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COZUMEL FERRY INFORMATION

 

The primary gateway between Cozumel and the mainland of the Yucatan Peninsula, including Cancun and the Riviera Maya, is the passenger ferry from Playa del Carmen.  Thousands of tourists and locals every day take the 45 minute ride to or from Cozumel.  It's very easy, and runs nearly every hour.  The ferry makes it a piece of cake to go to or from Cozumel on a day trip, which is especially popular with cruise ship passengers coming to the mainland to see attractions like the Mayan Ruins, Xcaret, or Xel Ha.

   
COZUMEL FERRY SCHEDULE
Mexico Water Jets Ultramar
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The ride takes about 45 minutes each way. 
Ferries run 365 days a year, weather permitting.
IMPORTANT
Prices and Schedules are Subject to Change Without Notice.
Check with the ferry company (see right) to make sure.
Schedules above are current as of October 18, 2012.
Currently half of the times are done by one company, and the other half done by the other company, switched on odd vs. even days.  That is too confusing, so we just merged the two until high season returns. 
FARE SCHEDULE
  Pesos USD*
Adults 155 $10.90
Kids 92 $6.50
*Approximate
 Exchange Rate ~ 13:1

MEXICO WATER JETS
From the U.S. and Canada
(011+52) 987 872-1588
E-Mail   Website
From Cozumel: 872-1588
Mainland: (987) 879-3112

ULTRAMAR
From the U.S. and Canada
(011+52) 998 843-2011
E-Mail   Website
From Cozumel: 869-0040
Mainland: (987) 869-0040

 
WHERE IS THE COZUMEL FERRY?  
Location: The ferry terminal is located right in downtown Cozumel, next to the Punta Langosta Cruise Ship Pier, right in front of Punta Langosta mall, and a block from the town square.

Cozumel Hotel Guests: You can walk there from anywhere in San Miguel (downtown).  From areas outside of town, you'll just take a taxi from your hotel or where ever you happen to be on the island.  Taxis are readily available all over Cozumel.  Very easy.

Cruise Passengers: A taxi to the ferry pier from the Puerta Maya or International Pier should cost about $6.00 USD and take about 7 minutes.  If your cruise ship is arriving at Punta Langosta, then you can just walk next door.

COZUMEL FERRY MAP



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WHERE IS THE PLAYA DEL CARMEN FERRY TERMINAL?  

Location: The ferry terminal is located right in downtown Playa del Carmen, about a block and a half from the main square and Plaza Playacar, where most of the tour pickups take place.

Cancun Airport: Most people coming from the Cancun Airport use pre-reserved Airport Transfers.  They'll bring you as far as the ferry pier.  Then you'll just ride the ferry to Cozumel.  Once in Cozumel, you'll take a taxi to your hotel.  They're right there waiting for you at the ferry terminal.  Very easy.  It takes about 45 minutes to drive to Playa del Carmen from the Cancun Airport.

Mainland Hotel Guests: There is a bus that runs from Cancun to Playa del Carmen.  You can also take a taxi, or use a rental car.  It takes about an hour from Cancun, 15 minutes from Puerto Aventuras, and 25 minutes from Akumal.

Calica Cruise Passengers: Take a taxi from the Calica cruise pier.  It only takes about 10 minutes, and costs about $8.00 USD.

PLAYA DEL CARMEN FERRY MAP



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Tip: Only buy a one-way ferry ticket.  There are two ferry companies, and they don't accept each other's tickets.  Doing only one-way leaves you flexibility to ride one ferry on the way there and the other on the way back.

Still have questions?  Just contact us and we'll get you going.

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