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Flights to Cancún (CUN) overview

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Going found the most deals with travel dates in September.


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Going found the least deals with travel dates in July.


Top tips for finding a cheap flight to Cancún (CUN)

Book in the Goldilocks Window

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a magic formula to find a date when flights are cheapest? Unfortunately, that doesn’t exist. However, there is a window when prices are typically lowest. We call it the Goldilocks Window––not too early, not too late. For domestic flights, that means booking 1–3 months before a trip. For international trips, you should start looking and booking a little earlier, about 2–8 months ahead of a trip.

If you plan to travel during peak season, or for a wedding, holiday, or other trip with specific dates, we recommend planning even further ahead. If you want to visit Cancún over New Year’s Eve, for example, you should start looking for flights around July. Don’t wait for last-minute deals, especially if you’re traveling in the high season. They’re few and far between, and fares jump at the 21-, 14-, and 7-day points before departure dates.

Use the Greek Islands Trick

The Greek Islands Trick is what we call the fun, sneaky way of getting to the Greek islands for cheaper. It involves flying to get yourself as close to your final destination as possible for as cheap as possible, then finding a cheap budget airline flight for the final leg.

You can use this trick to reach Cancún, too. If you really want to fly from Chicago to Cancún for spring break in March, you could be looking at flight prices upwards of $650. Instead, look for flights to Mexico City. If you find a flight for $300, you can then look for a cheap regional flight between Mexico City and Cancún. It requires more work, but it potentially saves a couple hundred bucks that you can put toward an extra night in a hotel.

Search alternative departure airports

Similarly, you can save money by looking at different departure airports. Travelers living near Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson likely don’t consider flying out of any other airport, which makes sense, as the world’s busiest airport is right on their doorstep. Believe it or not, there are situations when even Atlanta-area residents could save by flying out of another airport.

We see amazing deals from airports big and small all over the country every day. If you see an incredible deal from Austin to Cancún, for example, it could be worth checking out flights from Atlanta to Austin. Sometimes pairing two cheap flights can save a bundle.

Fly when it’s cheaper

The easiest way to save on flights is to travel during the off season, when flight demand is low. You can save a ton of money by visiting Cancún in the summer. We also like traveling during shoulder seasons, the periods just before and after high season. The weather is better than in the low season, but the hotel and flight prices are cheaper than in the high season. It’s a win-win. Mid-April to mid-June and mid-September through October are shoulder seasons in Cancún.

If you’re set on traveling during the winter, we don’t blame you. Sometimes you really need to escape the cold! In this case, try to fly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays, which are generally the cheapest days for airfare. The most expensive days to fly are Fridays and Sundays.

Set alerts for specific trips

We’re all busy, and vacation planning should be fun, not stressful. Take the work out of searching for airfare by setting up flight alerts. Simply set your travel dates (adding a few alerts if your dates are flexible), and wait for an email telling you prices have dropped.

Cancún is Mexico’s busiest airport and well-served by most big US cities, as well as many smaller ones. Most US visitors can reach Cancún on a nonstop flight. There are also plenty of direct flights from around Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, and about 15 European cities. Visitors from the rest of the world can usually reach Cancún with just one stop.

Frequently asked questions about flying to Cancún (CUN)

What is the airport code for Cancún International Airport?

The airport code for Cancún International Airport is CUN.

When is high season in Cancún?

High season in Cancún runs from December to April, when visitors come from around the US for warm, sunny beach weather. Kids typically have off school for winter and spring breaks, so families can travel. Spring break is also a popular time for college students to visit Cancún.

When is the best time to visit Cancún?

Mid-April through early June and mid-October through early December are some of the best times to visit Cancún. These shoulder seasons just before and after high season have all the benefits of good weather without the high prices of peak season.

The best time to visit to save money is from mid-June through September, during low season. Weather can be hot, muggy, and rainy, and there can be sargassum (a type of seaweed) on the beaches, but hotels and airfare will be much cheaper.

Does CUN have its own on-site hotel?

The Hilton Garden Inn Cancún Airport is located at the airport, a few steps from Terminal 2. Amenities include an outdoor pool, on-site restaurant, pet-friendly rooms, a business center, and free wifi. Rooms start at $130 per night.

What lounges are available at CUN?

  • Terminal 2: Mera Business Lounge, The Lounge
  • Terminal 3: Mera Business Lounge, The Lounge

The Mera Business Lounges at CUN offer flight info screens, free wifi, massage chairs, a full bar, snacks, a kids’ area, and magazines and newspapers. American Express Platinum cardholders and those with Dragon Pass membership can enter for free, while other passengers can purchase access for $31.

The Lounge also has two locations and offers a full bar, TVs, and flight information. These lounges are available for PriorityPass members.

What are the rules for traveling with pets to CUN?

You should check with your airline before traveling with a pet, as each airline has its own rules. To enter Mexico with a pet from the US, you must visit the Mexican Animal Plant Health Inspection Office on arrival. An official will tag your pet and check it for wounds and diseases. You do not need a health certificate to bring a dog or cat to Mexico.

How far is CUN from Cancún?

The airport is about 8 miles from Downtown Cancún and 12 miles from the main hotel area. It takes about 30 minutes to reach most hotels by car.

What are the transportation options for getting from CUN to Cancún?

The majority of visitors to Cancún take an airport taxi or Uber from the airport to their hotel. Both will take about 30 minutes. Airport taxis cost about $35, and Uber can range from $30–$40.

You can also take the ADO bus, which runs from the airport to downtown, and takes about 45 minutes. It costs $5.50.

How long is the flight to Cancún?

The flight to Cancún depends on where you’re visiting from. From Miami, it’s about 2 hours. From Atlanta or numerous cities in Texas, it’s about 2.5 hours. From the Northeast, flights are 4–5 hours. From Chicago and Denver, they’re about 4, and from California, they’re 4–5.

If you’re flying from Europe, your flight will be around 11 hours, and from elsewhere in Mexico, it will be 1–3. CUN is one of the largest airports in Mexico, accepting flights from more than 125 airports around the world, including from dozens of US cities.

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