You can travel from Holbox to Isla Mujeres by ferry + bus, ferry + shared shuttle, ferry + private transfer, or ferry + rental car. Check out our guide with all the important information.
Isla Mujeres, also known as the “Island of Women,” is a small, tropical paradise located off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.
With its powdery white sands, crystal-clear waters, and lush vegetation, it’s no wonder that this island has become a popular destination for travelers seeking a relaxed and rejuvenating getaway.
Visitors can explore the island’s charming town, where brightly colored buildings line the streets, and local vendors sell handmade goods and fresh seafood.
From snorkeling and diving in its coral reefs to visiting the ancient Mayan ruins, there is no shortage of activities for adventure-seekers.
Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun on a serene beach or immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Mexico, Isla Mujeres is the perfect destination for an unforgettable experience!
To experience Isla Mujeres and the Caribbean Sea to the fullest, we recommend booking this Catamaran Tour with Lunch and Open Bar! Swim, snorkel, soak up the sun, and see what Isla Mujeres is all about!
Check out our guide for all the important information on traveling from Holbox to Isla Mujeres.
Distance from Holbox to Isla Mujeres
The distance from Holbox to Isla Mujeres is about 172 kilometers or 107 miles by car and ferry.
It takes around 3 hours and 40 minutes to travel by car and ferry from Holbox to Isla Mujeres.
Transportation Options from Holbox to Isla Mujeres
The following table outlines all transportation options from Holbox to Isla Mujeres:
|Holbox Express Ferry + ADO Coach Bus + Ultramar Ferry from Holbox to Isla Mujeres
|Holbox Express Ferry + Holbox Shuttle + Ultramar Ferry from Holbox to Isla Mujeres
|Holbox Express Ferry + Private Transfer + Ultramar Ferry from Holbox to Isla Mujeres
|3 hours 40 minutes
|Ferry + Rental Car from Holbox to Isla Mujeres
|3 hours 40 minutes
Getting to Isla Mujeres from Holbox
1. Holbox Express Ferry + ADO Coach Bus + Ultramar Ferry from Holbox to Isla Mujeres
Travel time: 6-7 hours
Are you trying to get from Holbox to Isla Mujeres in the most convenient way? This Holbox Express + ADO Coach + Ultramar Ferry ticket deal will make your island-hopping journey simple and affordable!
Don’t waste time and energy attempting to plan, coordinate timetables, and reserve each mode of transportation from Isla Holbox to Isla Mujeres separately. Instead, you can purchase a single ticket that includes both the ferry rides and the bus trip from Holbox to Isla Mujeres!
This is a cost-effective and practical way to get between these islands while still enjoying the journey!
You must first board the ferry from Holbox to Chiquila. Following that, you have a short trip on the ADO coach bus, which is renowned for offering excellent service and convenience to all passengers!
Finally, once you get to Cancun, you must take the Ultramar ferry to Isla Mujeres. The journey costs USD 56 and takes 6-7 hours, including transfers.
Holbox to Isla Mujeres Holbox Express Ferry + ADO Coach Bus + Ultramar Ferry Schedule
|Price per Person
2. Holbox Express Ferry + Holbox Shuttle + Ultramar Ferry from Holbox to Isla Mujeres
Travel time: 5-6 hours
If you want to travel in a bit more comfort, then we have another alternative to get from Holbox to Isla Mujeres!
Instead of traveling by coach bus, you can book this Holbox Express Ferry + Holbox Shared Shuttle + Ultramar Ferry ticket and get to your destination faster with the Holbox Shared Shuttles!
This option will help you save some time and add to your comfort while traveling.
Once you’ve taken the ferry from Holbox to Chiquila, all that’s left to do is switch from the minivan shuttle before continuing to the next ferry trip to Isla Mujeres.
The van travels quicker and carries fewer passengers when traveling from Chiquila to Puerto Juarez.
The remainder of the travel is very similar to the first option. The only difference is that these shuttles run less frequently, and the price for the ticket is USD 58.
Holbox to Isla Mujeres Holbox Express Ferry + Holbox Shuttle + Ultramar Ferry Schedule
|Price per Person
|6 hours 30 minutes
|5 hours 30 minutes
3. Holbox Express Ferry + Private Transfer + Ultramar Ferry from Holbox to Isla Mujeres
Travel time: 3 hours 40 minutes
If you enjoy luxury travel or want to make traveling with your group easy, a private transfer is an option for you!
When traveling from Holbox to Isla Mujeres, you have the choice of scheduling a private transfer to get you quickly between the ports of Chiquila and Puerto Juarez.
In comparison to other forms of transportation, this one is more expensive, but the entire trip will take only around 4 hours!
The only thing you need to keep in mind is that you must purchase separate tickets for the ferry and the road trip, and you must plan your travel times accordingly.
First, purchase a ticket and board the ferry from Holbox to Chiquila, where your pre-arranged private transportation will meet you and take you to your next destination.
The Holbox Ferry tickets cost only USD 15, and the trip lasts about 40 minutes. You can purchase your ferry tickets here!
Holbox to Chiquila Holbox Express Ferry Schedule
Next, you will make the road trip to Puerto Juarez in Cancun in only 2 hours and 30 minutes!
Your driver will drop you off at the dock so you can board the ferry to Isla Mujeres. The ferry ticket costs USD 16 and takes about 30 minutes to reach Isla Mujeres.
Since this alternative is more expensive, it is typically only suggested when traveling in larger groups. This way, you can split the cost of the private vehicle with your group!
Puerto Juarez to Isla Mujeres Ultramar Ferry Schedule
4. Ferry + Driving with Rental Car from Holbox to Isla Mujeres
Travel time: 3 hours 40 minutes
And lastly, you also have the option to rent a car and board two ferries to get from Holbox to Isla Mujeres!
If you want to avoid public transportation or paying for a private transfer seems expensive, you can just rent a car in Chiquila and drive yourself to the port at Puerto Juarez!
However, in order to get to Chiquila, you will need to travel by ferry from Holbox first. To find out more about the first part of this trip, read our detailed guide on How to get from Holbox to Chiquila!
After arriving in Chiquila, you will find a variety of affordable car rental options. Once you’ve made your choice, head on a road trip to Puerto Juarez in Cancun, where you can catch the next ferry to Isla Mujeres!
To find out more about the last part of your trip, the ferry schedules, and where to leave your rental, check out our guide on How to get from Cancun to Isla Mujeres!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cheapest option to get from Holbox to Isla Mujeres?
The cheapest option to get from Holbox Island to Isla Mujeres is booking this combined Holbox Express Ferry + ADO Coach Bus + Ultramar Ferry from Holbox to Isla Mujeres ticket for only USD 56!
What is the fastest way to get from Holbox to Isla Mujeres?
The fastest way to travel from Holbox to Isla Mujeres is by taking the ferry to Chiquila first, driving by car to Puerto Juarez, and taking another ferry to Isla Mujeres. This trip takes around 3 hours and 40 minutes.
How long is the Holbox Express ferry trip?
The ferry from Holbox to Chiquila travels for about 40 minutes.
How much is a Holbox Express ferry ticket?
A ferry ticket from Holboxx to Chiquila costs only USD 15!
Do you need to buy Holbox ferry tickets in advance?
You don’t need to make reservations in order to get tickets because there are typically enough seats for everyone. However, if you want to avoid lines at the port and have a care-free travel, we recommend booking online!
How much does the ferry to Isla Mujeres cost?
A ferry ticket from Puerto Juarez to Isla Mujeres costs USD 16.
How long is the ferry trip to Isla Mujeres?
The ferry crossing from Puerto Juarez to Isla Mujeres takes about 30 minutes