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Flights to Cancún in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 19% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$2,313Average for return flights in December 2021
Return from$1,736From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cancún
One-way from$1,046One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Cancún (CUN)

Cheap flights to Cancún in December, January 2021

The best prices found for CUN flights for December, January
20 Jan. - 29 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CUN

Cancún

2 stops

41h 30m
CUN

Cancún

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

26h 15m
$1,813

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 30/11/21

20 Jan. - 27 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CUN

Cancún

2 stops

41h 30m
CUN

Cancún

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

26h 45m
$1,956

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 30/11/21

20 Jan. - 29 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CUN

Cancún

1 stop

20h 42m
CUN

Cancún

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

46h 15m
$2,081

United Airlines

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Deal found 30/11/21

Cancún 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cancún found for this year
22 Dec. - 8 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CUN

Cancún

3 stops

37h 50m
CUN

Cancún

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

52h 13m
$2,273

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 30/11/21

22 Dec. - 7 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CUN

Cancún

3 stops

36h 30m
CUN

Cancún

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

59h 00m
$2,411

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 30/11/21

22 Dec. - 7 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CUN

Cancún

3 stops

37h 50m
CUN

Cancún

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

52h 13m
$2,575

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/12/21

Last minute flights to Cancún

Late deals on return flights to Cancún, departing today and this week
9 Dec. - 16 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CUN

Cancún

1 stop

22h 05m
CUN

Cancún

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

26h 45m
$2,705

Delta

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Deal found 2/12/21

9 Dec. - 16 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CUN

Cancún

1 stop

21h 20m
CUN

Cancún

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

26h 05m
$2,956

United Airlines

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Deal found 2/12/21

9 Dec. - 16 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CUN

Cancún

3 stops

39h 05m
CUN

Cancún

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

35h 26m
$3,941

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 2/12/21

Can I fly to Cancún from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Cancún

Most visitors from Australia can enter Cancún without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Cancún.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Cancún.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Completed form should be presented upon arrival


Can I fly back to Australia from Cancún?

Returning to Australia from Cancún

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cancún must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cancún are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Cancún?

The cheapest ticket to Cancún found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,371

February

$1,234

March

$1,221

April

$1,533

May

$1,333

June

$1,466

July

$1,337

August

$1,283

September

$1,438

October

$1,395

November

$1,428

December

$2,056

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Cancún is currently March; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Cancún?

Average Cancún flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

SYD - CUN

Price

$1,221 - $2,745

CUN

Temperature

24 - 30 °C

CUN

Precipitation

29 - 282 mm

The best time to book cheap flights is during the spring months. It’s possible you’ll be sharing the beach with Spring Breakers, but it’s worth your while for the warm weather and resort-like environment of this Mexico town.

Peak Season

The best time to book your flights to Cancun is between February and April. Cheap flights are rarely available during this time, but travellers should book accommodation far in advance in an effort to get the best rates.

Off Season

Late April and May are good times to snap up a bargain and book cheap flights to Cancun. Temperatures are in the upper 20’s and Cancun gets humid, but the breezes off the Caribbean should keep the weather manageable. The weather in Cancun is hot and humid between June and November and fall marks the beginning of hurricane season. Travellers should consider purchasing travel insurance, as well, as a means of protection in the event of a hurricane.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Cancún?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Cancún. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Cancún?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your Cancún trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

Cancun overview

Once you step off your cheap flights to Cancun, you’re in paradise. Teeny-weeny bikinis and buff beach boys fill the beaches of Cancun. Trips to Cancun are packed with Spring Break travellers ready to ditch their books for a day on the white sand beaches and a dip in the blue waters. The night scene in Cancun is so exciting, it’s barely talked about the next day. Cancun is the reason people travel to Mexico; just ask the three million people who visit here annually.

Cancun is so welcoming, even the apprehensive traveller will book cheap flights to Cancun for vacation. English is spoken, U.S. dollars are accepted, malls are filled with dozens of duty-free shops, there are more than 350 restaurants and nightclubs, and it’s one of the easiest cities to get around. For the tamer traveller booking Cancun flights, downtown is the more “cultural region” of the city. There are Cuban-style restaurants and more locals hang out in this area (mainly because the Hotel Zone is pricey).

From snorkelling to jet-skiing, visiting ancient Maya ruins, or just lounging poolside at one the five-star beach resorts after a wild night in “the Zone,” this Mexico City has something for everyone.

Cancún climate

Cancun’s climate appeals to the year-round traveller. Cheap airline tickets to Cancun are available during the rainy season, but travellers can still bet on a few good days of sun and surf. Flights fill up fast in the spring, but you can’t beat the beach weather in this resort town. The average temperature in Cancun is 26 degrees Celsius and there are more than 240 days of sunshine every year. Rain is rare, but late August through early October is the rainy season.

Getting around Cancún

It’s easy to walk around Cancun. And if your holiday has made you too relaxed to walk, you can always get a taxi. Be aware that prices are supposed to be set by zone. The reality is that locals pay far less than tourists, and guests at expensive hotels are always charged more. One popular way to get around the city is by bus. To get from the mainland to the beaches along Avenida Tulum you can take route 1 and 2. Route 8 buses are for Puerto Juarez/Punta Sam, where you can catch a ferry to Isla Mujeres. Pick up a route 8 bus on the east side of Avenida Tulum. They run between 6am and midnight every day. Watch out for private buses that go the same places, but charge a higher fee. For a little more adventure, you can rent a moped for around $30 each day, but be safe and wear your helmet.
 

What is good to know if travelling to Cancún?

  • U.S. dollars are accepted everywhere in the main hotel zone of Cancun, but exchange rates vary widely. Also, as you venture further into Mexico, using dollars becomes more difficult. Exchange your currency for local tender and pay for everything in pesos.
  • In Cancun you’ll find many familiar shops, restaurants, and services, and you don’t need to be unusually concerned about contracting tropical illnesses. However, outside Cancun, be careful with food and water.
  • Be prepared to haggle, but do some price comparison first. Unless you are certain that the item is exclusive to a particular vendor, shop around and find the vendor with the best initial quote, and then haggle.
  • The biggest event is Carnaval, held in February just before Lent. In keeping with Mexico’s strong religious tradition, Inmaculada Concepcion is held on Isla Mujeres in December.
  • For lovers of physical exercise, Cancun’s International Marathon takes place just before the Christmas tourist rush. If you’re planning on visiting Cancun during the holiday season, book your Cancun flights far in advance to ensure you get the best airfare prices available.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cancún?

Booking a flight to Cancún (CUN) is your only option if you intend on flying to Cancún. It is only a 14.2 km journey from Cancun to Cancún’s city centre.

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