Cancun is a gem in North America with a pristine coastline, white sand beaches, luxury resorts, a party vibe and Maya culture blend. Treat yourself to some of the best tacos, tortillas and margheritas from the colourful cantinas or from your all-inclusive resort. Be sure to take a day trip to El Rey to see the ruins, enjoy snorkelling and swimming in the aquamarine Caribbean waters – it’s the perfect getaway.
Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Cancun (CUN)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
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.
What is the main airport called?
Cancun International Airport (CUN).Opens external site in a new window 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.
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.Opens external site in a new window 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.
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.
The benefits of flying Qantas
Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down.
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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?
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