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Rent car on ferryboat?

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Brasilia, DF
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Rent car on ferryboat?

Some says I can´t board with a rental car on the ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel, some says i do can. So, what is the latest information about it?

Colo Spgs
Destination Expert
for Cozumel
posts: 25,243
reviews: 2
1. Re: Rent car on ferryboat?

If you mean the car ferry just south of PDC, you can. If you mean does your car rental agency allow you to take the vehicle on the car ferry...I do not know.

You should ask your car rental company.

I would question your need to do so considering the reported time required and your time on Cozumel.

Edited: 8:31 pm, November 16, 2012
Cozumel, Mexico
Destination Expert
for Cozumel, Merida
posts: 35,872
reviews: 67
2. Re: Rent car on ferryboat?

I think the rental companies will allow it but not sure why you would want to do it. The ferry is expensive and time consuming. To me, much better to rent a car on the island.

Union, Oregon
posts: 3,800
reviews: 262
3. Re: Rent car on ferryboat?

The rental companies we have used did not allow you to take the car onto the islands.

Cozumel, Mexico
Destination Expert
for Cozumel, Merida
posts: 35,872
reviews: 67
4. Re: Rent car on ferryboat?

I dont know which companies but I have had two visitors bring their cars to the island. Of course, I also ask them why they would do that. It may be that they just didnt ask the rental car company if they could do it.

Tennessee Ridge...
posts: 287
reviews: 50
5. Re: Rent car on ferryboat?

Last time I checked it was a lot cheaper and less trouble to just return my car in Cozumel and rent a new one in PDC because of the high cost of the Car ferry when I drove to Chicken Itza in the middle of our stay.

Edited: 7:01 am, November 17, 2012
Cozumel, Mexico
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for Cozumel, Merida
posts: 35,872
reviews: 67
6. Re: Rent car on ferryboat?

I believe the OP was referring to renting on the mainland and bringing the car to Cozumel. It may not be allowed to take a vehicle rented in Cozumel to the mainland. One reason is because , as one rental agency told me, insurance is bought much cheaper on the island and may not be valid on the mainland.

7. Re: Rent car on ferryboat?

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