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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Cancun (CUN)

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Visiting from Sydney to Cancun

Ruins of Tulum and Beach

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. 

Flight information

Fly Sydney to Cancun (SYD to CUN)

The approximate flight time from Sydney to Cancun is 24 hours and 42 minutes, including connections.

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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. 

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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. 

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Departure information

Fly from Sydney

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, PayID or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days.  Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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