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How To Get From Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres – All Possible Ways

Last updated on January 20th, 2023 at 09:11 pm

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How To Get From Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres – You can go by bus, van, taxi and private transfer plus ferry. The distance from Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres is 84 kilometers. Click here to book online Cancun to Isla Mujeres day tour

The travel time by taxi and ferry from Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres is less than 2 hours. The taxi fare plus ferry from Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres is around $40-50 USD (you can book online ferry ticket). Read here how to get from Isla Mujeres to Playa del Carmen and Isla Mujeres vs Cozumel

What is The Cheapest Way From Playa del Carmen To Isla Mujeres?

The cheapest way from Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres is by bus (you can book online) or shared van plus ferry (which you can book online) is a total of $16 USD. The bus travel time plus the ferry from Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres is around 2 hours.

You can also rent a car in Playa del Carmen or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi around $40-50 USD same price like Uber or similar apps.

Read here how to get from Cancun airport to Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres to Cancun airport and Cancun airport to Puerto Juarez

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WHERE TO STAY IN ISLA MUJERES

A total of $20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Isla Mujeres. 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 PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO ISLA MUJERES

ADO BUS FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO ISLA MUJERES (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres is by bus. The ADO Bus fare from Playa del Carmen to Cancun ADO Bus Terminal is 120 MXN which is $6 USD. You can pay by cash at the ticket counter and book online.

ADO BUS SCHEDULE FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO CANCUN

The ADO Buses schedule are leaving from Playa del Carmen ADO Bus Terminal to Cancun ADO Bus Terminal every 30 minutes. The travel time by bus from Playa del Carmen to Cancun is around 1 hour and 10 minutes to get to Cancun Bus Terminal in city center.

You will have to get a taxi from the ADO Bus Terminal to Puerto Juarez Ferry Terminal 10 minutes and it will cost you $5 USD.

FERRY FROM PUERTO JUAREZ CANCUN TO ISLA MUJERES

The ferry from Puerto Juarez Cancun to Isla Mujeres travel time is around 30 minutes. The ferry fare from Puerto Juarez Cancun to Isla Mujeres is around $20 USD for a return ticket (one way is $10 USD and you can book online) for adults and a $15 USD return ticket for children.

The ferry in Puerto Juarez Cancun to Isla Mujeres is only 10 minute drive from Cancun town and 20 minute drive from Cancun airport. Book Online Ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres!

FERRY SCHEDULE FROM PUERTO JUAREZ CANCUN TO ISLA MUJERES

The ferry schedule from Puerto Juarez Cancun to Isla Mujeres is leaving every 30 minutes starting from 5 am until 11 30 pm (from 9 30 pm to 11 30 pm the ferries are leaving every hour).

You can buy the ferry tickets at the Ferry Terminal in Puerto Juarez no worries there are many ferry services leaving. The most popular ferry companies going from Puerto Juarez to Isla Mujeres are Ultramar and Naveganto.

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SHARED VAN FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO ISLA MUJERES (BEST WAY)

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The best way from Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres is by shared van. The shared van fare from Playa del Carmen to Cancun is $7 USD per person going to Puerto Juarez where you can get the ferry going to Isla Mujeres.

The vans are leaving from Playa del Carmen to Cancun downtown every 30 minutes or when they are full. The travel time by shared van from Playa del Carmen to Cancun downtown will be around 1 hour.

Once in Cancun downtown you will have to get a taxi from the Cancun downtown to Puerto Juarez Ferry Terminal 10 minutes and it will cost you $5 USD.

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BY TAXI FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO ISLA MUJERES

If you go from Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Juarez where you will get the ferry to Isla Mujeres is around 1 hour.

The taxi fare from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Juarez is around $40 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO ISLA MUJERES FERRY

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If you are ordering Uber in Playa del Carmen and Cancun 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. Expect to pay around $40-50 USD from Playa del Carmen to Cancun at Puerto Juarez Ferry Terminal.

CAR RENTAL AT PLAYA DEL CARMEN

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I don’t recommend renting a car in Playa del Carmen to go to Isla Mujeres. Since you will have to take a ferry is better if you organize your transportation in Cancun or Playa del Carmen. You can get a taxi and ferry to Isla Mujeres or organized private transportation from Cancun.

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BEST WAY FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO ISLA MUJERES

The best way from Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres ferry is getting by bus or shared van transfer (you can book online) plus ferry (one way is $10 USD and you can book online) if you are traveling on a budget for $16 USD.

If you wish the comfort a taxi for only $40-50 USD will drive you a direct taxi from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Juarez to catch the ferry going to Isla Mujeres. (one-way ferry ticket is $10 USD and you can book online). And you can book online Cancun to Isla Mujeres day tour

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN ISLA MUJERES

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

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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Happy Travels!

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.