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Fly into Cancun or Directly to Cozumel to reach the coastal areas of the Yucatan.

Cozumel Airport

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Cozumel Island, Mexico has an international airport on the island so many airlines fly directly to the island. Unfortunately, during low seasons, not all departure cities offer direct flights to the island. These flights usually fly directly to Cancun and then a very short connecting flight is taken to Cozumel Island, Mexico. 

Cozumel AiportThe Cozumel airport is very small. Your plane will land and you will deplane and walk into the building. Then you will proceed to the immigration section. There are several booths. Please have your tourist cards fill out completely and correctly (you will receive tourist cards with your airline tickets and/or on the plane). After clearing immigration, proceed to the baggage pick up. Collect your luggage and you will be required to press a button to clear customs. Red means stop, green light means go. Random. Proceed to exit.

As you proceed there is a booth on left side before you exit the doors. You will need to purchase tickets for each person for transportation to your hotel or destination. This airport transfer and a car rental is the only to get to your hotel (besides walking out with your luggage far enough to get a cab). No cabs allowed to pick up tourists.  There will be hotel representatives, airline representatives, tour operators and property rental representatives outside.

Car Rentals: Avis and Executive are at the airport.

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Cozumel Island Via Cancun

Please note that Cancun airport is still under-going major construction. The international and domestic airports are fused together. Thus, rates and directions may have changed since last edition of this page.

  • Flight from Cancun to Cozumel: ~$60 US one-way

  • Ferry: 80 pesos (~$9.30 US) per adult, children under 12 is half price

  • Bus from Cancun Terminal - Playa Del Carmen: $2.50 US one way - Playa Express bus just across from the bus terminal or; $3.50 US one way - Bus terminal

  • Airport Transfer Van direct from airport to Playa Del Carmen - $15 US one-way 

  • Airport Transfer Express bus:  65 pesos or $7.5 US one way

 Cozumel Aiport Cozumel Aiport
By Air
Cozumel AiportCozumel Island, Mexico has an international airport on the island so many airlines fly directly to the island. Unfortunately, during low seasons, not all departure cities offer direct flights to the island. These flights usually fly directly to Cancun and then a very short connecting flight is taken to Cozumel Island, Mexico. 

 

COZUMEL via CANCUN (See map of Cozumel).  

Getting from Cancun to Cozumel. Fares quoted as of Feb. 12, 02.

1. Fly from Cancun to Cozumel: approximately 20 minutes flying time.

Aerocaribe and Aerocozumel with Mexicana Airlines flies directly from the Cancun (domestic airport) to Cozumel. Current cost one-way is $60 US. You can book directly online or with your travel agent. Schedules and fares are available online: www.aerocaribe.com .

2. Airport Transfer "Collectivo" or minivan direct from Cancun airport to Playa Del Carmen (approximately 45 minutes traveling time), then Ferry to Cozumel (approximately 40-50 minutes traveling time). Current cost is $15 US per person.

After baggage pick-up, as you walk towards the exit, there will be booths for transportation and taxis. At the booth, ask for a collectivo to Playa Del Carmen.  You pay at the booth, receive a ticket and then proceed outside to where the minivans are. They will take your ticket and load your luggage. As soon as one van is filled, the van departs. The vans are readily available all day long.

3. Express Bus from Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen Bus Terminal (Traveling time is the same as in #2)

As soon as you pass immigration (green/red button) just after the transportation pavillions and just before the outdoors, there is a stand that says Express Bus to Playa Del Carmen. 65 pesos or $7.50 US. Purchase a ticket and there will be greyhound like buses outside. They are scheduled. 

From Cancun 

10:30am 11:30am 12:30pm 1:30pm 2:30pm 4:30pm 5:30pm 6:30pm 7:30pm 8:30pm 9:30pm

From Playa Del Carmen

7:00am 8:00am 9:00am 10:30am 11:45am 1:00pm 3:00pm 4:00pm  5:00pm  6:15pm 7:30pm

4. Pre-arranged airport transportation.

Good for groups. The best priced pre-arranged option we found is from Thomas Moore Travel. Private van for 1-7 persons, one way: $90 US. Online reservations: http://www.cancun.com/tours/thomasmoretravel/transport.stm 

The drop will be downtown near or at the bus terminal in Playa Del Carmen. Just walk towards the waterfront. You will be able to see the ferry docks. Before the pier, there will be an information booth as well as a booth to purchase the tickets. 

Playa Del Carmen to Cozumel (40-45 minutes traveling time)

Then from Playa Del Carmen, take the ferry to Cozumel Island. The ferry boat ride is about 40 minutes on the large boats and the about 50 minutes on the smaller, local ferry. Cost is the same for tourists. It docks right at the heart of the city, San Miguel in Cozumel. Current cost is $80 pesos.

Daily Ferry Schedule (Central Standard Time)
(updated July 7, 2001)

Cozumel Island to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Morning 5 am 7 am 8 am 9 am 10 am 12 pm
Afternoon 2 pm 4 pm 5 pm 6 pm 8 pm 10pm

Playa Del Carmen to Cozumel Island, Mexico
Morning 6am 8am 9 am   10 am 11 am    
Afternoon 1 pm 3 pm 5 pm 6 pm 7 pm 9 pm 11 pm

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Express Cozumel Laundry 
Location at the International Pier. 3 Hour Drop-Off Laundry Service for Cruise ship passengers and crew members. "10 Year's of Experience is our Guarantee."
Email: express@gocozumel.com  Local phone: 044-987-876-0883

Please be advised that rates are subject to change. At the time of print, the rates are quoted as best and current as possible (most rates are converted from pesos).  

TravelNotes does not guarantee the services of external sources mentioned above. They are recommendations only and TravelNotes is not in any way affiliated with them.

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