100 MXN which is $5 USD. The bus travel time from Cancun airport to ADO Bus Terminal is around 40 minutes.
ADO BUS SCHEDULE FROM CANCUN TO CHIQUILA
Once in Cancun ADO Bus Terminal you will have to get an ADO Bus from Cancun to Chiquila. The ADO Bus schedule from Cancun to Chiquila is starting at 8 15 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 3 30 pm.
The bus fare from Cancun to Chiquila is around 300 MXN which is around $15 USD (it can be cheaper if you book online). The travel time from Cancun to Chiquila is around 2 hours and 30 minutes.
FERRY SCHEDULE FROM CHIQUILA TO HOLBOX
Once in Chiquila ADO Bus Terminal you will have to walk 2 minutes to the ferry port. The ferry schedule from Chiquila to Isla Holbox is running every 30 minutes. There are two companies offering the ferry from Chiquila to Holbox: Holbox Express and 9 Hermanos. (you can book online here)
9 Hermanos ferry from Chiquila to Isla Holbox is running every hour starting from 6 am to 9 pm. Check here 9 Hermanos ferry shcedule and fare. And Holbox Express is running every hour starting from 6 30 am to 9 30 pm. Check here Holbox Express ferry schedule and fare!
The ferry travel time from Chiquila to Holbox is 20 minutes. The ferry fare from Chiquila to Isla Holbox is 220 MXN which is $11 USD. (you can book online here)
The total bus fare from Cancun airport to Holbox is around 620 MXN which is around $31 USD. The total travel time from Cancun airport to Holbox is around 4 hours and it can be longer depending on the traffic and waiting time.
BY TAXI FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO HOLBOX
If you go from Cancun airport to Holbox by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 2 hours to get to Chiquila where you will have to get a 20 minutes ferry to get to Holbox.
The taxi fare from Cancun Airport to Chiquila is around 2000-2500 MXN which is $100-120 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination. You will have to add 220 MXN for the ferry per person which is $11 USD.
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UBER CANCUN AIRPORT TO HOLBOX
If you are ordering Uber in Cancun you should know that prices are similar to taxis. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and go to the pick-up point in the airport. Expect to pay around $100-140 USD depending on your destination and time of the day from Cancun Airport to Chiquila where you will have to take the ferry to Holbox.
CAR RENTAL AT CANCUN AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car at Cancun’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Holbox or you would like to visit around.
It will take you 2 hours and 30 minutes to get to Holbox from Cancun International airport with a private car plus the ferry Chiquila to Holbox. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available at the airport. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day. Click here to best the best deals renting a car in Cancun!
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO ISLA HOLBOX
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Cancun. Prices are around $230 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $55 USD per person taxi and ferry included.
BEST WAY FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO HOLBOX
The best way from Cancun Airport to Holbox is getting by ADO Bus if you are traveling on a budget for $20 USD around 400 MXN plus $11 USD ferry which is 220 MXN. You will have to take two buses plus the ferry and you will take at least 4 hours.
If you are traveling with more people you can try to get Uber or similar apps from Cancun airport will take around 2 hours plus 30 minutes with the ferry. Also private transportation if you book online in advance can get cheaper than Uber or a taxi from Cancun International airport to Chiquila.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN HOLBOX
A total of $15 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Holbox. There are hotels mid-budget for $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $120 USD.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN MEXICO
Your daily food budget travel in Mexico could be $8-10 USD if you eat in local places. If you are on a budget you can go for street food all around the country. You can buy tacos for $1 USD. If you are going for fine dining restaurants starts from $10 USD per person for a meal.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN MEXICO
There are 2 seasons dry and wet season. The rainy season starts in May. The best time to visit Mexico is from the months of November to April because it is the months of the dry season. However, lots of tourists prefer to travel from January to March since it’s not peak season but it can be rainy for a few days.
CASH IN MEXICO
Mexico has its own currency called the Mexican Peso. A $1 USD=19 MXN. There are lots of ATMs and exchange currency in many parts of the country. And you have to know that dollars is very common and well-accepted in the country.
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