Cancun may not be the cheapest Mexican Caribbean vacation destination to visit, but American tourists can fly to Cancun for less than $250 from multiple U.S. cities this fall and winter. Those looking for a warm weather destination can take advantage of the low roundtrip airfare prices and have more money left over for the perfect all-inclusive luxury resort. There are hundreds of choices, with options for every budget, in both traditional hotels and all-inclusive resorts.
There are direct flights to Cancun from at least 38 U.S. cities, and a number of low-cost airlines offer these flights. Some offer flights to the popular Mexican Caribbean vacation destination year-round, while others only offer flights during certain seasons. American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit, and United are some of the more well-known airlines that fly direct to Cancun.
During the busiest times, Cancun International Airport sees more than 500 operations a day. These include both arriving and departing flights from all over the world, which make up about half of the daily flights coming and going from the busy airport. Dallas-Fort Worth offers more daily flights to Cancun than any other city in the U.S., and according to Simply Flying, Cancun is the airport’s most popular international destination.
Spirit Airlines is offering direct flights to Cancun from Dallas-Fort Worth for less than $250 on multiple dates all the way into February for travelers ready to book their flights now. Currently, there are at least seven dates in November and ten dates in December with roundtrip direct flights that are only $239. January currently has the most low-price flying dates, though, with 17 different dates that have $239 ticket prices from DFW to CUN.
Dallas-Fort Worth is not the only airport to offer low price tickets to Cancun this fall and winter. A quick search on Skyscanner brought up five different U.S. airports that have tickets for direct flights to Cancun for less than $250, flying out on November 13 and returning on November 18. Those airports and prices are as follows:
- Denver International Airport – $247
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – $216
- Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport – $192
- Orlando International Airport – $169
- Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport – $169
Prices vary by date, of course, but those who can be flexible with their vacation dates can play around with the dates and find similar prices throughout the winter months. On some days, even more airports have flights with ticket prices this low. In the month of November, a Skyscanner search showed that the following cities have direct flights to Cancun for less than $250 at some point during the month.
- Orlando, FL
- Houston, TX
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Atlanta, GA
- New Orleans, LA
- Washington, DC
- Dallas, TX
- Chicago, IL
- Denver, CO
- Miami, FL
- Austin, TX
Additionally, there are a number of cities with flights priced just over the $250 mark. These include:
- New York, NY – $268
- Tampa, FL – $268
- St. Louis, MO – $270
- Cleveland, OH – $290
There are still many more cities that offer direct flights to Cancun, but the prices generally are higher for most of them. Searching for November, we found prices from other airports ranging from around $300 from Philadelphia, PA, to around $2,000 from Portland, OR.
Prices for airline tickets are changing all the time, and these are just examples of what we found using search tools like Google Flights and Skyscanner. Google Flights also has a great tool to keep up to date on the current changing prices that tracks the price for a specific set of dates and notify you of lower prices. It can be indispensable when you’re looking for the most affordable Cancun vacation.
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