Cozumel Ferry Schedule for the ferry companies

Ferry from Playa Del Carmen to Cozumel

Cozumel Ferry Schedule

Here is the Cozumel ferry schedule for all the ferry companies. Below the schedules you will find information on taking the ferries, how much does the ferry cost and more.


Winjets Ferry Schedule

Here is the website for the current schedules for Winjet Ferry Service to Cozumel. 

From Playa Del Carmen to Cozumel

9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 11:00am, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm.

From Cozumel to Playa Del Carmen

 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00noon, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm.

Ultramar Ferry Schedule

Cozumel Ferry schedule

This is the schedule for January 2023. The schedule varies a little each month with different holidays. To check the latest schedules, see the website here for Ultra Mar in English.  

Buying tickets for the Cozumel ferry

Now there are two ferry companies that make the crossing between Playa Del Carmen and Cozumel. All boats are similar. Both 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 a small discount buying round trip and 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 ferry companies that operate between Cozumel and Playa Del Carmen

How much does the Cozumel ferry cost?

The Cozumel ferry cost about 250 pesos one way or 500 pesos round trip. Basically, both 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 are 200pesos one way or 400 round trip.

One big money saving tip is for locals with proof of ID is get a local ticket price.

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.

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


  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?

    • Hello

      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.

        • Hello Kevin

          There are no other options. The only crossings are the ferry. There is a car ferry just south of Playa that has a different schedule but probably not a ride late at night.

    • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Is there transportation once you take the ferry from Cozumel to playa del carmen to get to Xcaret Park?

  6. Are there any charges for bringing luggage onto the ferries? We are staying in Cozumel and will have our luggage with us.

    • No there are no changes in luggage requirements. The ferry companies are used to people traveling with luggage. So it will be a pretty standard trip.

  7. Which pier does the ferry dock at in Cozumel?
    -Punta Langosta Pier Blvd Rafael E Melgar
    – San Miguel Pier Blvd Rafael E Melgar

  8. If I pay for a car, do I have to pay for the tickets for every person additionaly? Or does the car ticket includes the tickets for people?

    • What are you exactly asking? This is not about the ferry correct? If it is about airport transportation to the Cozumel Ferry the price is for the whole can and not per person.

  9. There’s an excursion I’m looking at doing. I’m stopping via cruise ship. I think the excursion is 9-1 or something like that. I’m docking at Cozumel on my cruise. Can I take the ferry over and do this excursion and take the ferry back or is this something you would not recommend?

    • Hello April

      The cruises time everything with the arrival and departure of your boat. So all excursions booked on your cruise will allow you time to get off and back. If you are booking something separate you need to look at how much time you have and figure in transportation time and the some for error or traffic.

  10. I am coming to Cozumel in April on the Freedom of the Sea RC cruise line. I have been there on cruises several times. The RC ship doesn’t offer to many excursions to Playa del Carmen . I know the port in Cozumel is the one that is not in the main part of town So if I took a taxi from there to ferry do you have any idea what that cost? I think I read it takes about 15 min. Then is the beach close by when we get to Carmen DP? Trying to weigh the pros and cons. Will taxi take US dollars? Thank you I will look for your comments.

    • Hello Dee
      There will be taxis waiting for you at the ship but these often are at a premium rate. Some are vans and others are a taxi car. So the price varies. It is about $8USD but this will range depending on who you ask. The beach is just north and south of the ferry dock in Playa. It is good to see how the weather is when you arrive. If it is beautiful weather and flad seas it is a good option to cross. If it is windy and the ferry will be bumpy, best not to rock your stomach for your day trip.

  11. Hi, can you give me an information please, we are a group of 20 pers disembarking from a MSC cruise ( ARMONIA) in november 2018. We have to take the ferry for Playa Del Carmen, can you tell me how far is the pier where the Armonia arrives and the ferry pier to Playa del Carmen ? Do we have to take a taxi because we will have our luggages. Thank you for your reply.

    • There are three piers where boats arrive in Cozumel. We don’t have a schedule for November yet. You could ask the cruise company to see if they know yet. Two of the docks you need to take a taxi to the ferry. There are car taxis and van taxis. Depending on how much luggage you might need twonor three vans. We don’t have the exact prices for the taxis on Cozumel and it will depend on what pier your arrive.

  12. You might want to update this page since Barcos Caribe is no longer running. Hopefully the other 2 companies haven’t jacked up their prices.

  13. Hi, we are renting a car going around Mexico and Belize and I would love to stop in Cozumel for a day or two, but as you mentioned price for ferry with a car is not worth it. Is thete some secured parking lot on mainland close to passenger ferry terminal and how much is it to park there for a night or 2?
    Thank you so much for your reply and all your info:)

  14. Thank you for advice. We already booked a car through one company that has possibility for crosing the borders, but for Belize was free and for Guatemala $160 fee. Hopefully there are no other costs and traps in this agreement.

    • Hello Kim

      Yes they can. Since it is the only way to get across except the car ferry, they are used to accommodating people with special needs.

  15. On Google maps it says playa del Carmen ferry dock is PERMANTLY CLOSED? Is this true? I am planning a trip to Cozumel from Playa del Carmen in October but If the ferry is closed I guess I will have no way of seeing Cozumel. your input and knowledge would be much appreciated!

    • Hello Heather

      The Cozumel Ferry Pier is open. We looked at Google maps and did not see anything about it being closed. Maybe you looked at the Constituyentes Pier? That one is only used for ferries from cruises but not for the public.

  16. Could you tell me how to get from the airport in Cozumel to the ferry dock?
    Flying from Chicago to Cozumel for a vacation in Playa del Carmen.
    I cant find any information regarding shuttles or taxi’s.

    Thank you!

  17. I am coming to Playa Del Carmen in January, staying at Rio Lupita, I love your informative videos and all your information, I am thinking of trying scuba diving in Cozumel and wondered if you could recommend a company? I am not a certified diver.

    • Hello Bev

      Thank you for watching our videos and reading the website. As for diving information, most dive companies will ask your certifications so they can safely take you on a dive. The currents around Cozumel can be strong and diving in the area is well regulated so people can safely enjoy this activity. If you have done diving before or want to start then here is one local shop that we recommend.
      All dive shops in Playa will arrange a Cozumel Dive. We don’t know many of the Dive shops on Cozumel so we cannot recommend one but Playa and Cozumel are like one place when it comes to diving.

    • We are not sure if the ferries will be running 100% normal but there will be a good schedule of crossings so it will not be hard to get one.

    • Hello Sue
      These are only special ferries that service some of the cruise ships arriving in Cozumel. The passenger ferries are still leaving from the Juarez Avenue Pier.

  18. Hey. For expats, it is good to know that the fee on the ferry is 200 pesos, show your local drivers license or permanent resident card.

  19. Planning on taking private shuttle and ferry Cozumel. How much time do you think should plan on for trip to make flight on time. Flight leaves at 12pm

  20. Hello, my family of 5 are flying into Cozumel and staying for one night. Then we are staying in Tulum for 5 nights, then staying in Cozumel for our last night so we can catch our flight easier.

    My question is, should I rent our car on Cozumel or Playa del Carmen for our 7 day trip? Which do you recommend? Thank you so much for your help! 🙂

    • Hello Bonnie

      If you don’t need the car to get around on Cozumel, it is better to get it in Playa for several reasons. If you rent in Cozumel you will need to book the car ferry at an extra cost. Cars are also older and in general worse condition than cars on the main land.

  21. Hello, thanks for the informations. I’ve just booked my ticket online with Winjet, but I’m wondering if I can board the ferry with just my e-ticket as shown on my phone, or is it mandatory to print the ticket as suggested in the reservation e-mail I’ve just received? Thanks in advance and Godspeed! (ps: my trip is tomorrow, and could probably not find a way to print said ticket before then…)

    • Yes, the Cozumel ferry runs each day. There can be a reduced schedule, but it is necessary for people to commute.

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