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There are 5 ways to get from Holbox Island to Oaxaca by helicopter, plane, bus or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Air taxi, fly

  1. Take the Air taxi from Holbox to Cancún International Airport
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Oaxaca (OAX)

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Holbox to Chiquilá
  2. Take the bus from Chiquilá to Cancún
  3. Take the bus from Cancún to Coatzacoalcos
  4. Take the bus from Coatzacoalcos to Oaxaca

3 alternative options

Air taxi, bus

  1. Take the Air taxi from Holbox to Cancún International Airport
  2. Take the Air taxi from Cancún International Airport to Palenque Airport
  3. Take the bus from Palenque to Tuxtla Gutiérrez
  4. Take the bus from Tuxtla Gutiérrez to Arriaga
  5. Take the bus from Arriaga to Salina Cruz
  6. Take the bus from Salina Cruz to Oaxaca

Ferry, bus via Salina Cruz

  1. Take the ferry from Holbox to Chiquilá
  2. Take the bus from Chiquilá to Playa del Carmen Colectivos
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to Minatitlán
  4. Take the bus from Minatitlán to Salina Cruz
  5. Take the bus from Salina Cruz to Oaxaca

Ferry, bus #2

  1. Take the ferry from Holbox to Chiquilá
  2. Take the bus from Chiquilá to Cancún
  3. Take the bus from Cancun to Coatzacoalcos
  4. Take the bus from Coatzacoalcos to Oaxaca
Holbox Island → Oaxaca
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Holbox Island to Oaxaca is to ferry and bus which costs $1300 - $2300 and takes 32h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Holbox Island to Oaxaca is to Air taxi and fly which takes 3h 54m and costs $21000 - $25000.

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The distance between Holbox Island and Oaxaca is 1098 km.

The best way to get from Holbox Island to Oaxaca without a car is to Air taxi and bus which takes 19h 46m and costs $99500 - $100500.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from Holbox Island to Oaxaca, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Cancun Airport to Oaxaca Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 57m.

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Volaris and Aeroméxico offer flights from Cancun Airport to Oaxaca Airport.

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There are 163+ hotels available in Oaxaca. Prices start at $2000 MXN per night.

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Map of how to get from Holbox Island to Oaxaca.
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  • Distance: 1098.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 54m

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

There is no direct connection from Holbox Island to Oaxaca. However, you can take the walk to Holbox, take the Air taxi to Cancún International Airport, take the walk to Cancun airport, fly to Oaxaca, then take the taxi to Oaxaca. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Holbox Island to Oaxaca via Holbox, Cancún International Airport, Palenque Airport, Palenque, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Arriaga, Arriaga, and Salina Cruz in around 19h 46m.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Oaxaca via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2100 - $7000
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Oaxaca
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1300 - $7500
Bus operators
Ómnibus Cristóbal Colón (OCC)
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Palenque to Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$370 - $600
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tuxtla Gutiérrez to Arriaga
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$180 - $430
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Arriaga to Salina Cruz
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$290 - $490
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Autobuses Sur Mexico
Phone
+52 981 811 9910
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Salina Cruz to Oaxaca
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $240
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO

Autobuses de Oriente (ADO) is one of Mexico’s largest bus companies, mainly operating south of Mexico City and into the Yucatan Peninsula. Choose from three bus classes: ADO (first class), ADO GL (luxury class) and ADO Platino (platinum class and the most expensive). All buses are comfortable, with reclining seats, blackout curtains, air conditioning and a toilet; ADO Platino offers additional amenities such as extra legroom, onboard Wi-Fi and individual screens.

Contact Details
Phone
+52 555 784 4652
Email
solucioneshola@ado.com.mx
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Chiquilá to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $390
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO
$210 - $320
ADO GL
$200 - $250
Bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to Minatitlán
Ave. Duration
16h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1100 - $2100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO
$1100 - $1600
ADO GL
$1200 - $2100
Bus from Minatitlán to Salina Cruz
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$370 - $550
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO
$370 - $550
ADO GL
$390 - $550
Bus from Coatzacoalcos to Oaxaca
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$600 - $1100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO
$600 - $950
ADO GL
$700 - $1100
Bus from Cancun to Coatzacoalcos
Ave. Duration
16h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1100 - $2100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ADO
$1100 - $1700
ADO GL
$1300 - $2100
Tours Acosta
Phone
+52 937 132 0108
Email
santiagosigerocinthia@gmail.com
Bus from Cancún to Coatzacoalcos
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$500 - $600
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ferry operators
9 Hermanos
Phone
+52 984 108 7514
Email
info@9hermanos.com
Website
9hermanos.com
Ferry from Holbox to Chiquila
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$170 - $220
Schedules at
9hermanos.com
Tourist adult
$216
Tourist kid
$177
Local (Quintana Roo residents)
$177
Other operators
Holbox Collection
Phone
+52 998 406 9004
Email
reservaciones3@atbcommerce.com
Website
holboxcollection.com.mx
Helicopter from Holbox to Cancún International Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$20060
Schedules at
holboxcollection.com.mx
Helicopter from Cancún International Airport to Palenque Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$78433
Schedules at
holboxcollection.com.mx

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