Distance from Playa del Carmen to Holbox

Posted on May 1, 2023 by Transfers
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Holbox is an island paradise in the Mexican Caribbean and as such is not part of the Riviera Maya, but it is part of the vacation experience. It is a small island, which still keeps its “Virgin Island charm”.

A beautiful Caribbean island where the streets are sandy, the beaches are just around the corner, the wildlife converges with nature and the calm and shallow waters invite us to spend hours and hours forgetting about all the worries of life.

Undoubtedly, a place we have to know and if you are in Playa del Carme and want to know how to get to Holbox, stay here: Because right now we will tell you.

Distance from Holbox to Playa del Carmen

The distance from Playa del Carmen to Holbox Island is 103 km and the approximate transfer time is 2 hours and 30 minutes. We cannot forget that as such, our first destination is the town of Chiquila. It is the town that has the port from where you can take the ferries to cross to Holbox Island.

How to get to Holbox from Playa del Carmen

Getting to Holbox from Cancun is not really a problem, but getting to Holbox from Playa del Carmen is. Since it is a different distance, the costs of transfer services are usually a bit high and the options are limited. Let’s get to know them!

Private transfer

The private transfer service is the best option to get to Holbox from Playa del Carmen and really from any point of the Riviera Maya.

Remember that our Cancun transfer team can provide you the transfer to Holbox from Cancun, but also from Playa del Carmen. A private, safe, reliable and fast service.

Holbox Collection

Holbox Collectión is a private transportation line specialized in transportation to Holbox Island. It is similar to the private transportation service we offer, but with the difference that it specializes not only in transportation to the island, but also in tours to the city, such as the 3 islands tour, whale shark swim and of course, the holbox day tour.


If you want to save money you can buy your ADO ticket which costs 334.00 MXN per single trip to the port of Chiquila. Remember that this option is perfect if you want to spend as little as possible, but you have to be aware of the departure times, as there are not many and you could even miss the bus.


Although Holbox Island is far away from Playa del Carmen, this is not a limitation or pretext not to visit it. So, are you ready to visit it?