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THE PLAYA DEL CARMEN FERRY

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In Playa del Carmen, there are two high-speed ferries that shuttle people back and forth to and from Cozumel all day long.  They run every hour, so you never have to wait long.  The ferry pier is located in downtown Playa del Carmen, so if you're coming over from Cozumel, you can just walk from the pier - no additional transport needed.  If you're staying in a Playacar hotel, the ferry pier is also within walking distance.  The ride takes about 45 minutes, depending on weather conditions, and makes traveling back and forth between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen a snap, which helps Cozumel cruise passengers to take advantage of cruise excursions here on the mainland of the Riviera Maya.

   
COZUMEL FERRY SCHEDULE
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To Playa To Cozumel To Playa To Cozumel
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The ride takes about 45 minutes each way. 
Ferries run 365 days a year.

IMPORTANT
Prices and Schedules are Subject to Change Without Notice.
Check with the ferry company (see right) to make sure.
Schedules above are current as of October 18, 2012.
Currently half of the times are done by one company, and the other half done by the other company, switched on odd vs. even days.  That is too confusing, so we just merged the two until high season returns. 
FARE SCHEDULE
  Pesos USD*
Adults 155 $10.90
Kids 92 $6.50
*Approximate
 Exchange Rate ~ 12:1

ULTRAMAR
From the U.S. and Canada
(011+52) 998 843-2011
E-Mail   Website
Playa: (987) 869-0040
From Cozumel: 869-0040
 

MEXICO WATER JETS
From the U.S. and Canada
(011+52) 987 879-3112
E-Mail   Website
Playa: (987) 879-3112
From Cozumel: 872-1588
   
WHERE IS THE PLAYA DEL CARMEN FERRY TERMINAL?  

Location: The ferry terminal is located right in downtown Playa del Carmen, about a block and a half from the main square and Plaza Playacar, where most of the tour pickups take place.  See the map at right.

Cancun Airport: Most people coming from the Cancun Airport use pre-reserved Airport Transfers.  They'll bring you as far as the ferry pier.  Then you'll just ride the ferry to Cozumel.  Once in Cozumel, you'll take a taxi to your hotel.  They're right there waiting for you at the ferry terminal.  Very easy.  It takes about 45 minutes to drive to Playa del Carmen from the Cancun Airport.

Mainland Hotel Guests: We recommend taking a taxi to the hotel pier unless you're staying downtown, within walking distance to the pier. It takes about an hour from Cancun, 30 minutes from Puerto Morelos, 15 minutes from Puerto Aventuras, and 25 minutes from Akumal.

Calica Cruise Passengers: Take a taxi from the Calica cruise pier.  It only takes about 8-10 minutes, and costs about $8.00 USD.

PLAYA DEL CARMEN FERRY MAP



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Tip: Only buy a one-way ferry ticket.  There are two ferry companies, and they don't accept each other's tickets.  Doing only one-way leaves you flexibility to ride one ferry on the way there and the other on the way back.

   
WHERE IS THE COZUMEL FERRY?  
Location: The ferry terminal is located right in downtown Cozumel, next to the Punta Langosta Cruise Ship Pier, right in front of Punta Langosta mall, and a block from the town square.

Cozumel Hotel Guests: You can walk there from anywhere in San Miguel (downtown).  From areas outside of town, you'll just take a taxi from your hotel or where ever you happen to be on the island.  Taxis are readily available all over Cozumel.  Very easy.

Cruise Passengers: A taxi to the ferry pier from the Puerta Maya or International Pier should cost about $6.00 USD and take about 7 minutes.  If your cruise ship is arriving at Punta Langosta, then you can just walk next door.

COZUMEL FERRY MAP



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Still have questions?  Just contact us and we'll get you going.

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