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How to travel from Merida to Holbox Mexico

Holbox is an amazing island in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Check out our guide for the best options to travel from Merida to Holbox.

Holbox island offers everything you need for a relaxing vacation — beautiful beaches, amazing sunsets, good food, and friendly people.

It is a car-free island and rich in marine life, such as whale sharks and sea turtles.

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

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How far is Merida from Holbox?

The distance from Merida to Chiquilá is 190 miles or 306 kilometers. The distance from Chiquilá mainland to Holbox island is 8.01 miles (12.9 km).

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

  • ADO Bus + Ferry from Merida to Holbox
  • Rental car to Chiquila + Ferry
  • Private Transfer to Chiquila + Ferry
  • Private Transfer to Chiquila + Ferry
  • Private Flight from Merida to Holbox
  • Uber or taxi to Chiquila + Ferry

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From Mérida to Isla Holbox

Getting to Holbox from Merida

1. ADO Bus + Ferry from Merida to Holbox

Journey Duration: 7 hours

The most economical way to travel from Merida to Holbox is by ADO Bus and Ferry.

From the bus terminal in Merida, you will first travel to the bus station in Chiquila. Once you arrived in Chiquila, you will board the ferry to Isla Holbox.

All ADO buses have air condition, reclinable seats, bathrooms, and TVs on board.

Tip: Book your combined bus + ferry ticket from Merida to Holbox online in advance to save your seat and to avoid queuing up at the ticket counter.

Merida to Holbox Bus Schedule

  • 06:45 AM to 01:00 PM
  • 07:15 AM to 01:00 PM
  • 11:50 AM to 09:00 PM
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2. Private Transfer from Merida Chiquila Holbox

Journey Duration: Around 5 hours

Another option is to book a private transfer from your hotel in Merida to Chiquila. In Chiquila, you can take the ferry to Isla Holbox. Read our detailed guide for more information on how to travel from Chiquila to Isla Holbox.

Tip: Book your ferry ticket online in advance!

Chiquila to Isla Holbox ferry schedule:

  • 07:30 AM
  • 08:30 AM
  • 09:30 AM
  • 10:30 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 01:30 PM
  • 02:30 PM
  • 03:30 PM
  • 04:30 PM
  • 05:30 PM
  • 06:30 PM
  • 07:30 PM
  • 08:30 PM
  • 09:30 PM

3. Shared Van Shuttle

Journey Duration: Around 5 hours

Alternatively, you can also book a shared van shuttle from Merida to Chiquila.

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4. Merida to Holbox Flight

There are no commercial or scheduled flights to Holbox; however, you can take a private flight from Merida to Holbox island.

5. Driving with Rental Car + Ferry

Journey Duration: Around 5 hours

You can also travel from Merida to Chiquila by rental car. Once you arrived in Chiquila, you can leave your car at one of the many secure parking lots. Parking fees start at a rate of $6/day (120.25 Mexican pesos).

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6. Uber or Taxi + Ferry

Journey Duration: Around 5 hours

If you spontaneously decide to travel to Isla Holbox, you can also take a taxi or Uber from Merida to Chiquila. The trip by car takes around four hours, and an Uber costs about 220 USD (4,400 Mexican pesos).