Flights from New York to Cancun

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Flight information New York to Cancun

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Average flight time, total distance 1568 miles

3h 53min

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1 airport

Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Cancun: Cancun.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from New York to Cancun is £159. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
3h 53min is the average flight time from New York to Cancun.
There are 7 airlines who fly direct from New York to Cancun.
As of November, there are 66 flights per week flying from New York to Cancun.

Flight Information

Travellers can find cheap flights from New York to Cancun available every day of the week. Flights depart from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and New York Liberty International Airport (EWR). Flights are offered by Aeromexico, American Airlines, JetBlue, Delta, United, Volaris, Spirit Airlines, and several other airlines. Both direct and one-stop flights are available. Connections for one-stop flights include Miami International Airport (MIA), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).

The Transportation Security Administration recommends that travellers arrive at the airport at least three hours prior to departure for international flights. Travellers on flights from New York to Cancun should be prepared to present a valid passport on entry. International flights come into Cancun International Airport (CUN) at Terminals 2 and 3.

Airport shuttles are available to move travellers between terminals. Be aware that shops and restaurants in Cancun International Airport are only accessible by departing travellers.

What to Expect When Arriving in Cancun

When you arrive in Cancun, you'll find ground transport at the airport's Transportation Section. Car hires are available at the airport from companies like Alamo, Budget, Thrifty, Avis, and National Car Rental.

Cancun International Airport recommends that travellers use an online currency exchange service to secure Mexican pesos prior to arrival. If you'd prefer to exchange money when you get to Cancun, there are currency exchange options at the airport.

The cost of living in Cancun is markedly lower than in New York City. Travellers taking cheap flights from New York to Cancun can find inexpensive food and entertainment in the city. Getting around Cancun is a breeze with the city's abundant transport options. Taxis that are company owned often have set prices, so there's no need to negotiate with the driver. It's a good idea to negotiate a fair price before stepping inside taxis that don't have set prices.

There are also buses and vans which run frequently on routes throughout the area. Cancun's buses and vans are generally less expensive than the city's taxis. Many of them have air conditioning and Wi-Fi on board. If you're flying from New York to Cancun, you shouldn't have any problem getting around.

Cancun Time Zone

Cancun, like New York City, is in the Eastern Time Zone. Unlike New York, though, Cancun does not observe Daylight Savings Time. Travellers on flights from New York to Cancun should set their watches back an hour during Daylight Savings.

Cancun Weather

Temperatures in Cancun tend to stay in the 20s all year long. The summer months from June to early September have an average temperature of 28 °C. Travellers who are excited about swimming in the ocean may want to visit in July. That is when the water is at its warmest. A trip from New York to Cancun during the winter can take you away from cold snow to warm beaches.

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