There are 7 ways to get from Mexico City to Holbox Island by plane, bus and ferry, 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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Fly Mexico City to Cancun, bus and ferry  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Mexico City (MEX) to Cancun (CUN) MEX - CUN
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Cancun Airport to Holbox

$190 - $333

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  32 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from México Terminal TAPO to Playa del Carmen Alterna
  2. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Cancún Terminal ADO
  3. Take the bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Chiquilá
  4. Take the ferry from Chiquila to Holbox

$75 - $189

5 alternative options

Bus to Puebla, fly to Cancun, bus and ferry  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexico City TAPO to Cholula - Plaza San Diego
  2. Fly from Puebla (PBC) to Cancun (CUN) PBC - CUN
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Cancun Airport to Holbox

$216 - $399

Fly Mexico City to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Mexico City (MEX) to Cozumel (CZM) MEX - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen ADO Terminal Turística to Chiquilá
  4. Take the ferry from Chiquila to Holbox

$132 - $757

Fly Toluca to Cancun, bus and ferry  •  7 h 53 min

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

$189 - $414

Fly Mexico City to Merida, bus, ferry  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Mexico City (MEX) to Merida (MID) MEX - MID
  2. Take the bus from Mérida Fiesta Americana to Chiquilá
  3. Take the ferry from Chiquila to Holbox

$76 - $270

Bus, bus and ferry  •  29 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun México-Cancún
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Cancun Airport to Holbox Cancún Airport-Holbox

$203 - $261

Questions & Answers

The distance between Mexico City and Holbox Island is 1245 km.

The best way to get from Mexico City to Holbox Island without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 29 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to get from Mexico City to Holbox Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Mexico City Airport to Cancun Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Holbox Island is 1 h ahead of Mexico City. It is currently 8:53 AM in Mexico City and 8:53 AM in Holbox Island.

Viva Aerobus, Volaris, Aeroméxico and Interjet offer flights from Mexico City Airport to Cancun Airport.

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There are 114+ hotels available in Holbox Island. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mexico City to Mexico City Airport is to line 4 night bus which takes 17 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Mexico City to Holbox Island.
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  • Distance: 778.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 20 min

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

There is no direct connection from Mexico City to Holbox Island. However, you can take the line 4 night bus to Terminal 1, take the walk to Mexico City airport, fly to Cancun, take the walk to Cancun Airport, take the bus and ferry to Holbox, then take the walk to Holbox Island. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Cholula - Plaza San Diego, take the taxi to Puebla airport, fly to Cancun, take the walk to Cancun Airport, take the bus and ferry to Holbox, then take the walk to Holbox Island.

Airlines
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Mexico City to Cozumel
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Toluca to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Mexico City to Merida
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Mexico City to Merida
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Puebla to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Mexico City to Cozumel
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Mexico City to Merida
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Puebla to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Toluca to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Mexico City to Merida
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Bus operators
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
Estrella Roja
Website
estrellaroja.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City TAPO to Cholula - Plaza San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
estrellaroja.com.mx
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
$18 - $26
Economy
$7 - $11
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 Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $95
Bus from México Terminal TAPO to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $140
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $95
Economy
$60 - $95
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Cancún Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Terminal ADO Cancún to Chiquilá
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $27
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$19 - $27
Economy
$8 - $12
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Chiquilá
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Autobuses Noreste Yucatán
Bus from Terminal de Autobuses Cancún, Pino, Smz 22, Cancún, Benito Juárez, Quintana Roo, 77500, México to Chiquilá
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Ferry operators
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
9878721588
Email
datos@mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Website
mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Schedules at
winjet.mx
Book at
winjet.mx
Regular
$9
Local
$3
Ultramar Ferry
Phone
01 998 881 5890
Email
info@ultramar.com
Website
ultramarferry.com
Ferry from Cozumel Port to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
ultramarferry.com
Premium Plus
$9
First Class
$12
Plan Peninsular (Residentes en Yucatán, Campeche)
$6
Plan Quintana Roo (Residentes Q.Roo)
$4
Barcos Caribe
Phone
01 987 120 3982
Email
contacto@barcoscaribe.com
Website
barcoscaribe.com
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
barcoscaribe.com
Book at
barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$7
Quintana Roo Residents
$4
Yucatan Peninsula Residents
$6
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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