Cheap Flights from New York (NYC) to Cancun in 2019

Flight information New York to Cancun

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Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 1568 miles

3h 53min

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1 airport

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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 $228. 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 non-stop from New York to Cancun.
There are 66 flights per week flying from New York to Cancun, as of August.

Cheap Flight Information from New York to Cancun

Average Flight Time 3 hours and 53 minutes
Departure Airport John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Airport, LaGuardia Airport
Destination Airport Cancun International Airport
Direct Airline American Airlines, Interjet, United, jetBlue
Minimum Round-Trip Ticket Price* $124

Cheap Flights from New York to Cancun


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Flights from NYC to Cancun: Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cancun Considered Safe to Visit?

The touristy regions of Cancun are considered safe for U.S. Travelers. You should avoid wandering out of the resorts alone or at night. Foreign visitors should also refrain from carrying around large amounts of cash or luxury items such as jewelry, designer handbags, or technology devices as these items can encourage robbers to attack you.

What Currency is Used in Mexico?

The Peso is the official currency used in Mexico and Americans enjoy a very nice exchange rate when visiting this country. Each Peso is equal to five cents American. You can exchange your American Dollars for Pesos at the airport or head over to a local bank near the resort you are staying at.

What Airlines Provide Non-Stop Service from NYC to Cancun?

When flying the NYC to Cancun route, you have several different options of airlines to fly with. Here are the airlines that offer the most frequent flights on this route:

Do I Need a Passport to Travel to Cancun?

You do need a passport with at least one blank page to enter into Mexico, but do not need to obtain a travel visa for stays that are less than 180 days. You do not need a passport to enter back into the United States.

What is the Cheapest Month to Travel to Cancun?

To save the most money on your flight, head down to Cancun in September. In September, you can find flights for less than $200 when you book your flight through Skyscanner. During the fall season, the temperatures cool slightly and you will not have to deal with so many vacationers while you are there.

You can catch flights from New York to Cancun, Mexico, out of any of the New York metro area's three major airports: LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy (JFK), or Newark Liberty. LaGuardia and JFK airports are located in Queens, New York, while Newark is just 15 miles outside midtown New York City, in New Jersey.

Airlines That Fly From New York To Cancun

Many airlines fly the New York to Cancun route. Three of them fly non-stop to Cancun from New York:Interjet is a Mexican airline that makes daily non-stop flights to Cancun, getting you to your destination in about four hours.

.   United, American, and JetBlue airlines also run non-stop flights from some New York airports to Cancun.

.   Other airlines that fly to Cancun from New York with 1 or more stops include Delta, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Avianca, Copa, Spirit, and Volaris Airlines.

New York Area Airport Information

There are several different terminals that your flight can depart from out of JFK airport. There are wide varieties of restaurants and retail shops to choose from at each terminal. Shop at JFK for sunglasses for the beaches of Cancun. Enjoy some food before your flight at a fast-food spot or sit down for a leisurely meal at a steak house. Terminal 7, where Interjet Airline flights depart from, has fewer restaurants but quite a few shopping opportunities.

La Guardia Airport has four main terminals. Terminal B has restaurants and some shops. You can get to either LaGuardia or JFK for your flight from New York to Cancun by car (with a variety of parking lots and shuttles to the airport), public transit (subway, railroad or bus service), or by taxi. JFK also has the free AirTrain to take you to each terminal, also connecting to subways and trains.

Newark airport has 3 terminals with each offering many food options and shops. Get to and around Newark airport via the low-cost AirTrain, making connections from a number of rail lines. There are also buses that run from Manhattan to Newark airport. Of course, you may also take a car or taxi to Newark. The Skyscanner site lets you check live flight information on Newark and other airport departures.

Cancun International Airport

Cancun's airport is one of the busiest in the Caribbean, with 3 terminals handling over 21 million passengers a year. Once you arrive on your flight from New York to Cancun you will go through immigration reception and then on to the baggage claim area. You'll find duty free shops, boutiques, drug stores and a variety of food options at the airport.

It's a good idea to book a ride from the airport to your hotel in Cancun before you leave New York. You can reserve a shared shuttle service in advance or take a private taxi or a public bus once you arrive. Some, but not all, Cancun hotels offer free shuttle service from downtown Cancun at the bus terminal to your accommodations. Check with the hotel beforehand to confirm. You may also want to consider renting a car at the airport.

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