You can travel from Holbox to Merida by ferry + bus, private transfer, or rental car. Check out our guide with all the important information.
Are you ready to explore one of Mexico’s most vibrant and culturally rich cities? Look no further than Merida!
Located in the Yucatan Peninsula, Merida is the capital and largest city of the Yucatan state. It’s known for its stunning colonial architecture, bustling markets, and delicious cuisine. Trust us; your taste buds will thank you for visiting!
But that’s not all the city has to offer. In addition to its delicious cuisine, Merida is also known for its rich history and cultural heritage!
This charming city is home to a number of historic landmarks and cultural attractions, including Mayan ruins!
Booking a guided tour and heading on a one-day adventure is the best way to experience Merida and this area of Mexico!
We recommend joining this tour while in Yucatán to get in touch with the ancient Mayans and their culture and enjoy a delicious Mexican buffet lunch!
So, are you ready to dive into Merida’s rich culture and cuisine? We thought so!
Check out our guide for all the important information on traveling from Holbox to Merida.
Distance from Holbox to Merida
The air distance from Holbox to Merida is 247 kilometers or 153.5 miles.
However, the distance from Chiquila to Merida is about 303.9 kilometers or 188.8 miles by car. And the distance from Holbox to Chiquila is 12.9 kilometers or 8 miles by ferry.
Traveling by car from Holbox to Merida takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Transportation Options from Holbox to Merida
The following table outlines all transportation options from Holbox to Merida:
|Holbox Express Ferry + ADO Coach Bus from Holbox to Merida||~6 hours||USD 54|
|Ferry + Private Transfer from Holbox to Merida||4 hours 30 minutes||USD|
|Ferry + Rental Car from Holbox to Merida||4 hours 30 minutes||USD|
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1. Holbox Express Ferry + ADO Coach Bus from Holbox to Merida
Travel time: ~6 hours
The least expensive and most convenient way to get from Holbox to Merida is by taking the Holbox Express Ferry + ADO Coach Bus!
We strongly advise purchasing this 2-in-1 ticket option because it includes both the boat from Holbox to Chiquila and the bus from Chiquila to Merida for just USD 54!
Including transfers, the journey lasts just under 6 hours. Despite its length, the trip is well-planned and enjoyable, and it is definitely worth the cost.
Those six hours will pass quickly and without a hitch thanks to the air conditioning, comfortable seats, and onboard restroom provided by ADO on their coaches!
Once boarding the ferry from Holbox, you’ll arrive in Chiquila in about 40 minutes. Then, the ADO bus will take you from Chiquila to Merida at one of the bus stations!
Tourists usually choose this option, so be sure to reserve your tickets online in advance because there are only two daily departures!
|Departure Time||Arrival Time||Duration||Price per Person|
|12:30 PM||05:45 PM||5 hours 15 minutes||USD 54|
|12:30 PM||06:15 PM||5 hours 45 minutes||USD 54|
2. Holbox Express Ferry + Private Transfer from Holbox to Merida
Travel time: 4 hours 30 minutes
If you want to save time while traveling, and you’re willing to spend a little extra to avoid public transportation, then booking a private transfer and ferry is the best choice to get from Holbox to Merida!
You can travel from Holbox to Merida in only 4 hours and 30 minutes by booking a private transfer and get maximum comfort.
First, you will need to reach Chiquila from Holbox, which takes about 40 minutes. The ferry tickets cost only USD 15, and you can book yours here! However, they are not included in the private transfer price, so you must get them separately.
Then, you can simply have your private driver pick you up at the Chiquila port and take you straight to Merida! The road trip takes less than 3 hours!
Here, you can compare all of your alternatives for a private transfer from Chiquila to Merida and choose the most affordable option in accordance with your group size.
So, if you prefer luxury travel or are going with a group and this option appeals to you, book a private shuttle from Holbox to Merida now!
Prices for a private transfer from Chiquila to Merida
- 1-3 passengers: USD 265
- 4- passengers: USD 299
- 7-10 passengers: USD 320
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We can also organize your transport in Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Colombia!
3. Ferry + Driving with Rental Car from Holbox to Merida
Travel time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Renting a car in Chiquila once you’ve arrived from Holbox is another alternative, especially if a private transfer seems inconvenient and expensive, but you still want to arrive in Merida quickly!
Numerous car rental agencies in Chiquila offer various deals, so choose the best one!
First, you must take the ferry from Holbox to Chiquila, which costs only USD 15, and combined with the cost of the car rental; this option is quite reasonable.
Then, once you’ve found your perfect car, you’ll just have to head straight to Merida!
The drive takes under 4 hours, making this one of the fastest ways to get from Holbox to Merida!
We recommend checking out all the available car rental options and booking in advance to get the best deals!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cheapest option to get from Holbox to Merida?
The cheapest option to get from Holbox to Merida is the Holbox Express Ferry + ADO Coach Bus Combined Ticket, which costs only USD 54, and covers both the ferry crossing and bus trip!
What is the fastest way to get from Holbox to Merida?
The fastest way to get from Holbox to Merida is by ferry and car. Once you get from Holbox to Chiquila on the ferry, you can either rent a car in Chiquila or book a private transfer that will get you to Merida.
Combining these methods of transport will take around 4 hours and 30 minutes to get from Holbox to Merida!
Is the drive from Chiquila to Merida safe?
In most cases, the drive between Chiquila and Merida is generally safe. To be extra cautious, avoid driving after dark, don’t speed, and put your phone away when you’re behind the wheel. If you adhere to these guidelines, you should be safe, and the police won’t have any reason to stop you.
How much is the Holbox Ferry ticket?
The Holbox Express Ferry tickets cost USD 15 and can be purchased online!
How long is ferry ride from Holbox to Chiquila?
The ferry ride from Holbox to Chiquila lasts about 40 minutes.
How long is the drive from Chiquila to Merida?
If you’re driving a car, the trip from Chiquila to Merida should take a little under 4 hours.