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How To Get From Tulum to Holbox By Bus And Ferry – All Possible Ways

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We will write how to get from Tulum to Holbox by bus and ferry. The distance from Tulum to Holbox is 197 kilometers. Click here to book online Cancun activities and day trips

The travel time from Tulum to Holbox is around 3 hours by taxi and ferry. If you go by bus around 4 hours travel time. Read here how to get from Holbox to Tulum

The cheapest way from Tulum to Holbox is by bus for $25 USD plus ferry for $11 USD and you can book online total of $36 USD. If you go by taxi will be around $130-150 USD depending on your final destination. Read here Holbox vs Tulum

You can also rent a car in Tulum or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi, the same price like Uber or similar apps.

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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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TULUM TO HOLBOX BY BUS AND FERRY

ADO BUS FROM TULUM TO HOLBOX (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Tulum to Holbox is by bus and ferry. There are just a few direct buses from Tulum to Chiquila. Once in Chiquila Port you will have to take the ferry from Chiquila to Holbox Island.

ADO BUS SCHEDULE FROM TULUM TO CHIQUILA

The ADO Bus schedule from Tulum to Chiquila is starting at 8 10 am, 10 20 am, 12 20 pm and 1 50 pm. The ADO Bus in Tulum is leaving from Tulum ADO Bus Terminal and getting near Chiquila Port.

The bus fare from Tulum to Chiquila is around $25 USD (you can book online). The travel time from Tulum to Chiquila is around 3 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 fare from Tulum to Holbox is around $36 USD. The total travel time from Tulum to Holbox is around 4 hours (it can be longer depending on the traffic and waiting time).

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BY TAXI FROM TULUM TO HOLBOX

If you go from Tulum to Holbox by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Tulum to Chiquila is around 2 hours and 30 minutes where you will get the ferry Chiquila to Holbox for $11 USD and 30 minutes travel time.

The taxi fare from Tulum to Chiquila is around $130 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination

UBER FROM TULUM TO HOLBOX

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If you are ordering Uber in Tulum you should know that prices are similar to taxis and 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 $150 USD depending on your destination and time of the day.

CAR RENTAL AT TULUM

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There are many options for renting a car in Tulum. It’s the most convenient option if you would like to visit around. It will take you 2 hours and 30 minutes to get to Chiquila from Tulum with a private car where you will have to take the ferry. A few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro are available in the airport. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM TULUM 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 $140 USD and you will be able to fit up to 3 people. It could be $45 USD per person. And for $170 USD and you will be able to fit 7 people. It will be around $25 USD per person. The prices are to get to Chiquila where you will get the ferry.

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BEST WAY FROM TULUM TO HOLBOX

The best way from Tulum to Holbox is getting by ADO Bus if you are traveling on a budget for $25 USD and you can book online and 3 hours and 30 minutes travel time. Plus 30 minutes ferry from Chiquila to Holbox for $11 USD.

If you are traveling with more people you can try to get Uber or similar apps from Tulum will take around 2 hours and 30 minutes by private transfer plus 30 minutes ferry from Chiquila to Holbox.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN HOLBOX

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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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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.

Click here to know more about the exchange rate of Mexico.

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Happy Travels!

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