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Airfares from $90 One Way, $184 Round Trip from New York to Cancun

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Cancun economy flight packages

Family 3 Bedroom Ocean Villa by Omni
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Cancun business class flight packages

Generations Riviera Maya, Gourmet All Inclusive by Karisma
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts All Inclusive Riviera Maya
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Cancun first class flight packages

The Royal Sands All Inclusive Resort & Spa
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More About Flying To Cancun from New York

Route Information for Flights from New York to Cancun

Origin Airport IATA Code NYC
Destination Airport IATA Code CUN
Distance 1557 mi
Direct Flight Airlines American Airlines, Qatar Airways, JetBlue Airways, Emirates, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air, Aeromexico
Earliest Flight Arrival 1:43PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 6:35PM UTC

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of New York for the beaches of Mexico, Orbitz can help you find a great deal on flights. Use the tools on the Orbitz flights page to target your search and you could be soaking your feet in the Caribbean Sea that laps against Cancun’s sands in no time.

Popular Routes from New York to Cancun

Cancun is a very popular destination for passengers flying from New York. Most of the flights that depart from the Big Apple for Cancun leave from either John F. Kennedy International or Newark Liberty International.

The route from JFK to Cancun is dominated by Delta, Aeromexico and American Airlines. United Airlines operate most of the Cancun-bound flights from Newark.

This wide choice of carriers ensures airfares on flights from New York to Cancun remain competitive. It also means passengers have a great selection of departures to choose from when booking their trip.

The Flight from New York to Cancun

Thanks to its position on the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, the flight from New York to Cancun is a relatively quick one. Average journey time on the route is around four hours and 15 minutes, while the return leg can be as quick as three hours 45 minutes.

The travel time from Newark Liberty International to Cancun is the same as it is from JFK to the Caribbean resort.

Cancun is one of the most popular destinations for passengers flying from New York. Every year, around three-quarters of a million people make the journey from NYC to the Yucatan, with most of these heading to Cancun on vacation.

During the flight from New York to Cancun, you’ll pass over Virginia, North Caroline, Georgia and northern Florida. The last part of the journey takes you across the Gulf of Mexico as you head towards the Yucatan Peninsula and your destination.

If you’re flying on a clear day, you’ll be to see the land and sea below as you travel. Although detail is hard to spot from 35,000 feet, you should be able to make out beaches, mountains, lakes and islands from the plane window.

Outside, the temperature can get as low as minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Inside the plane however, you’ll be kept nice and warm and, once you touch down in Cancun, temperatures are likely to get even hotter.

Use the four-hour flight to relax and unwind and arrive in Mexico ready for your vacation.

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If you’ve fallen in love with the sights and sounds of Cancun, why not explore a little more of what Mexico has to offer? Book one of these popular flights to see some of the country’s best destinations.

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Flights from New York to Cancun - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from New York to Cancun now?

The Covid-19 Travel Advisor can help you with queries about travel restrictions and quarantine when taking a plane flight from New York to Cancun.

Are there non-stop flights from New York to Cancun?

Yes, if you're cruising from John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) to CUN, you'll only have one flight number to bear in mind. There are 3 airlines offering direct services to pick from. Some of the best include:

  • JetBlue
  • Delta
  • American Airlines
What is the shortest flight from New York to Cancun?

With the flight from New York to Cancun taking a minimum of 4 hours and 37 minutes, there's plenty of time to kick back and enjoy the experience. Treat yourself to an in-flight vino and sink into your seat with a riveting novel or movie.

What airlines fly from New York to Cancun most frequently?

JetBlue (B6) offers 91 flights every month between JFK Airport to Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN). Your next grand adventure is just clicks away. Delta (DL) will also get you to your destination in comfort and style. Offering 60 flights per month between New York and Cancun, it's another quality airline to look into.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Cancun?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Cancun have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Cancun with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Cancun without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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