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Cheap Flights to Cancun from $86 One Way, $185 Round Trip

Prices found within past 7 days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Cancun Flight Information

Traveling ToCancun
Destination Airport IATA CodeCUN
Number of Airlines Serving
AirlinesFrontier Airlines, Aeromexico, Delta, Spirit Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United, Funjet Vacations
Flight Price$185
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Latest Departing Flight

Flights Review

Mar 16, 2020

Glad it was not cancelled

Mar 14, 2020

Great flight from AA.

Mar 12, 2020

Great stuff ,,on time fly’s

Mar 8, 2020

Nice takeoff & landing. Staff were excellent

Mar 7, 2020

Ran out of immigration forms :). Had some issues finding parking hates

Mar 6, 2020

Supershuttle private transfer from the airport we payed for didn’t wait for us as described in their voucher. Long line of people waiting for their vehicle. Took more than an hour to get a shared ride, we were the last ones on the route. Flight from NY to Cancun took as long as getting from Cancun Airport to Sandos resort. We payed for private car, we did not get it.

Mar 4, 2020

Great service!

Mar 2, 2020

Excellent service and friendly staff.

Feb 26, 2020

My economy flight was as much of a bargain when I had to pay $85 for 2 checked bags

Feb 23, 2020

Orbitz was bare bones but for a 3he flight it was fine. Wouldn't fly them long distance though. Seats dont move at all. My squad car seats are more comfortable and it's a fleet vehicle

Feb 23, 2020

The only negative was the flight was delayed an hour so that interfered with our pick up transportation but all worked out ok.

Feb 23, 2020

Will travel again with United.

Cheap Flights to Cancun

Like several destinations rolled into one, Cancun effortlessly combines the glitz and glamour white beaches and all-inclusive resorts with the cultural clout of ancient empires. And then it throws in some modern Mexican delights to complete its heady brew. Ruined temples, relaxed beach breaks and world-class cuisine – all in the same day – that’s Cancun!

When to Book Flights to Cancun?

When it’s winter in the US, the sun is usually shining, and temperatures are warm down in Cancun. Peak season here is from mid-December through to April. Expect the thermometer to be up in the 80s and humidity to be low during this time. However, as you might expect, high season can get busy in one of North America’s most popular holiday destinations.

If thousands of partying college kids sounds like fun, then visit during Spring Break. If not, then it’s probably best to avoid it.

However, Cancun is much more than just sun, sand and tequila. There are some real cultural highlights here, with magical ruins of ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations to visit. And if you can visit during late-October and early-November, you can experience the legendary Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival.

How to Find Cheap Flights to Cabo San Lucas

There are lots of tricks and tools you can use to find Cheap Flights to Cabo San Lucas with Orbitz.

If you’re flying from a big city like Los Angeles that has multiple departure points, select ‘All Airports’ when putting in your departure details. You’ll then be shown flights from all of the city’s airports instead of just LAX to Cabo San Lucas journeys.

If there's only one air hub in your departure city, click the ‘Nearby Airports’ link, located beneath the airport search bar at the top of the page. This will tell you if there are any other airports within easy reach, you can then search for flights from these terminals using Orbitz.

US Departures to Cancun

There are numerous flights to Cancun from the US.

These include:

Main Airports in Cancun

Cancun International Airport is Mexico’s second busiest airport but the biggest for international visitors. Which should give you some idea of how popular the city is as a holiday destination. There are flights to more than 20 domestic destinations as well as 30 countries around the world.

The airport has expanded in recent years to accommodate growing passenger numbers, with a new fourth terminal opening in 2017. The airport is connected to local bus networks, as well as being well served by taxis and private shuttle services.

Which Airlines Fly to Cancun?

Direct flights to Cancun are available from a number of different carriers.

These include:
  • United
  • JetBlue
  • InterJet
  • American
  • Delta
  • Spirit
  • Virgin America
  • Southwest

How to Get Around in Cancun?

Cancun is generally very easy to navigate, with most of the accommodation and nightlife options located in the Zona Hotelera, between the airport and downtown. Buses are the cheapest way of getting around, although don’t expect too much comfort.

There are plenty of taxis buzzing around but remember to be clear about drivers using the meter or establish a fee before you get in to avoid nasty surprises.

What Are the Must-Sees in Cancun?

Cancun is obviously known for its endless sunshine and beautiful beaches, but it’s actually a much more varied destination. This area has been home to some of the world’s great civilizations, including the Aztecs and Maya, and you’ll find evidence of their empires all around. Chichen Itza is perhaps the best known, and it’s an incredible place to visit.

Cancun is also known for its diving, with a network of underground caves (known as cenotes) to explore. The Underwater Museum is a vast subaquatic complex showcasing hundreds of statues that were submerged centuries ago.

It could also be your chance to take some Mexican cooking classes and learn how to add some spice to your culinary exploits.

Tips for Traveling in Cancun

August through October is hurricane season so expect the occasional big storm at these times. You should also be aware that Mexican holidays and festivals can get very busy, including Cinco de Mayo and Holy Week.

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.

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