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Fly Direct To Cancun From These 10 U.S. Cities For Less Than $250 

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The end of summer may be near but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad time to visit the beautiful Mexican Caribbean city of Cancun, and those who wish to do so can fly direct to Cancun from 10 U.S. cities for less than $250.  The low-priced roundtrip airfare is a welcome change from the high prices we have been seeing, making now the time to book for those that have been holding off to see if tickets would get cheaper.  There is no telling how long these prices will last but for some routes, there are even tickets for less than $250 for dates that are months out from now. 

Cancun is a popular destination for U.S. travelers during the fall and winter months because the weather is beautiful year-round.  Even during January when it’s the “coldest” in Cancun the temperatures are typically still at least in the 60s and can reach as high as the 80s.  This makes it a perfect time to visit for those that want to get away from the cold and who also want to avoid the big crowds like those seen during spring break and the Easter holiday. 

For travelers that live in the mid-west or in certain southern cities the direct flights to Cancun International Airport only take around two hours.  The short flight makes it a great destination for a quick trip anytime of year and especially when ticket prices are low.  And while flights from places like Chicago or New York may take a little longer, travelers still don’t have to waste the whole day traveling with a direct flight. 

The following list will include the 10 cities with direct flights for less than $250 as well as a few of the prices we found for each one.  These prices were found by doing a simple Google search for roundtrip flights from each of the cities. By selecting the box for the number of stops and choosing nonstop, the list will only show direct flights. 

The cities that we searched and a few sample flights we found include: 

  • Austin, TX – Spirit Airlines flights for $157 and $164 for multiple dates through September and flights for $245 at the beginning of October. 
  • Chicago, IL – United Airlines flights for $227 on August 29 and November 6, 12, 13, and 14. 
  • Dallas, TX Frontier Airlines flights for $193 and Spirit Airlines flights for $214 for multiple dates through September, and flights for $233 into November. 
  • Denver, CO – Frontier Airlines flights for $190 for 12 dates between now and October 2 and flights for $248 for multiple dates into November. 
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL – Spirit Airlines flights for $167 for multiple dates between August 17 – September 20 and flights for $171 for dates into November. 
  • Houston, TX – Frontier Airlines flights for $150 for multiple dates through August and Spirit Airlines flights for $167 for multiple dates between now and December 3.   
  • Miami, FL – Spirit Airlines flights for $167 for multiple dates between now and September 21 and flights for $171 for multiple dates between now and November 9. 
  • New York, NY – American Airlines flights for $227 on September 20 and 26, October 31, and November 7. 
  • Orlando, FL – Frontier Airlines flights for $168 for multiple dates between now and November 14 and Spirit Airlines flights for $171 for multiple dates between now and November 5. 
  • Tampa, FL – Frontier Airlines flights for $150 on August 21 and 28, September 4, 7, 14, 21, and 28, and October 5 and for $170 on October 19 and 26. 

There are additional dates for less than $250 but the flights listed are some of the best that we found.  Right now flights for December and beyond are typically closer to the $500 range, or more, from most of these cities. That is not to say that some of those flights won’t drop, though, as travel continues to pivot back to normal. 

Government oversight in U.S. air travel may also play a role in any future drops in prices as well.  In a recent letter to the Department of Transportation, two senators requested that the department address the frequent cancelations and the rising cost of airline tickets.  If the request is granted we could see lower prices in the near future.  

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Travel demand surged after everything started to open back up following the pandemic.  This increase in demand, along with the rising fuel prices and inflation, has led to higher travel costs, but hopefully we are beginning to see a change back to normalcy.  Until then, a little research can help in finding affordable plane tickets so we can continue to take those vacations that we all do desperately need. 

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