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Route Information for Flights from New York to Cancun

Origin Airport IATA Code JFK
Destination Airport IATA Code CUN
Flight Price $254
Distance 2,491 km

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.

Other Flight Destinations in Mexico

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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*Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.