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How to get from Cancun Airport to Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is a beautiful island located off the coast of Cancun. The island is famous for its spectacular white sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise water. Playa Norte is one of the top beaches on Isla Mujeres and has been voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world numerous times. In the centre of this Mexican island, you will also find countless stores, restaurants, cafes and bars to enjoy. 

There are two different ferry terminals in Cancun; one in the Hotel Zone and one in Puerto Juarez. The most convenient ferry terminal in Cancun is Puerto Juarez. To get from Cancun Airport to Isla Mujeres by ferry, you must first take a taxi from Cancun Airport to the Puerto Juarez ferry terminal. The total journey time to Isla Mujeres with a taxi and ferry will be 1 hour and 10 minutes and the cost will be around €65 (MXN 1,270).

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi and Ferry €80 70min 05:30–23:00

How to get from Cancun Airport to Isla Mujeres by ferry and taxi

Taking a taxi and ferry combination from Cancun Airport to Isla Mujeres is a quick and convenient way to travel. The Cancun Airport taxi drivers will drop you off directly at the ferry terminal in Puerto Juarez in just 40 minutes and the ferry will take 30 minutes to reach Isla Mujeres from there. The total cost for the transportation from Cancun Airport to Isla Mujeres will be €65 (MXN 1,270).

How much is the Cancun Airport to Isla Mujeres ferry?

The cost of a taxi from Cancun Airport to the Puerto Juarez ferry terminal will be around €50 (MXN 1,000) for up to 4 passengers. The cost of a one-way ticket on the Ultramar ferry will be €15 (MXN 270) for adults and €10 (MXN 200) for children. This makes the total journey cost from Cancun Airport to Isla Mujeres €65 (MXN 1,270).

Cost

€65 (MXN 1,270)

Trip Duration

1 Hr 10 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Cancun Airport taxis are viable 24/7, the Ultramar ferry runs from 05:30 to 23:00 daily.

Where do I find the Cancun Airport to Isla Mujeres ferry?

Unfortunately, there’s no direct Cancun Airport to Isla Mujeres ferry. You will first need to take a Cancun Airport taxi to the Ultramar ferry terminal in Puerto Juarez, which is a 40-minute drive from the airport.

Convenience

Taking the combination of taxi and ferry is the best transportation from Cancun Airport to Isla Mujeres. You can make your way directly to the ferry terminal in just 40 minutes and you won’t have to worry about the safety of your personal belongings. The ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres is also very safe and comfortable, with an open-air section on the top and an enclosed air-conditioned section below.

Editor’s Note

Be sure to check the ferry times as there can be a wait of up to 1 hour for the Ultramar ferry.

Useful Tips

Tipping your Cancun Airport taxi driver isn't expected, but feel free to add a few pesos to your fare if you wish.
You can reserve your Ultramar ferry tickets online in advance.
Be sure to arrive at least 20 minutes before your ferry leaves to ensure you can get onboard and secure a seat.

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Frequently asked questions

How to get from Cancun Airport to Isla Mujeres?

The only way to travel from Cancun Airport to Isla Mujeres is to take a taxi to the Puerto Juarez ferry terminal, and then a ferry from there to Isla Mujeres. The total journey time will be 1 hour and 10 minutes and the cost of both the taxi and ferry combined will be €65 (MXN 1,270).

What’s the cost of a taxi from Cancun Airport to the Isla Mujeres ferry?

The cost of a taxi from Cancun Airport to the Isla Mujeres ferry terminal will be around €50 (IMXN 1,000). However, taxis at Cancun Airport don’t offer official fixed-rate fares, so this is subject to change. To secure a set-rate fare you can rely on, why not pre-book your transfers with Welcome Pickups instead?

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