|Distance||1542 miles (2487 km)|
|Average flight duration||4 h 2 min|
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
Travel by plane between New York City, USA and Cancún, Mexico is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United States
The government of Mexico has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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
Return travel from Mexico to USA is: Partially open.
Entry into USA is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Mexico
Requirements for reentering:
The government of USA has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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