How to get to Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ferry dock

You’ve landed at the Cancun airport and now you need to get to Isla Mujeres.

Some want the cheapest, some want the fastest and everyone wants to get there safely.

There are three ways to get from the airport to the ferry that will take you to the island.

ADO bus

We’ll start with the cheapest, if you are a solo traveler or a couple, taking the ADO bus from the airport to the downtown Cancun bus station and then getting a taxi to the ferry. The bus from the airport departs approximately every 30 minutes beginning at around 8am until 11pm, the cost is 130 pesos, about $7.75 us. Once at the Cancun bus station we usually take a taxi for about 150 pesos, about $9.00us. For two of us the cost is $16.00us plus any tips. This is the cheapest way to get to the ferry, but not usually the quickest. You can check the ADO bus website for times and if there are price changes.

Private transfer

The second, and most popular way to get to the ferry fast is a private transfer service. This is something you reserve in advance, see links below. There are many companies who offer this service, you can purchase ferry tickets, drinks, snacks, car seats for the kids and other essentials when you reserve with any of the four I am going to mention. All have stellar reputations and you can’t go wrong with any of these., also known as CARM is highly recommended

Use coupon code carmcares for a $5 discount on your roundtrip service.

You can read Tripadvisor reviews HERE.

Canada Transfers is another great company, and you can even pay with Canadian dollars if you wish.

Happy Shuttle is a very good service. Coupon code HAPPYISLA for 10% discount!

 Cancun Accessible  if you need assistance with a handicap accessible service.

We’ve used all of the options above except for Cancun Accessible.

Water Taxi

Private water taxi is the third option, here are recommended providers.

Ultramar Puerto Juarez ferry schedule and prices
You can purchase ferry tickets with most private transfer companies.

If your plane is late and you can’t make the last ferry, you’ll need to spend the night in Cancun and go to the island in the morning.
Some recommended hotels to have as a back-up plan.