Cancun Transportation to Holbox from Cancun

Private Transportation in Isla Holbox

We are Cancun Airport Transportation, one of the best private transfer agencies to and from Cancun Airport to your hotel, accommodation, vacation home, airbnb or tour in Isla Holbox

Cancun airport is not the end of your destination, Cancun airport is the beginning of your vacation adventure in Cancun and the Riviera Maya and our Cancun transfers team is ready to be part of your experience with a private, safe, clean, reliable and secure transportation service.

We offer private transfers, group transfers, luxury transfers, limousine transfers and our vehicles can be equipped to travel with babies or your pet. What are you waiting for to book?

What is the distance from Cancun to Isla Holbox?

The distance from Cancun Airport to Isla Holbox is 140 kilometers.

What is the transfer time from Cancun to Isla Holbox?

The approximate transfer time from Cancun Airport to Holbox Island is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

What is the best way to get to Isla Holbox?

The best way to get to Holbox Island from Cancun airport without many complications is through our private transfer service from Cancun to Holbox Island.

Transfer to all hotels in Isla Holbox

Check out our list of accommodations, hotels, vacation rentals, apartments, Airbnb and hostels we can take you to.

Hotel Para Ti - Adults Only
AKBAL Holbox
Amaite Beach Hotel
Ardentia Apartments
Art Maya Rooms
Hotel La Palapa - Adults Only
Blatha Tropical Rooms Holbox
Blue Holbox
Boox Casa
Cabañas Coconut
Cabañas Ida Y Vuelta
Casa Acacia
Casa Astral Luxury Hotel
Casa Blanca
Casa Cacahuate
Casa Canarios Holbox
CASA CAT BA Beachfront Boutique Hotel
Casa Cereza
Casa Chujuk by Spirit Group
Casa Coronaa Holbox México
Casa De Luigi
Casa De Tus Sueños Holbox
Casa Emma
Casa Filomena
Casa Frida Holbox
Casa HM Villa del Mar
Casa Hridaya Hotel Boutique
Casa Iguana Holbox - Beachfront Hotel
Casa Las Tortugas Petit Beach Hotel & Spa
Casa los abuelos
Casa Luz Beach Front
Casa Mangle
Casa Maya Holbox Beachfront Hotel
Casa Mech
Casa Nino Holbox Villa
Casa Ohana-Disfruta del paraiso
Casa Peregrino Holbox
Casa Pirata
Casa Redonda
Casa Sofia Holbox
Casa Sunshine Holbox
Casa Vainilla Holbox Island
Casa Victor Avila
Che Holbox Hostel & Bar
Choby's House Holbox
Corazon Mexicano Holbox
Corazoncito Holbox
Cozy Rooms Near The Beach Holbox
Don Panchon y Maruxa
Ecoco Holbox - Eco-Chic - Cabañas de Madera - Holbox Retreat
El Corazón Boutique Hotel - Adults Only
EL NIDO Holbox
Ensueño Holbox & Beach Club
Esduma Maria Carlota Hotel Holbox
Estudios Rehilete
Golden Paradise Beach
Golden Paradise Hostel
Golden Paradise Town
habitaciones Mi Viejo Chit
Holbox by Xaloc
Holbox Casa Punta Coco - Adults Only
Holbox Deluxe Apartments
Holbox Dream Beachfront Hotel
Hotel Aruma Ha
Hotel Boutique Casa Kuka
Hotel Casa HX
Hotel Casa Lupita
Hotel Casa Margot
Hotel Casa Takywara
Hotel El Pueblito
Hotel La Casa del Capi
Hotel Lifestyle KB Holbox
Hotel Los Arcos Holbox
Hotel Luna Roja Holbox
Hotel MAYARI HolBox
Hotel Mittoz Holbox
Casa Redonda
Hotel Puerto Holbox
Hotel Siesta Holbox
Hotel Villas Flamingos
Hotel Villas Tiburon
Hotelito Villas Holbox
Isla Bonita
Kai Hotel Boutique
Kin Camping
La Casa de Juan
La Casa de Ñaña
La Casa del Alux - Adults Only
La casa del pescador Holbox
La Constanza de Rulo
La Diosa Kali Beach Front Hotel
La Puerta Azul Beachfront - Adults Only
LaIsla Holbox Luxury Villa
Las Nubes de Holbox
LOA Hotel Boutique
Los Depas del Aeropuerto Holbox
Luxury Hotel Boutique Aldea Kuká
M&M Apartments Holbox
MADRE Holbox
Mapache Hostel & Camping
Marvin Suites
MAYAB Holbox - Beach Zone
Mayan Mittoz
Mi habitat holbox-Maravilla natural
Mis Sueños Holbox
Mystique Holbox by Royalton, A Tribute Portfolio Resort
New Hotel Boutique Naj Casa Holbox
New Macondo Holbox Hotel Boutique
NEW Suites Lunada de Holbox
Palapas del Sol
Posada Hondumar Holbox
Posada los abuelos
Posada Yalekin Holbox
Quiet Centric Rooms Holbox
Sanyama Holbox
Casa Redonda


Holbox is an island that is part of the Mexican Caribbean as such, but not part of the Riviera Maya as many people believe. However, its calm and shallow waters, sandy streets, painted houses, mangroves, rainforests, flora and fauna make it a paradise for all people seeking peace, tranquility, nature and above all the sun and the sea.

So if you are one of these people who want to know this beautiful place in the Caribbean, surely you must be wondering how to get to Holbox from Cancun? Well, in order to get there you will first have to take a road trip and then a short trip by sea and here we will explain it to you.

Port of Chiquila

Chiquila is a small town located in the municipality of Lazaro Cardenas and is part of the state of Quintana Roo. And while this small town has much to offer to each of its visitors, it has become famous for its shipping port known as "Puerto de Chiquila"

From this maritime terminal, millions of travelers, tourists and locals take the ferry to Holbox. So if you want to get to Holbox from Cancun, from Playa del Carmen, from Tulum or really from any other part of the state or the Yucatan Peninsula, first you'll have to get to Chiquila.

Prices for the Ferry to Holbox

From the port of Chiquila there are two different ferry companies to cross to Holbox Island: 9 Hermanos and Holbox Express. The first departure is from 6:00 a.m. from the port of Chiquila to Holbox and the last departure of the Ferry crossing to Holbox is from 11:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, the first departure from the port of Holbox to Chiqula is from 5:00 am and the last departure is from 10:30 pm.

The cost or price of the Ferry to cross to Holbox or to return from Holbox is currently 220.00 MXN per person. Therefore the cost of a round trip is 440.00 MXN. It should be noted that this is the public price for visitors, because people with Quintana Roo identification pay only 150.00 MXN one way and 150.00 MXN return trip.

What are the Ferry crossing schedules to Holbox?

As there are two companies that handle the crossing from both the port of Chiquila to Holbox, and from Holbox to Chiquila, each of them handle different type of schedule and below, we present them to you.

Holbox - Chiquilá Chiquilá - Holbox
Output Service Output Service
05:00 9 Hmnos. 06:00 9 Hmnos
06:00 9 Hmnos 07:00 9 Hmnos
06:30 Hxpress 07:30 Hxpress
07:00 9 Hmnos. 08:00 9 Hmnos
07:30 Hxpress. 08:30 Hxpress
08:00 9 Hmnos 09:00 9 Hmnos
08:30 Hxpress 09:30 Hxpress
09:00 9 Hmnos. 10:00 9 Hmnos
09:30 Hxpress. 10:30 Hxpress
10:00 9 Hmnos. 11:00 9 Hmnos
10:30 Hxpress 11:30 Hxpress
11:00 9 Hmnos. 12:00 9 Hmnos.
11:30 Hxpress 12:30 Hxpress
12:00 9 Hmnos. 13:00 9 Hmnos.
12:30 Hxpress 13:30 Hxpress
13:00 9 Hmnos. 14:00 9 Hmnos.
13:30 Hxpress 14:30 Hxpress
14:00 9 Hmnos. 15:00 9 Hmnos.
14:30 Hxpress 15:30 Hxpress
15:00 9 Hmnos. 16:00 9 Hmnos.
15:30 Hxpress 16:30 Hxpress
17:00 9 Hmnos. 18:00 9 Hmnos.
17:30 Hxpress 18:30 Hxpress
18:00 9 Hmnos. 19:00 9 Hmnos.
18:30 Hxpress 19:30 Hxpress
19:00 9 Hmnos. 20:00 9 Hmnos.
19:30 Hxpress 20:30 Hxpress
20:30 Hxpress 21:30 Hxpress

What is the distance from Chiquila to Holbox?

The distance between the Port of Chiquila and Holbox Island is 12 kilometers and the approximate transfer time by Ferry is 25 minutes to 30 minutes.

What is the distance from Cancun to Chiquila?

The distance from the city of Cancun to Chiquila is 139km and the distance from Cancun to Holbox is 151 km. On average, the transfer time to the port of Chiquila by road is 2 hours and 30 minutes by sea. Therefore, the whole journey, it takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes to go to Holbox from Cancun.

What is the distance from Playa de Carmen to Chiquila?

The distance between Playa del Carmen and Chiquila is 122.3;km and the distance from Playa del Carmen to Holbox is 134.3 km. On average, the transfer trip duration from Playa del Carmen to Chiquila is 1 hour and 45 minutes, and 30 minutes of travel by sea. Therefore, the complete duration of a trip from Playa del Carmen to Holbox is 2 hours and 15 minutes.

What is the distance from Tulum to Chiquila?

The distance between the city of Tulum and Chiquila is 184.8km and the distance from Tulum to Holbox is 196.8 km. On average, the transfer duration from Tulum to Chiquila is 2 hours and 30 minutes, and 30 minutes of travel by sea. Therefore, the average travel time from Tulum to Holbox Island is 3 hours.

How to get to Holbox

As such, there is no public transportation route that will take you to Holbox or rather to the port of Chiquila from Cancun, Playa, Tulum, etc. Therefore, the options are somewhat limited and these are: Private Transport, Bus, Collective, Car Rental.

Private Transportation

The best option to get to Holbox from Cancun, is through the private transfer service. Being a private and personalized service, they will go for you and all your companions, to the airport in Cancun, or to the door of your departure in Cancun.

The approximate cost of a round trip (round trip) is 435 USD. It should be noted that this price may vary depending on the place of origin, the number of passengers and the type of transportation you choose (Private transfer, group transfer, Vip transfer, Limousine transfer, etc.)


Another excellent transfer option a little more economical to go to the Port of Chiquila from Cancun or from Playa del Carmen, is through the bus service of ADO and Mayab. The cost of this transfer service from Cancun is 298.00 MXN per person (ADO) and 250.00 MXN (Mayab) per person.

Meanwhile the bus cost from Playa del Carmen to Chiquila is 275.00 MXN per person and only the Mayab company handles the route with destination Holbox.

It should be noted that this type of transfers, have specific departure times, therefore it is recommended to be punctual, and find on time the departure points of each bus.


The colectivos also run transportation routes from Cancun to Holbox or from Playa del Carmen to Holbox and on average the transfer price is 250.00 MXN per person. But just like the ADO or Mayab bus service, it has specific departure times and specific boarding points. Therefore; it will be necessary to know the routes, boarding points and schedules, both outbound and return.

Car rental

A last transportation option from Cancun to Holbox, from Playa del Carmen to Holbox or from Tulum to Holbox is the car rental service. The port of Chiquila as such has private parking lots, which cost 100.00 MXN per day, so you can travel in your own car or rent a car and leave your car in one of these parking lots.

This way, you don't have to worry about bus or colectivo service schedules or the ferry crossing, as you can travel with freedom and more time.