GFNY Cozumel brings together the popularity of mass participation GFNY racing along with the GFNY New York expertise into one of the fastest growing sports tourism destinations in the world, the Island of Cozumel, Mexico. On November 8th, 2020 you can be part of this challenging and competitive event as you enjoy our unique seafront cycling course in what we call “The Number One Cycling Event in Paradise!
Here’s some important travel information which can help you plan your trip and figure out the simplest way for you to get to Cozumel.
Cozumel’s International Airport is located just 10 min approximately from the heart of downtown and 20 min approximately to the hotel zones.
Cozumel has daily direct flights from many major US cities including Miami, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Denver. Below is a list of the airlines that fly direct to and from Cozumel with there local number and a link to there website.
Cozumel Airport Transportation
Inside the Cozumel airport you’ll find taxi shuttle booths offering transportation to any destination on the island for a reasonable price. You can also reserve a private or shared taxi now by emailing us here and your taxi will be waiting for you at the airport. Another option is to rent a car at the airport which can easily be done online at most major car rental companies. If you do rent a car, all you need to do is get a printed local guide of the island to find your way around. Driving in Cozumel is very easy.
For many people traveling to the Cancun airport is much easier since there are many more direct flight options with a more flexible time schedule. The Cancun international airport offers direct flights from most Latin American, North American, and European cities around the world. Once you land in the Cancun airport you will be inside a newly built and modern facility that welcomes thousands of tourists per day.
TRAVEL TO COZUMEL FROM THE CANCUN AIRPORT
There are three options to travel to Cozumel from the Cancun airport, depending on your time schedule and budget each option is simple and easy to access from inside the Cancun airport.
Option 1: Take a short 20 minute flight with FlyCozumel (GFNY recommended) or Mayaair from the Cancun airport.
Option 2: Reserve a private shuttle transportation
Option 3: Take a bus from the airport. This is the most economical option.
The last two options would leave you at the Playa Del Carmen pier to Cozumel where you would then need to take a 20 minute ferry ride to get to Cozumel.
FLIGHTS | CANCUN – COZUMEL
Flying from Cancun to Cozumel is a short 20 minute flight with flights offered daily by FlyCozumel or Mayair Airlines. Flights start at 7am till 7pm from both Cancun and Cozumel. This is the fastest and best option to get to Cozumel while saving the most travel time. For more information you can visit there website and book your flight online directly with them.
Please visit there website here or you can contact them with questions here.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE TRANSPORT | CANCUN – COZUMEL
PRIVATE SHUTTLE TRANSPORTATION
Once you pass through customs you will have the option to purchase a taxi shuttle to the Playa Del Carmen ferry pier. You can also reserve the transportation now by pressing the booking button below and a special shuttle operator will be waiting for you with a sign with your name to escort you to your private shuttle. Prices vary depending on amount of people and bicycles but it’s much better than waiting till you get to Cancun.
The total trip to the ferry pier is about 40 minutes. The trip goes through the maun highway which connects Cancun to Playa Del Carmen and is a newly built federal highway. Along the way you will see some of the Riviera Maya’s newest hotels and attractions.
ONE WAY $100USD
ROUND TRIP $190USD
Includes 7 passenger shuttle with maximum of 4 bike cases. Price does not include ferry ticket to Cozumel.
There are modern buses from ADO which is Mexico’s largest bus operator that can take you from Cancun to Playa Del Carmen, where you can then take the short ferry ride to Cozumel. Fare is about $10usd per person. The ride takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour dependig on rush hour. In Playa Del Carmen the ferry pier is located 2 blocks away from the ADO bus terminal.
You make purchase your ADO bus tickets online here.
FERRY | COZUMEL – PLAYA DEL CARMEN
Once you arrive to Playa Del Carmen getting to Cozumel is just 30 minutes away. The ferry departs as early as 6:00am from Cozumel coming and going hourly as late as 10:00pm from Playa Del Carmen.
You may buy your tickets right before you depart or you they can be purchased in advance at this website. Space on the boats is ample so you don’t have to worry about availability. In most boats you can also sit outside and enjoy the Caribbean scenery. There will be no problems for you to bring your bike case on the boat and if your bike is already assembled they will just ask you to secure it in the rear section of the boat. The approximate cost for a round-trip Playa Del Carmen – Cozumel – Playa Del Carmen is about $20USD per person.
Once you arrive to Cozumel there will be a local taxi line which you can wait on to take the next taxi to your hotel or you can reserve a private taxi from the ferry pier in advance by clicking the button below.
GFNY COZUMEL will only work with the best hotels in Cozumel for your GFNY experience. We will do all the research and secure the best deals, all you need to do is choose your hotel. All GFNY COZUMEL host hotels will be biker friendly and will offer special menus for all our athletes. On top of that by staying at a GFNY COZUMEL host hotel you will be around all your fellow athletes and get to share in the excitement and stories of your epic day on the course. No matter which hotel you choose all our host hotels will offer Special Discounts to all our participants and make sure your trip to paradise is one you will not forget. Please check our Hotel Page which lists all our recommended host hotels.