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How To Get From Holbox to Merida Best Way And Cheapest Way – All Possible Ways

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How To Get From Holbox to Merida – After taking the ferry from Holbox to Chiquila you can go by bus, taxi, Uber and private transfer. The distance from Holbox to Merida is 316 kilometers. Click here to book online Cancun activities

What Is The Cheapest Way From Holbox To Merida?

The cheapest way from Holbox to Merida is by bus for $32 USD you can book online plus ferry for $11 USD (you can book online for a total fare from Holbox to Merida of $43 USD.

The bus plus ferry travel time is around 5 hours from Holbox to Merida. Read here how to get from Merida to Holbox reverse way.

The travel time from Holbox to Merida is around 4 hours and 30 minutes by taxi plus ferry. Read here how to get from Merida to Chiquila and the reverse way Chiquila to Merida

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WHERE TO STAY IN MERIDA

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

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HOW TO GET FROM HOLBOX TO MERIDA

FERRY SCHEDULE FROM HOLBOX TO CHIQUILA

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The ferry schedule from Holbox to Chiquila is running every 30 minutes. There are two companies offering the ferry from Holbox to Chiquila: Holbox Express and 9 Hermanos (you can book online here).

9 Hermanos ferry from Holbox to Chiquila 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 Holbox to Chiquila is 20 minutes. The ferry fare from Holbox to Chiquila is 220 MXN which is $11 USD.

The total bus plus ferry fare from Holbox to Merida is $43 USD which you can book online here. The total travel time from Holbox to Merida is around 5 hours (it can be longer depending on the traffic and waiting time).

ADO BUS FROM HOLBOX TO MERIDA (CHEAPEST WAY)

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

Once in Chiquila Port the ADO Bus is just 2 minutes walking distance where you can go from Chiquila to Merida.

ADO BUS SCHEDULE FROM CHIQUILA TO MERIDA

The ADO Bus schedule from Chiquila to Merida is starting at 10 45 am and 1 45 pm. The ADO Bus in Merida is leaving from Merida ADO Bus Terminal and gets to Chiquila Port just 2 minutes walking distance.

The bus fare from Chiquila to Merida is around $32 USD (you can book online). The bus travel time from Chiquila to Merida is around 4 hours and 30 minutes.

BY TAXI FROM HOLBOX TO MERIDA (CHIQUILA TO MERIDA)

There is no direct taxi from Holbox to Merida and you will have to go by ferry from Holbox to Chiquila where you will be able to ride a taxi. If you go from Holbox to Merida by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way.

The travel time by taxi is around 4 hours from Chiquila to Merida. The taxi fare from Chiquila to Merida is around $200 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination

UBER FROM HOLBOX TO MERIDA (CHIQUILA TO MERIDA)

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If you are ordering Uber in Chiquila and Yucatan area 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 at the airport. Expect to pay around $200-250 USD depending on your destination and time of the day.

CAR RENTAL AT CHIQUILA

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There are many options for renting a car in Chiquila. It’s the most convenient option if you would like to visit around on the way to Merida. It will take you 4 hours to get to Merida from Chiquila in a private car. A few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro are available at the airport. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM HOLBOX TO MERIDA

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.

Book your private transportation from Chiquila to anywhere!

BEST WAY FROM HOLBOX TO MERIDA

The best way from Holbox to Merida is getting by ferry from Holbox to Chiquila for $11 USD (you can book online) and getting the ADO Bus from Chiquila to Merida for $32 USD. A total fare of $43 USD and 5 hours travel time from Isla Holbox to Merida.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT IN MERIDA

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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 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 Merida

CASH IN MEXICO

Mexico has its own currency called the Mexican Peso. A $1 USD=20 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 are very common and well-accepted.

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.