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

Last updated on January 13th, 2023 at 04:46 pm

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How to get to from Tulum to Cozumel –  You can go by van, bus, taxi, Uber and private transfer plus ferry. The distance from Tulum to Cozumel is 79 kilometers. Click here to book online Cancun activities and day tours

The travel time from Tulum to Cozumel is around 50 minutes by taxi plus 30 minutes by ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel. Read here how to get from Cozumel to Tulum the reverse way and Cozumel vs Tulum

What Is The Cheapest Way From Tulum To Cozumel?

The cheapest way from Tulum to Cozumel is by bus plus ferry for $16 USD (bus ticket $6 USD you can book online plus ferry ticket $10 USD you can book online).

If you go by taxi will be around 600-1000 MXN which is $30-50 USD depending on your final destination plus the ferry ticket is 200 MXN which is $10 USD. Read here how to get from Cozumel to Cancun airport, Tulum to Isla Mujeres and Tulum to Playa del Carmen

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WHERE TO STAY IN COZUMEL

A total of $20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Cozumel. There are hotels mid-budget for $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $120 USD.

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HOW TO GET FROM TULUM TO COZUMEL

ADO BUS FROM TULUM TO COZUMEL PLUS FERRY (CHEAPEST WAY)

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What’s the cheapest way from Tulum to Cozumel? The cheapest way from Tulum to Cozumel is by bus plus ferry. The Ado Buses are leaving from Tulum to Playa del Carmen every hour almost 24 hours available.

The ADO Bus fare from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is $6 USD. You can pay by cash at the ticket counter and you can book online.

The ADO Buses are leaving from Tulum ADO Bus Terminal and from Tulum Ruins there is 4 kilometers distance between both of them.

The total bus travel time will be around 1 hour and 10 minutes to get to Playa del Carmen at ADO Bus Terminal. (You can check the location in Google Maps) which is just 2-3 minutes walking distance from Playa del Carmen Ferry Terminal

SHARED VAN FROM TULUM TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN (BEST WAY)

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You can go by shared van from Tulum to Playa del Carmen. If you are traveling alone it can be a great idea. The van fare from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is $6 USD per person.

The travel time by shared van from Tulum to Playa del Carmen will be around 1 hour and they will drive you to the Ferry Terminal in Playa del Carmen.

FERRY PORT PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO COZUMEL

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The ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel will take you around 30 minutes. The ferry fare is around $20 USD for a return ticket for adults and $10 USD for one-way ticket. Check here schedule and prices in Ultramar website!

The most popular ferry company going from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel is Ultramar. The ferry schedule from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel is almost every hour starting from 7 am to 10 pm. The travel time by ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel is around 30 minutes.

You can buy the ferry tickets at the Ferry Terminal in Playa del Carmen no worries (only in peak season you will have to book in advance). But you can also book online with Bookway the ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel and get a discount!

Click here to book your transportation from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel!

BY TAXI FROM TULUM TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN

If you go from Tulum to Cozumel by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is around 50 minutes plus 30 minutes ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel.

The taxi fare from Tulum to Playa del Carmen is around 600-1000 MXN which is $30-50 USD plus the ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel for $10 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM TULUM TO COZUMEL

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. Prices are around $40 USD per person shuttle van from Tulum to Playa del Carmen and a ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel included.

Book Online Private Transportation in Tulum and Playa del Carmen!

BEST WAY FROM TULUM TO COZUMEL

The best way from Tulum to Cozumel is getting by bus (book online) and ferry (book online with Bookway) if you are traveling on a budget for $16 USD.

If you wish the comfort for a cheaper price than a taxi private transfer shuttle plus ferry for only $40 USD per person plus $10 USD ferry ticket.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN COZUMEL

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There is 2 seasons dry and wet season. The rainy season starts in May. The best time to visit Cozumel is from the months of November to April because it is the month 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.

Click here to know more about the weather in Cozumel

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 are very common and well-accepted in the country.

Click here to know more about the exchange rate of Mexico

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Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.