FERRIES AND MAINLAND BUSES
Passenger ferries to mainland
There are two companies providing fast passenger service between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen, both for around 200 pesos one way for the 30 to 45 minute ride. Regular departures leave the municipal pier in front of Las Palmeras Restaurant daily. Typically, the departures are at the top of the hour starting from 5 AM from Cozumel to Playa and 6 AM from Playa to Cozumel, with the last ferry of the day leaving Playa for Cozumel at 11 PM and from Cozumel to Playa at 10 PM, but theses hours are subject to change. For Mexico WinJet’s current schedules, see their website at www.winjet.mx or call them at 987-872-1508. UltraMar’s website is www.ultramarferry.com or they can be reached at 987-872-3223. Tickets for both companies can be purchased at the pier. There is no charge for luggage. Freight (boxes) that can be handled by one or two men will be charged a nominal rate.
Car/truck ferries to the mainland
TransCaribe runs a vehicle ferry from Calica (also known as Punta Venado) on the mainland (on the Carretera Playa del Carmen-Tulum, Km. 282) to Cozumel and back around six times a day, except Sunday and Monday which have reduced schedules. The voyage takes about one hour and fifteen minutes. For a current schedule and price of tickets, visit the ferry’s website www.transcaribe.com.mx or call them at 987-872-7688, 987-872-7671, or 987-872-7504. To buy a ticket and board, go to the API ferry staging area on Av. Presidente Miguel Aleman, just east of the red light at the car ferry pier south of town before the scheduled departure and to pay and get in line.
UltraMar also runs a freight and car ferry from Cozumel to Calica just like Transcaribe. Their phone is 998-242 6481. Their website is http://ultramarcarga.com/en/calica-cozumel-route-2/ Their Whatsapp is +52 998 302 9244. Their offices are at Av. López Portillo Local 29 Mz 5 L6, SM 84 Benito Juárez, 77520. Quintana Roo.
Bus lines on the mainland
To find out schedules or to buy tickets for bus lines ADO, OCC, ATS, Mayab, or Riviera Airport Shuttle that service the mainland, stop by the ADO bus ticket office on the corner of Calle 2 and AV. 10 in Cozumel, or call them at (987) 869-2553.