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There are 6 ways to get from Houston to Cancún by plane, ferry, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Cancun  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Cancun (CUN) HOU - CUN

$144 - $622

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Fly Houston to Cancun  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Cancun (CUN) IAH - CUN

$114 - $324

4 alternative options

Fly Houston to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Cozumel (CZM) IAH - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Cancún

$186 - $519

Bus  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
  3. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun

$144 - $277

Night bus, bus  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the night bus from Houston, Tx to Nuevo Laredo, Mx
  2. Take the bus from Nuevo Laredo to Reynosa
  3. Take the bus from Reynosa to Villahermosa
  4. Take the bus from Villahermosa to Cancún Terminal ADO

$168 - $322

Drive  •  36 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Cancún 1783 miles

$230 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to Cancún is to fly which costs $110 - $330 and takes 5 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Cancún is to fly which costs $140 - $650 and takes 5 h 47 min.

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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.

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The distance between Houston and Cancún is 801 miles. The road distance is 1783 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Cancún without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 3 h and costs $140 - $280.

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Houston to Cancún, including transfers.

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Houston to Cancún bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Houston, Tx station.

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The best way to get from Houston to Cancún is to fly which takes 5 h 47 min and costs $140 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $280 and takes 2 days 3 h.

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The quickest flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Cancun Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Houston to Cancún bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Cancun station.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Cancún.
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  • Distance: 800.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 min

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

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Houston to Cancún every 4 hours. 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
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
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Houston to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
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 12 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Houston to Cancun via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Bus operators
Transporte Foráneo Cancún-Playa del Carmen
Phone
(52) 998 8886990
Website
taxistascancun.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Cancún
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
taxistascancun.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Night bus from Houston, Tx to Nuevo Laredo, Mx
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
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 - $90
Ejecutivo
$100 - $105
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
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $95
Bus from Reynosa to Villahermosa
Ave. Duration
24 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$60 - $90
Economy
$55 - $85
Bus from Villahermosa to Cancún Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$40 - $60
Economy
$35 - $55
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Nuevo Laredo to Reynosa
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Ferry operators
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
9878721588
Email
datos@mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Website
mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Schedules at
winjet.mx
Book at
winjet.mx
Regular
$9
Local
$3
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
40 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

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More Questions & Answers

Cancún is 1 h ahead of Houston. It is currently 9:25 PM in Houston and 10:25 PM in Cancún.

Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Cancún is 1783 miles. It takes approximately 36 h 47 min to drive from Houston to Cancún.

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Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Cancun Airport.

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There are 1137+ hotels available in Cancún. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Houston to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is to line 040 bus which takes 51 min and costs $2.

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