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Fares from $70 One Way, $159 Round Trip from New York to Cancun

Prices starting at $159 for return flights and $70 for one-way flights to Cancun were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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More About Flying To Cancun from New York

Flights from New York to Cancun - Frequently Asked Questions

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

It is possible to fly directly from New York to Cancun. In fact, 4 airlines offer nonstop services between these locations. Amass a few more rewards points with one of these sought-after carriers:

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

The fastest flight from New York, NY Airport (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) to Cancun, Quintana Roo Airport (CUN-Cancun Intl.) is 3 hours and 46 minutes. Slip a few things into your carry-on to keep you entertained, like a gripping read or a portable board game.

What airlines fly from New York to Cancun most frequently?

We all have our preferences when it comes to airlines, and you have a nice variety when jetting off from New York to Cancun. These leading carriers offer the most flights on the route: JetBlue Airways - (B6) with 66 flights every month Delta Air Lines - (DL) with 37 flights every month Interjet - (4O) with 20 flights every month American Airlines - (AA) with 11 flights every month

Route Information for Flights from New York to Cancun

Origin Airport IATA CodeNYC
Destination Airport IATA CodeCUN
Distance1557 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Emirates, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air, Aeromexico
Earliest Flight Arrival1:55PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival4:24PM UTC

Flights Review

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.

Jan 10, 2020

Free food other than snacks; bring back the funny safety videos.

Jan 1, 2020

Happy with Delta!

Nov 25, 2019

Staff was superb! Flight was on time and even landed earlier than the stated time.

Nov 15, 2019

Very turbulent, but managable

Sep 21, 2019

It was a great flight and the service was excellent.

Aug 23, 2019

Good service

Aug 15, 2019

Smooth flight

Aug 2, 2019

Service was amazing in flight from Delta.

Jun 30, 2019

However one of our bags got lost. Working on it....

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 Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 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.