You can travel from Holbox to Cancun by ferry + bus, ferry + shared shuttle, ferry + private transfer, and ferry + rental car. Check out our guide with all the important information.
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Check out our guide for all the important information on traveling from Holbox to Cancun.
Distance from Holbox to Cancun
The distance from Holbox to Cancun is about 153.3 kilometers or 95.3 miles by ferry and car.
It takes around 3 hours to travel by ferry and car from Holbox to Cancun.
Transportation Options from Holbox to Cancun
The following table outlines all transportation options from Holbox to Cancun:
|Holbox Express Ferry + ADO Coach Bus from Holbox to Cancun||4-5 hours||USD 39|
|Holbox Express Ferry + Holbox Shuttles from Holbox to Cancun||3-4 hours||USD 44|
|Ferry + Private Transfer from Holbox to Cancun||~3 hours||USD 66-USD 131|
|Ferry + Rental Car from Holbox to Cancun||~3 hours||–|
Getting to Cancun from Holbox
1. Holbox Express Ferry + ADO Coach Bus from Holbox to Cancun
Travel time: 4-5 hours
Looking for the perfect way to travel from Holbox to Cancun? Look no further than the Holbox Express Ferry and ADO Coach Bus combo!
As Holbox is an island, your first step will be taking the ferry boat from the island to Chiquila. Once you arrive, your next step is to hop on the coach bus. Luckily, ADO offers buses equipped with air conditioning, comfy seats, and even bathrooms to ensure a smooth and comfortable ride.
Not only is this option comfortable, but it’s also affordable. With ADO’s reasonably priced tickets costing only USD 39, you can enjoy both the ferry ride and the coach bus trip without having to purchase separate tickets. It’s the most cost-effective way to travel from Holbox to Cancun!
The ferry ride is short, lasting about 40 minutes, while the coach bus journey to Cancun takes around 3-3.5 hours. So sit back, relax, and take in the stunning scenery along the way.
If you’re planning your trip, make sure to check out the schedules and book your tickets online. This way, you’ll have a stress-free and comfortable journey to your destination.
Holbox to Cancun Holbox Express Ferry + ADO Coach Bus Schedule
|Departure Time||Arrival Time||Duration||Price per Person|
|09:30 AM||01:55 PM||4 hours 25 minutes||USD 39|
|10:30 AM||03:15 PM||4 hours 45 minutes||USD 39|
|12:30 PM||04:40 PM||4 hours 10 minutes||USD 39|
|05:30 PM||0910 PM||3 hours 40 minutes||USD 39|
2. Holbox Express Ferry + Holbox Shuttles from Holbox to Cancun
Travel time: 3-4 hours
A slightly faster option for getting to Cancun from Holbox is the Holbox Express Ferry + Holbox Shared Shuttle experience. It’s like taking the coach bus but with some amazing extra features that you won’t want to miss out on.
The shuttle will get you to Cancun quicker in just 3-4 hours, giving you more time to soak up the sun and explore the city, and it also offers added comfort and convenience. The price is slightly higher than the coach bus, costing USD 44, but the journey will be more comfortable since you’re traveling with fewer people.
Booking your seats online is easy, and you won’t have to worry about purchasing your ferry ticket separately as it’s included in the one price!
With fewer passengers onboard, you’ll enjoy a more personalized and comfortable ride to Cancun.
Why waste your time and energy booking everything separately? Just check out the schedules and book your 2-in-1 ticket from Holbox to Cancun here!
Holbox to Cancun Holbox Express Ferry + Holbox Shared Shuttle Schedule
|Departure Time||Arrival Time||Duration||Price per Person|
|07:30 AM||11:00 AM||3 hours 30 minutes||USD 44|
|09:30 AM||01:30 PM||4 hours||USD 44|
|01:30 PM||05:00 PM||3 hours 30 minutes||USD 44|
|04:30 PM||08:30 PM||4 hours||USD 44|
3. Ferry + Private Transfer from Holbox to Cancun
Travel time: ~3 hours
If you’re looking for a more comfortable and flexible way to travel from Holbox to Cancun, a private transfer might just be the perfect choice for you!
While it may cost more than the bus or shared shuttle, the added comfort and control over your journey make it well worth the extra expense.
To take this route, you’ll need to buy a ferry ticket from Holbox to Chiquila for USD 15, and then book a private transfer from Chiquila to Cancun separately.
You can check out the Holbox Express Ferry schedule here and book your tickets online!
Holbox to Chiquila Holbox Express Ferry Schedule
The transfer cost will depend on the number of passengers and the company you choose, but it’s a great option if you’re traveling with a group.
With a private transfer, you’ll have complete control over your schedule and can avoid the hassle of public transportation and long travel times. Plus, you’ll arrive in Cancun much faster since the car ride from Chiquila to Cancun takes only 2 hours, so you’ll reach your destination in just around 2 hours and 40 minutes!
If you decide to go with this option, make sure to check out the options and choose the one that fits your needs.
Prices for a private transfer from Chiquila to Cancun
- Up to 3 passengers: USD 66
- Up to 7 passengers: USD 83
- Up to 14 passengers: USD 131
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4. Ferry + Driving with Rental Car from Holbox to Cancun
Travel time: ~3 hours
If you want to explore the stunning Yucatan Peninsula while traveling from Holbox to Cancun, renting a car is an excellent option!
To begin your journey, take the Holbox Express ferry boat from Holbox to Chiquila, which takes around 40 minutes and costs only USD 15 per person.
To find out more about the ferry trip, check out our detailed guide on How to get from Holbox to Chiquila here!
Once you arrive in Chiquila, you will find several car rental companies that offer fantastic deals on vehicles at affordable prices. Choose the best one that fits your needs and budget, and start your 2-hour road trip from Chiquila to Cancun!
Renting a car provides you with the flexibility to stop wherever and whenever you want, and also lets you enjoy the stunning views of the Yucatan Peninsula at your own pace. Moreover, it is a great option if you’re traveling with a large group or with family and kids.
So, hit the road and experience the adventure of a lifetime on your journey from Holbox to Cancun with a rental car!
We recommend you make a reservation in advance!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cheapest way to travel from Holbox to Cancun?
The cheapest way to travel from Holbox to Cancun is by booking the Holbox Express Ferry + ADO Coach Bus ticket, which costs only USD 39!
What is the fastest way to travel from Holbox to Cancun?
The fastest way to travel from Holbox to Cancun is by ferry and car. Once you pass the distance from Holboxto Chiquila with a 40-minute ferry ride, the rest of the distance to Cancun can be covered in only about 2 hours!
Where is the ferry terminal in Holbox?
The ferry terminal in Holbox is located at the island’s western end, near the main square. The address is Terminal Marítima, Av. Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, Isla Holbox, Q.R., Mexico.
How long does the ferry ride take from Holbox to Chiquila?
The ferry ride from Holbox to Chiquila takes approximately 40 minutes.
How much does the ferry ride cost?
The ferry ride from Holbox to Chiquila costs USD 15 per person each way.
Can I rent a car in Holbox and drive to Cancun?
There are no car rental agencies on Holbox, as the island is mostly car-free. However, you can rent a car in Chiquila and drive to Cancun.