How to Get to Holbox Island
How to Get to Isla Holbox
How to get to Holbox Island ? In short, there are 2 main methods of transportation to Holbox Island: plane and road. Located off the north coast of the Yucatan, Holbox Island is one of the lesser-known treasures of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.
How to Get to Holbox By Plane
How to Get to Holbox By Road
To reach Holbox island by road, you need to head to the small fishing port of Chiquila in the north of the Yucatan peninsula. From here, you are obliged to take the ferry to Holbox.
If you decide to travel by road there are 3 options: public transport, self-drive or private shuttle.
How to Get to Holbox By Bus
Unless you are a Mexican citizen, bus tickets cannot be bought online and need to be purchased at bus terminals. However, ADO bus schedules can be accessed online at ADO Website and you can download the ADO app. Timetables for the second-class bus companies are not easily accessible. Kiosk attendants at the bus terminals can advise you of all the bus travel options for the day.
How to Get to Holbox From Cancun (3.5 hours)
How to Get to Holbox From Playa del Carmen (up to 3 hours)
How to Get to Holbox From Tulum (3.5 hours)
How to Get to Holbox From Valladolid (2.5 hours)
How to Get to Holbox From Merida (up to 5.5 hours)
Please note that these bus times and prices are given as guidance only. They were correct at the time of writing this article. Check the ADO website for up-to-date information on times and prices for the days you want to travel at: ADO Website
‘Off the Tourist Treadmill’ Top Tip: When you arrive at Chiquila, check out the bus departures noticeboard at the small ADO desk. Take a photo for your return bus information. You can buy return/onwards tickets when you arrive at Chiquila or on the day of departure. Check out our travel gear section.
How to get to Holbox By Car
How to Drive from Cancun to Holbox (approximately 2 hours)
How to Drive from Merida (approximately 3.5 hours)/Valladolid (approximately 2 hours) to Holbox
How to Take the Ferry from Chiquila to Holbox island
How to Take a Taxi From Holbox Dock
When you arrive at Holbox dock, collect your luggage and follow everyone else along the landing jetty. There will be a line of yellow Holcar taxi golf-carts waiting to transport you to your accommodation. The taxi fares are not expensive. The only other alternative is to walk! Click here for our full guide to Holbox Island and to see photographs of Yucatan peninsula
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