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Cancún Airport

General information

Cancún Airport is a major international airport in the east of Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula. It is Mexico’s second largest airport based on passenger numbers, after Mexico City Airport. Cancún Airport has four terminals (T1 closed, T2, T3, T4) and two runways. The airport is widely used by holidaymakers from Mexico, United States, Canada and Europe, popular holiday destinations near the airport are Cancún, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen and Tulum (Pueblo and Beach). The Yucatan Peninsula has more to offer than beautiful beaches, namely impressive Mayan temples and beautiful cenotes.

The ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, is a 2 hour 30 minute drive from Cancún Airport.


Where is Cancún Airport  situated?

Cancún Airport is located south of Cancún and north of Playa del Carmen, by car you can reach the airport via Carretera Cancún-Tulum (MEX 307). The Mexican part of the Yucatan peninsula is divided into the states of Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo, the airport is located in Quintana Roo.

How many terminals does Cancún Airport have?

The airport has four terminals, from west to east: Terminal 4 (opened in October 2017), Terminal 1 (closed), Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Terminals T2, T3 and T4 at Cancún Airport are approximately the same size and divided in Arrivals and Departures. Unlike most other airports, it is not possible to move between Arrivals and Departures, because of security reasons. If you are flying to a destination in the Caribbean, Central or South America, you will need to go to Terminal 2. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines use Terminal 3, most European airlines arrive at and depart from Terminal 4.

Free shuttle buses run between the terminals, every 20 to 30 minutes depending on the time of the day. Shuttle Terminal Línea A connects terminals T2, T3, and T4, the bus stops are located in front of the terminal. The buses run from Terminal 2 via Terminal 3 (6 minutes) to Terminal 4 (7 minutes) and back to Terminal 2 (7 minutes). You can also walk, the walking distance between Terminal 4 and Terminal 2 is 13 minutes, between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 it’s 8 minutes. Taxis are another option, but very expensive. Taxi drivers charge 20 USD for a taxi ride.

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The distance from Cancún Airport to the centre of Cancún is 18 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Cancún.

From CUN Airport to Cancún City centre by Car
18 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Cancún Airport by public transport. Visit the Cancún Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Cancún Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Cancún Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Cancún is about $ 45.-. Book your taxi at Cancún Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From CUN Airport to Cancún City centre by Taxi
18 km
25 min
$ 45.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Cancún Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), National (Enterprise Holdings), Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Avis, Budget, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Cancún Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Cancún Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Cancún Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Cancún Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Cancún Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Cancún Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Volaris
  • Viva Aerobus
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • TUI Airways


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Cancún Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


NH Cancun Airport, Cancún

Located in Cancún, 12 km from Cancun Underwater Museum, NH Cancun Airport provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.


Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Cancun Airport, Cancún

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Cancun Airport has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Cancún. This 4-star hotel features free WiFi and a garden.


Airport Sleepy Inn, Cancún

Set in Cancún, 9 km from Beto Avila Stadium, Airport Sleepy Inn is an ecological property and features a terrace. Located around 10 km from La Isla Shopping Mall, the guest house is also 10 km away from Cancun Government Palace.

Hotels in Cancún

Looking for the best hotels in Cancún? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Nizuc Resort & Spa, Cancún

Offering panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, Nizuc Resort & Spa is located on the secluded Punta Nizuc and features an outdoor pool, private dock and spa. Free Wi-Fi and free private parking are available to guests.


Iberostar Selection Cancun, Cancún

Set in Cancún in the Quintana Roo Region, 5 km from La Isla Shopping Mall, Iberostar Cancun features a private beach area and water sports facilities. There is a restaurant and guests can have fun at the water park.


The Westin Resort & Spa Cancun, Cancún

Peacefully resting at the quiet end of Cancun's Hotel Zone, this luxury resort offers private white-sand beaches with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Cancún Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Cancun Airport (CUN): MERA Lounge Access Ticket

Relax and refresh before your departure or in-between flights in the comfort of a MERA Lounge at Cancun Airport. Enjoy food and drinks, a bar, Wi-Fi, and other perks with your entry ticket.


Cancún/Riviera Maya: Chichén Itzá, Cenote, Valladolid & Meal

Unlock the mysteries of the Mayans with this full-day tour. Visit Chichén Itzá, take a refreshing dip in a cenote, discover the colonial town of Valladolid. Enjoy a buffet lunch and tequila tasting.

Tour & transport

From Cancun: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to/from Isla Mujeres

Make your visit to Isla Mujeres more convenient with a flexible round-trip ferry ticket from Cancun. Enjoy on-board amenities, including live music, TVs, a play area for kids, a snack bar, and more.


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