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There are 4 ways to get from Mérida to Holbox Island by bus, ferry, bus and ferry or plane

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Bus ADO, ferry  •  5 h 53 min

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

$19 - $42

Cheapest option

Bus Autobuses Noreste Yucatán, ferry  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal ADO Mérida TAME to Tizimín Terminal Autobuses Noreste
  2. Take the bus from Tizimín Terminal Autobuses Noreste to Chiquilá
  3. Take the ferry from Chiquila to Holbox

$9 - $13

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 - $175

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

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The cheapest way to get from Mérida to Holbox Island is to bus and ferry which costs $170 - $250 and takes 6 h 28 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 53 min.

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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 distance between Mérida and Holbox Island is 240 km.

The best way to get from Mérida to Holbox Island without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 5 h 53 min and costs $350 - $850.

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Mérida to Holbox Island, including transfers.

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Mérida to Holbox Island bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Mérida Fiesta Americana station.

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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 Transfer Holbox, arrive at Holbox station.

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Holbox Island is 1 h ahead of Mérida. It is currently 9:49 AM in Mérida and 10:49 AM in Holbox Island.

Map of how to get from Mérida to Holbox Island.
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  • Distance: 149.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 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, 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
$25 - $220
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
$24 - $35
Economy
$14 - $21
Bus from Mérida Fiesta Americana to Cancun Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Book at
ado.com.mx
First
$25 - $35
Economy
$14 - $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 Noreste Yucatán
Bus from Terminal ADO Mérida TAME to Tizimín Terminal Autobuses Noreste
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Bus from Tizimín Terminal Autobuses Noreste to Chiquilá
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
el.holboxeno.com
Ferry operators
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
Holbox Monkeys Express
Phone
( 984 ) 875 20 29
Email
monkeysgroup@hotmail.com|
Ferry from Chiquila to Holbox
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
holboxisland.com

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Mayair offers flights from Merida Airport to Cancun Airport.

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There are 111+ hotels available in Holbox Island. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mérida to Merida Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $40 - $390.

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