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How to get from Cozumel Airport to Centro Cozumel

Cozumel is the perfect beach destination for anyone looking to relax, catch a tan or have some amazing underwater adventures. You can explore the many bars and restaurants in the centre, enjoy some world-class diving or rent out a boat and enjoy the turquoise Caribbean waters.

There are two different ways to get from Cozumel airport to your hotel; taxi or shuttle bus. Taking a Cozumel Airport taxi is a little complicated as they can’t make pickups directly from the airport. A taxi from Cozumel airport to Centro will take around 5 minutes and will cost approximately €4 (MXN 90). Taking the Cozumel shuttle bus to your hotel in Centro will cost €4.50 (MXN 99) and will take around 20 minutes to reach your hotel.

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Comparison of the options

Taxi €4 5min 24/7
Bus €9 15min 24/7

How to get from Cozumel airport to Centro by taxi

Unfortunately, due to local laws, taxis can’t pick up passengers directly from the airport. You will need to walk out of the airport compound and hail a Cozumel Airport taxi in the street. Once you get a taxi, the journey time from Cozumel airport to the city centre is just 5 minutes and the cost is around €4 (MXN 90).

What is the cost of a taxi from Cozumel Airport to the City Centre?

The local drivers in Cozumel don’t offer a set-rate fare from the airport. You will be charged at the driver’s discretion, but the average cost will be around €4 (MXN 90). Be sure to agree on the price before getting in the taxi and beginning your journey.


€4 (MXN 90)

Trip Duration

5 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 outside of the airport compound.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Local taxis aren’t allowed to pick up passengers from the airport. If you’re after a taxi from Cozumel airport to the city centre, you will need to walk out of the airport compound and cross the road to the main road. There, you can wait and hail a taxi from the street.


As you can’t take a taxi from Cozumel airport, it’s not the most convenient transfer option. You will need to carry your luggage across the street and stand and wait until an empty taxi passes you, which can be stressful and time-consuming.

Editor’s Note

You can pay for your taxi in USD or Mexican Pesos. However, if you pay in USD, the exchange rate will be at the discretion of the driver and may not be in your favour.

Useful Tips

Agree on the price before getting into your taxi.
Taxis can't pick up from the airport terminal gates, but they can drop you off.
Luggage that can fit in the trunk can be transported for free.

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Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Cozumel. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Same price as a regular taxi from the line


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How to get from Cozumel Airport to Centro by Shuttle

The only form of transportation that runs directly from Cozumel airport to the city centre is the Cozumel Shuttle bus. The shuttle bus will leave when it’s full and will make a stop at every hotel requested by the passengers. The cost of a one-way ticket is €4.50 (MXN 99) and the journey time will depend on the number of stops the bus needs to make.

How much is the Shuttle from Cozumel Airport to your Hotel?

The cost of a ticket on the Shuttle bus from Cozumel Airport to Centro or your hotel is €4.50 (MXN 99). You can pay the driver as you get on or off the bus.


€4.50 (MXN 99)

Trip Duration

15 Min.

*The Cozumel Shuttle bus will only leave when it's full.

Value for Money

The Cozumel Shuttle bus runs 24/7 from Cozumel Airport.

Where do I find the Shuttle Bus?

The white and red Cozumel Shuttle ride leaves from outside the airport terminal. As soon as you exit the main doors, you will see the shuttle and the queue of people waiting to board.


Although the Cozumel Shuttle departs directly from outside the airport, it doesn’t leave until it’s full and it makes lots of stops along the way to your hotel. This means that your journey time could take 10 minutes or 40 minutes, depending on the number of passengers and stops.

Editor’s Note

Many sales people will try to sell you a "bus ticket" as you exit the airport. Don't buy these tickets. Instead, walk straight to the Cozumel Shuttle and pay the driver directly.

Useful Tips

There's limited luggage storage on the shuttle bus, be sure to travel light.
You can pay your driver in pesos or USD.
There can be a long wait for the shuttle bus to leave if not many people wish to board, as the shuttle only departs when it's full.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a taxi cost from Cozumel airport to Centro Cozumel?

The local taxis will pick you up from just outside of the airport compound and will charge approximately €4 (MXN 90). As no taximeters are used in Cozumel, the cost of your taxi from Cozumel airport to Centro will be up to the driver’s discretion. If you’d prefer a set-rate fare you can rely on, we recommend booking your Cozumel transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Is there public transport from Cozumel airport to the city centre?

No, there’s no public transport from Cozumel airport to the city centre. You can either take a Cozumel Airport taxi from the street outside the airport or choose the Cozumel Shuttle bus which costs €4.50 (USD 5) and takes around 15 minutes to reach Centro Cozumel.

What's the distance from Cozumel airport to Centro?

The distance from Cozumel airport to Centro Cozumel is just 2 km. Taking a Cozumel Airport taxi will take around 5 minutes to get to your hotel in the centre and the Cozumel Shuttle bus will take approximately 15 minutes.

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