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.
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
It is possible to travel to and from Cancún Airport by public transport. Visit the Cancún Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
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.
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
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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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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:
- Viva Aerobus
- American Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- TUI Airways
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Cancún
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Things to do
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