There are 6 ways to get from Houston to Cancún by plane, ferry, bus, night 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 Houston Hobby Apt to Cancun  •  5 h 41 min

  1. HOU - CUN

$145 - $611

Cheapest option

Fly Houston to Cancun  •  5 h 54 min

  1. IAH - CUN

$115 - $313

4 alternative options

Fly Houston to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  7 h 31 min

  1. IAH - CZM

$187 - $520

Bus  •  2 days 3 h

$134 - $257

Night bus, bus  •  2 days 4 h

$161 - $341

Drive  •  36 h 47 min

  1. 1783 miles

$230 - $350

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Cancún, Mexico?

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Houston to Cancún 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Cancún via San Antonio, Tx, San Antonio, México Central Norte, and Mexico City in around 2 days 3 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
Flights from Houston to Cozumel
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,800
Flights from Houston to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Cancun via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Bus operators
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Night bus from Houston, Tx to Monterrey, Mx
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
21 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$60 - $85
Ejecutivo
$99 - $104
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City to Cancun
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Cancun Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
24 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Monterrey to Puebla
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Book at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$60 - $90
Full Fare
$80 - $110
Ferry operators
Ultramar Ferry
Phone
01 998 881 5890
Email
info@ultramar.com
Website
ultramarferry.com
Ferry from Cozumel Port to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
ultramarferry.com
Premium Plus
$9
First Class
$12
Plan Peninsular (Residentes en Yucatán, Campeche)
$6
Plan Quintana Roo (Residentes Q.Roo)
$4
Barcos Caribe
Phone
01 987 120 3982
Email
contacto@barcoscaribe.com
Website
barcoscaribe.com
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
barcoscaribe.com
Book at
barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$7
Quintana Roo Residents
$4
Yucatan Peninsula Residents
$6
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
9878721588
Email
datos@mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Website
mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Ferry from San Miguel de Cozumel to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Regular
$5
Local
$4

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Houston and Cancún is 1281 km. The road distance is 2853 km.

The cheapest way to get from Houston to Cancún is to fly which costs $110 - $320 and takes 5 h 54 min.

The quickest way to get from Houston to Cancún is to fly which takes 5 h 41 min and costs $140 - $650.

No, there is no direct bus from Houston to Cancún. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at Cancun via San Antonio and Mexico City. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Houston to Cancún, including transfers.