There are 3 ways to get from Akumal to Holbox Island by bus, ferry or bus and ferry

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Bus, ferry via Playa del Carmen  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen ADO Terminal Turística to Chiquilá Playa del Carmen-Chiquilá
  2. Take the ferry from Chiquila to Holbox Chiquila

$13 - $36

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Akumal to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
  2. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen ADO Terminal Turística to Chiquilá
  3. Take the ferry from Chiquila to Holbox

$13 - $37

1 alternative option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2 Playa del Carmen-Cancún Airport
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Cancun Airport to Holbox Cancún Airport-Holbox

$147 - $165

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The cheapest way to get from Akumal to Holbox Island is to bus and ferry which costs $250 - $700 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Akumal to Holbox Island is to bus and ferry which costs $250 - $700 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Akumal to Holbox Island. However, there are services departing from Akumal and arriving at Holbox via Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística and Cancun Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 51 min.

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The distance between Akumal and Holbox Island is 125 km.

The best way to get from Akumal to Holbox Island without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 4 h 39 min and costs $250 - $700.

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It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Akumal to Holbox Island, including transfers.

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Akumal to Holbox Island bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística station.

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Akumal to Holbox Island bus services, operated by Transfer Holbox, arrive at Holbox station.

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There are 115+ hotels available in Holbox Island. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Akumal to Holbox Island.
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  • Distance: 78.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 39 min

What companies run services between Akumal, Mexico and Holbox Island, Mexico?

There is no direct connection from Akumal to Holbox Island. However, you can take the bus to Playa del Carmen, take the walk to Playa del Carmen ADO Terminal Turística, take the bus to Chiquilá, take the walk to Chiquila, take the ferry to Holbox, then take the walk to Holbox Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Akumal to Holbox Island via Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística, Playa del Carmen ADO Terminal Turística, Chiquilá, Chiquila, and Holbox in around 4 h 50 min.

Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen ADO Terminal Turística to Chiquilá
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$19 - $26
Economy
$7 - $12
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Akumal to Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Transfer Holbox
Phone
+52-984-875-23-42 whatsapp o+52-1-984-136-93-40
Bus and ferry from Cancun Airport to Holbox
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140
Schedules at
transferholbox.com
Book at
transferholbox.com
Ferry operators
Holbox Monkeys Express
Phone
( 984 ) 875 20 29
Email
monkeysgroup@hotmail.com|
Ferry from Chiquila to Holbox
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
holboxisland.com
9 Hermanos
Phone
Whatsapp: +52-1-984-116-43-74
Website
en-holbox.com
Ferry from Chiquila to Holbox
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
el.holboxeno.com
Regular
$8
Local
$5

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