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How to get from Cancun Airport to Chiquila

Chiquila is a very small local ‘pueblo’ village, located in the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Although the small town is mostly made up of local restaurants and a few stores, Chiquila is the perfect place to get the ferry across to the famous Holbox Island. 

When it comes to finding transportation from Cancun Airport to Chiquila, you have two options; taking a local taxi or the ADO bus. Taking a Cancun Airport taxi will take you around 2 hours and will cost approximately €250 (MXN 5,000). Taking the bus from Cancun Airport to Chiquila will cost just €23 (MXN 454) per person, but will take at least 3 hours and 30 minutes, as it isn’t direct.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €250 120min 24/7
Bus €46 210min 08:15–15:15

How to get a taxi from Cancun Airport to Chiquila

The quickest and only direct transfer is to take a taxi from Cancun Airport to Chiquila. This door-to-door service will take just 2 hours and the cost will be around €250 (MXN 5,000).

How much is a taxi from Cancun Airport to Chiquila?

The cost of a taxi from Cancun Airport to Chiquila will depend on your driver. The average cost will be around €250 (MXN 5,000), however, there are no official fixed rates for this journey, so your driver will decide on a price as you get in the vehicle. To avoid this and secure a set price, you can pre-book your Cancun Airport transfers with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€250 (MXN 5,000)

Trip Duration

2 Hrs.

*Prices my vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 from Cancun Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Cancun Airport?

The local taxis are not available directly outside of the arrivals hall at Cancun Airport. You will first need to walk back towards the departures area, outside of the airport to find the local taxi drivers.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Cancun Airport to Chiquila is quick, hassle-free and easy. You won’t need to worry about making transfers or loading and unloading any heavy luggage. Instead, you can make your way to the beautiful ‘pueblo’ of Chiquila in just 2 hours.

Editor’s Note

The journey from Cancun Airport to Chiquila is long, be sure to bring refreshments and feel free to ask your driver to stop in one of the local towns along the way if you need a break.

Useful Tips

Luggage can be transported for free if it fits in the trunk of the vehicle.
You can bring up to 4 passengers in a standard Cancun Airport taxi.
Be sure to agree on a price with your driver to avoid being overcharged.

How to get the bus from Cancun Airport to Chiquila

There’s no direct connection by bus from Cancun Airport to Chiqula. You will first need to hop on the ADO at Cancun Airport and head into the city centre of Cancun. From here, you will need to take another ADO to Chiquila. The total journey time on the ADO from Cancun Airport to Chiquila will be 3 hours and 30 minutes and the cost will be just €23 (MXN 454) per person.

How much is the bus from Cancun Airport to Chiquila?

The cost of a ticket on the ADO bus from Cancun Airport to Cancun will be €5.50 (MXN 110), then a ticket on the bus from Cancun to Chiqula will be €17.50 (MXN 344). So choosing to take the bus from Cancun Airport to Chiquila will cost a total of €23 (MXN 454) per person. 

Cost

€23 (MXN 454)

Trip Duration

3 Hrs 30 Min.

*There's a waiting time of 30 minutes for the ADO bus from Cancun Airport and 2 hours for the bus from Cancun to Chiquila.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The ADO bus from Cancun Airport to Chiquila runs from 08:15 to 15:15.

Where do I find the bus at Cancun Airport?

The ADO buses are bright red and easy to see as soon as you step out of any of the 4 Cancun Airport terminals. Simply exit the arrivals area of the terminal and you will either see the red ADO bus or the large ADO kiosk.

Convenience

Due to the bus connection in Cancun, taking the bus from Cancun Airport to Chiquila isn’t the most convenient way to travel. There can be up to a 2-hour wait in the ADO bus station in Cancun and the bus to Chiquila only leaves 5 times a day, so if you miss the last bus at 15:15, you will need to wait until the next day to complete your trip and reach your end destination.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

The bus from Cancun Airport to Chiquila is air-conditioned and has a toilet onboard for your comfort. However, there are no assigned seats, so you will need to arrive early if you wish to sit in a group.

Useful Tips

You can purchase your ADO tickets online in advance if you have access to a local bank account.
The ADO kiosk outside the airport only accepts cash payments.
There's luggage storage below the bus for large items.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Cancun Airport to Chiquila?

There are two ways to get from Cancun Airport to Chiquila; taxi or bus. Taking a taxi from Cancun Airport to Chiquila will take around 2 hours, and costs approximately €250 (MXN 5,000). On the other hand, taking the ADO bus from Cancun Airport to Chiquila will take 3 hours and 30 minutes, but costs just €23 (MXN 454).

Is there a direct bus from Cancun Airport to Chiquila?

No, there’s no direct bus from Cancun Airport to Chiquila. You will first need to take the ADO into Cancun, then take another ADO bus from Cancun to Chiqula. Because of this bus transfer, the total journey time will be around 3 hours and 30 minutes.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Cancun Airport to Chiquila?

The cost of a taxi from Cancun Airport to Chiquila will be around €250 (MXN 5,000), however, this isn’t a set fare. The exact price you will pay will be decided on by your driver, so to secure a fixed price you can rely on, we suggest pre-booking with Welcome Pickups instead.

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