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These Are All The U.S. Cities With Direct Flights To Cancun This Winter 

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Cancun International Airport is the second busiest airport in Mexico, and earlier in the year, it was even ranked the 10th busiest airport in the world.  It also receives the most international passengers in the country, having served 13.2 million international travelers last year, compared to the 10.1 million served by Mexico City International Airport in 2021, which is the busiest airport in Mexico.  Cancun Airport’s largest market is the United States, and there are 41 U.S. cities with direct flights to Cancun this winter.   

Aerial view of cancun beach half ocean and half sand with tourists swimming and enjoying the beach

December is the beginning of the busy season in Cancun, and it runs through April, with spring break and the Easter holiday being the peak of the season.  More than 22 million people have already passed through Cancun International Airport already this year, and thousands more are expected during the last month of 2022.  These are record-breaking numbers for the airport, which between 2019 and 2021, jumped from 61 to 10 on the list of the world’s busiest airports.   

Airplane Landing in the sky getting ready to land in Cancun at Cancun International Airport.

The flights for December can range in price considerably depending on a number of factors, especially the dates that you choose to fly.  Typically you can save some money by flying earlier in the week, specifically on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and flying on the holidays is usually cheaper as well.  In addition to providing a list of all the cities in the U.S. with direct flights to Cancun this winter, we’ll also share a few sample prices for winter flights. 

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Busy Cancun International  Airport filled with travelers and their luggage.

Out of the 41 cities that you can fly direct to Cancun International Airport from, Dallas-Fort Worth offers the most flights out of any.  Houston also offers quite a few flights as well, so if you’re lucky enough to live near these two Texas cities, you’ll have a lot of options for your flight to Cancun this winter.  If you live anywhere else in the U.S., there’s still a good chance you’re not too far from an airport with direct flights to Cancun because the following 41 cities, including Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston, offer direct flights to the popular vacation destination. 

Tourists Walking down a hallway to Baggage Claim at Cancun International Airport
  • Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) 
  • Houston (IAH) 
  • Chicago (ORD) 
  • New York City (JFK) 
  • Atlanta (ATL) 
  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL) 
  • Miami (MIA) 
  • Philadelphia (PHL) 
  • Los Angeles (LAX) 
  • Orlando (MCO) 
  • Denver (DEN) 
  • New York (EWR) 
  • Charlotte (CLT) 
  • Baltimore-Washington (BWI) 
Side of an American Airlines plane leaving a U.S. airport.
  • Houston (HOU) 
  • San Francisco (SFO) 
  • Minneapolis (MSP) 
  • Austin (AUS) 
  • Boston (BOS) 
  • St. Louis (STL) 
  • Washington (IAD) 
  • Seattle/Tacoma (SEA) 
  • Phoenix (PHX) 
  • Detroit (DTW) 
  • Chicago (MDW) 
  • Salt Lake City (SLC) 
  • Cleveland (CLE) 
Plane full of passengers getting ready to take off and fly to their destination.
  • New Orleans (MSY) 
  • Kansas City (MCI) 
  • Cincinnati (CVG) 
  • Tampa (TPA) 
  • Indianapolis (IND) 
  • Columbus (CMH) 
  • Hartford (BDL) 
  • Raleigh/Durham (RDU) 
  • San Antonio (SAT) 
  • Nashville (BNA) 
  • Portland (PDX) 
  • San Diego (SAN) 
  • Milwaukee (MKE) 
  • Pittsburgh (PIT) 
Cancun International Airport sign with people and shops in the background.
  • Flights from New York’s JFK Airport can be found for as low as $289 roundtrip for flights leaving on December 6th and 7th and for as low as $319 for January 24th and 27th flights. 
  • You can fly from Chicago for around $250 roundtrip on multiple days in December and for around $230 for some days at the end of January. 
  • Some of the cheapest flights for January are from Atlanta, though, with prices as low as $172 on Sundays and Mondays starting on the 9th of the month.

More direct flight prices can be found easily by searching Google Flights for flights with no stops, and you can also sign up to get alerts for when prices are lowered, allowing you to find the best deal possible for your Cancun vacation this winter.

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Timothy E Nagurski

Thursday 1st of December 2022

What about Canada? We have direct flights to Mexico too you know. I still think Canada is the preferred second home for ex-pat Mexicans'. Cheers.

Tyler Fox

Friday 2nd of December 2022


Absolutely; please see our article for Canada we ran a few week ago at this link