Cheap Flights To Mexicali (MXL)

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Cheap Flights to Mexicali from $51 One Way, $92 Round Trip

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Fly to Mexicali

Mexicali is the center of one of Mexico s most lush agricultural regions and the gateway for Mexico s exports of vegetables. Home to Guadalupe Canyon, where visitors can tour the amazing natural structures and prehistoric cave paintings, the city is a unique cultural destination that blends its native roots with modern amenities. Fly to Mexicali, and you ll be flying into Mexico at its most authentic.


La Chinesca, Mexicali s historic Chinese neighborhood, is the largest and oldest Asian settlement in Mexico and got its start in the late 19th century, when thousands of Chinese immigrants worked for the Colorado River Irrigation Company. Restaurants in La Chinesca serve a unique Cantonese-Mexican fusion cuisine that includes shark-fin tacos. Mexicali is Baja California s state capital, and travelers can visit the governor s palace, Baja s legislative chambers and the state supreme court. The Morelos Dam, just outside of town, offers great views of the city skyline.

Hints and tips

When you fly to Mexicali, you ll land at General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada International Airport (MXL), 12 miles outside of town. Mexicali has an extensive bus network, and there are also many taxicabs. Even in winter, daytime temperatures in the desert around Mexicali can hover around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and in the summer, they re consistently over 100 degrees F.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Mexicali?
For current flight information to Mexicali, take a look at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. Find out if there are any travel advice reports and if you’ll need to quarantine after you land.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
Before making a booking, look up your selected airline’s terms and conditions. This should help with most questions relating to COVID-19 and changes to your flight. For more information, visit our handy Customer Service Portal.
Which airlines fly to Mexicali?
Find a flight that suits your schedule among the 20 airlines that operate out of General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada Intl. Airport (MXL). The best way to save a bundle on ticket prices is to book early. Take a look at these reputable domestic air carriers and land a rewarding deal today:

  • Volaris - 131 flights to Mexicali per month
  • Aeromexico - 50 flights to Mexicali per month
  • TAR Aerolineas - 5 flights to Mexicali per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Mexicali?
Be on the lookout for an amazing airfare to General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada Intl. Airport (MXL). It’s the city’s main airport and is located roughly 9 miles east of the center. Once you’ve touched down, it won’t be long before you’re experiencing the delights of Mexicali.
How much is a flight to Mexicali?
This past week, prices hovered between $92 and $194 for a round-trip flight to Mexicali. One-way tickets originating from Guadalajara (GDL) dropped to a low $51 during the same time period.
How to book the cheapest flight to Mexicali?
Using Orbitz, you’ll uncover some of the most competitive flight deals around from a wide range of airlines. But if you’re eager to heighten your chances of booking cheap flights to Mexicali, here are some pointers to keep in mind:

  • Consider departing from or arriving at other airports to cut costs. 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 to see the airfares on days around your selected departure. It’s possible to score cheaper flight deals if your dates are flexible.
  • To fine tune your results, hit ‘Show options.’ You can search based on seating class, airlines, nonstop flights and refundable flights. You can also select your preferred departure and arrival times under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left.
  • The early bird catches the most impressive deals, so book your tickets the moment you know your travel dates. The cheapest airfares sell like hotcakes and prices normally increase as the departure date gets closer.
  • Think about combining your hotels, flights and car rentals into one convenient package deal to get more for your money.
  • Flying during the busy season can mean expensive airfares. Try to plan your vacation outside of popular dates, such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Easter.

How long is a flight to Mexicali?
Flights times can vary for a lot of different reasons, including the destination you depart from. If you’re unsure whether you’ll have time to read your book or have a snooze on your way to Mexicali, check out this list of popular domestic routes and flight times:

  • Mexico City, Distrito Federal (MEX-Mexico City Intl.) to General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada Intl. Airport (MXL) - 3 hours and 27 minutes
  • Guadalajara, Jalisco (GDL-Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Intl.) to General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada Intl. Airport (MXL) - 2 hours and 45 minutes
  • Culiacan, Sinaloa (CUL-Federal Bachigualato Intl.) to General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada Intl. Airport (MXL) - 1 hour and 53 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Mexicali?
Book your seats to Mexicali in January. This is a fantastic month for low prices, closely followed by February and August. Land cheap flights and enjoy your dream getaway with Orbitz.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Mexicali?
Typically, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are the cheapest days to book flights to Mexicali. If you’re after the most competitive airfares, search across those days and you’re likely to catch a great flight deal.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Mexicali?
Look into flying early in the week to score cheap flights to Mexicali. Orbitz data from 2020 suggests Monday is generally the most affordable day to set off, followed by Tuesday. Saturday was found to have the most expensive airfares. This is probably because most passengers choose to start their escape at the end of the week.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Mexicali?
To pick up cheap flights to Mexicali, pack your bags and depart in August. Orbitz data has found that this is generally a great month to save big on your ticket. If you’re thinking of flying to Mexicali during June, keep in mind that this is the most expensive time to travel.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Things change, and we think your flight should be able to as well. That’s why Orbitz makes it a cinch to search for fares with free cancellation and no change fees. Simply enter your departure and arrival points and then click on “Filter by flexible change policies.” How’s that for fuss-free?
What do I need for the flight to Mexicali?
There is so much to plan for any big trip, so it’s good to get a bit of help before you set out. Here are a few suggestions to ensure that you’re ready for take off:

  • Travel documents such as e-tickets and some identification are essential. To avoid any delays at check-in, make sure your booking is made with the same name, birth date and gender as your current ID.
  • A well-packed carry-on bag is the key to flying in comfort. Given your flight to Mexicali is no quick hop, take a few snacks and activities to keep you busy. A book, magazine or e-reader will help pass the time.
  • Regardless what the season is, plane cabins (and airports) can often get chilly. Take an extra layer on board with you to stay warm and comfy.

How many direct flights are there to Mexicali?
Airlines such as Volaris, Aeromexico and TAR Aerolineas offer 33 direct flights to Mexicali each month. With options galore at your fingertips, booking the perfect nonstop flight will be easy as pie.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Mexicali?
If you think a business or first-class ticket is way out of your reach, you may want to think again. Here are some top tips to help you book a premium flight to Mexicali for less:

  • Be flexible. By being open to a variety of travel dates, you’ll have a better chance of picking up a deal on your airfares.
  • Low-cost airlines offer first or business-class seats at more affordable prices. Skip the full-service carriers and fly with one these cheaper options.
  • Bid for an upgrade in online auctions (if available) or upgrade your ticket through your flight loyalty scheme.

How to get into Mexicali from the airport?
Driving is a great option. Hertz, Avis and Payless are three car rental outlets located at General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada Intl. Airport (MXL). After picking up a General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada Intl. Airport (MXL) car rental, you can make your way directly from MXL airport into downtown Mexicali, a drive of 9 miles to the west. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to book a set of wheels from the city center, browse through our Mexicali car rentals.
What is the best time to go to Mexicali?
If you’d like to soak up the atmosphere of Mexicali in peak season, are the top months to visit. June 20 heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and is a perfect time to go if you savor the outdoors. At this time, average daily temperatures range from 65undefined to 90undefined.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees. Rates shown reflect fares found by other Orbitz users over the past 7 days. Due to rapidly changing airline prices & seat availability, these fares may no longer be available.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.