Cheap Flights from London to Cancun
Flight information London to Cancun
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Average flight time, total distance 4963 miles
Flights from London to Cancun
This information is correct as of November 2015
Airlines that fly from London to Cancun
Four airlines offer direct flights from London to Cancun. Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways fly from Stansted. British Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly from Gatwick.
Indirect flights are offered from Heathrow by American Airlines (with one stop in Miami), United (with a stop in New York-Newark), British Airways (stopping in Dallas) and Air Canada (with a stop in Toronto). Air Europa offer indirect flights from Gatwick (with a stop in Madrid).
Terminal Information – Departing
This is a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.
Gatwick: Air Europa, Thomas Cook Airlines and Virgin Atlantic all depart from the South Terminal. British Airways and Thomson Airways fly from the North Terminal. Trains to Gatwick arrive at the South Terminal, so if your flight is leaving from the North you will need to take the free inter-terminal shuttle. Both terminals at Gatwick have a wide range of shops and places to eat. The North Terminal has three Jamie Oliver restaurants: a bakery, an Italian and a pub.
Heathrow: American Airlines fly from Terminal 3, United and Air Canada fly from Terminal 2, while British Airways flights depart from Terminal 5. Terminals 4 and 5 have separate stops on the tube and train. Check your boarding pass before setting out for the airport. All of Heathrow's terminals have a good range of luxury shopping and dining options.
Stansted: There's only one airport at Stansted. Mexico is outside of the EU so you can enjoy duty-free shopping in one of the airport's many shops. Finish off by relaxing at the champagne bar or with a meal at one of the many restaurants: including James Martin Kitchen and Giraffe.
Terminal Information – Arriving
Avoid the touts and head straight out of the terminal to the public transport area. Taxis are pre-paid and you can buy tickets at the podiums beside the taxi ranks. There's a bus stop beside domestic arrivals. The buses generally shuttle between the airport and the bus station, where you can either take a taxi or find onward transport to your hotel. All of the big-name car rental companies have a base at Cancun Airport. There's a free shuttle bus to the rental area. Remember to compare car hire at Cancun Airport before you fly.
You need a valid passport to fly to Cancun from London. You don't need a visa to enter Mexico as a tourist. You will be asked to fill in an immigration form on the plane, and will be given a tourist card on arrival. You need this to leave the country. If you lose your tourist card you can get a replacement at the airport immigration office (the replacement costs $295* pesos, just under £12). Voluntary, paid, and scientific work (such as archaeological digs) requires a visa. Apply to the Mexican Embassy before you fly. It is not possible to change to a new visa during your trip, so make sure you apply for the correct one before you leave.
What to expect in Cancun
Cancun is five hours behind London and the currency is the Mexican Peso ($). Cancun is a lot hotter than London. During July you can expect an average temperature of 28°C, about ten degrees hotter than London's average of 19°C. In January, the coldest month, the average temperature is still 23°C making it a fantastic choice for a bit of winter sun. Prices in Cancun are a lot lower in London, too. A three-course meal for two people will set you back less than £20* and a pint of local beer is less than £1*.
*Prices subject to change
Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.