Cancun International Airport
CUN Airport serves over 23 million patrons per year via AeroMexico, Air Canada, American, AirFrance, AirTran, Alaska, America West, Allegiant, Delta, JetBlue, KLM, Southwest, Sun Country and United air lines. That means Cancun is easily accessed from North America, most countries in the Caribbean and Europe. NOTE: Some airlines have stopped handing out immigration forms aboard planes before landing. So we recommend filling out the form online to prevent immigration delay when you arrive in Mexico.
Flights from the U.S. and Canada arrive at Terminals 2 & 3. Most of the time, airport tax is included in your ticket. Check with your airline reservationist to ensure the tax is included. Otherwise it costs around $48 USD per person. You can secure baggage storage for short or long periods OFF property. If you choose this option, make advanced arrangements for FREE pick up at your Cancun hotel.
Drivers must be alert at all times, since many drivers may stop anywhere. Bus drivers will stop wherever they want, including the middle of the road — no kidding. They also weave in and out of traffic, so be prepared. Taxi drivers are similar to bus drivers, but there are packs of them. When you stop, pull over to the side and turn on hazard lights. If you venture too far off the beaten paths (Hotel Zone, Downtown, Tulum, Chichen Itza) without a guide that you trust, its dicey.
Like America, car rental is provided through rental agencies Dollar, Hertz, Budget and Thrifty. They offer a variety of vehicles ranging from open-top cars to luxury cars to vans. Foreign drivers must purchase a temporary driver’s license present a valid international driving license. Vehicles in the inner most lane of the round-about have the right of way. Remember to convert and follow speed limits posted on roads:
43 mph (70 kph)
37 mph (60 kph)
31 mph (50 kph)
Public Buses & Shuttles
There are plenty of economical mini-bus rides from the airport and in the Hotel Zone. This is cheap, convenient and comfortable method of transportation, with bus stops being located in front of almost every hotel or resort. Waiting time for a bus is usually being less than half-hour. When its hot, choose a modern bus with air conditioning.
If you’re on vacation and catching a public bus, enjoy mingling with locals on their terms with open windows.
Taxi drivers will accept dollars, though at a less favorable rate than pesos. Within the downtown area, the cost is about 25 pesos per cab ride (not per person). Within any other zone, it’s 70 to 110 pesos. It’ll cost about 180 pesos to travel between the Hotel Zone and downtown. Drivers do not accept anything over $20 US bills. Prices are per taxi, not per person.