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

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How To Get From Cozumel To Tulum – You can go by van, bus, taxi, Uber and private transfer after taking the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen. Since there is no direct way from Cozumel to Tulum! Click here to book online Cancun activities and day tours

What Is The Distance From Cozumel To Tulum?

The distance from Cozumel To Tulum is 79 kilometers. The travel time from Cozumel to Tulum is around 30 minutes by ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen plus 50 minutes by taxi or 1 hour and 10 minutes by bus or van. Read here how to get from Tulum to Cozumel the reverse way and Cozumel vs Tulum

What Is The Cheapest Way From Cozumel To Tulum?

The cheapest way from Cozumel To Tulum 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).

Best Way From Cozumel To Tulum?

The best way from Cozumel To Tulum after taking the ferry 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 TULUM

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

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN TULUM BEFORE YOUR TRIP WITH BOOKING

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HOW TO GET FROM COZUMEL TO TULUM

There is no direct way from Cozumel to Tulum. You will have to get the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen. Once in Playa del Carmen to go to Tulum you will have to go by taxi, van or bus.

FERRY FROM COZUMEL TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN PORT

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The ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen 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!

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

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

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

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

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Once you get to Playa del Carmen Port. The cheapest way from Playa del Carmen to Tulum is by bus. The Ado Buses are leaving from Playa del Carmen to Tulum every hour almost 24 hours available.

From Playa del Carmen Port (check map location) you have to walk 15 minutes to get to ADO Buses leave from Playa del Carmen at ADO Bus Terminal. (You can check the location in Google Maps) and getting to Tulum ADO Bus Terminal.

Once in Tulum there is 4 kilometers distance between ADO Bus Terminal in Tulum (Tulum Ruins ADO Bus Stop). The final stop is at ADO Bus Terminal in Tulum which is 10 minutes by taxi $8-10 USD to the Tulum Beach area.

The ADO Bus fare from Playa del Carmen to Tulum is $6 USD. You can pay by cash at the ticket counter and you can book online. The travel time will be around 1 hour and 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen to Tulum.

The total travel time from Cozumel to Tulum by ferry plus bus will be around 2 hours. The total ferry plus bus fare from Cozumel to Tulum is around $16 USD.

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

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You can go by shared van from Playa del Carmen to Tulum. The van fare from Playa del Carmen to Tulum is $6 USD per person great idea if you are traveling alone since it can be faster than the bus since you can stop on the way before the last stop.

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

The total travel time from Cozumel to Tulum by ferry plus van will be around 2 hours. The total ferry plus van fare from Cozumel to Tulum is around $16 USD.

BY TAXI FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO TULUM

After the ferry ride from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen. You can go from Playa del Carmen to Tulum by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Playa del Carmen to Tulum is around 50 minutes.

The taxi fare from Playa del Carmen to Tulum is around 600-1000 MXN which is $30-50 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 TULUM

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If you are ordering Uber in Cancun and Tulum you should know that prices are similar to taxis. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and go to the pickup point. Expect to pay around $30-50 USD depending on your destination and time of the day.

CAR RENTAL AT PLAYA DEL CARMEN

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There are many options for renting a car at Playa del Carmen. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Tulum or planning to move around the area to visit beaches, ruins and Cenotes.

It will take you 50 minutes to get to Tulum from Playa del Carmen in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available. Prices are around €30 per day.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM COZUMEL TO TULUM

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 Playa del Carmen to Tulum and a ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel included.

Book Online Private Transportation in Tulum and Playa del Carmen!

BEST WAY FROM COZUMEL TO TULUM

The best way from Cozumel to Tulum is getting by ferry (book online with Bookway) plus bus or van (book online) 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 TULUM

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

However, many 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 Tulum

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.