There are 3 ways to get from Mérida to Holbox Island by bus, ferry, night bus or plane

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

Recommended option

Bus, ferry  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Mérida Fiesta Americana to Chiquilá
  2. Take the ferry from Chiquila to Holbox Chiquila

$24 - $31

Cheapest option

Night bus, ferry  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the night bus from Terminal ADO Mérida TAME to Chiquilá
  2. Take the ferry from Chiquila to Holbox Chiquila

$18 - $21

1 alternative option

Fly, ferry  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Merida (MID) to Cancun (CUN) MID - CUN
  2. Take the ferry from Chiquila to Holbox

$160 - $388

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

There is no direct connection from Mérida to Holbox Island. However, you can 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 Mérida to Holbox Island via Chiquilá, Chiquila, and Holbox in around 6 h 47 min.

Airlines
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Merida to Cancun
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Aeromar
Website
aeromar.com.mx
Flights from Merida to Cancun
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Bus operators
Autobuses Oriente
Night bus from Terminal ADO Mérida TAME to Chiquilá
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
el.holboxeno.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
$8
Schedules at
el.holboxeno.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Mérida to Holbox Island?

The distance between Mérida and Holbox Island is 240 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Mérida to Holbox Island?

The cheapest way to get from Mérida to Holbox Island is to night bus and ferry which costs $330 - $400 and takes 6 h 47 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Mérida to Holbox Island?

The quickest way to get from Mérida to Holbox Island is to bus and ferry which takes 5 h 47 min and costs $440 - $600.

How long does it take to get from Mérida to Holbox Island?

It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Mérida to Holbox Island, including transfers.