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 eight miles (13km) 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 outside the arrivals hall. Colectivos are small buses that provide a door-to-door service; the driver will usually wait until it is full before leaving. Airport ADO buses leave the airport every 30 to 40 minutes and go to downtown Cancun as well as Playa del Carmen.
Local time is GMT -6 (GMT -5 between the first Sunday in April and the second last Sunday in October).
Tel: +52 99 8848 7200
Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Sixt, along with a number of local companies.
Official taxis provide services from the airport and can be paid for at the airport just outside 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 minutes.
Cancun airport has all the facilities one would expect at one of the world's mega-airports. Facilities include ATMs, bureau de change, business facilities, restaurants, shops, a pharmacy, medical services 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 near to the terminal entrance, starting at MXN 28 per hour, up to a maximum of MXN 165 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.
Free wifi is available throughout the airport.
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.