Mexico City to Cancun

Mexico City to Cancun

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Mexico City to Cancun Schedule

Mexico City to Cancun Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Volaris Economy #Y471204:45 - 08:03MXN 2,182.10
VivaAerobus Economy #VB102806:20 - 09:35MXN 1,453.03
Aeromexico Economy #AM51209:01 - 12:25MXN 3,452.78
VivaAerobus Economy #VB102210:20 - 13:35MXN 2,464.97
Aeromexico Economy #AM53013:30 - 16:55MXN 2,078.92
ADO Standard AC 14:30 - 18:10MXN 2,250.48
Aeromexico Economy #AM54417:30 - 21:04MXN 3,045.75
Aeromexico Economy #AM55218:50 - 22:14MXN 2,078.92
VivaAerobus Economy #VB137421:55 - 01:10MXN 978.78
VivaAerobus Economy #VB137422:00 - 01:20MXN 1,887.93

Transportation from Mexico City to Cancun

Facts about the transport from Mexico City to Cancun

Cheapest Transport$93
Fastest Transport2h 13m
Earliest Departure6:01 AM
Latest Departure11:15 PM
Departures per day32
Distance1417 kilometers
Transport CompaniesADO, Aeromexico, VivaAerobus, Volaris

How to get from Mexico City to Cancun

When you want to get from Mexico City to Cancun, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 392.49. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a flight as a flight ticket costs as low as USD 92.22.

How far is Mexico City from Cancun?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Mexico City to Cancun. Your trip will be a total of 881 miles (1417 km). The flying distance is 1172 miles (1885 km).

How long does it take to get from Mexico City to Cancun?

The travel time from Mexico City to Cancun can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 29 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Mexico City to Cancun?

The cost of the trip from Mexico City to Cancun varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Volaris: travelling by flight expect to pay as low as USD 92.22 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as USD 392.49.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Mexico City to Cancun:

  • Plane tickets - USD 92.21 to USD 392.52;
  • Bus tickets - USD 138.87 to USD 138.87;

How many trips per day are there between Mexico City and Cancun?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Mexico City to Cancun depart during the day - there are approximately 22 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 09:45 - you can also take a bus as late as 14:30. There are 10 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Mexico City to Cancun. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 92.21.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Mexico City to Cancun

Aeromexico, VivaAerobus, Volaris


Taking a bus from Mexico City to Cancun is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

The most popular transport from Mexico City to Cancun

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Mexico City to Cancun? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% users took a plane.