Flight deals to Cancun

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Cancun on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is a well-known destination for tourists looking for beach resorts and sunshine. However, the area’s diverse offerings go beyond the natural beauty of white sand beaches and turquoise Caribbean waters. Lush green rainforests and Mayan ruins are begging to be explored. Or you can go wildlife-spotting, diving or simply enjoy the lively nightlife.

Flights to Cancun from Australia can be found with both American and Australian airlines. These flights transit via the US making it easy to create a multi-destination trip. Cancun is located in the Quintana Roo province of Mexico which borders Belize – so it’s also a good starting point for travellers visiting other parts of Central America.

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Australia flights from $35 each way with Jetstar

Available on select flights from February - September 2021 to Launceston, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney, Uluru and more. Sample fare is Adelaide-Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia
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Australia flights from $79 each way

Available on select flights from February - September 2021 to Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina and Launceston-Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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Wotif Wotif

Up to 60% off Australia stays

Available on stays until July 2021 in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Jetstar sale: Australia-wide flights from $35 each way

Available on select flights from February - September 2021 to Launceston, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney, Uluru and more. Sample fare is Adelaide-Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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East Coast Car Rentals East Coast Car Rentals

Up to 15% off Australia rentals

Available on all rentals from February - March 2021 across Australia, including Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.

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Booking.com Booking.com

Up to 20% off Australia getaways

Available on stays from 5 January - 31 March 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

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DriveNow DriveNow

Campervan hire from $5/day

Available on select routes, dates and locations in Australia, including Darwin, Alice Springs, Cairns and Brisbane, and New Zealand.

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Hotels.com Hotels.com

Up to 63% off Australia-wide stays + Extra 8% off hotel bookings

Available on select dates until December 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 33% off Sea World Resort and Water Park stays with park entry

Available for stays until 30 April 2021 with packages available to include entry to Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast and Paradise Country during your stay.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

$1 deposits + up to $500 credit on Australia and South Pacific cruises

Plus get up to $500 OBC on select voyages in 2021 and 2022. Destinations include Brisbane, Sydney, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Fiji and more. T&Cs apply.

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DiDi DiDi
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Get $20 credit

Get $5 off each of your first four rides in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Geelong, Perth and Newcastle. Valid on all dates for new users. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Australia-wide flights from $89 each way

Available on flights from January - September 2021 to Gold Coast, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Townsville, Darwin and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina. T&Cs apply.

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Accor Hotels Accor Hotels

Up to 30% off worldwide stays

Available on select dates when you stay a minimum of 3 nights. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Auckland, Paris, London and more. T&Cs apply.

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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways

Up to 10% off international flights with code

Available for Mastercard holders on flights from 1 November 2020 - 30 June 2021. Valid on flights departing from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra. T&Cs apply.

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Accor Hotels Accor Hotels

Australia stays from $95/night + Extra 10% off for members

Available on stays up until 13 months from the booking date. Destinations include Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Uluru and more. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

$1 wine tastings in the Hunter Valley

Available on select dates in the Hunter Valley. T&Cs apply.

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Airbnb Airbnb

Refer a friend and get a $25 Airbnb credit

Give a friend $50 toward their first stay and get $25 credit for yourself toward a future booking.

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Trafalgar Tours Trafalgar Tours

Up to 15% off last-minute trips

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Europe, UK, the Middle East, Argentina, India, Asia, New Zealand, Australia and Africa and more. T&Cs apply.

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Otel.com Otel.com

Extra 9% off hotel bookings

Valid on select hotel stays worldwide like Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Thailand, USA, Europe and more on all dates, including over holidays like Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve. Some restrictions apply.

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Rentalcars.com Rentalcars.com

Up to 20% off car hire

Compare car hire prices on Rentalcars.com and save up to 20% compared to booking direct.

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Trip.com Trip.com

Up to 50% off Australia getaways

Available on stays until 30 April 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns and more. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia flights from $78 each way

Available on select travel dates until December 2021 to Gold Coast, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Canberra, Cairns, Hamilton Island and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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Stayz Stayz

Australia beach holidays from $82/night

Available on select stay dates in Adelaide, Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne and more. Sample stay is in Millicent, South Australia. T&Cs apply.

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Stayz Stayz

Australia stays from $39/night

Available on select travel dates across Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Brisbane, Perth and more. Sample stay is in Reynella, Adelaide. T&Cs apply.

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Marriott Marriott

Up to 50% off room upgrades + free breakfast on stays

Available on upgrades to premium rooms and suites on stays until 30 April 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast, New Zealand, Fiji and more.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Up to 30% off Australia experiences + Extra 10% off with code

Available on select travel dates when you buy 2 or more experiences such as sightseeing cruises, hot air balloon flights, day tours and skydives. Destinations include Brisbane, Adelaide, Hunter Valley, Gold Coast, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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Wotif Wotif

Up to 50% off Australia getaways

Available on stay until February 2021 in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Cairns, Hobart, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

Extra 10% off NSW activities with code

Available until 28 February 2021 on all activities including hot air balloon flights, attraction passes, Tiny Homes and staycation packages. Destinations include Sydney, Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains and South Coast. Minimum spend of $50 required. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

Get 10% off NSW car hires

Available on rentals until 28 February 2021 in Sydney, Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains and South Coast. Minimum spend of $50 required. T&Cs apply.

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Get 7% off NSW getaways with code

Available on stays until 28 February 2021 in Sydney, Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains and South Coast. Minimum spend of $100 required. T&Cs apply.

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Trip.com Trip.com

Extra $50 off Queensland getaways

Plus get up to 19% off stays from 6 January - 30 June 2021 when you spend a minimum of $250. Destinations include Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Whitsundays, Townsville and more. Exclusive for Trip.com members. Membership is free. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Up to 30% off Australia and New Zealand tours

Lock your tour with $1 deposit plus get an extra 21% off when you choose My Own Room. Available on select travel dates in 2021. Destinations include Cairns, Uluru, Sydney, Brisbane, Wellington and more. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar
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$20 off $200 car hires

Available on rentals until 30 April 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Airbnb Airbnb

Australia stays from $13 per night

Available on stays until 2021 in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Melbourne and more. Sample fare is for a private room in Victoria. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 20% off base rate

Available on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday pick up dates until 11 December 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Auckland and more. T&Cs apply.

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$1/day one-way car hire in Australia

Valid on select dates for select car hire in Australia. Destinations updated regularly.

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Accor Hotels Accor Hotels

Up to 25% off Australia stays

Available for travel until 31 December 2021 when you book for 2 nights or more. Prepayment required. Destinations include Sydney, Adelaide, Cairns, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.

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Trafalgar Tours Trafalgar Tours

Up to 18% off worldwide tours

Available on select travel dates from 2021-2022. Destinations include Britain, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Morocco, USA, Croatia and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off tropical getaways

Available on select stay dates in 2021 in Cairns, Port Douglas, Townsville and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 43% off domestic getaways

Available on select stay dates in 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Brisbane, Townsville, Adelaide, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Travel coupon codes

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Cancun flight times

  • From Sydney: 20 hrs 30 mins
  • From Melbourne: 21 hrs 50 mins
  • From Perth: 27 hrs
  • From Brisbane: 20 hrs

Airlines that fly to Cancun

  • American Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Qantas
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin Australia

Cancun insider flight tips

  • The months of February to April offer great weather and little rainfall in Cancun. This is a very popular time for American students on Spring Break – when partying and accommodation prices are at their peak. Late November to February are cooler months, but the region is quieter and you are more likely to find cheap flights to Cancun.
  • Get a window seat if you can as the views of the ocean and forest on descent to Cancun are stunning.
  • Low-cost carriers such as JetBlue fly direct to Cancun from various American cities.
  • As with most flights from Australia to the Americas, the quickest flights to Cancun are one-stop via Los Angeles International airport (LAX). Some involve a second stop at Atlanta, Houston or San Francisco. A terminal change at LAX may be required so make sure you’ve enough time between flights as it is a vast airport with several terminals. Queues to clear customs and baggage can also be long, especially with heightened security measures.

How to get from the airport

Cancun International Airport (CUN) is 22 kilometres southwest of the city. The best option is to arrange a transfer with your hotel as official taxis are not allowed to pick up at the airport. Reliable public bus services to Cancun and Playa del Carmen run every 15 minutes and take 20 minutes to the central bus terminal. Visitors can also arrange to share a shuttle bus with fellow passengers to central Cancun or Playa del Carmen. It’s best to book these online although you can arrange them on arrival.

Watch out for scams involving locals trying to entice you with dodgy timeshares. General advice is to ignore anyone who approaches you. This includes not letting anyone “help” with your luggage. Car rentals can be arranged at the airport or in advance and there is an information desk at terminal two. Buses and taxis are frequent and plentiful for getting around Cancun once you are there.

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