Flight Cancún – Holbox

Fly directly from Cancún to Isla Holbox

Direct flight from Cancún to Holbox

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If you like it fast and exclusive, you can fly directly from Cancun to Isla Holbox. With a Cessna propeller plane, the flight takes less than 30 minutes and you can admire the Caribbean Sea and its beautiful coastline from above. And when you land at the small airport of Holbox, you get a good view of the whole island.

This is the most expensive way to get to Holbox, but by far the fastest. In addition, it is a unique experience, which can be a good alternative especially for very short stays and the appropriate number of fellow travelers – provided, of course, that you have the appropriate budget. No individual seats are booked for the flight, but the entire aircraft is chartered. Depending on the number of travelers, aircraft of different sizes are used.

Airfares for the flight Cancún Holbox

Holbox Air fares on the smallest aircraft are 830 USD (1,110 CAD / 650 GBP) for 2 people, 928 USD (1,250 CAD / 730 GBP) for 4 people and 1,680 USD (2,250 CAD / 1,320 GBP) for up to 8 people one way. (as of January 2024)

Flights are similarly priced with Holbox Flights, which also offers a more spacious aircraft for groups of up to 13 people in the form of a Cessna Grand Caravan. This allows for larger items of luggage, such as kitesurfing equipment.

Direct flights from Cancun to Holbox for groups of up to 5 or 7 people can also be booked online at Bookaway for the same price.

Cessna 206 of Holbox Flights at the airport
Small Cessna 206 at the airport of Holbox

What to consider for a direct flight to Holbox?

Flight times can be booked individually, but only during daylight hours between 7:00 and 18:00. For luggage, please note that the number of passengers determines the amount and weight of luggage that can be carried, as the total weight is limited. If the aircraft is full, only carry-on baggage will be allowed on board.

Flights from Cancún depart from the international airport’s tiny and very sparsely equipped ASUR FBO terminal, located near Terminal 3. This can be reached in a few minutes by a free shuttle bus (runs every 30 minutes) or by taxi for 30 USD or 24 GBP. You should allow at least 1:30 hours for changing planes.

There are also flights from Playa del Carmen, Cozumel and Mérida to Holbox. In addition, the airline RivAir offers individual sightseeing flights and even flights to destinations such as Chichén Itza.

An airplane of RivAir at the airport of Holbox Island
An airplane of RivAir at the airport of Holbox

In the event of exceptionally bad weather conditions, such as heavy rain or violent storms, the flight may be cancelled for safety reasons. In this case, of course, you will receive a full refund.

Cancellation policies vary from airline to airline. Online portals such as Bookaway allow free cancellation up to 48 hours before departure, while direct bookings can be canceled free of charge within a few days to two weeks. This should be taken into consideration when booking your flight.

Direct flight providers

You can find more information and booking options for direct flights to Holbox at the following providers:

The Airport of Holbox Island

After arriving at the small airport of Isla Holbox, it is a quick ride by golf cart to your booked hotel. Since the airport is very central and the island is small, it only takes a few minutes to get to your accommodation.

The entrance of the airport of Holbox Island
The entrance to the Aeropuerto de Isla Holbox

At the Holbox airport itself there is not much to see or do. This is especially true for the return flight to Cancún or the onward flight to another location in Yucatán. Except for a covered waiting area, you won’t find anything else here.

The waiting area at the airport of Holbox Island
The waiting area at the airport

Review of the Journey

Here you can go back to the previous sections of the journey: