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Flight Information to Cancún from Los Angeles

distanceDistance2102 miles (3390 km)
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Flights from Los Angeles to Cancún cover the 2102 miles (3390 km) long trip with our travel partners like. There are direct flight services available.

Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun

Cancun is a favorite city break destination for Americans looking for an exotic escape. The main city of Mexico's Yucatan province, Cancun is a vibrant beach resort on the Caribbean with a celebrated nightlife, but is also in close proximity to the World Heritage site at Chichen Itza, with its dramatic Mayan ruins, and to Tulum, with its underground lagoon.  Sightseers, clubbers and business travelers can book a direct flight from Los Angeles to Cancun with a choice of American and Mexican airlines, including a budget operator. Direct flights are available seven days a week, with morning departures for evening arrivals in Cancun and late night services for overnight travel to Yucatan. Journey times are around four hours and 30 minutes. Several airlines offer additional indirect connections from Los Angeles to Cancun, with a change en route at a US or Mexican hub. These flights involve longer journey times but increase the daily travel options from California to Cancun.

Which airlines travel from Los Angeles to Cancun?

United Airlines offers daily direct flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Cancun. Delta Airlines provides a direct flight from Los Angeles to Cancun six days a week. Southwest Airlines operates a direct service on the same route once a week, on Sundays. Mexican budget airline Interjet provides direct flights from Los Angeles to Cancun six days a week. Indirect connections with one change en route from Los Angeles International Airport include Southwest Airlines departures to Cancun via William P. Hobby Airport in Houston and Interjet low cost flights from Los Angeles via Mexico City. Additional indirect services depart from nearby Bob Hope Airport in Hollywood.

How long is the flight from Los Angeles to Cancun?

Delta Airlines provides the fastest direct flight from Los Angeles to Cancun, with its morning departure taking four hours and 21 minutes to cover the 2119 mile (3410 kilometer) route south east over the Gulf of Mexico to Cancun. Next best is a United Airlines overnight flight taking six minutes longer to reach the Mexican airport. Other direct flights take up to 19 minutes longer. The fastest indirect flight from Los Angeles to Cancun is a United Airlines departure via George Bush International Airport in Houston, with a total journey time of six hours and 30 minutes. Other indirect departures from Los Angeles International Airport take upwards of eight hours to reach Cancun, with duration depending on the route and length of layover between flights.

How many flights are there from Los Angeles to Cancun?

There are five direct flights from Los Angeles to Cancun on Sundays, four from Tuesday to Thursday and three daily direct services on other days. Mexican budget airline Interjet provides direct flights to Cancun six days a week, with no Saturday service. Departure times from Los Angeles are either in the morning for daytime travel to Mexico or late in the evening for overnight connections. In addition, there are  more than 20 indirect flights to Cancun from Los Angeles, with one change involved en route. These include morning, afternoon and late-night takeoff options.

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Los Angeles to Cancun? 

Departure Airport: Los Angeles International Airport, familiarly known as LAX,  is one of the world's busiest flight hubs, located in Westchester 18 miles (30 kilometers) southwest of downtown LA.  Public transit transfer options include FlyAway express buses taking about 45 minutes to reach the terminal or Green Line Metro Rail services met by free shuttles to the terminal taking about 60 minutes in total. Airport facilities include long and short stay parking lots, currency exchange bureaux, business lounges, free WiFi and luggage storage. Food courts offer international restaurants, fast food chains, Asian noodle bars, pubs and coffee shops. Duty free shopping malls feature Hollywood souvenir stores, designer brand fashions, accessories and eyeglasses, cosmetics stands, gourmet food outlets, Californian wine stores and newsstands.

Arrival Airport: Cancun Airport is  located about ten miles (16 kilometers) southwest of the city center, with public transportation transfers provided by local ADO buses taking about 40 minutes to get downtown, or hotel shuttle services direct to the Cancun, Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen resorts. Facilities at the terminal include car rental agencies,  executive lounges, currency exchange desks, ATMs, tour operators, free WiFi, taxi stands and luggage storage lockers. Dining options include international restaurants, fast food chains,  taco stands, coffee shops and cocktail bars. Duty free shopping malls offer specialist Yucatan gift stores,  designer brand fashion boutiques, gourmet food and tequila stores, cosmetics counters and newsstands.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by flight between Los Angeles, USA and Cancún, Mexico allowed?

Travel by plane between Los Angeles, USA and Cancún, Mexico is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cancún from Los Angeles restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United States

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Mexico from Los Angeles?

Entry Requirements:

  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Cancún, Mexico?

The government of Mexico has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 10/13/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight between Los Angeles and Cancún closer to your date of departure here

Are there restrictions on returning to USA from Mexico by plane?

The restriction level for your return flight to Los Angeles, USA from Cancún is: Partially open.

Is my return flight into Los Angeles from Cancún restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Mexico

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in USA from Cancún?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding for air passengers 2 years of age or older
  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
  • Vaccinated travellers are recommended to get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel; self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if symptoms develop

What are the safety rules to follow in Los Angeles, USA?

The government of USA has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask required: Recommended

Last checked on 10/13/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight to Los Angeles from Cancún closer to your date of departure here here.

What is the distance between Los Angeles and Cancún by plane?
The flight distance from Los Angeles to Cancún is around 2102 miles (3390 km).
When does the first flight depart from Los Angeles to Cancún? When does the last flight depart from Los Angeles to Cancún?
The first Los Angeles to Cancún flight departs at 4: 03 PM   and the last flight from Los Angeles to Cancún leaves at 4: 03 PM. Check out the most up-to-date flight schedule from Los Angeles to Cancún on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

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