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Cozumel Taxi

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Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


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Cozumel Taxi Service

Cozumel is a stunning island located in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Known for its beautiful white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, unbelievable scuba diving spots and laid-back island lifestyle, it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind. However, Cozumel is a large island with no public transport, which makes getting around a little difficult. If you’re looking to explore this amazing beach destination, we recommend taking a Cozumel taxi service. Taxis in Cozumel can easily be hailed in the street, picked up at the designated taxi ranks known as “sitios”, or requested over the phone by calling the official syndicate number.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
4 €
4 €
14 €
14 €
21 MIN
4.50 €
4.50 €
line of white taxis with red details waiting by an allocated Taxi area

Cozumel Taxi Rates

The local Cozumel Taxi drivers don’t have official set rates for their journeys. There is an official taxi tariff sheet that they are supposed to adhere to, but they usually use this as a guide rather than a rule. The lowest fare you can expect to pay for short journeys around the city centre is €1.80 (MXN 40), but if you’re visiting beaches around the island you can expect to pay up to €14 (MXN 300) for a one-way trip.

If you’re confident in speaking Spanish, you can try to haggle with the driver to lower your fare, or agree on a return fare if you’re visiting a beach club for the day. Either way, you should always tell the driver where you’re heading and agree on a price before getting in a Cozumel taxi.

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How to get a Taxi in Cozumel

All official taxis in Cozumel belong to a syndicate and are very strictly monitored. This means that independent drivers aren’t able to pick people up in the street or provide quick transfers; they only do specifically designated pickups and drop-offs for tour packages. All Cozumel taxis are white in colour with a red stripe down the side and their taxi number clearly printed on the front doors. 

If you’re downtown or by the main road, you can easily hail a taxi in the street by sticking out your hand or by walking to one of the designated taxi ranks (sitios). Taxi sitios are located outside all shopping malls, food markets, main tourist attractions and large hotels. 

On the other hand, if it’s late at night or you’re in a difficult to reach location, you can always call the official Sindicato de taxistas de Cozumel on +52 1 987 872 0041. However, it’s worth noting that the person who picks up may not speak very much English, so before calling, ensure you can provide your exact location and destination.

Benefits of Booking your Cozumel Taxi with Welcome

Cozumel is a cruise ship destination, so on the days when lots of ships are docking, it can be very difficult to find an empty taxi, or the prices may spike dramatically. If you’d prefer a set fare you can rely on and a guaranteed pick-up time, we suggest pre-booking your Cozumel taxi service in advance with Welcome Pickups. We offer English speaking drivers, 24/7 customer support and competitive rates. Make the most out of your time on Cozumel island with reliable transfers from Welcome Pickups. 

Cozumel Taxi Tips

  1. Not all Cozumel taxi drivers speak English, be sure to write your destination down or have the location on GoogleMaps.
  2. Before getting in the taxi, ask your driver for the cost of your journey, if it’s too high, wait for another taxi.
  3. Taxis in Cozumel don’t accept card payments.
  4. Cozumel taxi rates aren’t set, so feel free to haggle the price if you feel comfortable.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Cozumel

Unfortunately, there are no wheelchair-accessible taxis in Cozumel. If you need to make a quick journey from A to B, there’s no real option for wheelchair users. However, if you’re looking to book a tour or do a day trip on the island, you can book with a company such as This Is Cozumel, which does offer wheelchair accessible vehicles and special packages for wheelchair users. 

Cozumel Taxi Safety and Complaints

As all of the taxis in Cozumel belong to a syndicate, they are mostly self-monitored, regulated and safe. However, the government has very little say over the drivers’ actions, so overcharging is fairly common. If you do experience a rude driver or feel unsafe at any time during your journey, write down the taxi number (on the side of the car) and report the driver to the local police by calling +52 1 987 872 0409.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi ride in Cozumel?

The local Cozumel Taxi drivers don’t give set rates for their journeys. You can expect to pay anything from €1.80 (MXN 40) to around €14 (MXN 300) for journeys around the island. If you’d prefer the peace of mind that comes with a set-rate fare, you can book your Cozumel taxi service in advance with Welcome Pickups

Do taxis in Cozumel take US dollars?

Yes, Cozumel taxi drivers will accept payment in both Mexican Pesos and USD. However, they will decide on the exchange rate they wish to use, so it usually works out more expensive to use USD, as opposed to the local currency.

How do you call a taxi in Cozumel?

There aren’t any phone dispatch taxi companies in Cozumel. If you need to call a Cozumel taxi because it’s late at night or you’re in a secluded location, you can call the official Sindicato de taxistas de Cozumel line on +52 1 987 872 0041 and request a vehicle.

Is it safe to take a taxi in Cozumel?

Taking a Cozumel taxi is mostly a safe and reliable option. However, as the taxi drivers all belong to a syndicate, they are self-regulated and not really government regulated. If you experienced a rude driver, were overcharged or felt unsafe during your journey, you can report it to the local police by calling +52 1 987 872 0409.

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