TAXIS AND CITY BUSES

How taxis work on Cozumel

All taxis have the official rate sheet and must show it to you if you ask. The rate is by zones, not miles.

The taxi union also offers island tours, limo service, vans, and handicapped van service.

Taxis are not allowed to pick up at the airport; they can only drop off.

Taxis on Cozumel are dispatched from one of three bases:

Base 1 / Centro
Calle 2 Norte entre 5ª y 10ª. num. 186
Tel: 987 872 0041 / 987 872 0236
reservations@taxicozumel.com or taxicozumel@hotmail.com

Base 2 / Adolfo Lopez Mateos
Rosado Salas esq. Felipe Angeles
Tel: 987 872 5770 / 987 872 5771
reservations@taxicozumel.com

Base 3 / CTM
90 Av. sur s/n
Tel: 987 102 4043
reservations@taxicozumel.com @taxicozumel1

Below are the official Taxi Union rates, approved in 2016 and still in effect. All fares listed include up to four passengers. Luggage is free. All fares are listed in Pesos. NOTE: If you pay in USD, the Taxi Union’s exchange rate is significantly worse than the bank rate.

Surcharges to add on to regular posted fares:

* Taxi called by phone: add $8 pesos
* Taxi pick-up from downtown ferry pier, supermarket, or taxi stand: add $8 pesos
* Night service charge (midnight to 6AM): add $12 pesos
* Pick up from a bar: add $12 pesos
* Wait time in town: $140 pesos/hour
*
Taxi by the hour (IN TOWN) $200 pesos

TAXI RATES BY ZONE

Fares in Pesos from one Downtown Zone to another Downtown Zone. (Taxi ride from point to point within any one Downtown Zone: $26 Pesos)

Cozumel Taxi rates


Rates from DOWNTOWN to points in the NORTH HOTEL ZONE, quoted in PESOS

Playa Casitas, Condumel, Turquesa, Cantamar, & Puerto de Abrigo $75

Coral Princess, Hotel B, Las Brisas, & Palma Real $95

Cozumeleño, Buccanos, Playa Azul & Melia $105

Playa Barracuda $140

Isla de la Pasión pier $250

Rates from DOWNTOWN to points in the SOUTH HOTEL ZONE, quoted in Pesos.

El Cantil, Palace, Scuba Club, Hotel Cozumel, & Caletita $75 Pesos

Blue Angel, Villablanca, Casa del Mar, Park Royal, El Cid, & International Pier $95 Pesos

Puerta Maya, Fonatur, & Presidente $110 Pesos

Money Bar, Landmark, & Fiesta Americana $120 Pesos

Uvas & Chankanaab $140 Pesos

Corona Beach & SkyReef $155 Pesos

Acuario, Sunscape, Aura, Sabor, Residencias Reef, Ocean Beach, Carlos & Charlies, San Francisco Beach & Paradise Beach $170 Pesos

Playa Mia, Mr. Sanchos & Nacho Cocom $200 Pesos

Alegro & Occidental $210 Pesos

Alberto’s & Cedral $220 Pesos

Iberostar $260 Pesos

Playa Palancar $300 pesos


Rates from DOWNTOWN to EAST SIDE of the island, quoted in Pesos

Rasta’s $360 Pesos
Playa San Martin $254 Pesos
Playa Bonita $288 Pesos
Rancho Buenavista $420 Pesos
Chen Rio $240 Pesos
Punta Morena $294 Pesos
Mezcalitos $185 Pesos
Coconuts $216 Pesos
San Gervasio $720 Pesos including two hours of wait time

RIDES FROM INTERNATIONAL PIER or PUERTA MAYA PIER IN USD. (For rides from Punta Langosta Pier, add $1.)

Taxis from the cruise ship piers have their own pricing system in USD, not pesos. The cost includes up to 4 passengers. For 5 passengers the cost of the ride rises about 45%. For 6 to 8 passengers (in a van), the cost of the ride doubles.

Albertos Beach Club $19
Allegro Hotel $18
Acuario Beach Club $15
Atlantis Sub $8
Carlos & Charlies Beach Club $15
Chankanaab $12
Chen Rio $30
Coconuts $30
Cozumeleño Hotel $16
Dolphinaris $8
Downtown $8
Fiesta Americana Hotel $11
Iberostar Hotel $19
Melia Hotel $16
Mezcalitos $26
Money Bar $11
Mr. Sanchos Beach Club $17
Nachi Cocom Beach Club $17
Occidental Hotel $18
Paradise Beach Club $15
Playa Azul Beach Club & Hotel $16
Playa Corona Beach Club $13
Playa Mia Beach Club $17
Palancar Beach Club $25
Uvas Beach Club $12
Presidente Hotel $8
Punta Morena $30
Punta Sur Park $35
Rasta’s $30
San Francisco Beach Club $15
San Martin Beach $30
Secrets Hotel $18
SkyReef Beach Club $13
Sunscape Sabor Hotel $15

From International Pier to Puerta Maya Pier is $8


Cozumel Public Bus and Collectivo (shared van) Systems

Collectivos

Collectivos are shared vans (combis) operated by the taxi union that run along fixed routes with fixed stops. Prices are by the ride, not by the stop or distance. Non-scheduled stops are not allowed. Routes are marked on the van’s windshields. All routes begin and end at Chedraui Plaza. They begin running at 7 AM and the last run is at 9 PM, daily, but Sundays the service may be a little delayed, as the supervisors have Sundays off. No animals, smoking, or consumption of alcohol allowed aboard. Cost is 10 pesos adults, 4 pesos children under 3 years and 5 pesos for students with school ID and seniors with INAPAN ID. Supervisors are on hand M-Sat at stops at Chedraui and the stop at Juarez x Av. 90. There is always an English-speaking supervisor at Chedraui. The main office (Transporte) is in the Palacio Municipal, ground floor, and open 9am to 3pm, M-F.

Uniper City Buses

NOTICE!!!! as of August 15, 2022, UNIPER suspended all of their routes except #7. We are waiting to see if UNIPERS’s old routes will be given to the Taxi Union, or if UNIPER will start them again.

A city bus service (UNIPER) runs several routes around town. Each bus has its scheduled stops written on its windshield. All routes begin and end at Chedraui Plaza. They begin running at 7 AM and the last run is at 9 PM, daily, but Sundays the service may be a little delayed, as the supervisors have Sundays off. No animals, smoking, or consumption of alcohol allowed aboard. Cost is 10 pesos adults, 4 pesos children under 3 years and 5 pesos for students with school ID and seniors with INAPAN ID. Supervisors are on hand M-Sat at stops at Chedraui and the stop at Juarez x Av. 90. There is always an English-speaking supervisor at Chedraui. The main office (Transporte) is in the Palacio Municipal and open 9am to 3pm, Mon – Fri.

Below, marked in red, are the routes for the vans that the taxi union operates. Following those route-maps are the routes marked in blue that the UNIPER City buses run:

Taxi Union route 1 San Miguel 1 and 2
Taxi Union route 5 Chen Tuk San Gervasio
Taxi Union route 6 norte Circuito Colonias
Taxi Union route 6 sur Circuito Colonias
Taxi Union route 7 Circunvalacion
Taxi Union route 9 Ranchitos
Taxi Union route 13 Alta Mar Miraflores
Taxi Union route 8 Emiliano Zapata
Taxi Union route 14 Zamna
Taxi Union route 20 Puerta Maya
uniper Ruta 2 Flamingos CTM
uniper Ruta 3 Chentuk San Gervasio
uniper Ruta 4 Emiliano Zapata
uniper Ruta 7 Circunvalacion
uniper Ruta 10 Huertos Familiares
uniper Ruta 11 Fincas
uniper Ruta 12 Emiliano Zapata
uniper Ruta 13 Alta Mar Miraflores
uniper Ruta 16 Encanto Caribe
Uniper Ruta 20 Puerta Maya