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.
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.
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
Best Anytime fares to Cancun
Cheap round-trip flights to Cancun
|Los Angeles||Cancun||Sun, Feb 2 - Tue, Feb 4||AeroMexico||$314|
|New York||Cancun||Tue, Feb 4 - Tue, Feb 11||American Airlines||$361|
|Chicago||Cancun||Mon, Feb 3 - Fri, Feb 7||American Airlines||$252|
|Newark||Cancun||Sun, Feb 2 - Tue, Feb 4||JetBlue Airways||$383|
|San Francisco||Cancun||Mon, Jan 6 - Tue, Jan 14||AirTran Airways||$435|
|Washington DC||Cancun||Tue, Jan 28 - Wed, Feb 5||AeroMexico||$356|
|Minneapolis||Cancun||Mon, Feb 3 - Wed, Feb 26||AirTran Airways||$343|
|Denver||Cancun||Sun, Feb 2 - Sat, Feb 8||American Airlines||$268|
|Dallas||Cancun||Thu, Jan 9 - Thu, Jan 16||Spirit Airlines||$207|
|Houston||Cancun||Tue, Feb 4 - Tue, Feb 11||American Airlines||$341|
|Seattle||Cancun||Sat, Feb 1 - Sun, Feb 9||American Airlines||$444|
|Detroit||Cancun||Fri, Dec 13 - Thu, Dec 19||Spirit Airlines||$307|
Best weekend fares to Cancun
Best weekend fares to Cancun
|Los Angeles||Cancun||Fri, Jan 31 - Mon, Feb 3||American Airlines||$417|
|New York||Cancun||Fri, Jan 24 - Mon, Jan 27||AeroMexico||$367|
|Chicago||Cancun||Fri, Jan 31 - Mon, Feb 3||American Airlines||$336|
|Newark||Cancun||Fri, Jan 24 - Mon, Jan 27||United Airlines||$426|
|San Francisco||Cancun||Fri, Jan 24 - Mon, Jan 27||AirTran Airways||$435|
|Washington DC||Cancun||Thu, Jan 16 - Sun, Jan 19||Delta Air Lines||$469|
|Minneapolis||Cancun||Fri, Jan 17 - Sun, Jan 19||United Airlines||$406|
|Denver||Cancun||Thu, Jan 30 - Mon, Feb 3||Spirit Airlines||$403|
|Dallas||Cancun||Thu, Dec 12 - Sun, Dec 15||Spirit Airlines||$214|
|Houston||Cancun||Fri, Jan 10 - Mon, Jan 13||Spirit Airlines||$346|
|Seattle||Cancun||Thu, Jan 30 - Sun, Feb 2||United Airlines||$521|
|Detroit||Cancun||Fri, Dec 13 - Sat, Dec 14||Spirit Airlines||$307|
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