How far is Cancun from Cozumel, how to get from Cancun airport to Cozumel, what is the cost of the ferry to Cozumel, all those questions and more we will answer in this post.
A little bit about Cozumel
Cozumel is a wonderful island that is part of the Caribbean Mexico and that every year receives more than 500 cruises that make the stop to our ancestral lands to know Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and the thousands of attractions that characterize the Riviera Maya.
In fact, Cozumel is the largest island in the Caribbean and beyond just being a “passage of incredible cruises”, it has much to offer to all its visitors, like the beautiful beach “El Cielo”, where the transparency of the water and the low depth give you a surreal landscape, where you can admire the thousands of starfish.
And surely you want to go and see Cozumel, but first we will answer some frequently asked questions and then we will tell you all the options you have available to go to Cozumel from Cancun or Playa del Carmen.
How far is Cancun from Cozumel?
The distance from downtown Cancun to Cozumel is 113.6 kilometers, of which 18 kilometers are through a sea trip and the distance from Cancun airport to Cozumel is 86.8 kilometers, of which 18 kilometers is through a sea trip.
It should be noted that those 18 kilometers of sea travel can be done with a light aircraft or a helicopter.
How far is Cozumel from Cancun airport?
The distance of Cozumel from Cancun Airport is 113.6 kilometers, of which 18 kilometers can be done through a sea or air trip.
It should be noted that among the “direct” options to go to Cozumel from Cancun Airport, we have the option of going through a private jet.
How far is Costa Maya from Cozumel?
Costa Maya is a small private community that belongs to the municipality of Isla Mujeres and the distance you have to travel to get to Cozumel is 116.4 kilometers, of which 18 kilometers are from the crossing of Isla Mujeres to Cozumel.
How far is Xcaret from Cozumel?
The distance from Xcaret natural park to Cozumel is 23.5 kilometers, although so far there is no “direct route” Xcaret – Cozumel”, so you will have to go to the Maritime terminal in Playa del Carmen.
How far is Cozumel from Tulum?
The distance from Tulum to Cozumel is 79.7 kilometers, of which 18 kilometers refer to a trip by air or sea to cross to Cozumel from Isla Mujeres.
How far is Cozumel from Playa del Carmen?
The distance from Playa del Carmen’s Maritime Terminal to Cozumel is 18 kilometers and you can make a trip by ferry, plane or helicopter.
How far are the Mayan Ruins from Cozumel?
The Mayan ruins or Chichén Itzá are located at a distance of 226.9 kilometers, of which 18 kilometers represent a trip by air or by sea.
Now that we have answered some frequently asked questions, let’s know how we can go from Cancun to Cozumel.
How to go to Cozumel from Cancun?
First of all we mentioned that Cozumel is an island and to get there, you have to take a cruise, but if you travel by land you have more options available which are through a ferry, a plane and a helicopter.
Some of these options require first arriving at the Playa del Carmen maritime terminal, while others can be taken from the Cancun Airport and we will know right now the different cases and alternatives we have to go from Cancun to Cozumel.
How to go from Cancun airport to Cozumel
If you are traveling by flight, your first stop will be at the Cancun Airport and if the place you are staying is in Cozumel or you just want to know Cozumel, from here you have 3 options to go from the Cancun Airport to Cozumel.
We know you may not want to travel anymore once you arrive at the Cancun airport, but a quick option that will save you a road trip for about 2 hours and then one for more for about 30 minutes is to take a private flight to Cozumel.
Cozumel, being one of the largest islands in the Caribbean, has a small airport where planes, private jets and helicopters can arrive, however from the Cancun Airport only the option of private jets is available. It is worth mentioning that the cost / price / rate of a private jet from Cancun to Cozumel is approximately 498 USD.
Private transportation is one of the best options to go from the Cancun Airport to Cozuel. It is very comfortable, safe, equipped with air conditioning and if you travel with children, they can customize it with baby seats and some toys to entertain your little ones during the trip.
This option is available before you take your flight to Cancun and this way, they will be waiting for you as soon as you leave the airport.
The cost / rate / price of the Private transportation from Cancun Airport to Cozumel is 35 USD in a single trip for 1 to 9 people and 55 USD in a round trip (round trip) with the company Transporte Aeropuerto Cancun.
It should be noted that this service will drop you off at the Playa del Carmen maritime terminal and help you with the logistics so you can take the ferry to Cozumel.
The Cancun Airport terminal has some modules of the ADO, so this is another option we have to go to Cozumel, however it should be noted that this option will only leave you at the ADO terminal in Playa del Carmen, which is located on Fifth Avenue and from here you have to move and look for the marine terminal to take the ferry to Cozumel or a plane or helicopter.
How to go from downtown Cancun to Cozumel
To go to Cozumel from downtown Cancun we have 4 recommended ways to do it, two of them we already saw a little above that is: Private Transportation and Private Jet, but what is the difference?
If you choose the option of private transportation, they will pick you up at the hotel where you are staying, to start the trip and take you to Cozumel, meanwhile if you choose the option of Private Jet, first you will have to go to Cancun Airport, where you will take the Jet here.
The other two ways to transfer us from Cancun to Cozumel are:
The buses are a “vans”, which other users can take just like you and for that you have to go to the center of the city of Cancun. That means, if you are in the Hotel Zone you have to “get off” at the center and find the ADO terminal.
This same process is similar if you stay in a hotel in the center of the city, where you have to look for the ADO terminal.
Well, in front of the terminal you can take the buses to Playa del Carmen, which cost approximately 45.00 MXN, leave every 30 minutes and drop you off at the Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen.
If you prefer to travel on the ADO bus, it would be a similar process to the previous one, because from wherever you are you have to go first to the ADO terminal in Cancun, to buy a ticket and travel to the ADO terminal in Playa del Carmen, from where you can move to the maritime terminal to take the ferry to Cozumel.
Ferry Rates to Cozumel
So far we have seen the different options to get to Playa del Carmen from Cancun and we have mentioned a lot the “ferry” to Cozumel, this is because it is the best transportation option compared to the cost of a plane or a helicopter and next we will present you the costs of the Ferry to Cozumel.
- Adults: The single trip is 250.00 MXN and the round trip is 500.00 MXN
- Children: The single trip is 200.00 MXN and the round trip is 400.00 MXN
- Adults: The single trip is $150.00 and the round trip is $300.00
- Children: The single trip is 100.00 MXN and the round trip is 200.00 MXN
- Adults: The single trip is 310.00 MXN and the round trip is 600.00 MXN
- Children: The single trip is 90.00 MXN and the round trip is 180.00 MXN
As you can see to go to Cozumel from Cancun, you have different options and do not hesitate to choose the one that suits you best and fits your budget and remember: Enjoy to the maximum your trip in the Mexican Caribbean.