There are 4 ways to get from Mérida to Holbox Island by bus, ferry, bus and 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 48 min

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

$19 - $43

Cheapest option

Night bus, ferry  •  6 h 48 min

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

$14 - $21

2 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Mérida Fiesta Americana to Cancun Airport Fiesta Americana-CUN
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Cancun Airport to Holbox Cancún Airport-Holbox

$155 - $176

Fly, bus and ferry  •  6 h 13 min

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

$212 - $450

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mérida to Holbox Island is to night bus and ferry which costs $250 - $400 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mérida to Holbox Island is to bus and ferry which costs $350 - $850 and takes 5 h 48 min.

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The distance between Mérida and Holbox Island is 240 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from Mérida to Holbox Island, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mérida to Holbox Island. However, there are services departing from Mérida Fiesta Americana and arriving at Holbox via Cancun Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from Merida Airport to Cancun Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Mérida to Holbox Island bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Cancun Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Mérida to Holbox Island.
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  • Distance: 149.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

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 Cancun Airport and Holbox in around 5 h 53 min.

Airlines
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Merida to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Mérida Fiesta Americana to Chiquilá
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$25 - $35
Economy
$14 - $22
Bus from Mérida Fiesta Americana to Cancun Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Book at
ado.com.mx
First
$25 - $35
Economy
$15 - $22
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
Autobuses de Oriente (ADO)
Phone
+52-55-5784-4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Night bus from Terminal ADO Mérida TAME to Chiquilá
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Book at
ado.com.mx
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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