How To Get From Isla Mujeres To Tulum Best Way – You can go by bus, van, taxi and private transfer plus ferry.
What Is The Distance From Isla Mujeres to Tulum?
The distance from Isla Mujeres to Tulum is 148 kilometers. Click here to book online Cancun to Isla Mujeres day tour
The travel time by taxi and ferry from Isla Mujeres to Tulum is less than 3 hours. The taxi fare plus ferry from Isla Mujeres to Tulum is around $80 USD (you can book online ferry ticket). Read here how to get from Tulum to Isla Mujeres the reverse way.
What is The Cheapest Way From Isla Mujeres To Tulum?
The cheapest way from Isla Mujeres to Tulum is by ferry plus bus (you can book online) or shared van (which you can book online) is a total of $22 USD. The ferry plus bus travel time from Isla Mujeres to Tulum is around 4 hours.
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 for $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $120 USD.
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HOW TO GET FROM ISLA MUJERES TO TULUM
FERRY FROM ISLA MUJERES AND BUS FROM CANCUN TO TULUM (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Isla Mujeres to Tulum 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 Tulum.
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 TULUM (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Cancun to Tulum is by bus. The ADO Bus fare from Cancun ADO Bus Terminal to Tulum ADO Bus Terminal is $12 USD. You can pay by cash at the ticket counter and book online.
ADO BUS SCHEDULE FROM CANCUN TO TULUM
The ADO Buses schedule is leaving from Cancun ADO Bus Terminal to Tulum ADO Bus Terminal every 30 minutes. The travel time by bus from Cancun to Tulum is around 2 hours and 20 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 minutes from Cancun town and 20 minutes 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!
The total travel time from Isla Mujeres to Tulum is around 4 hours by ferry, plus bus or shared van. The total fare from Isla Mujeres to Tulum is around $22 USD (cheaper if you go by local bus).
SHARED VAN FROM CANCUN TO TULUM (BEST WAY)
The best way from Cancun to Tulum is by shared van. The shared van fare from Cancun to Tulum is $13 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 Tulum every 30 minutes or when they are full. The travel time by shared van from Cancun downtown to Tulum will be around 2 hours.
BY TAXI FROM ISLA MUJERES TO TULUM
You will have to get a taxi from Cancun to Tulum. The travel time by taxi from Puerto Juarez Cancun to Tulum where you will get with the ferry from Isla Mujeres is around 2 hours.
The taxi fare from Puerto Juarez Cancun to Tulum is around $80 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM ISLA MUJERES TO TULUM
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 Uber app and expect to pay around $80 USD.
CAR RENTAL AT CANCUN
I don’t recommend renting a car in Cancun to go to Tulum. I think is better if you organize your transportation in Cancun or Tulum. You can get a taxi after the ferry from Isla Mujeres or organized private transportation from Cancun ideal for a day trip.
BEST WAY FROM ISLA MUJERES TO TULUM
The best way from Isla Mujeres to Tulum is by ferry plus bus or shared van transfer ($12 USD bus 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 USD.
If you wish the comfort a taxi for only $80 USD will drive you a direct taxi from Puerto Juarez Cancun to Tulum (a one-way ferry ticket is $10 USD and you can book online). And you can book online Cancun to Isla Mujeres day tour
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