There are 7 ways to get from Los Angeles to Cancún by plane, ferry, bus, train 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.

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Fly to Cancun  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cancun (CUN) LAX - CUN

$119 - $1,029

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Fly to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cozumel (CZM) LAX - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún Terminal ADO

$221 - $1,845

Train, bus via Yuma Amtrak  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Yuma Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to 2nd Ave and B Street 95
  3. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexico
  4. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun

$189 - $389

Train, bus  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico
  3. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun

$182 - $374

Bus  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Morelia
  2. Take the bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado
  4. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Cancún Terminal ADO

$290 - $390

Train, bus via San Antonio  •  3 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
  3. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun

$304 - $751

Drive  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Cancún 2923.5 miles

$390 - $600

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Cancún. However, there are services departing from Grand / 2nd and arriving at Cancún Terminal ADO via Huntington Park, Morelia, México Central Norte and Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 1 h.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Cancún is 2119 miles. The road distance is 2923.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Cancún without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 23 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 49 min to get from Los Angeles to Cancún, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Cancún bus services, operated by TAP Royal International, depart from Huntington Park station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Cancún is to fly which takes 7 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 days 1 h.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Cancun Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 33 min.

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Los Angeles to Cancún bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Cancún Terminal ADO station.

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Cancún is 3 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 3:18 AM in Los Angeles and 5:18 AM in Cancún.

Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Cancún is 2924 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 2 h to drive from Los Angeles to Cancún.

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  • Distance: 2118.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 49 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Cancún, Mexico?

Delta, United Airlines and six other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Cancún hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Cancún via Pacific / Florence, Huntington Park, Morelia, México Terminal Norte, México Central Norte, Playa del Carmen Alterna, and Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna in around 3 days 1 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $6,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $6,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $7,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $7,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $3,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $3,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $5,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
9 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $5,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 41 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $5,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $5,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 31 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$470 - $8,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11 h 38 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $8,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 59 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $8,500
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $3,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
12 h 31 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Toronto
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cozumel via Toronto
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $6,000
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Business Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
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
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $24
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $24
Economy
$5 - $9
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 México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$60 - $95
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Cancún Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
YCAT
Phone
+1 928-783-2235
Website
ycipta.org
Bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to 2nd Ave and B Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ycipta.org
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexico
Ave. Duration
38 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$120 - $170
Bus from Tijuana to Mexico
Ave. Duration
41 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $180
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$130 - $180
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Morelia
Ave. Duration
40 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$214
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Internet Promotion
$22
Regular Price
$25
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Norte
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$23 - $35
Full Fare
$24 - $35
Regular Price
$31
Internet Discount
$26
Pegasso
Website
pegasso.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Norte
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Schedules at
pegasso.mx
La Linea
Phone
01 800 622 22 22
Website
lalinea.com.mx
Bus from Central Camionera Morelia to Mexico City North Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
venta.lalinea.com.mx
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
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
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

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Delta, Southwest Airlines, Interjet and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Cancun Airport.

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There are 1092+ hotels available in Cancún. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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