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Flight Information to Cancún from New York City

distanceDistance1542 miles (2487 km)
durationAverage flight duration4 h 2 min
changesDirect flightYes

Flights from New York City to Cancún cover the 1542 miles (2487 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 2 min with our travel partners like. There are direct flight services available.

Flights from New York to Cancun

The Yucatan peninsula has been a playground for American vacationers for decades. In addition to the vibrant resorts of Cancun and the Caribbean beaches, this part of Mexico is rich with Mayan heritage, with highlights including the pyramids of Chichen Itza and the underground lagoon and ruins at Tulum. US vacationers and business travelers heading south of the border down Mexico way can book a direct flight from New York to Cancun. Direct services are provided seven days a week by three American airlines, with departures from two New York airports. The majority of flights take off in the morning from New York, with flight times to Cancun of a little over four hours. There are also several alternative flight routes to the Yucatan resort requiring one change in transit. These indirect options fly via US, Canadian or Mexican airports and take notably longer to complete the trip, but they increase the daily flight options from New York to Cancun.

Which airlines fly from New York to Cancun?

United Airlines offers daily direct flights from New York to Cancun, departing from Newark Liberty International Airport. Delta Airlines and American Airlines both offer daily direct flights to the Mexican city from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport. Indirect flights from New York airports to Cancun include Mexican low-cost airline Interjet connections from New York JFK Airport via Mexico City, Air Canada departures from LaGuardia Airport via Toronto, and American Airlines services from JFK  via  Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina..

How long is the flight from New York to Cancun?

The fastest direct flight from New York to Cancun is the early morning United Airlines departure from Newark Liberty International Airport, taking four hours and 13 minutes to complete the 1543 mile (2483 kilometer) trip south  west over the Gulf of Mexico. The quickest Delta Airlines services from JFK Airport take at least two minutes longer to reach the Mexican airport.  The fastest indirect flight from New York to Cancun is the American Airlines connection via Douglas International Airport, with a total journey time of six hours and ten minutes. Budget airline Interjet's flights from JFK  via Mexico City take ten hours and 25 minutes to reach Cancun.

How many flights are there from New York to Cancun?

There are seven daily direct flights from New York to Cancun. Of these, Delta Airlines and American Airlines each offer two daily direct services from John F. Kennedy International Airport and United Airlines provides three daily flights from Newark Liberty International Airport. Flight take off times include six morning departures and one service leaving in late afternoon.  Including overnight connections, there are over 20 additional daily indirect flights to Cancun from New York airports, with departure times ranging from the early hours of the morning to mid evening.

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from New York to Cancun?

Departure Airport: Newark Liberty International Airport is located in New Jersey, about  nine miles (15 kilometers) south west of New York City, with frequent rail connections operated by  Amtrak and NJ Transit, taking about 30 minutes to make the trip from  Manhattan to the airport station. The city's busiest flight hub, John F. Kennedy International Airport is situated in Queens, 14 miles (20 kilometers) south east of the center, with transfers available on New York subway to Jamaica or Howard Beach stations, connecting with AirTrain shuttles to the terminal, taking 45-60 minutes. LaGuardia Airport is also located in Queens, eight miles (13 kilometers) east of downtown, with  MTA buses providing public transit transfers, taking around 45 minutes to reach the terminal. All airports have long and short stay parking lots, free WiFi, currency exchange bureaux, ATMs, luggage storage desks and food courts with fast food stands, coffee shops, bars and international restaurants. Duty free shopping malls include fashion boutiques, gourmet delis, drug stores, newsstands and bookstores.

Arrival Airport: Cancun Airport is located close to the coast, about ten miles (16 kilometers) south of the city center. Public transit transfers include a local bus service taking around 40 minutes to reach downtown Cancun, in addition to hotel shuttle services to resorts in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Riviera Maya. Facilities at the airport include car rental agencies, currency exchange desks, left luggage lockers, VIP lounges and free WiFi.  Duty free shopping outlets include fashion stores, wine and liquor stands, luxury accessory outlets and an international bookstore. Restaurant and bar facilities include burger bars, taco stands, a pizzeria, a self-service cafe and a tequila bar.

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FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for flights from New York City to Cancún?

Travel by plane between New York City, USA and Cancún, Mexico is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cancún from New York City 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 New York City?

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 9/22/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight from New York City to Cancún closer to your date of departure here

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Cancún, Mexico to New York City, USA?

Return travel from Mexico to USA is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to New York City from Cancún?

Entry into USA 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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 New York City, USA?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

Last checked on 9/22/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your flight to New York City from Cancún.

How many miles is it from New York City to Cancún by flight?
You should expect to travel around 1542 miles (2487 km)  between New York City and Cancún by plane.
How long is a flight between New York City and Cancún on average?
On average the New York City to Cancún flight travel time is 4 h 2 min  for the 1542 miles (2487 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
When does the first flight depart from New York City to Cancún? When does the last flight depart from New York City to Cancún?
The earliest flight departing from New York City to Cancún leaves at 10: 29 AM. The last flight departing from New York City to Cancún leaves at 10: 59 PM. You can find the latest New York City to Cancún flight schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

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