Ports of Call
- Cabo San Lucas
- Playa del Carmen (Calica)
- Puerto Costa Maya
- Puerto Vallarta
Consistently rated among the most popular holiday destinations worldwide, Cancun draws millions of sun-worshipping holidaymakers to its sparkling beaches each year. The main gateway to this holiday paradise is Cancun International Airport, a large (and growing) facility that is currently Mexico's second-busiest airport.
Processing more than 12 million passengers each year, Cancun International Airport is nearly always packed with foreigners arriving and departing Mexico, and has good-quality services and amenities aimed at making the transition pleasant. Abundant shopping and dining opportunities, including famous franchise bars like Air Margaritaville and Corona Beach Bar, keep the festive atmosphere of Cancun alive even in the terminal.
Flights to Cancun are easy to find, especially in the peak summer months when many international airports add seasonal routes to their schedule; regular flights are available from major cities like New York, Paris, London, Lisbon, Santiago de Chile, Chicago, and Amsterdam.
The airport is situated nine miles (17km) southwest of the hotel and resort area in Cancun.
Getting to the city
Both taxis and colectivos can be used to get to the town. An official taxi company provides services from the airport and can be paid for at the airport just after the arrivals hall. US$14-20, the drive takes 20 to 25 mins. Colectivos are small buses that provide a door-to-door service; the driver will usually wait until it is full before leaving, US$6/30 mins. Taxis also go to Playa del Carmen 335 Pesos/US$30-35 and the trip takes approximately 1 hour.
GMT -6 (GMT -5 between the first Sunday in April and the second last Saturday in October).
Tel: +52 99 8848 7200
Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty and National.
Official taxis provide services from the airport and can paid for at the airport just after the arrivals hall. Taxis go to both Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
Transfer between terminals
A shuttle bus runs between the main entrances to the terminals every 10 mins.
Cancun airport has all the appurtenances one would expect at one of the world's mega-airports. Facilities include ATMs, bureau de change, business facilities, restaurants, shops, a beauty salon and tourist information. There are facilities for disabled passengers but those with special needs are advised to contact their airline in advance.
Parking is available nest to the terminal entrance, starting at MXN 24 per hour up to a maximum of MXN 150 per day.
US$18 to US$29.
Flights to Cancun International Airport are available on Aeromexico, Frontier, Air Berlin, Air France, Virgin Atlantic, AirTran, American Airlines, Condor, US Airways, Continental, Delta, Finnair, JetBlue, Spirit, British Airways, Sun Country, Thomas Cook, Air Canada, United, and WestJet.
Wifi is available for a fee in the business lounges of the international departures area.
There are business lounges in Terminals 2 and 3 offering services like phone and fax, wifi and broadband internet, newspapers, and some conference facilities.
Cancun International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.