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Flight Information between Mexico City and Cancún

distanceDistance803 miles (1295 km)
durationAverage flight duration2 h 10 min
priceAverage plane ticket price$56 (€45)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesInterjet, Volaris or Aeromexico

Flights from Mexico City to Cancún cover the 803 miles (1295 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 10 min with our travel partners like Interjet, Volaris or Aeromexico. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this trip for as low as $47 (€38), but the average price of plane tickets is $56 (€45).

Flights from Mexico City to Cancun

Cancun, a coastal city on the Yucatan peninsula in the east of Mexico, is the country's most popular vacation destination. Its cluster of resorts on the Caribbean, beaches, theme parks and family attractions are major reasons for its allure, but it is also the hub for visitors who want to explore the dramatic Mayan heritage sites of Chichen Itza and Tulum. Pyramid enthusiasts, sun-seeking vacationers and business travelers can book a direct flight from Mexico City to Cancun with a choice of airlines, including the national carrier and two budget operators. Services are so frequent that daily timetables look more like a local bus schedule, with regular departures from the capital ranging from early morning to late at night seven days a week. Average journey times for the flight east from Mexico City to Cancun are around two hours and 15 minutes, so it's possible to grab a quick flight to the coast from the capital  nearly any time of the day or night.    

Which airlines travel from Mexico City to Cancun? 

Several airlines offer daily direct flights from Mexico City to Cancun, including the Mexican national carrier Aeromexico which provides frequent daily connections from the capital to the Yucatan airport. Two Mexican budget airlines, Vivaaerobus and Interjet, also provide frequent daily flights to Cancun from Mexico City. German charter airline Hahn Air also offers some daily direct flights from the capital to Cancun with some  scheduled services operated by its Mexican partner airline Volaris. As daily direct services from Mexico City are so frequent, indirect connections are not a practical consideration on this route to Cancun.

How long is the flight from Mexico City to Cancun?

The fastest direct flight from Mexico City to Cancun is a late night service with budget airline Vivaaerobus which takes two hours and five minutes to cover the 806 mile (1297 kilometer) route east from the Mexican capital to the Yucatan resort. The same airline's morning and afternoon flights take five minutes longer to reach Cancun. Other direct flights with budget carrier Interjet, Hahn Air and Volaris take between  two hours and 15 minutes and two hours and 20  minutes to complete the trip from Mexico City, while services with national airline Aeromexico take two hours and 30 minutes or two hours and 35 minutes to reach Cancun.

How many flights are there from Mexico City to Cancun? 

Airline schedules for flights from Mexico City to Cancun offer a very frequent service seven days a week, with around 40 daily direct connections. Departures begin very early in the morning with flights taking off from the capital roughly every half hour throughout the day. Services continue throughout the evening, with the final flight from Mexico City to Cancun arriving at the Yucatan city after midnight. Timetables include six daily flights with budget carrier Vivaaerobus and around 15 daily low cost flights with Interjet. The national carrier Aeromexico has around 12 daily flights to Cancun, with departures roughly every hour from early morning.    

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Mexico City to Cancun?

Departure Airport: Mexico City Benito Juarez International Airport, is the busiest airport in Latin America, situated close to center of Mexico City, just five miles (eight kilometers) east of the downtown district. Public transport transfers from the city center are available on  Metrobus express buses or subway trains on the city Metro line 5  taking about 30 minutes to reach Terminal 1, with shuttle connections to other terminals. Facilities at the airport include long and short stay parking lots, travel agencies, executive lounges,  free WiFi, ATMs and charging stations. Dining options include Spanish and Mexican restaurants, fast food outlets, taco stands, Latin American grill houses, bars and coffee shops. Duty free shopping malls offer Mexican gift stores,  specialist chocolatiers, jewelers, fashion and sportswear boutiques, book stores, Mexican gourmet food and tequila outlets and news vendors.

Arrival Airport: Cancun Airport is Mexico's second busiest flight hub,  located ten miles (16 kilometers) south west of the city center, with public transport transfers available on local ADO buses taking about 40 minutes to get downtown, in addition to hotel shuttle services to Cancun, Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen resorts. Facilities at the airport include car rental agencies, tour operators, business lounges, ATMs, free WiFi, taxi stands and luggage storage lockers. Food courts feature international restaurants, fast food chains, burrito bars, coffee shops and cocktail bars. Shopping malls include specialist Yucatan gift stores, fashion and accessory boutiques, wine and liquor stores, gourmet food outlets, a pharmacy, book stores and news vendors.

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FAQs
How much do cheap plane tickets between Mexico City and Cancún cost?
Flight tickets to Cancún from Mexico City for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $47 (€38)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a flight between Mexico City and Cancún?
If you are looking to purchase your plane ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Mexico City to Cancún flight to cost on average $56 (€45)  one way.
What is the distance to Cancún from Mexico City by plane?
The distance to Cancún from Mexico City by plane is approximately 803 miles (1295 km).
How many hours is the flight time from Mexico City to Cancún?
On average the Mexico City to Cancún flight travel time is 2 h 10 min  for the 803 miles (1295 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What airlines offer a service between Mexico City and Cancún?
Take the Mexico City to Cancún flight with Interjet, Volaris or Aeromexico. However, it's always good to check out all possible airlines for the journey from Mexico City to Cancún as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When does the first flight depart from Mexico City to Cancún? When does the last flight depart from Mexico City to Cancún?
The first Mexico City to Cancún flight departs at 11: 20 AM   and the last flight from Mexico City to Cancún leaves at 11: 42 PM. Check out the most up-to-date flight schedule from Mexico City to Cancún on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
When should I buy the Mexico City to Cancún flight for the best deals on tickets?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for flights in advance to score the best deals from all possible airlines offering this route and save money. If you buy plane tickets from Mexico City to Cancún within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $56 (€45) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your plane ticket from Mexico City to Cancún a few months in advance.

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