You can get from Isla Mujeres to Holbox by ferry + ADO bus, shared shuttle, private transfer, or rental car.
The cheapest way to travel from Isla Mujeres to Holbox is by ferry + ADO bus. A one-way ticket costs USD 56, and the trip takes five hours and ten minutes.
The fastest way to get from Isla Mujeres to Holbox is by ferry + private transfer. The total travel time is about four hours.
I’ve made several trips to Mexico and can offer firsthand insights on how to get around the country effectively.
Check our guide for the best options to travel from Isla Mujeres to Holbox and our Mexico transportation guide.
Transportation Options from Isla Mujeres to Holbox
The following table outlines all transportation options from Isla Mujeres to Holbox:
|Ferry + Coach Bus from Isla Mujeres to Holbox||5 hrs 10 mins||$56|
|Ferry + Shared Shuttle from Isla Mujeres to Holbox||4-6 hrs||$58|
|Ferry + Private Transfer from Isla Mujeres to Holbox||~4 hrs||–|
|Ferry + Rental Car||~4 hrs||–|
How far is Holbox from Isla Mujeres?
The air distance from Isla Mujeres to Holbox is 41 miles or 66.1 kilometers. As both destinations are islands, you must travel by ferry twice, passing a distance of 90.6 miles or 145.8 kilometers between Puerto Juarez and Chiquila.
Getting to Holbox from Isla Mujeres
1. Ferry + Coach Bus from Isla Mujeres to Holbox
Journey Duration: 5 hours 10 minutes
Want to travel from Holbox to Isla Mujeres? This Ultramar Ferry and Holbox Express+ ADO Coach bus deal can simplify your island-hopping adventure!
Don’t waste time and energy attempting to plan, coordinate, and reserve each mode of transportation separately. Instead, you can purchase a single ticket that covers the bus ride from Isla Mujeres to Holbox Island and the ferry rides!
This is a convenient and reasonable way to move between the islands while traveling comfortably. And the best part is- it is also the cheapest option!
You must first board a ferry from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juarez. You then have a relatively short drive on the ADO coach bus, which offers excellent service and comfort to all passengers!
Finally, after reaching Chiquila, you must take the Holbox Express ferry one last time to the port on Holbox Island. With transfers, the trip takes about 5 hours and costs USD 56.
So, look at the schedules today, and book your seats online!
Isla Mujeres to Holbox Ferry + Coach Bus Schedule:
2. Ferry + Shared Van Shuttle from Isla Mujeres to Holbox
Journey Duration: 4-6 hours
If you’re looking for an alternative to coach buses, check out the shared van shuttle that will take you from Isla Mujeres to Holbox!
Traveling this way will save you time and ensure your comfort!
When the ferry reaches Puerto Juarez from Isla Mujeres, you must transfer to a minivan shared shuttle instead of a coach bus to catch the next ferry to Holbox.
The van takes less time from Puerto Juarez to Chiquila than a bus.
The rest of the journey generally follows the same pattern as the first offer. The only difference between these vans and the coach is that they run more frequently, so you have more options when traveling from Isla Mujeres to Isla Holbox!
Pick your preferred time, and save your seats on the shared shuttle from Isla Mujeres to Holbox!
Isla Mujeres to Holbox Ferry + Shared Shuttle Schedule:
3. Ferry + Private Transfer from Isla Mujeres to Holbox
Journey Duration: ~4 hours
You’ll love this option if you enjoy luxury travel!
You can book a private vehicle with a private driver that will get you from Puerto Juarez to Chiquila in less than 4 hours!
This travel method costs more than a bus, but it will get you to your destination much quicker.
It is only necessary to remember that you must book your ferry tickets and the ride separately and plan your trip accordingly.
You must get a ferry ticket and take it from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juarez, where your private transport will pick you up for the rest of the journey.
As you drive along the highway, you’ll enjoy the scenic views of Mexico on a comfortable road trip that covers 145.8 kilometers!
Your driver will drop you off at Chiquila Port, where you’ll take the ferry to Holbox Island!
4. Ferry + Driving with Rental Car from Isla Mujeres to Holbox
Journey Duration: ~4 hours
The ferry + rental car combination is the final option to get you from Isla Mujeres to Holbox Island in under 4 hours!
You can rent a car in Cancun, Puerto Juarez, and drive to the port in Chiquila.
Once you arrive in Puerto Juarez from Isla Mujeres, you can choose from many car rental agencies and drive to Chiquila to catch the ferry to Holbox!
Even after considering the cost of the ferry tickets, you can still think of this as one of the more affordable ways to get from Isla Mujeres to Holbox.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cheapest way to get from Isla Mujeres to Holbox Island?
The cheapest way to get from Isla Mujeres to Holbox Island is by taking the Ultramar Ferry and Holbox Express + ADO Coach Bus offer, which costs USD 56, with all transport included!
What is the fastest way to get from Isla Mujeres to Holbox Island?
The fastest way to travel from Isla Mujeres to Holbox Island is by taking the Ultramar and Holbox Express ferries and driving with a rental car or taking a private transfer to pass the road from Puerto Juarez to Chiquila. The whole journey takes around 4 hours.
How far is it from Isla Mujeres to Holbox Island?
There is an air distance of 41 miles or 66.1 kilometers between Isla Mujeres and Holbox. To travel between Puerto Juarez and Chiquila, you must travel a road distance of 90.6 miles or 145.8 kilometers and catch two ferries.
What companies run ferry services between Isla Mujeres and Holbox Island?
Ultramar Ferry runs services to and from Isla Mujeres, but 9 Hermanos and Holbox Express operate to and from Holbox Island.
How much is the ferry ticket from Isla Mujeres?
The ferry ticket from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juarez in Cancun costs USD 16.
How much is the ferry ticket to Holbox?
The ferry ticket from Chiquila to Holbox costs USD 15.