Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Mexico City to Cancún
Aeromexico, Volaris and Air France have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Mexico City to Cancún. Confirm policies on booking site.
LATAM Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Mexico City to Cancún.
An average direct flight takes 2h 10m, covering a distance of 1284 km.
There are 674 (direct) flights between Mexico City and Cancún per week, averaging 96 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on VivaAerobus (C$ 33) and Volaris (C$ 64), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on VivaAerobus (C$ 64) and Multiple Airlines (C$ 65).
Aeromexico (26 times daily), Volaris (19 times daily), VivaAerobus (17 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Mexico City to Cancún, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Cancún back to Mexico City , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Mexico City you will be using Mexico City Benito Juarez, often referred to as Mexico City Airport. You will be landing at Cancún, also known as Cancún Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Flight on time and professional crew"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2hrs."
Cons: "I think no social distances between passengers"
Pros: "Good flight"
Cons: "Boarding procedure was hard and inconvenient."
Pros: "The aircraft."
Cons: "Mexico needs a new airport."
Cons: "Delta is very nice"
Cons: "To have us sit together"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Smelly WC and crew"
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours, huge inconvenience"
Cons: "Seats had even less legroom than the worst US airlines. I'm and 5'8" and I could barely fit my knees and once the person in front of me decided to recline his seat I couldn't even do that."
Cons: "No tv"
Pros: "Punctual departure. Efficient process."
Cons: "It was fine, really."
Cons: "Entertainment or WiFi being available"
Pros: "Nothing. Iberia Airlines employs theives."
Cons: "Two one way tickets were purchased to Cancun. The layover was 2 hours... but since the first carrier was late, it caused us to miss our connecting flight. Because the 2 tickets were from different carriers, the airline charged us $1600 to buy new tickets. I would never buy tickets this way again."
Cons: "missing luggage for 2 days now. not Good!!!"
Cons: "Will not travel with this airline again"
Pros: "Perfect timing, pilots throttled up to catch up on a delayed departure, absolutely bang on. Cabin crew were great. Comfortable seats with recline."
Cons: "Inside could do with a clean, but it was an older 737 workhorse, typical wear & tear. I paid more than expected but I did get a good reliable service."
Cons: "El vuelo salió atrasado . Teníamos acientos en AM+. Incómodos El sistema de entretenimiento no funcionó. Pedimos que lo vean para arreglarlo. Nadie nos acercó con respuesta. Mal trato del personal a bordo"
Cons: "The plane is in terrible shape"
Cons: "Lost my luggage"
Pros: "Definitely I will travel once again with you guys"
Cons: "Your customer service center is useless. The representatives do not help, they are mean and patientless."
Pros: "The entertainment"
Cons: "Lack of snacks, prefer chips"
Pros: "Choice of beverages was good, flight attendants impeccable."
Cons: "I was in Classe Premier. My seat was extremely hard to recline and my let rest wouldn’t extend. Very uncomfortable 2 and a half hours."
Pros: "Entertainment options"
Cons: "No announcements for landing. I usually wouldn't complain about arriving early but my shuttle was not available for two hours so the early arrival added that time to my wait time."
Pros: "Quick flight, ease going through customs"
Pros: "I didn't have a seat and was upgraded to first class, which was AMAZING."
Cons: "A horrible flight!!! We arrived at 5:04pm then we sat on the tamarac for 40 minutes before they could find a gate for us!!!! What a horrible lack of management!’ Who runs this airport/airline!? At the end they moved us to completly different terminal!!! Had to find a new transportation to the hotel!!! Again, what a horrible display of management skills!!"
Pros: "We made it"
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac for two hours. The flight was cold and miserable and today I’m sick."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "No issues"
Pros: "Surprise first class!"
Pros: "Boarding went smoothly."
Cons: "Aeromexico was unable to provide the boarding pass for our second flight on the itinerary (operated by Delta) when we checked in in Mexico City (our checked bags were tagged all the way to Minneapolis though). They informed us that we would need to go to the Delta ticket counter when we arrived in Cancun (with a short layover). This is an unacceptable level of service."
Pros: "I try to fly on the best airlines due to the service, however the service has gone down"
Cons: "The poor service provided to customers when a flight gets delayed, there was no explanation, no gate, we were walking around the airport without any information and the food voucher barely cover a meal."
Cons: "I had to document my luggage in every airport"
Pros: "It was ok from mexico city to cancun"
Cons: "All the bad experience in mexico city only"
Pros: "Nice plane"
Cons: "Delay, gate change, reissue of boarding pass. It was confusing. Mostly airport issues, not Aeromexico."
Pros: "The plane is very comfortable"
Cons: "Que solo tengan cacahuates y el avión no tenía pinta de haber sido aseado antes de abordar"
Pros: "Confortable seats and entertaiment"
Cons: "Late boatding"
Pros: "Buenas actitudes"
Pros: "Seats had the television screen in the seats instead of the monitors that come down from the ceiling. Everyone could choose what they wanted to watch. Good selection of movies and television shows. Airline stewards were nice."
Cons: "All three of our flights were delayed. It was stressful trying to get to new gates and not sure if we would make our flights or not. No explanation why there was delays. However, this worked out to our advantage or we would have missed our flights."
Pros: "Everything - the excellent service continued."
Cons: "That our flight was finished."
Cons: "Almost lost the conection at MEX because I was waiting for my baggage, nobody said anything until 20 minutes the bags for the flight stop coming."
Cons: "I purchased a first class ticket, but the airline changed Equipment to a plane without a first class cabin. I was unceremoniously bumped back to coach and placed in front of two screaming children who proceeded to yell, kick my seat and hit me in the head for the entire flight. Never fly aeromexico"
Cons: "On time"
Cons: "Follow the rules "Social Distance" The flight was completely full. People sitting 3 in a row. We felt very unconfortable"
Pros: "I like everything about it"
Pros: "I very much dislike the professionalism this company provides to the consumer, never never will I return to use their service"
Pros: "Nothing Horrible trip, horrible service"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 5hrs Hard to get clear information about the delay and when we were actually going to leave. Horrible wifi in Mexico Airport. They had all passengers board the plane and then decided to refuel, so everyone sat in the airplane for 1 hour at the gate before leaving. We didn’t even get a drink of water on the plane. We were sitting in the last row in the back of the plane and when the attendant got to us it was time to land so she just skipped our row. I highly dis recommend Volaris."
Pros: "Service staff were very nice. I felt bad for them. See below."
Cons: "Flying in an airplane that has the fuel to make it to the destination. We had to make an emergency stop during take off. The pilot said an American pilot in another plane caused him to make the emergency stop. Then he said we had to refuel!!!"
Cons: "Very little leg room"
Pros: "I sat in the first row so I had a lot of space and leg room. But the seats in coach looked super super cramped, and I heard people complaining. The crew was very very nice."
Cons: "Check in was very very very very slow and the crew didn’t seem to care at all. I also got charged 75$ for my one bag. The people at the gate were not professional and everyone around me was complaining about their experience. I will never ever fly Volaris again. They should GO OUT OF BUSINESS.!"
Pros: "Flight cost and on time"
Cons: "Seat are not so confy and they serve absolutely no water. No wifi for in flight movie or anything. If here was it was not clearly offered either."
Pros: "The crew were absolutely amazing. They offered to tag my carry on free of charge as baggage. No issues whatsoever with stroller or car seat. Very friendly staff."
Cons: "The plane itself was uncomfortable and would prefer complimentary snack or beverages."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "It was awful"
Cons: "The airline needs to change and advance it was awful uncomfortable and miserable"
Cons: "Volaris closes flight doors an hour prior to departure. Thats unheard of. Meaning they close even if you do not have to check luggage and even though its within boarding time, if you are not checked in at least one hour prior to departure you will not be able To fly And they offer no refunds or reb"
Pros: "Good basic airline ALWAYS reserve your seat ahead of time"
Cons: "Softer seats more like cement"
Cons: "The seats cannot recline and they won't even give a glass of water. I had to pay adittional 60usd for the documented baggage eventhough when I bought the ticket I filtered my search with flights with the documented bag included!!"
Pros: "The price is good. The punctuality is good"
Cons: "The luggage fee is too high"
Cons: "Asientos más blandos"
Cons: "I lost my connection because my first flight was delayed. It would be amazing if Kiwi.com would refund my unused flight Cancun-Chicago. I paid for a checked bag with Frontier, they didn't let me in the gate because I arrived 10 minutes later and I didn't get my money back for my luggage."
Cons: "gates changed multiple times, got different information from different people. had to shuttle to the plane. over an hour delayed but no notifications of delay were ever updated"
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "They force to choose seats (with extra charge), they charge for kids, for stroller, for baby package, for check-in in gate, for carry-on, for lougage, don't breathe too much air they might charge you extra."
Cons: "Checking bag process. Flight crew was rude and short."
Pros: "The crew was nice and professionnal"
Cons: "Boarding was late and messy. Seats are narrow. I guess I got what I paid for. The delayed arrival put us into JFK at nearly 3am. No public transportation available"
Cons: "I understand this is a cheap airline. However their flow to measure every bag is terrible. Each passenger with a carry on has to line up to get a sticker. Then a second line to board the plane. It was schedule to leave 7.09 am departed at 8 am. I really do not like this airline but was the only available option"
Cons: "Volaris charged $36 for 1lb over in my carry on luggage."
Pros: "nothing of the flying company I liked the bags have cost, the snaks also have terrible cost company I do not return to travel by volaris"
Cons: "nothing of the flying company I liked the bags have cost, the snaks also have terrible cost company I do not return to travel by volaris"
Cons: "No TSA Pre Dirty plane Rude staff"
Pros: "That we landed safely"
Cons: "This airline needs to be shut down please, if you’re over 5’4 it’s not for you. Seats are hard and uncomfortable, they are never on time with anything. The bilingual representatives just stare at you when you ask something in English. You’re charged $25 us if you’re 1pound over the 22 lb limit."
Pros: "Cheap flight"
Cons: "Really unconfortable plane and flight hostess weren’t able to deal with situations."
Cons: "That it wasnt a real ticket and i had to buy one at the airport. Help was useless and everyone pointed fingers at each other. If volaris made a mistake that is irrelevant... i gave my money to you guys not them and you as a middle man did not live up to your part of the bargain"
Cons: "Tried to pre check a day before the flight using Volaris app and wasn't able to complete the process, as the app was timing out and it was forcing me to buy a seat in the plan, which I wasn't interested in. It seems to me that the airline is trying to nickel and dime you in every opportunity they have as they wanted to charge us 50 USD extra as our carry on luggage was under the 22 LB restriction but our backpack added 2 pounds. I have never seen an airline that is weighting each and every passengers backs and purses during the boarding process to see how much more money they can get per flight. Also, I found it kind of funny that after take off the flight attendants were selling the empty seats in the front which didn't had more leg room (not first class) but were just closer to the cabin. You are already charging for sodas, CAN YOU JUST STOP THERE?"
Cons: "We had to pay $150 I’m extra charges for our luggage and carry-on."
Cons: "It was very delayed and they gave very inaqurate information about it"
Pros: "I did not get a reservation number when the flight was booked. I was not allowed on the plane. Randy"
Cons: "Refund or credit"
Pros: "Overall flight journey was good and on time"
Cons: "The ground staff before we could do our boarding did not allow us to get to the counter even when informed that we had done a web check in... But she was insisting us to pay for the checkin fees to collect our boarding passses which was not professional"
Cons: "El procedimiento de abordaje es un relajo."
Pros: "Left on time and arrived early."
Cons: "Was not offered water or snacks. Good thing i brought my own."
Pros: "Enogh room to move to an extra seat"
Cons: "Flight attendent was sassy"
Pros: "Everything was ok."
Pros: "Quick and relatively cheap."
Cons: "It was too cold."
Cons: "It was late"
Pros: "They were able to get me on an Aeromexico flight which got me to LA two hours before the nonexistent flight would have."
Cons: "although they confirmed a flight to LA on tuesday nov 14, it turned out Volaris did not fly to LA on that date. It took about an hour to arrange for the replacement flight"
Pros: "Volaris has good pricing and is mostly always on time"
Cons: "Boarding took forever and was not organized. They lined everyone up to check documents and then just left us standing in line for half an hour until boarding."
Cons: "El abordaje en La Paz, fue eterno, súper lento ."
Pros: "Efficient boarding"
Cons: "Plane was uncomfortably warm"
Pros: "the timing"
Cons: "baggage limits"
Pros: "Flight price"
Cons: "Prices of the food in side plane."
Pros: "Crew were friendly. Newish planes."
Cons: "1 month before departure they cancelled my direct flight and rebooked us on an indirect flight 27hrs later! I phoned Mexico City for 90mins to finally get changed without paying the $150 fee to change. I fled the same day, 1 he later - why they didn't allocate me this flight when cancelling the other flight I'll never know. In the end this flight was 3.5hrs late taking off."
Cons: "Inefficient, impolite, and so, so late."
Cons: "Water can still be free, I mean I know it’s a budget airline, but water?"
Pros: "Clean new plane"
Cons: "No free food or drink. They give you a menu with overpriced sandwiches, then inform you they've run out. One look around the plane and you see no one is eating. You have to pay with credit card and wont accept cash, which is nonsense! Had to ask them 3 times for my cup of noodles."
Pros: "Very friendly and welcoming crew."
Cons: "Service was great!"
Pros: "Quick, expedient checkin & boarding"
Cons: "Communication! Flight was delays over 5 hours. The flight changed from delayed to on time twice throughout the day."
Pros: "We got VIP Boarding without choosing in advance."
Cons: "Very little legroom, seats were not reclinable at all, not a single snack included. Cheap."
Pros: "Able to fall asleep as soon as possible during my flight."
Cons: "For starters, when I checked in I was charged for a damn carry on!?!? Super unexpected expense, and in my opinion wrongfully executed. I was told that I had to pay for my carry on or else I could not board the plane. When I asked why, he said it was over the limit, I weighed it and then he said, u have to add the other small bag too. — THE OTHER SMALL BAG WAS A BAG FILLED WITH SOUVENIR ITEMS PURCHASED AT THEIR AIRPORT PRIOR TO ME CHECKING IN! I explained that and of course nothing happened. The viva aerobús person that ran the register is called Jose A. Carrizo #21 badge. 31/12/2021. - The problem is not the amount that I paid, but the fact that customers before me were not asked to pay, even though I could clearly read the numbers on the scale as they weighed it. My bag weighed 10 kg exactly. i weighed it when I packed it. And the other bag was a bag used to carry around souvenirs from the airport. I think this was a bad way to do business and I’m simply not happy about it."
Pros: "Todo puntual.y buen trato"
Cons: "Make the luggage policy and fees more clear, they charged me 50$ for no good reason. Smallest seats I've ever had in my life."
Pros: "Price is unbeatable. Convenient direct flight. The rest is all charged so I didn't make use of it. But for those who did pay, it seemed to be fine."
Cons: "If at least water was provided for free."
Cons: "In your email, can you include what door I enter at the airport terminal 1? It was a bit difficult to find the ticketing area"
Cons: "3 hours late"
Pros: "New planes, los cost, relatively on time"
Cons: "Checkin in, boarding, Seats, on board entertainment, food"
Cons: "seats don't even recline"
Pros: "I didn’t get chance to flight . They changed departure time . At the first time when I showed up at my gate 17A , 50 minutes before the departure there was a lot of people waiting for flight to Hermosillo , not the Cancun. ( wasn’t any information about Cancun flight on information display) When I asked crew from desk about my flight to Cancun they told that I need to wait for announcement . I left for 20 minutes , when back 20 minutes before my departure time on my gate crew told me that my flight it’s gone. I didn’t hear any announcement about it. They didn’t change me for another flight , only the told me that they can change my ticket for the flight which is 18 hours later."
Cons: "Everything need to improve"
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "the overcharged me for a mistake in the name, so insulting."
Cons: "Food and entertainment and leg space."
Cons: "Boarding took just too long"
Pros: "Good seating."
Cons: "They should add charging ports to their aircrafts."
Pros: "Boarding was really fast."
Cons: "The airline isn’t honest about their delays and the seat space is too narrow, tall people don’t fit."
Cons: "Waiting inside the plane with door open. It is ridiculous to be inside the plan for an hour before takeoff"
Cons: "Not good organization while boarding, too much turbulence, very uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "The crew were considerate, helpful"
Cons: "Only junk food to purchase and it was a long flight"
Cons: "Great service, I really recommend. Un servicio muy bueno"
Cons: "We were delayed but they didn't tell us till 45mins before the flight was scheduled to depart. Other than that everything else was good"
Cons: "This airline is always delayed. The seats are too small"
Cons: "It was delayed by an hour"
Pros: "Everything was average. Nice new airplane though."
Cons: "They lost my bag on a single non stop flight. 60 minutes in baggage claim until someone showed up. They needed 24-72 hours to find it. No idea when they would get it to me. No compensation for the things I needed ok vacation while they look."
Pros: "Cheap and on time"
Cons: "Crew that didn't care and didn't greet passengers"
Cons: "Delays are understandable but the messaging was the problem, staff created chaos by handing out limited incorrect information. This Encouraged passengers to overcrowd the information booths. Plus a two hour wait on the tarmac,horrible!!"
Pros: "Normal flight"
Pros: "The flight landed early."
Cons: "Landing at Cancun Airport wr deplaned and were left in a hallway behind a locked glass door. Safety concern ad we couldnt go back nor forward. Not a nice welcome to Cancun."
Pros: "There was a gluten free option for snacks! Thanks!"
Cons: "We were delayed and there was no apology given. We missed our next flight because of the delay. Bummer."
Cons: "Crowded, disorganized boarding process. The worst I have ever experienced."
Cons: "Check-in took 75 minutes because they kept moving the late people up to the front of the line. Yet other lines moved quickly. Not well organized"
Cons: "Due to heavy traffic we arrived 35 minutes prior to our departure and were not allowed to board the flight. The website clearly states that they reserve that right within 30 minutes. Their website also did not allow us to check-in online which would have also saved time. They simply told us no and said it was a lost ticket. When I questioned a credit, refund or an additional flight they said no and offered no assistance. Finally, they called security when I asked to speak to someone else."
Cons: "This was one of the worst overall flying experiences I’ve ever had. The flight was from Mexico City to Cabo, and i was supposed to take the flight with two friends. We were all later than we wanted to be due to the México City traffic. I arrived one hour before the flight and they arrived exactly 34 minutes before. I remember because we tracked it exactly on our phones as it was happening. When they got to the check in booth the attendant said they were too late to check in and they had to have gotten there 35 minutes before. I have checked the airline online policies and nowhere does it say that. It only says that they can refuse checkin after 30 minutes but I am positive they arrived before that. I will mention here that the plane was about 15 minutes late taking off. So, the airline enforced strict made up policies on its paying passengers and doesn’t uphold any sense of respect to them? The attendant also told my friends they would not get refunded and that the next flight wasn’t until the next night. We are going to Cabo for the weekend so obviously that was out of the question. So, I board the plane and realize why the attendant must have told my friends the plane was closed. There were no empty seats on the plane, which means that they must have given away seats to people on standby. I support this if its a last minute decision after the flight has closed AS IT IS ADVERTISED. Not a made up 5 minutes before. So I boarded and there was absolutely no service. None. The flight attendants came out once and made you pay for WATER. What kind of airline doesn’t at least give water??? I understand the appeal of budget airlines but honestly, this flight was over $200 which is not what I would call “budget” and the airline skimped on the most basic things— water, customer service, and any semblance of human decency. I am thoroughly disgusted with how horrible this airline has been for even a 1.5 hour flight and i plan to not only write as many horrible reviews as I can but to share this terrible experience with as many people as I can so they can avoid being victims to such inhuman treatment. Viva Aerobús should be ashamed to call themselves an airline and Kayak should be ashamed to allow them on their site."
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "they charge for baggage and food"
Pros: "To my surprise I had to took this trip by time convenience. It was a cheap flight and had never used Viva before. Departed on time and had a great flight"
Pros: "According schedule"
Cons: "They never told us the flight would be delayed. I only found out by chance! Poor communication between airline and airport."
Pros: "Everything works"
Pros: "It arrived"
Cons: "No email to check in, unclear website, forced to pay 8 dollars to check online because I hadnt been assigned a seat and only options were exit row, had to pay 30 dollars to board because they never made the carry on allowance clear and my bag was 2 k over. Would not recommend."
Cons: "Horrible service"
Pros: "Don't leave me abord lost my flight and my money"
Cons: "That airline sucks"
Cons: "2 hours delayed"
Pros: "It was the offer with the best price, and the transit through the San Diego Tijuana bridge was good."
Cons: "Both flights were delayed for 1 hour. The web check-in did not work, so I was not able to select my seats."
Pros: "I didn't go and I couldn't reschedule the flight!"
Pros: "Faster and excellent trip."
Cons: "I was waiting long time to check in and take my tickets."
Pros: "The plane left on time"
Cons: "No leg room, airline policies"
Airlines flying from Mexico City to Cancún have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Mexico City to Cancún
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Mexico City to Cancún
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Mexico City to Cancún
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Mexico City to Cancún
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Mexico City to Cancún