Last updated on February 2nd, 2023 at 01:55 pm
How To Get From Tulum to Isla Mujeres – You can go by bus, van, taxi and private transfer plus ferry.
What Is The Distance From Tulum to Isla Mujeres?
The distance from Tulum to Isla Mujeres is 147 kilometers. Click here to book online Cancun to Isla Mujeres day tour
The travel time by taxi and ferry from Tulum to Isla Mujeres is around 3 hours. The taxi fare plus ferry from Tulum to Isla Mujeres is around $80 USD (you can book online ferry ticket). Read here how to get from Isla Mujeres to Tulum the reverse way.
What is The Cheapest Way From Tulum To Isla Mujeres?
The cheapest way from Tulum to Isla Mujeres is by shared van (you can book online) or bus plus ferry (which you can book online) is a total of $22-25 USD. The bus travel time plus the ferry from Tulum to Isla Mujeres is around 4 hours.
You can also rent a car in Tulum or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi around $80 USD same price like Uber or similar apps.
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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 TULUM TO ISLA MUJERES
ADO BUS FROM TULUM TO ISLA MUJERES (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Tulum to Isla Mujeres is by bus. The ADO Bus fare from Tulum to Cancun ADO Bus Terminal is 280 MXN which is $14 USD. You can pay by cash at the ticket counter and book online.
ADO BUS SCHEDULE FROM TULUM TO CANCUN
The ADO Buses schedule is leaving from Tulum ADO Bus Terminal to Cancun ADO Bus Terminal every 30 minutes. The travel time by bus from Tulum to Cancun is around 2 hours and 15 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 TULUM TO ISLA MUJERES (BEST WAY)
The best way from Tulum to Isla Mujeres is by shared van. The shared van fare from Tulum to Cancun is $11 USD per person (you can book online only a few leaving during the day) going to Puerto Juarez where you can get the ferry going to Isla Mujeres.
The vans are leaving from Tulum to Cancun downtown every 30 minutes or when they are full. The travel time by shared van from Tulum 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 TULUM TO ISLA MUJERES
If you go from Tulum to Isla Mujeres by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Tulum to Puerto Juarez where you will get the ferry to Isla Mujeres is around 2 hours.
The taxi fare from Tulum to Puerto Juarez is around $80 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
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UBER FROM TULUM TO ISLA MUJERES FERRY
If you are ordering Uber in Tulum and Cancun you should know that prices are similar to taxis or even more expensive. You can pre-book with the Uber app and go to the pickup point. Expect to pay around $80-100 USD from Tulum to Cancun at Puerto Juarez Ferry Terminal.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM TULUM TO CANCUN FERRY PORT
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 $80 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $20 USD per person.
CAR RENTAL AT TULUM
I don’t recommend renting a car in Tulum to go to Isla Mujeres. Since you will have to take a ferry is better if you organize your transportation in Cancun or Tulum. You can get a taxi from Tulum to Cancun and a ferry to Isla Mujeres or organized private transportation from Cancun.
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BEST WAY FROM TULUM TO ISLA MUJERES
The best way from Tulum 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 $22-25 USD. It will take around 4 hours of travel time with transfer and waiting time.
If you wish the comfort a taxi or a private transfer for $80 USD will drive you a direct taxi from Tulum to Puerto Juarez Ferry Port to catch the ferry going from Puerto Juarez Cancun to Isla Mujeres. (one-way ferry ticket is $10 USD and you can book online). It will take around 3 hours of travel time!
And if you prefer a day tour from Cancun or different areas sailing around Isla Mujeres you can book online Cancun to Isla Mujeres day tour
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN ISLA MUJERES
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.
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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 dollars are very common and well-accepted in the country.
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