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How To Get From Merida to Holbox By Bus And Ferry- All Possible Ways

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We will write how to get from Merida to Holbox. The distance from Merida to Holbox is 316 kilometers. Click here to book online Cancun activities

The travel time from Merida to Holbox is around 4 hours and 30 minutes by taxi plus ferry. If you go by bus plus ferry around 6 hours travel time from Merida to Holbox Island. Read here how to get from Merida to Chiquila

The cheapest way from Merida to Holbox is by bus $29 USD that you can book online plus ferry for $11 USD for a total fare from Merida to Holbox of $40 USD.

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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 for $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodation starting from $120 USD.

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MERIDA TO HOLBOX

ADO BUS FROM MERIDA TO HOLBOX (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Merida to Holbox is by bus plus ferry. You will have to get a direct bus from Merida to Chiquila and from Chiquila to Holbox by ferry.

The ADO Bus will arrive just 2 minutes walking distance from Chiquila Ferry Port where you can buy the tickets going to Holbox.

ADO BUS SCHEDULE FROM MERIDA TO CHIQUILA

The ADO Bus schedule from Merida to Chiquila is starting at 6 15 am and 11 15 am. The ADO Bus in Merida is leaving from Merida ADO Bus Terminal and getting to Chiquila Port just 2 minutes walking distance.

The bus fare from Merida to Chiquila is around $29 USD (you can book online). The bus travel time from Merida to Chiquila is around 5 hours and 30 minutes.

FERRY SCHEDULE FROM CHIQUILA TO HOLBOX

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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.

9 Hermanos ferry 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.

The total bus plus ferry fare from Merida to Holbox is $40 USD that you can book online here. The total travel time from Merida to Holbox is around 6 hours (it can be longer depending on the traffic and waiting time).

BY TAXI FROM MERIDA TO HOLBOX

If you go from Merida to Holbox by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 4 hours to Chiquila where you will get the ferry to Holbox.

The taxi fare from Merida to Chiquila is around $200 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination

UBER FROM MERIDA TO HOLBOX

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If you are ordering Uber in Merida you should know that prices are similar to taxis or even more expensive. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and go to the pickup point in the airport. Expect to pay around $200-250 USD depending on your destination and time of the day.

CAR RENTAL AT MERIDA

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There are many options for renting a car in Merida. It’s the most convenient option if you would like to visit around but not for Holbox since cars aren’t allowed to drive in Isla Holbox. It will take you 4 hours to get to Chiquila from Merida with a private car. A few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro are available in the airport. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM MERIDA TO HOLBOX

Hotel transfers are also straightforward and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort. Prices are around $240 USD and you will be able to fit up 7 people. It will be around $30-40 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM MERIDA TO HOLBOX

The best way from Merida to Holbox is getting by ADO Bus if you are traveling on a budget for $29 USD plus $11 USD for the ferry Chiquila to Holbox. A total fare of $40 USD and 6 hours travel time from Merida to Holbox Island

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ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN HOLBOX

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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 accommodation starting from $120 USD.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT IN HOLBOX

There is 2 seasons dry and wet season. The rainy season starts in May. The best time to visit Holbox 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.

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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 the country’s dollars is very common and well-accepted.

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Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!