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Cozumel Ferry Schedule for all three ferry companies

Cozumel Airport to Playa Del Carmen

Cozumel Ferry Schedule

Here is the Cozumel ferry schedule for all three ferry companies. Below the schedules you will find information on taking the ferries, prices and more.

Barcos Caribe Ferry Schedule

Cozumel Ferry Schedule

If you want to pre-buy your tickets for Barcos Caribe you can do so here. This is a receipt that you exchange at the ticket booth when you arrive. This ticket is just for this ferry company.

Round-Trip Ferry Ticket between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel

Mexico Waterjets Ferry Schedule

From Playa Del Carmen to Cozumel

10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00noon, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00

From Cozumel to Playa Del Carmen

9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00noon, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00

Ultramar Ferry Schedule

From Playa del Carmen to Cozumel:

6:45 am, 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm, 9:45 pm, 11:00 pm

From Cozumel to Playa del Carmen

5:45 am, 7:00 am, 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:45 pm, 10:00 pm

Buying tickets for the Cozumel ferry

Now there are three ferry companies that make the crossing between Playa Del Carmen and Cozumel. All boats are similar. All of the ferry companies have kiosk near the ferry pier.

Most people just show up and take whatever boat is leaving next. You can buy one way or round trip tickets. There is no discount it just saves you from getting in line again to buy another one. We recommend just getting a one way ticket and then buy a ticket when you are ready to come back. That way you are not waiting for a ferry that you already bought a return ticket for or trying to catch a certain time ferry.

Cozumel Ferry schedule

The three ferry companies that operate between Cozumel and Playa Del Carmen

How much does the Cozumel ferry cost?

The Cozumel ferry cost about 135-167 pesos each way. Prices vary a little. Since there is a third company now the prices have been changing a little. But basically they are all about the same price and convenience of what boat is leaving next is going to be the deciding factor.

What are the child prices for the Cozumel ferry?

Children 2 years old up until 12 years old get about 50% off the adult ticket.

One big money saving tip is for locals with proof of ID on Barcos Caribe, it is only 69 pesos each way.

How long does the Cozumel ferry take?

The ferry is just over 30 minutes to cross. Boats leave very close to schedule. If there are rougher seas then the crossing can take a little longer. Make sure you get there at least 10 minutes before they leave so you can walk out and get on.

Is there a car ferry to and from Cozumel?

Yes. It is called Trans Caribe but this is totally different than the above mentioned ferry companies. It leaves from the Calica port which is about 10 minutes south of Playa Del Carmen.

There is however no need to take your car over for the day. It is much easier to rent a car while on Cozumel. The price of shipping a car over out ways any benefit to renting a car.

How much is it to take a car on the ferry to Cozumel?

A regular size car is 817 pesos each way. If you are a resident of Cozumel you can pay 380 pesos and if you are a resident of Quintana Roo the price is 500 pesos.

What is the Cozumel ferry schedule for the car ferry?

The ferry crosses 4 times a day except Sundays when it just crosses twice. For exact hours check the link above to Trans Caribe.

If you are looking to get from the Cancun Airport to Cozumel, see our article here.

For other questions on taking the ferry, your questions might be answered here in our Cozumel ferry article.

Do you have any questions about the Cozumel ferry schedule or taking the ferry? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you.

Cozumel ferry schedule

16 Comments on Cozumel Ferry Schedule for all three ferry companies

  1. I have two questions:
    1. Can you book the ferry ticket in advance for a specific time and day?
    2. What is the capacity (how many people) of a ferry?
    3. Is it possible that you can miss a ferry due to rush at a specific time?

    • Mr.Yucatan // June 3, 2017 at 2:03 PM // Reply


      You can buy your tickets in advance. This allows you to arrive at the ferry and only line up. Each ferry is a slightly different size but we have never seen people turned away due to it being full. The schedules of the three ferry companies handle the need of the passengers. The only way we have seen people miss a ferry is if they are late.

  2. Do the ferry companies take credit card?

  3. So nice to have all the info in one place. Thank you!

  4. Hi, do you know if they charge for taking bcycles on the board? Thank you for your help.

    • None of the three companies have detailed information on their websites. We believe there is not charge and it is considered personal property to carry on. You can choose to contact which ferry company you wish to cross with the confirm that with.

  5. so the last ferry from Playa Del Carmen to Cozumel is 11 pm so then arriving in Cozumel around 11:30ish pm time correct?

    • If it is one of the faster ferries but you should calculate arriving a little later. Since it is one of the last ferries to Cozumel for the day, it might wait for people boarding. So sometime between 11:30 and 11:46pm is more like it.

  6. Hi, I am thinking about taking my rental car to Cozumel with me. How early should I arrive at the terminal before departure time? I understand that the duration of trip of car ferry is 1.5hr, could you please let me know what would be the total time if I take the car ferry (wait time before boarding + travel time + wait time of getting off the ferry) Thank you so much!

    • Hello Kath

      It will take about 2 1/2 hours total and you should be there 30 minutes before or more. Most people do not take a rental car just to drive around on the island. Most people rent for the day. It only make sense if you are going for a week. The island is small and only has a small loop where you can drive besides the town and a few side roads.

  7. Brian Sephton // January 5, 2018 at 9:17 AM // Reply

    Great page and so helpful .thanks

  8. frank barham // January 9, 2018 at 11:53 AM // Reply

    Nice site.
    What about parking near the pier? Cost for the day?

  9. Is it possible to catch a ferry after hours I have to be at the Cancun Airport by 5 a.m. in the morning and I am staying in conzumel is there any transportation from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen that early in the morning

    • No there is no way to get to the airport at that hour. The only solution is staying on the mainland your last night or changing your flight to later in the day.

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