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Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Cancun (CUN)

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Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.

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Baggage included in every fare

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.


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Inflight entertainment

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Visiting from Cairns to Cancun

When to visit

Cancun has a warm and humid climate. The average annual temperature is 26°C, the average maximum temperature is 33°C and it occurs in the summer months (April and August). Summer is the best time to visit as its the dry season, with little rain, perfect to take advantage of the warm weather. The rainy season is from May to October. 

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Cancun International Airport (CUN). It is located in Cancún, Quintana Roo, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. 

Arriving in Cancun

The helpful staff at Cancun Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.         

Getting into Cancun from Cancun Airport     

Getting into Cancun from the airport is easy, thanks to the wide range of different transport options available. Choose from taxis, bus, hotel shuttle or car hire. Taxi is a convenient option and must be pre-arranged to get the best rate and ensures your driver knows your destination. It takes around 30 minutes to get to downtown Cancun. Cancun bus services provide a direct service from the airport right to Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Merida in a very comfortable, modern, air-conditioned bus. Pick up is located just outside each terminal, it’s an inexpensive way to travel and best to book your ticket in advance. Hotel shared shuttles are a popular way to get to your destination and go to all major hotels in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and the Riviera Maya. Private transfers are a hassle free way to travel and the driver will greet you at the arrival terminal with the car ready to leave as soon as you arrive. It's possible to rent a car with major agencies available at the airport. 

Getting around Cancun

Getting around Cancun and the Riviera Maya is easy with an array of transport options to move around and explore the region. Taxis are a convenient option and it's a good idea to get your hotel to schedule a pickup for you. Catching the bus in Cancun is a popular way to get around. Most buses and shuttles around the Zona Hotelera and Downtown follow two main routes that stop at all the convenient shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, beaches and public plazas. Renting a car is a good option if you plan on visiting places like Playa del Carmen, Tulum. If you plan to visit Isla Mujeres, you can take a ferry from Cancun. 

Departure information

Fly from Cairns

Fly from Cairns. Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Cairns, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.

What is the main airport called? 

Cairns Airport. Located 8km (5 miles) from the city centre, Cairns Airport (CNS) is an international airport in Far North Queensland. There are two terminals: Terminal 1 - international airport and Terminal 2 - domestic airport.

Baggage allowance

 Passengers on Qantas flights from Cairns are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

Checking in 

Ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

Why Qantas

Experience the Qantas difference

Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey with familiar smiles waiting to welcome you onboard. 

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.

Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine+.

Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more+.

Important Information

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.