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How to get from Tulum to Holbox, Mexico

Isla Holbox is a paradise island on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Check out our guide for the best options to travel from Tulum to Holbox.

On Isla Holbox, you can see incredible bioluminescence, kayak through the mangrove forest, go fishing, see whale sharks, and try the famous Holbox lobster pizza.

Check our guide for the best options to travel from Tulum to Holbox.

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How far is Tulum to Holbox?

The distance from Tulum to Holbox is 104 miles or 168 kilometers.

The main transportation options to get from Tulum to Holbox are:

  • Our recommendation: ADO Bus + Ferry from Tulum to Holbox
  • Private Transfer + Ferry
  • Shared Shuttle + Ferry
  • Rental Car + Ferry
  • Uber/ Taxi + Ferry

GuateGo

On GuateGo you can check all available transportation options from Tulum to Holbox. It is a reliable and easy-to-use platform where you can compare prices & schedules and make a booking online.

From Tulum To Isla Holbox

Getting to Holbox from Tulum

1. We recommend: ADO Bus + Ferry from Tulum to Holbox

Journey Duration: 4+ hours

The most economic option to travel from Tulum to Isla Holbox is by ADO bus.

ADO Bus is a reliable and safe company that we preferably travel with when we are in Mexico. All their buses have air conditioning, reclinable seats, tv, and a bathroom.

ADO bus will take you from Tulum to the ferry terminal in Chiquila where you can board the ferry to Isla Holbox.

While it is possible to book the bus and ferry ticket separately on your own, we highly recommend purchasing a combined bus and ferry ticket with GuateGo online in advance.

How To Get From Tulum To Holbox, Mexico
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2. Shared Van Shuttle

Journey Duration: 4+ hours

You can also take a shared van shuttle from Tulum to the ferry station in Chiquila.

We published a detailed article on how to get from Chiquila to Holbox, Mexico.

3. Private Transfer + Ferry from Tulum to Holbox

Journey Duration: Around 4 hours

If you want to travel independently from bus or shuttle schedules a private transfer to Chiquila might be a better option for you.

We recommend taking a private transfer, especially for families and groups.

Prices for a private transfer + ferry:

  • 1 to 3 passengers: USD 266
  • 4 to 6 passengers: USD 298
  • 7 to 10 passengers: USD 318

GuateGo

On GuateGo you can check all available transportation options from Tulum to Holbox. It is a reliable and easy-to-use platform where you can compare prices & schedules and make a booking online.

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4. Driving with Rental Car to Chiquila + Ferry to Holbox

Journey Duration: Around 4 hours

Another option is to travel to Chiquila by rental car.

Chiquila has many secure parking lots, and they will charge on a per-day basis. These services can cost you $6/day (120.25 Mexican pesos).

From Chiquila you can take the ferry to Isla Holbox.

5. Uber or Taxi to Chiquila + Ferry to Holbox

Journey Duration: Around 4 hours

Last but not least, you can take a taxi or Uber from Tulum to Chiquila. We, however, recommend booking your transfer in advance to save money.

If you still prefer taking a taxi, click here to purchase your ferry ticket from Chiquila to Isla Holbox in advance.