Cheap Flights to Cancun (CUN)

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The lowest prices found within the past 7 days to Cancun were for one-way flights and £490 for return flights, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

The low-down on flights to Cancun

As you circle the coastline prior to landing at Cancun International Airport, you’ll be forgiven for catching your breath. This sprawling resort on Mexico’s fabled Yucatan Peninsula is a heady mix of ancient Mayan heritage and 21st-century hedonism. High-rise hotels dot the skyline, while expanses of white-sand beaches underneath beckon alluringly. Direct flights to Cancun will whisk you from the grey skies of Britain to the shimmering blue of the Caribbean in less than 12 hours – so grab your sombrero and get ready to soak up the Mexican sun!

When is the best time to book cheap flights to Cancun?

Thanks to its reliably temperate climate, Cancun is very much a year-round destination, so no matter when you decide to plan your trip you’ll be heading for the sun. The most popular months for European holidaymakers are between December and April, when warm, dry days are perfect for enjoying the beach or sightseeing and sea breezes keep the evenings cool. The high demand makes cheap tickets to Cancun a little harder to find for this period. Late summer and autumn is hurricane season in the Caribbean, so if you don’t mind taking your chances with the weather, this can be a good time to snap up the best flight bargains.

Where can I catch a flight to Cancun?

Cancun’s popularity as a holiday hot spot brings its own benefits in terms of flight options. British Airways offers direct return flights to Cancun International from London Gatwick, and Virgin services the Heathrow-Cancun route via Atlanta, with an average flight time of around 15 hours. Many other international carriers deliver one-stop services via North American hubs: Air Canada, for example, flies via Toronto from London Gatwick and Heathrow, and United Airlines via Washington DC. It’s also worth checking out flight-only deals with charter operator Thomas Cook, which runs seasonal departures from regional UK airports.

Getting from Cancun Airport to the city centre

Cancun’s busy international airport is situated around ten miles outside the city, with convenient direct bus links from the terminal to central Cancun (around 35 minutes) and the popular resort of Playa del Carmen (just over one hour). A one-way ticket costs USD4 to Cancun or USD10 to Playa del Carmen, and tickets can be bought in advance online to save your precious holiday time and be sure of a seat on the next available bus. If you’re heading for a different part of the peninsula, hop in a cab or consider hiring your own transport from the airport. Many hotels offer free transfers for guests, so check before you travel.

History at your feet

Look beyond Cancun’s fabulous beaches, award-winning restaurants and glamorous nightlife, and you’ll discover the rich history and atmospheric heritage of the storied Yucatan peninsula. The Museo Maya in Cancun contains an important collection of Maya artefacts, including jewellery and ceramics. After you’ve explored the museum, wander around the adjacent archaeological site of San Miguelito to admire restored Maya structures from palaces to pyramids in their authentic setting.

Frequently Asked Questions

❓ How much does it cost to fly to Cancun?

✔️ The price of roundtrip flights to Cancun ranges from £490 to £1,135. Travelers looking to book a one-way ticket to Cancun can find fantastic flights for as little as . Bargain-hunters take note: November is the best month to nab a cheap flight to Cancun.

❓ What are the cheapest days to book a flight?

✔️ This one is easy to remember:Ticket Thursdays. We found that tickets booked on a Thursday resulted in the best deal on average in 2021. However, Fridays can be the worst days to purchase plane tickets, as it was the day with the highest average ticket price based on flight demand on ebookers in 2021.

❓ What are the cheapest days to fly?

✔️ When analysing flight demand on ebookers in 2021, Friday turned out to be the cheapest day to fly, with Tuesday as a close second. That's definitely something to consider when booking your next trip! Thinking of traveling mid-week? It turns out that Wednesdays generally had the most expensive airline tickets, so keep this in mind when planning for your next trip.

❓ How do I find the cheapest flight to Cancun?

✔️ The price of flights to Cancun can vary greatly, depending on a number of factors. Bagging a cheap flight to Cancun is easier if you have some flexibility with your departure and arrival dates, while your selection of airports and airlines can also impact ticket prices. To find the best deals, try changing your search criteria to accommodate alternate dates and terminals. ebookers offers big discounts, a huge selection of airlines, and an easy-to-use booking platform, making it easy to find the perfect flight to Cancun, no matter whether you’re traveling for business, looking for a quick getaway or planning a family vacation. So, window or aisle?

❓ What are the top airlines that fly to Cancun?

✔️ If you’re looking to book a flight to Cancun, you’ll discover a number of great airlines to choose from, including British Airways, Air Europa, American Airlines, Lufthansa, Delta, United, TAP Portugal, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, Iberia. ebookers makes it easy to compare flights to see which airline best suits your needs, ensuring that you can stretch your dollar further and get the most out of your time in the sky.

❓ Can I cancel my flight to Cancun with ebookers?

✔️ We get it: life happens, plans change, and you need to change with them. If you need to change or cancel your flight to Cancun, you can reach out to ebookers through the customer service portal, where you’ll also find useful trip-related help covering everything from flights and rental cars to activities and hotels.

❓ How do i search for a flexible flight to Cancun?

✔️ To get the most out of ebookers flexible flights option, use the drop-down menu on the ‘Flights’ page. This menu can be found by clicking on the ‘Advanced options’ button. From here, you can customize your search parameters to find your perfect flight. After searching for your flight, you can also compare prices on surrounding dates by clicking on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link at the top of your search results.

Cancun Flight Information

Traveling To
Destination Airport IATA Code CUN
Number of Airlines Serving
Airlines British Airways, Air Europa, American Airlines, Lufthansa, Delta, United, TAP Portugal, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, Iberia
Flight Price £490
Earliest Departing Flight
Latest Departing Flight

Which Airlines Fly To Cancun?

British Airways, Air Europa, American Airlines, Lufthansa, Delta, United, TAP Portugal, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, Iberia


Cancun When to Go

Prime weather in Cancun matches the worst weather months in most of the U.S.: November through February, with high season from mid-December through April, when temperatures are in the mid-80s and humidity is low. Be prepared to share the beach with plenty of fellow vacationers on school holidays, and to dole out more for hotels and attractions.

Cancun weather is typically warm and humid. Unless you’re really strapped from a budget or time standpoint, avoid hurricane season (August through October) and the rainy season during summer months. May through mid-December is considered low season, when prices drop from 10 to 30 percent. Some hotels charge higher rates in June and July, when Mexican, European, and U.S. families on summer vacations come to town. However, these rates are usually still lower than they are in the winter.

And just because Cancun has one of the craziest spring-break party scenes in the Caribbean doesn't mean it is bereft of cultural events. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in late October/early November celebrates the lives of deceased loved ones and ancestors. This time-honored tradition that’s akin to Halloween dates back to the ancient Azetc and Mayan cultures, and is revered as one of Mexico’s most significant festivals. There are regional variations, with Cancun’s take flashing influences from ancient Mayan customs that have been combined with traditional Mexican ceremonies to create Hanal Pixan (the Mayan ritual of the dead).

Also count on crowds during spring break and Mexican national holidays that are religious (Holy Week and Easter) or freedom focused (Cinco de Mayo in May and Independence Day in September). If you can handle the masses, these are great ways to soak in true local flavor as nationals display their patriotic pride.

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*Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel on ebookers.com from January 2017 to December 2017, 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. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares were found on ebookers.com and are updated daily. They include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a £25.00 / 45.00 Euro service fee charged by ebookers, plus any airline fare and tax increase that may be applicable.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.