There are 5 ways to get from New Orleans to Cancún by plane, bus, night 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  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Cancun (CUN) MSY - CUN

$154 - $377

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to San Antonio, TX
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
  3. Take the bus from Mexico City (North Terminal) to Cancun

$150 - $265

3 alternative options

Bus, night bus  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Houston, Tx
  2. Take the night bus from Houston, Tx to Monterrey, Mx
  3. Take the bus from Monterrey to Puebla
  4. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Cancun Terminal ADO

$194 - $422

Train, bus  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
  3. Take the bus from Mexico City (North Terminal) to Cancun

$197 - $434

Drive  •  42 h 33 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Cancún 2131.7 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Cancún is to fly which costs $150 - $380 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Cancún is to fly which takes 5 h 11 min and costs $150 - $380.

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The distance between New Orleans and Cancún is 1028 km. The road distance is 3411 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from New Orleans to Cancún, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Cancún. However, there are services departing from New Orleans and arriving at Cancun via San Antonio and Mexico City (North Terminal). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11 h.

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What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and Cancún, Mexico?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from New Orleans to Cancún every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Cancún via San Antonio, TX, San Antonio, México Central Norte, and Mexico City (North Terminal) in around 2 days 11 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from New Orleans to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from New Orleans to Cancun via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Cancun
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from New Orleans to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Room
$350 - $490
Bus operators
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
$55 - $110
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$55 - $80
Ejecutivo
$93 - $98
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City (North Terminal) to Cancun
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $90
Economy
$60 - $90
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Cancun Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
24 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$60 - $90
Economy
$55 - $85
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New Orleans, La to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
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
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Monterrey to Puebla
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Book at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$55 - $85
Full Fare
$75 - $110

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