Last updated on January 23rd, 2023 at 04:39 pm
How To Get From Isla Mujeres To Playa del Carmen – You can go by bus, van, taxi and private transfer plus ferry. The distance from Isla Mujeres to Playa del Carmen is 84 kilometers. Click here to book online Cancun to Isla Mujeres day tour
The travel time by taxi and ferry from Isla Mujeres to Playa del Carmen is less than 2 hours. The taxi fare plus ferry from Isla Mujeres to Playa del Carmen is around $40-50 USD (you can book online ferry ticket). Read here how to get from Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres the reverse way and Isla Mujeres vs Cozumel
What is The Cheapest Way From Isla Mujeres To Playa del Carmen?
The cheapest way from Isla Mujeres to Playa del Carmen is by ferry plus bus (you can book online) or shared van (which you can book online) is a total of $16 USD. The ferry plus bus travel time from Isla Mujeres to Playa del Carmen is around 2 hours.
You can also rent a car in Cancun or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi around $40-50 USD same price like Uber or similar apps.
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WHERE TO STAY IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN
A total of $20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Playa del Carmen. 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 ISLA MUJERES TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN
FERRY AND BUS FROM ISLA MUJERES TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Isla Mujeres to Playa del Carmen is by ferry plus ADO Bus. First you will have to get the ferry from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juarez in Cancun and from Puerto Juarez the ADO Bus going from Cancun to Playa del Carmen.
FERRY SCHEDULE FROM ISLA MUJERES TO PUERTO JUAREZ
The ferry schedule from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juarez is leaving every 30 minutes with Ultramar and Naveganto starting from 5 am until 11 30 pm (from 9 30 pm to 11 30 pm the ferries are leaving every hour). Check here ferry schedule from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juarez!
The ferry travel time from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juarez is around 30 minutes. The ferry fare from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juarez is around $20 USD for a return ticket for adults and a $15 USD return ticket for children. You can buy the ferry tickets at the Ferry Terminal in Puerto Juarez no worries there are many ferry services leaving.
ADO BUS FROM CANCUN TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Cancun to Playa del Carmen is by bus. The ADO Bus fare from Cancun ADO Bus Terminal to Playa del Carmen 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 CANCUN TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN
The ADO Buses schedule is leaving from Cancun ADO Bus Terminal to Playa del Carmen ADO Bus Terminal every 30 minutes. The travel time by bus from Cancun to Playa del Carmen is around 1 hour and 10 minutes.
You will have to get a taxi from Puerto Juarez Ferry Terminal the ADO Bus Terminal in Cancun in 10 minutes and it will cost you $5 USD.
BUS FROM PUERTO JUAREZ TO CANCUN
Once in Puerto Juarez ferry port. The ferry port in Puerto Juarez is only 10 minute drive from Cancun town and 20 minutes drive from Cancun airport.
You can get a local bus from Puerto Juarez Ferry Port to Cancun town for $2 USD and 10 minutes with Autocar Cancun. You can also book a shared van from Puerto Juarez to Cancun and Cancun International airport for $6-7 USD with Bookaway!
Once in Cancun town, if you go by bus or van to ADO Bus Terminal. The ADO Bus fare from Cancun to Cancun International airport is 100 MXN which is $5 USD.
You can pay by cash at the ticket counter and you can also book online. The travel time from Cancun ADO Bus Terminal to the airport will be around 40 minutes.
The total travel time from Isla Mujeres to Playa del Carmen is around 2 hours by ferry, plus bus or shared van. The total fare from Isla Mujeres to Playa del Carmen is around $16 USD (even cheaper if you go by local bus).
SHARED VAN FROM CANCUN TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN (BEST WAY)
The best way from Cancun to Playa del Carmen is by shared van. The shared van fare from Cancun to Playa del Carmen is $7 USD per person going to Puerto Juarez where you can get the ferry going to Isla Mujeres.
The vans are leaving from Cancun downtown to Playa del Carmen every 30 minutes or when they are full. The travel time by shared van from Cancun downtown to Playa del Carmen will be around 1 hour.
BY TAXI FROM ISLA MUJERES TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN
If you go from Isla Mujeres to Playa del Carmen by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. You will have to get the taxi from Cancun to Playa del Carmen. The travel time by taxi from Puerto Juarez Cancun to Playa del Carmen where you will get with the ferry from Isla Mujeres is around 1 hour.
The taxi fare from Puerto Juarez Cancun to Playa del Carmen is around $40 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM ISLA MUJERES TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN
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 Cancun at Puerto Juarez Ferry Terminal to Playa del Carmen.
CAR RENTAL AT CANCUN
I don’t recommend renting a car in Cancun to go to Playa del Carmen. I think is better if you organize your transportation in Cancun or Playa del Carmen. You can get a taxi after the ferry from Isla Mujeres or organized private transportation from Cancun.
BEST WAY FROM ISLA MUJERES TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN
The best way from Isla Mujeres to Playa del Carmen is by ferry plus 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 Puerto Juarez Cancun to Playa del Carmen (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 PLAYA DEL CARMEN
There are 2 seasons dry and wet season. The rainy season starts in May. The best time to visit Playa del Carmen 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.
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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