IATA Code: CUN
ICAO Code: MMUN
Passengers: ~ 25.000.000
Cancun Airport (CUN) is an international airport serving Cancun, one of the most visited tourist resorts in Mexico. The airport is located on the Caribbean coast, about 18 km from Cancun city centre and it consists of four terminals. It is the second-busiest airport in Mexico and it usually handles more than 20 million passengers, if we exclude the year of the pandemic when the passenger traffic dropped by 50%. Since serving a popular tourist destination, the growing airport serves flights to and from a huge number of countries with the most popular flights coming from Europe and North and South America.
If visiting Cancun, the following guide will present you with all the necessary information about Cancun Airport.
How to get from Cancun Airport to Cancun
With a short distance of only a few kilometres, CUN Airport offers multiple ways of transportation between the airport and the city. Find out all the ways of getting to and from the airport in the text below.
There is a regular bus service operating at the airport by the company ADO. These buses take you to Cancun downtown, as well as several other destinations.
Each of the four terminals has a bus station just outside the terminal building. You can check your flight ticket in order to find out at which terminal your airline arrives. The first bus departure is at 08:15 am and the last one is at 11:45 pm. The journey of the bus takes around 35 minutes and the ticket costs around €5.
You can also travel by bus directly from the airport to some other destinations such as Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Merida. Again, check your plane ticket to see where your airline lands. Buses usually depart from morning hours to evening hours.
Tickets start from around €6 for Puerto Morelos to around €37 for Merida.
NOTE: These buses are direct and there are no luggage restrictions.
There are shuttle services offered by several hotels in Cancun and other destinations.
If you don’t like using public transport or carry a lot of luggage, taking a taxi might be an alternative option. There is only an official airport taxi service allowed to transport passengers, but you have to order them in advance. The approximate price from CUN Airport to the city centre is €20 if pre-ordered online and €38 if ordered at the airport.
Another way to travel from Cancun Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, a professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.
Car hire at Cancun Airport
For those who prefer to explore the area on their own, the best option would be a car hire directly at the airport. At CUN Airport, you will find most major rental agencies such as Budget, Avis and Hertz. You will also find several local rental companies. However, you can rent a car online and avoid the potentially long queues at the airport.
Rent a bus at Cancun Airport
Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.
Cancun Airport airlines
Cancun is the most visited city in Mexico, therefore CUN is among the busiest airports in the country. As a result, there are over 60 airlines providing scheduled and seasonal flights. The airport serves as a hub for one international carrier American Airlines and one regional carrier MAYAir. Other major airlines which handle a majority of the traffic are Interjet, VivaAerobus and Volaris.
The airlines offer connections to the busiest airport Mexico City, as well as other destinations in Latin America such as Argentina (Buenos Aires Airport) and Colombia (Bogota Airport).
A major number of flights arrive from the USA (JFK Airport, Chicago Airport, San Francisco Airport…) and Canada (Montreal Airport, Toronto Airport).
CUN Airport has also a good connection to Europe providing flights to numerous countries such as Spain (Madrid Airport, Barcelona Airport), Portugal (Lisbon Airport), Italy (Malpensa Airport, Fiumicino Airport) and the UK (Gatwick Airport, Manchester Airport).
Below is the list of major airlines offering arrivals and departures from Cancun Airport:
- Air Transat
- American Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- Frontier Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- Spirit Airlines
- TUI Airways
- United Airlines
Cancun Airport facilities
The airport offers several amenities to the passengers who are on a layover or simply waiting for the flight. Here is the list of some of the services offered by CUN Airport:
- Duty-free shops
- Luggage storage
- Parking lot
- Car rental
- Currency exchange
- Smoking area
Cancun Airport FAQs
That shouldn’t be a problem. Even if you arrive later than the last bus departure, there are other ways of transportation such as taxi and private transfers.
Yes, there are exchange offices as well as ATMs throughout the airport.
Yes, the airport provides a free WiFi service.
Yes, there are lockers where you can leave your luggage. However, these must be pre-arranged. The daily rates start from about €5 and depend on the size of the luggage. The office hours are from 07:00 am to 09:00 pm.
Yes, you can check the direct bus routes from the airport in the text above. You can also search for all desired routes directly on GetByBus.
The airport is open 24/7.
There are 4 terminals, all of them are currently in use. Each of them serves different airlines, which is usually specified on your flight ticket.