There are 5 ways to get from Cancún to Mexicali by plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Mexicali  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Mexicali (MXL) CUN - MXL

$93 - $365

4 alternative options

Fly to Tijuana, bus  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Tijuana (TIJ) CUN - TIJ
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$152 - $1,351

Bus via Culiacán  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Cancun to Mexico City
  2. Take the bus from Tepotzotlán to Culiacán
  3. Take the bus from Culiacán to Mexicali Bus Terminal

$174 - $348

Bus TAP  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Cancun to Mexico City Cancún-México
  2. Take the bus from Mexico to Mexicali, MX

$135 - $263

Drive  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Drive from Cancún to Mexicali 2637.9 miles

$350 - $550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cancún to Mexicali is to fly which costs $1800 - $7500 and takes 8 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cancún to Mexicali is to fly which takes 8 h 34 min and costs $1800 - $7500.

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The distance between Cancún and Mexicali is 3096 km. The road distance is 4221 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 34 min to get from Cancún to Mexicali, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cancún to Mexicali. However, there are services departing from Cancun and arriving at Mexicali Bus Terminal via México Central del Norte, Tepotzotlán and Culiacán. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 19 h.

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What companies run services between Cancún, Mexico and Mexicali, Mexico?

Aeroméxico, Volaris and two other airlines fly from Cancún to Mexicali hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cancún to Mexicali via Mexico City, México Central del Norte, Tepotzotlán, and Culiacán in around 2 days 19 h.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Mexicali via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Cancun to Mexicali via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Cancun to Mexicali via Guatemala City, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9 h 54 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Cancun to Mexicali via Mexico City, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
10 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Cancun to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Cancun to Tijuana via Toluca
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Cancun to Tijuana via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Cancun to Tijuana via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Mexicali via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Cancun to Tijuana via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $4,000
Flights from Cancun to Tijuana via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $4,000
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Mexicali via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Cancun to Mexicali via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Cancun to Mexicali via Villahermosa, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Cancun to Tijuana via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Cancun to Tijuana via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $2,500
Flights from Cancun to Tijuana via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $2,500
Bus operators
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancun to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
28 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $95
Economy
$60 - $90
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Tepotzotlán to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$65 - $95
Full Fare
$90 - $130
Regular Price
$87
Internet Discount
$72
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Culiacán to Mexicali Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Plus
$45 - $70
Platinum
$70 - $90
Ejecutivo
$80 - $110
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Mexico to Mexicali, MX
Ave. Duration
39 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $170
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$120 - $170

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