Cheap Flights To Cancun (CUN, CZM)

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Most flights to Cancun go through Cancun International Airport (CUN), which is the second largest airport in Mexico as far as volume. It has been updated to become a modern facility with plenty of amenities for travelers on Cancun flights. For visitors' convenience, you will find a pharmacy, banking facilities, medical services, and quality car parking. There are also several duty-free shops, restaurants, as well as a food court to pass the time while waiting to board. You can relax in one of the waiting lounges offered in most terminals. Many major carriers fly in and out of CUN, which mainly serves Delta and AirTran from the U.S. and Aeromexico and Interjet from Mexico. Several car rental, taxi, and bus companies wait in the wings for speedy service from the airport to the city in about 20 minutes.

Cancun Weather

When planning flights to Cancun, it is helpful to know that the hottest time of year is from May until August, when temperatures can hover in the nineties. The rainy season begins in the fall with frequent afternoon thunderstorms. Like many cities on the Gulf, hurricane season is from June to November with the highest winds in the autumn months. The ideal time to book your Cancun flights is from December to April when average temperatures are far milder and ticket prices are far cheaper.

Getting Around Cancún

Take either the Greenline train or an airport taxi to get to your lodging once your Cancun flight lands at CUN. Car rentals are widely available if you prefer to drive yourself around this paradise on the Yucatan. If you choose not to drive, you can hire a Cancun taxi to take you around town. Buses are a cheap way to travel, with many lines such as the R1 and R2 going through the "Hotel Zone" and further on to the ferries to access Isla Mujeres. Taxis hailed off the street are always cheaper than those waiting at hotels, so practice that whistle.

Cancún Attractions

Cancun is a city of deep history and fun with Mayan temples and other sites to see. You will also find plenty of water sports and classic bustling nightlife which all can begin the soon after your Cancun flight lands.

  • Chitchen Itza, an ancient city site of the Mayan civilization.
  • Puerto Morelos, a small fishing village 20 miles south from Cancun featuring exclusive restaurants and simple excursions
  • Interactive Aquarium, a place to swim with the dolphins and even see sharks in a safe environment
  • Pirate Assault, a private boat journey where several passengers are taken "hostage" by pirates and then released in return for a meal as part of the evening's entertainment
  • Jungle Tour with the Barracuda Marina, where you drive your own boat and explore mangroves and go snorkeling along the Punta Nizuc Reef

Cancun When to Go

Prime weather in Cancun matches the worst weather months in most of the U.S.: November through February, with high season from mid-December through April, when temperatures are in the mid-80s and humidity is low. Be prepared to share the beach with plenty of fellow vacationers on school holidays, and to dole out more for hotels and attractions.

Cancun weather is typically warm and humid. Unless you’re really strapped from a budget or time standpoint, avoid hurricane season (August through October) and the rainy season during summer months. May through mid-December is considered low season, when prices drop from 10 to 30 percent. Some hotels charge higher rates in June and July, when Mexican, European, and U.S. families on summer vacations come to town. However, these rates are usually still lower than they are in the winter.

And just because Cancun has one of the craziest spring-break party scenes in the Caribbean doesn't mean it is bereft of cultural events. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in late October/early November celebrates the lives of deceased loved ones and ancestors. This time-honored tradition that’s akin to Halloween dates back to the ancient Azetc and Mayan cultures, and is revered as one of Mexico’s most significant festivals. There are regional variations, with Cancun’s take flashing influences from ancient Mayan customs that have been combined with traditional Mexican ceremonies to create Hanal Pixan (the Mayan ritual of the dead).

Also count on crowds during spring break and Mexican national holidays that are religious (Holy Week and Easter) or freedom focused (Cinco de Mayo in May and Independence Day in September). If you can handle the masses, these are great ways to soak in true local flavor as nationals display their patriotic pride.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Cancun?
Before you book your ticket, check out our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This page has all the facts about current travel advice, quarantine rules and other helpful info for your flight to Cancun.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
Head over to our helpful Customer Service Portal for information relating to COVID-19 and changes to your flight. It’s also worth reading through your carrier’s terms and conditions so you know what to expect.
Which airlines fly to Cancun?
With airlines servicing Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN), a major entry point to Cancun, you have plenty of choice. Score a rewarding deal among these renowned international carriers that’ll get you to this city:

  • American Airlines - 336 flights to Cancun per month
  • United Airlines - 271 flights to Cancun per month
  • Volaris - 219 flights to Cancun per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Cancun?
Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN). It’s the city’s main airport and is situated around 9 miles south of the center. You’ll be unpacking your bags and discovering the best of Cancun not long after flying in.
How much is a flight to Cancun?
Loads of incredible deals were on offer this week, with round-trip flights to Cancun ranging from to . But it was jet-setters departing from () who nabbed the best bargains. One-way fares to Cancun started from a low .
How to book the cheapest flight to Cancun?
With some of the most affordable flight deals around, bagging a bargain is easy with Orbitz. The following suggestions will help you pick up cheap flights to Cancun — and leave you with extra cash in your wallet:

  • Consider taking off from or landing at alternative airports to save extra cash. Enter your preferred departure and arrival points in the form fields, then click on the ‘Nearby airports’ function below. It will list any available options.
  • Also, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option and you’ll see the fares on days either side of your selected departure. It’s possible to score cheaper flight deals if your itinerary is flexible.
  • Hit ‘Show options’ to filter your search results. You can choose your preferred seating class and airline here. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even select whether you’d like to fly in the morning, afternoon or evening.
  • Once you’ve figured out your travel dates, reserve your flight. Airfares normally increase as the departure date nears.
  • Combine your flights, hotels and car rentals into a cost-effective package deal. Save your hard-earned money for things you’re really excited about, like discovering every corner of Cancun.
  • Where possible, don’t travel in the busy season. Airfares often hit their highest during summer, school breaks and other vacation periods like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

How long is a flight to Cancun?
Flight lengths can vary for lots of reasons, including the destination you take off from. If you’re trying to work out whether you’ll have time for a quick doze on your way to Cancun, have a look at our list of top domestic routes and flight times:

  • Mexico City, Distrito Federal (MEX-Mexico City Intl.) to Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN) - 2 hours and 24 minutes
  • Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (MTY-General Mariano Escobedo Intl.) to Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN) - 2 hours and 19 minutes
  • Guadalajara, Jalisco (GDL-Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Intl.) to Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN) - 2 hours and 49 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Cancun?
Pick up a bargain and book your tickets to Cancun in January. If you’ve missed this month, don’t stress. February and August often have low airfares available. Be careful not to snooze on a sale though — cheap flights pop up and vanish in the click of a button!
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Cancun?
To find an incredible flight deal, make a booking on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Typically, these are the cheapest days of the week to purchase airfares to Cancun.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Cancun?
If you’re looking for cheap flights to Cancun, depart early in the week. Orbitz data from 2020 shows Monday is the most affordable day to fly out, followed by Tuesday. Saturday is the most expensive, so avoid this day and do your bank account a favor.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Cancun?
Based on Orbitz data, it’s better to fly out in August. This is generally the best month to pick up cheap flights to Cancun. It’s worth bearing in mind that the most expensive time to depart is in the month of June.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
When searching for flights on Orbitz, choose “Filter by flexible change policies.” This filter will quickly find all the airlines offering free cancellation and no change fees. That means you can relax knowing that if things change, your flight can too.
What do I need for the flight to Cancun?
There’s so much to sort out for any big adventure, so it’s useful to get some help before you set out. Here’s a handy checklist to ensure you’re organized for take off:

  • Travel paperwork such as e-tickets and some identification are a must. To avoid any unwanted delays when you check in, ensure that your booking is under the same name, birth date and gender as listed on your current ID.
  • A properly packed carry-on bag is the key to flying in comfort. Given your flight to Cancun is no quick hop, take enough snacks and things to keep you entertained. A good book or magazine is sure to help you pass the time.
  • Both air conditioning and high altitudes can produce a chilly environment. No matter what the weather is outside, pack a sweater to keep warm during the journey.

How many direct flights are there to Cancun?
There are 572 flights that head directly to Cancun each month, so you won’t have to worry about tiresome stopovers. Reserve a seat with Volaris or VivaAerobus and then settle back, relax and enjoy the journey. American Airlines, Aeromexico, United Airlines and Spirit Airlines also operate nonstop services to Cancun.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Cancun?
If you think a business or first-class fare is beyond your reach, think again. Here are a few practical tips to help you book a premium flight to Cancun for a whole lot less:

  • Flexibility is key. By being open to various travel dates, you’ll have better odds of picking up a rewarding deal on business or first-class airfares.
  • Low-cost airlines offer first or business-class seating at a fraction of the usual price. Ditch the full-service carriers and check out these cheaper options.
  • Make the most of your airline’s frequent flyer program and upgrade your seat. Alternatively, you can try bidding for an upgrade in an online auction if available.

How to get into Cancun from the airport?
Coast into central Cancun with a Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN) car rental. Avis and Alamo are two terrific providers at Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN). Hurl your suitcase in the trunk, drive 9 miles to the north and you’ll be in the heart of the city in next to no time. Many travelers also use taxis or public transportation to head into town from the airport. From there, you can still pick up a ride to see more of the region with one of our Cancun car rentals.
What is the best time to go to Cancun?
People come from all over the place to visit Cancun in . So if you love the idea of exploring this exciting destination in the tourist season, this is the time to go. Like most places in the Northern Hemisphere, summer commences June 20 in Cancun, with average daily temperatures hovering between 80undefined and 90undefined.

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