Skip to Content

How to get from Valladolid to Holbox, Mexico

You can travel from Valladolid to Holbox by bus + ferry, private transfer + ferry, and rental car + ferry. Check out our guide with all the important information.

Welcome to Holbox, Mexico – a true slice of paradise! When you’re looking for a place to unwind, relax and soak up the sun, look no further than this gorgeous island off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula! 

The beaches are simply out of this world, with powdery white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters that will take your breath away. And if you’re a nature lover, you’re in for a treat!

Holbox is home to many wildlife, including whale sharks, flamingos, and pelicans. And let’s not forget about the epic sunsets – they’re a sight to behold! 

The island is chill and laid-back, with no cars in sight and only a few hotels and restaurants. 

It’s the perfect place to disconnect from daily life’s stresses and enjoy paradise’s simple pleasures. 

If you want to maximize your time on Holbox, we highly recommend booking the Full-Day Tour with Lunch from Riviera Maya.

This tour is the perfect way to explore the island’s hidden treasures, including its stunning beaches and breathtaking wildlife.

And the best part? You don’t have to worry about a thing – the tour includes transportation, lunch, and a knowledgeable guide who will show you all the best spots. 

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience – book your Holbox Full-Day Tour today!

Check out our guide for all the important information on traveling from Valladolid to Holbox.

Distance from Valladolid to Holbox

The distance from Valladolid to Holbox is about 171.8 kilometers or 106.8 miles by car and ferry.

It takes around 3 hours to travel by car and ferry from Valladolid to Holbox.

Transportation Options from Valladolid to Holbox

The following table outlines all transportation options from Valladolid to Holbox:

MethodTravel timePrice
ADO Coach Bus + Holbox Express Ferry from Valladolid to Holbox4 hours 40 minutesUSD 36
Private Transfer + Holbox Express Ferry from Valladolid to Holbox~3 hoursUSD 216-USD 283
Rental Car + Ferry from Valladolid to Holbox~3 hours

Getting to Holbox from Valladolid

1. ADO Coach Bus + Holbox Express Ferry from Valladolid to Holbox

Travel time: 4 hours 40 minutes

If you plan to travel from Valladolid to Holbox, we recommend booking this two-in-one ticket that combines the ADO Coach Bus and Holbox Express Ferry, which will cover your entire trip! 

This convenient option costs just USD 36 and includes both the coach bus journey from Valladolid to Chiquila and the ferry trip from Chiquila to Holbox.

To begin your journey, you’ll board an ADO-operated coach bus in Valladolid that will take you to Chiquila in approximately 2.5 hours. These modern buses are designed for comfort and equipped with air conditioning, reclining seats, and restrooms, making for a pleasant and stress-free journey.

Once you arrive in Chiquila, hop on the Holbox Express Ferry for a scenic 40-minute ride to Holbox. 

The ferry will take you directly to Holbox’s main pier, where you can easily access your accommodation or start exploring the island’s beautiful beaches and wildlife.

Booking your ticket in advance is highly recommended, as it guarantees your spot on both the coach bus and the ferry and ensures a smooth and hassle-free journey! 

Plus, there is only one daily bus departure, so why wait? Purchase your ticket today and have a hassle-free trip to the island of Holbox!

Departure TimeArrival TimeDurationPrice per Person
09:20 AM02:00 PM4 hours 40 minutesUSD 36BOOK NOW 6.59.51 PM e1667205837574
How to get from Valladolid to Holbox1

2. Private Transfer + Ferry from Valladolid to Holbox

Travel time: ~3 hours

If you’re looking for a more comfortable and efficient way to travel from Valladolid to Holbox, you may want to consider booking a private transfer.

This option is ideal for those who don’t want to endure long bus rides and prefer a more personalized experience.

With a private transfer, you’ll be picked up directly from your hotel or accommodation in Valladolid and driven to Chiquila in just over 2 hours. This option allows you to travel at your own pace and enjoy the scenic views of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Once you arrive in Chiquila, you must purchase your ferry ticket separately to get to Holbox. The ferry ride takes approximately 40 minutes and operates regularly throughout the day.

You can easily check schedules and book your ferry tickets online in advance to save time and hassle.

Chiquila to Holbox: Holbox Express Ferry Schedule

Departure TimeArrival TimeDurationPrice per Person
07:30 AM08:10 AM40 minutesUSD 15BOOK NOW 6.59.51 PM e1667205837574
08:30 AM09:10 AM40 minutesUSD 15BOOK NOW 6.59.51 PM e1667205837574
09:30 AM10:10 AM40 minutesUSD 15BOOK NOW 6.59.51 PM e1667205837574
10:30 AM11:10 AM40 minutesUSD 15BOOK NOW 6.59.51 PM e1667205837574
11:30 AM12:10 PM40 minutesUSD 15BOOK NOW 6.59.51 PM e1667205837574
12:30 PM01:10 PM40 minutesUSD 15BOOK NOW 6.59.51 PM e1667205837574
01:30 PM02:10 PM40 minutesUSD 15BOOK NOW 6.59.51 PM e1667205837574
02:30 PM03:10 PM40 minutesUSD 15BOOK NOW 6.59.51 PM e1667205837574
03:30 PM04:10 PM40 minutesUSD 15BOOK NOW 6.59.51 PM e1667205837574
04:30 PM05:10 PM40 minutesUSD 15BOOK NOW 6.59.51 PM e1667205837574
05:30 PM06:10 PM40 minutesUSD 15BOOK NOW 6.59.51 PM e1667205837574
06:30 PM07:1040 minutesUSD 15BOOK NOW 6.59.51 PM e1667205837574
07:30 PM08:10 PM40 minutesUSD 15BOOK NOW 6.59.51 PM e1667205837574
08:30 PM09:10 PM40 minutesUSD 15BOOK NOW 6.59.51 PM e1667205837574
09:30 PM10:10 PM40 minutesUSD 15BOOK NOW 6.59.51 PM e1667205837574

This option is recommended for families or larger groups, as it can be more expensive than the coach bus and ferry option.

To make the most of your trip and ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey, it’s essential to arrange your private transfer ahead of time and book the best deal for your needs! 

Browse through your options and book your private transfer to Holbox online today!

Prices for a private transfer from Valladolid to Chiquila

  • 1-3 passengers: USD 216
  • 4-6 passengers: USD 251
  • 7-10 passengers: USD 283

Do you need help arranging your transportation?

Fill out the form below, and one of our Mexico experts will contact you!

We can also organize your transport in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, and Colombia!

How to get from Valladolid to Holbox2

3. Driving with Rental Car + Ferry from Valladolid to Holbox

Travel time: ~3 hours

If you’re looking for the ultimate freedom and flexibility when traveling from Valladolid to Holbox, renting a car and taking the ferry is an excellent option!

To begin your journey, you’ll need to rent a car in Valladolid to travel to Chiquila. You’ll travel for about 2 hours and 20 minutes and make your way to the Holbox ferry port.

It’s important to note that you cannot bring a rental car from Chiquila on the ferry to Holbox, so leaving your vehicle in a parking space in Chiquila is the only practical option.

This option provides the ultimate flexibility, allowing you to take detours and make stops. However, it can be more expensive than the other options and requires some driving experience.

Once you arrive at the port, you’ll board the ferry to Holbox. The ferry ride takes approximately 40 minutes, and you can purchase a ferry ticket for just USD 15!

To learn more about the ferry schedules and the trip, check out our detailed guide on How to get from Chiquila to Holbox, Mexico!

To make the most of your journey, book your rental car and ferry tickets in advance to ensure availability and secure the best deals! 

Explore the Yucatan Peninsula at your own pace with a rental car and ferry ride from Valladolid to Holbox!

We recommend you make a reservation in advance!

How to get from Valladolid to Holbox3

Best day tours in Holbox, Mexcio

Get Your Guide is your best choice for all your travel plans! They have always helped make my travels exciting and unforgettable, so I highly recommend them!

With Get Your Guide, you can discover authentic travel adventures and take advantage of personalized suggestions and itineraries with more than 60,000 guided tours, famous landmarks, and much more!

Check out the following widgets for more day tours in Holbox, Mexico!

How to get from Valladolid to Holbox4

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest option to get from Valladolid to Holbox?

The cheapest option from Valladolid to Holbox is the ADO Coach Bus + Holbox Express Ferry combined ticket, which costs only USD 36!

What is the fastest way to get from Valladolid to Holbox?

The fastest way to get from Valladolid to Holbox is by car and ferry. When traveling by car to Chiquila and boarding the ferry to Holbox, the trip from Valladolid to Holbox takes only 3 hours!

Are there any flights from Valladolid to Holbox?

No, there are no direct flights between Valladolid and Holbox.

Can I rent a car and take it on Holbox?

No, it’s not possible to bring a rental car from Vallladolid to Holbox due to ferry restrictions. However, you can rent a car in Valladolid and drive to Chiquila.

How long is the road trip from Valladolid to Chiquila?

The road trip from Valladolid to Chiquila takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes.

How much is the Holbox Express ferry ticket?

The Holbox Express ferry tickets cost only USD 15!

How long is the ferry crossing from Chiquila to Holbox?

The ferry crossing from Chiquila to Holbox takes about 40 minutes.

More Routes from Valladolid

Rate this post

Sharing is caring!