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Cozumel Ferry information and schedules

The primary gateway between Cozumel and the mainland of the Yucatan Peninsula, including Cancun and the Riviera Maya, is the passenger ferry from Playa del Carmen.  Thousands of tourists and locals every day take the 45 minute ride to Cozumel.  It’s very easy, and runs nearly every hour.  The ferry makes it a piece of cake to go to or from Cozumel on a day trip, which is especially popular with cruise ship passengers coming to the mainland to see attractions like the Mayan Ruins, Xcaret, or Xel Ha.

COZUMEL FERRY SCHEDULE
WINJET ULTRAMAR
To Playa To Cozumel To Playa To Cozumel

7:00 AM
9:00 AM
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
3:00 hrs.
5:00 hrs.
7:00 hrs.
9:00 hrs.

8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 AM
2:00 PM
4:00 PM
6:00 PM
8:00 PM
10:00 PM

8:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
2:00 PM
4:00 PM
6:00 PM
8:00 PM

9:00 AM
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
9:00 PM

The ride takes about 45 minutes each way.  Ferries run 365 days a year, weather permitting.

IMPORTANT
Prices and Schedules may Change Without Notice. Check with the ferry company (see the links below) to make sure.
Schedules above are current as of November 2022 take into account that Winjet schedules are distributed in two-hour intervals, and also that one day they operate one schedule and the next day another schedule, but in both circumstances the schedules are the same, for example: Monday - Wednesday - Friday - Sunday is the same schedule, so Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday are also the same schedules.
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. 

WHERE IS THE COZUMEL FERRY?

Location: The ferry terminal is located right in downtown Cozumel, at the extension of Av. Lic. Benito Juarez, across from Palmeras Restaurant.

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 about 5 minutes down the road to the ferry (about 6 blocks).

Parking: In Cozumel, street parking near the ferry pier is typically available on the main road, and there is a parking garage at MEGA to the north and at Punta Langosta cruise pier about 5 blocks to the south. Easiest is to take a taxi.

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.

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: There is a bus that runs from Cancun to Playa del Carmen.  You can also take a taxi, or use a rental car.  It takes about an hour from Cancun, 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 10 minutes, and costs about $8.00 USD.

Parking: There are two street level parking lots and an underground parking garage within a short walk of the ferry pier. Learn More.

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Wheelchair accessible

  • Travel in comfort on a spacious 48-meter ferry with reclining leather seats.
  • Choose from a choice of first class or premium ticket options for a tailor-made transfer.
  • Take advantage of express boarding and luggage assistance.
  • Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of multiple departures throughout the day.
  • Make your travels even more special with a passenger-centric ferry service.

Pre-book a roundtrip fast ferry service between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel. Enjoy maximum flexibility with continuous daily departures and a 6-month ticket validation period. You’ll have additional benefits including a snack bar, outdoor terraces, live music, TVs and electrical outlets.

On your chosen departure day, board a 48-meter JETLINE Class high-speed catamaran ferry, built in aluminum and with 3 decks with a capacity of 150 to 800 passengers. Enjoy new generation gangways for express boarding and hand luggage handling.

On board, take advantage of indoor and outdoor decks, panoramic windows, TV screens, a snack bar, electrical outlets, live music and underwater lighting. Travel in ultimate comfort with onboard air conditioning, leather seating and restrooms.

As you make your way to your destination, take time to relax with plenty of legroom in high-quality ergonomic leather seats designed and manufactured in Europe by the same high-tech companies that work with Porsche and Ferrari.

Premium class tickets include round-trip transportation with general access to the ferry. If you’re looking to upgrade your trip, choose first class tickets for recommended access to the ferry, reliable seating with more space and access to a lounge area.

Whichever ticket option you choose, you can enjoy a passenger-centric ferry transfer and make your trip even more special. The beauty of the islands, coupled with the comfort and speed of the boats, make this the trip of choice for visitors to this area.

Roundtrip ferry ticket (premium or first class)
Onboard services (depending on the ticket option chosen)
Restrooms on board
✖ Deck tax (13,03 MXN in cash or 13,55 MXN with card per person)
✖ Food and beverages (available for purchase on board)

When you arrive at either option, you must redeem the voucher at the ticket office before departure.

From Ultramar Ferry:

See in Google Maps →

From Winjet Ferry:

See in Google Maps →

What to bring

  • Passport or identity card
  • Credit card
  • Cash
  • Sanitary mask or garment covering nose and mouth

    Before you travel

Schedules are subject to availability and you can choose any available day with a validity of 6 months. The ferry operates 365 days a year

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The ferry makes it a piece of cake to go to or from Cozumel on a day trip, to see attractions like the Mayan Ruins, Xcaret, or Xel Ha. ☝️✅