Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Cancún
The cheapest airline ticket to Cancún from Australia in the last 72 hours was $11,921 return on the route from Sydney to Cancún. The most popular route is from Sydney to Cancún and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $3,130 return.
Cancún Airport is 14 kilometres from the centre of Cancún. View on map.
Cancún is served by Cancún Airport, also commonly referred to as Cancun, Cancun Airport, Cancún Intl, Riviera Maya. The airport code is CUN.
Flying from Australia to Cancun is a hassle-free undertaking for Australian passport holders, as no visa is required to enter Mexico. You can stay in Cancun as a tourist for up to 180 days, and the tourist card to fill out beforehand is available on the airport website for a faster entry into the country and less stress at the immigration point.
The cheapest way to get from the airport to your final destination is by taking one of the many buses that depart from the terminal buildings to Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and other destinations. There is a bus stop in front of every terminal and a ticket to Cancun will cost approximately 5 MXN (0.40 AUD).
Although there are no hotels inside the terminal areas, two hotels are very close to the airport and there are complimentary 24h shuttle services from the airport. Shuttle buses depart regularly in front of all terminals to the hotels, and if you need any help, address the airport staff at the information desks.
Cancun Airport features a business lounge at Terminal 3 and one at Terminal 2 that grants access to economy travellers as well. Passes are available at the door or by pre-booking. Travellers can enjoy a tranquil environment, kids’ area, and eating options, but note that the lounge is airside and only accessible for departing or transit passengers. Passes cost between 553–724 MXN (42–55 AUD) for 3h access.
All the major airlines flying to Cancun include a kids’ activity pack and can arrange special children’s menus. Qantas Airways features the Joey Club art programme on many flights where children can enjoy an interactive colouring game during international flights, as well as their own app for children’s activities.
Most visitors from Australia can enter Cancún without restrictions.
Read more about travel restrictions for Cancún
Visitors from Australia will need to quarantine for 0 days upon entering Cancún.
Visitors from Australia are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Cancún.
Health Declaration Form
Completed form should be presented upon arrival
Masks: Required in public spaces.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Plane was large and comfortable."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic and confusing."
Pros: "The crew were very helpful and the food was good."
Cons: "There was no soap in the toilets on the stretch from Sydney to Dubai. The film choice also seemed poor."
Pros: "Comfortable seats. Good food."
Pros: "Great food & great entertainment. Love the free WiFi"
Cons: "Food worse quality than before. No snacks as well"
Pros: "Seat was fixed for such a long flight it is hazardous to the spine ."
Cons: "Allow the seat to slightly recline like any other airline"
Pros: "Great crew, excellent legroom"
Cons: "Info system is not that easy to navigate So hard to find a movie"
Pros: "The seats were very comfortable, good entertainment"
Cons: "Poor gluten free options"
Pros: "The crew were superlative."
Cons: "The seat folded to a flat bed, yet the boulder area remained raised, making the comfort level for a tall person, somewhat rest cited. My neck really quite sore as a result. Was an old plane tho, and the controls for movies , seats etc were archaic"
Cons: "Too long of a wait for "parking" after landing"
Cons: "Everything about the flight was great with the exception that the WiFi was pretty terrible and didnt work the final few hours of the flight. I raise the issue because customers shouldn’t pay $15 for it if it doesn’t work."
Pros: "Everything was nice.."
Pros: "Fast and easy"
Cons: "We didn't get to fly from SYDNEY to CHRISTCHURCH when we were supposed to!"
Pros: "the seats, the window"
Cons: "fliglth to short"
Cons: "You cancelled my return ticket without informing me or giving a refund. Lied about the refund in the emails you sent me."
Pros: "Crew service, and service at Emirates lounge in Dubai, were outstanding"
Cons: "I cant cause im still at quantos waiting for them to find my god damn bags!"
Cons: "Delays boarding meant we were almost 30 mins late arriving in Wellington. Cramped seats on Qantas 737 plane"
Pros: "Comfortable overall, not much turbulance"
Pros: "Food as requested: Great Entertainment:great Crew: Nice 16 hrs flight didn’t seem boring at all"
Pros: "Comfort, amenities"
Pros: "Emirates leg was good. Easy checkin and I think slightly large than usual seats."
Cons: "I bought a return from Emirates with the returning flight from Australia to London as a code share with Qantas. Qantas does not honour the e-ticekts from Emirates and will NOT allow you to preselect seats online. You have to hope for a good seat at airport checkin. Too bad, as I would have been prepared to pay extra for a seat upgrade."
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "One carryon and no personal item - inconvenient and irritating! Security staff disposed of manicure scissors that met printed guidelines. Checked baggage was damaged, will avoid Emirates because of this. Staff, comfort, and food were very good, but will still select other airlines"
Cons: "My original flight was delayed so I needed to book for a hotel in manila and need to rebook my connecting flight from christchurch to queenstown. Supposedly, the airline company should offer a reimbursement for all my additional expenses. Vey inconvenient on my part."
Cons: "Was not told that my luggage was on a weght system and not a piece system for a n international flight. I ended up paying $249 for my extra suitcase that weighted 25 lbs and it was only a 2.5 hour flighr!"
Pros: "Staff were quite attentive. All requested were promptly fulfilled"
Cons: "Service took a long time once on the flight. We left Sydney at 7pm and didn't receive any food or drinks for at least an hour and a half."
Pros: "Our seats & the crew."
Cons: "Food was ok & entertainment was ok but not great."
Pros: "A380! Overall is good. I liked a bag of accessories including eye mask and socks."
Cons: "In flight food in Arabic style, my brother didn't like much of that styled food. But I'm OK with it. They provided light meal ( "pide" lamb/veggie filled bread or choice of fruit). The veggie pide was a bit weird. But overall, the food was not so bad."
Pros: "Got upgraded to Business!"
Cons: "Nothing really, crew was professional"
Pros: "Bar in business class"
Cons: "I specifically booked my flight with emirates as I prefer their service,food,staff,seating and entertainment and was instead told once I arrived at Auckland airport that we were instead flying with qantas . Not impressed that we received no email or contact to inform us of this beforehand . The service itself from qantas was not bad but again some sort of notice would have been nice ."
Cons: "The fact that I didn't fly due to ill health and got no refund"
Pros: "all entertrainment onboard is excellent ."
Cons: "the flight is good,,but unfortunately the staff is not accomodating that much,,need some basic training on what kind of food you are serving to passenger.."
Pros: "Food was great! The aircraft was very nice and the flight attendants were so helpful! Only a 3 1/2 hour flight and it was the best way I have flown!"
Pros: "The entertainment system"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Flight was a hour late, then we sat on the plane for another half hour because people were in the wrong seat"
Pros: "Emirates doesn't fail! Great service!"
Cons: "On a long flight to Australia- the crew can occasionally tidy up the bathrooms"
Pros: "Lots of leg room. Excellent entertainment system."
Cons: "Not every seat had a power outlet. They took the headphones back a little too soon."
Pros: "I liked the in flight entertainment, food, and decent leg room in comparison to other airlines. Also, a plus they have a good beverage selection."
Cons: "Not much I didn't like"
Pros: "Loved the staff, very friendly and extremely accommodation nothing was too much trouble. Very comfortable"
Pros: "The airplane was nice and clean, good selection of movies and music."
Cons: "I didn't like the service! Flight attendants are not very helpful Food was very bad!"
Pros: "Crew were lovely"
Cons: "Extremely overweight passenger next to me. It was awful, her body was in contact with me the entire flight. The most uncomfortable, hot, smelly, awkward flight Ive ever experienced. Its time you charge for 2 seats for people that are the size of 2 people. Not fair to other passengers to have to be so inconvenienced and extremely uncomfortable."
Pros: "Started my Movie on the Ground before takeoff"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and there was absolutely no announcement with everyone lined up at the scheduled departure time. Communication on the delay was non existent. There was one announcement made 10minutes after boarding was suppose to commence to say the boarding will be delayed. No details as to why, approximate time."
Pros: "There's nothing not to like"
Cons: "The whole experience is very good"
Pros: "food and service were great, seats always nice"
Cons: "plane was way too warm, not just me but the people around us as well"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed two hours. We arrived safe but still, the delay creates such an impact on traveler’s plans. AA didn’t even offer bonus miles."
Cons: "Sat on the runway for over an hour. Lack of communication and lies.."
Cons: "Individual TVs, perhaps"
Cons: "Bring back the individual TV's"
Pros: "Crew was fantastic but seats lack padding which agrivated my tailbone."
Cons: "A second beverage service would have nice."
Pros: "Nothing. The plane was late. The WiFi didn’t work. The plane was hot in 90 degree weather and after travelling almost 19 hours I needed a little comfort."
Cons: "At least make the WiFi better."
Cons: "1 hour delay boarding then another hour waiting for a Pilot!?"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Boarding system, come located entertainment o/b, non existan food/snacks"
Pros: "The legroom."
Cons: "There was nothing not to like."
Pros: "Plane is clean. Well kept"
Cons: "Wifi. It terrible"
Pros: "Timeliness and friendly staff. Arrived before scheduled time..."
Cons: "After getting us lined up for boarding we were told to wait due to maintenance."
Pros: "Arrived early in CUN!"
Cons: "Food selection"
Pros: "quick flight"
Cons: "seats are very cramped"
Pros: "Very attentative crew"
Cons: "Charging for WiFi"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nisy airplane and hard seats."
Pros: "Great crew, good food served several times. Entertainment was very flexible."
Cons: "F/a’s are haphazard and disinterested in their customers. Below average experience."
Cons: "Very narrow seats"
Cons: "Lost luggage for more than 18 hours. Poor costumer service by baggage assistance: Too many issues to even mention it. Arrived in Cancun w/o luggages and connection to Cuba with another airline and no luggages for 2 weeks."
Cons: "I didn't have enough time and had to rush to get to me connecting flight. It scared me that I might not make it to the terminal and gate in time. thanks!!"
Pros: "For the long flights business class is the way to go."
Pros: "Boarding was prompt, flight attendants polite and accommodating."
Cons: "If I am in business class and platinum status, why can't I use the lounge - which is only available to Platinum status going to LA or SF, Latin America but not to Cancun. American Airlines needs to change this policy."
Cons: "Cabin crew seem frustrated and don't like the work"
Pros: "The crew and flight was great."
Pros: "Everyone was very helpful."
Cons: "I am million miler in Korean air. It's a seven star airlines"
Pros: "My wife and I have flown on many airlines. This was one of our best experiences. All the staff that we came across were ridiculously helpful and very understanding. Despite us getting held up in traffic and running quite late, staff members of both American Airlines and Qantas were extremely calming and reassuring the whole way through. Flight was extremely comfortable and entertainment was fantastic. Made the trip really easy."
Cons: "Food wasn't the greatest. Barely touched the breakfast and dinner meal. Supposedly the flight had free wifi, but I honestly couldn't eat that to work for me."
Cons: "Delayed an hour. Don't think I've had a single American flight on time. No food or movies on international flight. No blankets or pillows."
Pros: "Quickly boarding, crew was extremely polite"
Cons: "No kosher food on board"
Pros: "The guy at the initial ticket counter was wonderful and took his time addressing my needs."
Pros: "QF operated by American Airlines. First time flying AA from LAX to SYD (typically do this trip once a year). Overall a good experience, much better than I was anticipating. They diid not charge for surfboard, which was great. Plane is smaller than Qantas Airbus 380, so boarding and getting off plane was quicker. Would fly again."
Pros: "It wasn't bad for an American based international flight, but also not wonderful. Crew was great. Snacks were good. The extensive entertainment options were great and enjoyed extensively."
Cons: "The vegetarian options were AWFUL. Like, really really bad. Seats seemed smaller than previous flights."
Pros: "Top notch airline - staff is personable & comfortable seating"
Pros: "Decent movies"
Cons: "Seats are incredibly close to one another. I'm pretty short (5'5") and I felt cramped to say the least. The food isn't great, it's okay but don't expect to be wanting seconds."
Cons: "No entertainment. There wasn't even a drop down screen for a movie."
Pros: "I loved the Qantas plane that took us from LAX to Sudney. It was so quiet and smooth, and each seat in coach had very slight improvements , such as a head rest that moved, and cushions that atually felt comfortable. I think it was a new Dreamliner or something similar. AA should use these."
Cons: "My itinerary said 12pm departure from Sydney to Los Angeles. However, the departure time was 10:15am, and not on Qantas airlines, but on American. It was luck I found out about the changed time. Also, since the airline changed, it took extra time to find the correct counter to check-in."
Pros: "overall best airline I flew, steve"
Pros: "Flight crew was fantastic. Pilot did a superb job. Whole flight was like sliding on glass."
Pros: "The crew was really nice, food was good, movie selection was also good."
Cons: "Too crowded. Too many seats made it too hard and inconvenient to get up to stretch out or walk around on such a long flight. Which is recommended to prevent blood clots."
Pros: "Most of the flight attendants were cheerful and helpful."
Cons: "One flight attendant may have been under the weather - not cheerful nor helpful."
Pros: "me and my wife, enjoyed the flight. flight crew served very very well."
Cons: "no complaint so far."
Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "American Airlines gave away my upgraded seat that I paid for. Eventually gave a refund, but was unapologetic."
Cons: "The airlines cancelled my flight. I had an early morning meeting in Sydney so I couldn't fly out on the only other Qantas flight (which was 2 hours earlier than my scheduled). Spent 4 hours on hold with American and Qantas before being rebooked for the following day. Had to pay for another night's lodging and food."
Pros: "Great flight"
Pros: "The entertainment system and wifi price were great."
Cons: "We prepaid to select our seats and when we went to check in our seats had been changed. No apologies or effort was made to fix the situation. They said it happens all the time. They should never charge for seat selection if they do not honor it! Total rip-off"
Pros: "Excellent flight service; good meals, comfortable, enjoyed the wine and beer as drinks and with meals."
Pros: "Flight was safe and early then estimates timd landing"
Cons: "Meal is not enough for older people (my mom over 60y) then i think that is not enough to adults too Meal is not good tatste like before when fly with quatas only No appetizer like before too fly with quatas we can eat 6 - 8 times include snack"
Cons: "It would have been nice to have all the immigration forms necessary and a pen to fill them out. If you aren’t going to provide those please notify passengers in advance."
Cons: "Economy seating legroom could be better for long-haul flight"
Pros: "All service from check in to boarding was just ok."
Cons: "Checking in was annoying. Got to the airport and people seemed positively confused about having to tag their own bags. Granted when I finally got to the kiosk, I went through in a short amount of time but I’m not sure of the benefit as I knew I would need an assistant to review my documents."
Pros: "People caring for people. We flew for a familiar emergency and the personnel on board understood the situation and was very kind."
Pros: "The crew at Mexico airport was very helpful and polite."
Pros: "Food could be a lot better and healthier."
Cons: "Plane was not overbooked."
Pros: "No carry-on charge, free beverages, in flight entertainment, great movie selections"
Pros: "The flight was on time and we had room in the overhead bins. Flight attendants were nice and helpful."
Cons: "The entertainment options were lacking- I had seen most of the movies. I didn't pay for the food but it looked average. Beverage service was slow and trying to get additional drinks was near impossoble."
Pros: "poor service, rude flight attendants, no leg room, dirty plane..."
Cons: "poor service, rude flight attendants, no leg room, dirty plane..."
Cons: "... before takeoff necessitated return to gate from runway for technical inspection and approval before flight. That, plus de-icing, put us about one hour behind on departure."
Pros: "Happy with everything!! Upgraded to business class-from boarding, breakfast, blanket and exiting the plane-all was well:)"
Pros: "Legroom coffee and snacks"
Cons: "This airline was by far the worst I have used in years. Their staff, service and facilities need improvement"
Pros: "The international flight was very good. Staff were excellent and very friendly."
Cons: "The international terminal at LAX is terrible as far as people being on hand or being able to offer assistance on getting to your next connecting flight. Getting 30 minutes to make a connecting flight that is on the other side of the airport with noone being able to tell you where your connecting flight is is almost impossible. The in-flight entertainment console was broken and was unusable during the flight. It would work for 5 minutes then glitch and the screen would flash until you stowed it away and waited 10 minutes to try again."
Cons: "Because we missed our connecting flight with United, we had to fly American from Dallas to Cancun."
Cons: "Seats uncomfortable, crew rude to other passengers"
Pros: "Great service great equipment and great prices!"
Pros: "Got there safe"
Cons: "We stayed in the plane for a hour and a half beforehand take off. We couldn't even get some water to drink. For the love of God"
Pros: "Side adjustable headrests on seats."
Cons: "Lack of entertainment options."
Pros: "Almost like normal seats, almost like normal flights. Ontime, helpful, professional, & courteous crew."
Cons: "They don't recline."
Pros: "The flight attendants were top notch."
Cons: "It was a very nice flight."
Pros: "No delays. No problems"
Cons: "There should be more free food."
Pros: "The crew was polite and extreemly attentive"
Cons: "My flight was delayed an hour"
Cons: "Just wish a long flight provided some small amount of food and entertainment. Note, when boarding and the rear baggage racks are full, they should have those who haven't boarded wait outside while the people from the back come to the front with their luggage...or have those in the back wait to come to the front...it is too crowded and I got hurt."
Pros: "My phone worked well for the movie"
Cons: "My husbands phone did not work for the movies"
Pros: "Comfortable temperature. Smooth flight"
Pros: "Not much. We did arrive intact. Crew was pleasant"
Cons: "Heh, it's 2017 and the halcyon days of travel are long gone . . . unless you're willing to shell out money . . . and more money. . . and more money. Flying is a demeaning experience where the airlines nickel and dime you for everything. Seats in economy are miniscule, your neighbors are in your laps, the food is objectionable and costly, entertainment non-existent or costly. Customers are cash cows who can be sucked dry for every amenity."
Pros: "Personal, friendly service from the staff. Smooth flight and perfect arrival."
Pros: "Lots of entertainment options and friendly crew."
Cons: "It was just a very long trip, so the seats became uncomfortable after a while."
Cons: "Lack of leg room"
Pros: "Very little good things to say besides it was a new plane"
Cons: "They had one of four meal options left by the time they got to me, a platinum member. The seat also would not recline to 180 degrees"
Cons: "Late departure"
Pros: "Will probably not a se UA for another flight"
Cons: "we had to pay to watch any channel."
Pros: "No hassles. perfect flight for a great vacation."
Pros: "Early arrival"
Cons: "No free snacks"
Pros: "Price we paid was excellent."
Cons: "It was just my wife and myself and we didn't even get to seat together. They want extra for being able to select your seat in advance. Food was terrible. Seats recline probably 2" at the top of the backrest so no comfort there at all."
Pros: "Delta airline"
Cons: "floght delay ; at least 3 times for me!"
Pros: "The crew was wonderful. We accidentally left our Camera on the plane and didn't realize it until we got to our hotel. They had found it and returned it directly to our hotel. They saved our honeymoon."
Cons: "We had checked in early and selected seats together because this trip was our honeymoon. We or an alert saying our plane was changed as well as our seats and we were seated on OPPOSITE SIDES of the plane. We were then charged over $200 in order to sit next to each other. I even called United directly and they said there was nothing they could do. That's pretty inexcusable and ridiculous. If the customer service representatives are not Empowered enough to rectify such an egregious inconvenience, then why do they exist?"
Pros: "On time Skilled pilots Smooth landing Accommodating staff Pleasant"
Cons: "There was no entertainment, no more food left when they got to my seat and the seats were really small"
Cons: "Overall becoming frustrated with paying airline inflated seat prices not reflecting current fuel prices, smaller space, fees for every little extra, no food even for international flight, not enough overhead storage even for one per seat, switching of payed for Isle seat to middle at last minute, not a clean flight_ trash in seat pocket when I boarded and overall feeling of just being a revenue stream and not a person."
Pros: "I love how amazing the crew & especially the pilot handled An unexpected emergency stop during the take off. A+++ I felt comfortable and not stressed with what was being done to work things out. A huge thanks to them !!!!!"
Cons: "How shitty some of the passengers were to the crew and what was happening ."
Pros: "Everything was great"
Pros: "Can't beat a direct flight from Houston to sunny Mexico!"
Pros: "Price of tckt"
Cons: "Departing 30min late and arriving 45min late to final destination"
Cons: "Food selection poor Ran out of one selection Crew forgot to serve our row food until I questioned them"
Airlines flying 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 to Cancún
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Cancún
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Cancún
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Cancún
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