There are 3 ways to get from Punta Cana to Cancún by plane, ferry or bus

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 Punta Cana to Cancun  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Punta Cana (PUJ) to Cancun (CUN) PUJ - CUN

$398 - $856

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Fly Santo Domingo to Cancun  •  10 h

  1. Fly from Santo Domingo (SDQ) to Cancun (CUN) SDQ - CUN

$448 - $546

Fly Punta Cana to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  15 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Punta Cana (PUJ) to Cozumel (CZM) PUJ - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel Port to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún Terminal ADO

$400 - $2,352

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The cheapest way to get from Punta Cana to Cancún is to fly which costs $390 - $900 and takes 9 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Punta Cana to Cancún is to fly which costs $390 - $900 and takes 9 h 21 min.

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The distance between Punta Cana and Cancún is 1949 km.

It takes approximately 9 h 21 min to get from Punta Cana to Cancún, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Punta Cana Airport to Cancun Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Cancún is 1 h behind Punta Cana. It is currently 7:53 PM in Punta Cana and 6:53 PM in Cancún.

American Airlines, Copa Airlines, Aeroméxico and three other airlines offer flights from Punta Cana Airport to Cancun Airport.

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There are 1061+ hotels available in Cancún. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Punta Cana to Punta Cana Airport is to shuttle which takes 30 min and costs $35.

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Map of how to get from Punta Cana to Cancún.
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  • Distance: 1218 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 21 min

What companies run services between Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Cancún, Mexico?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Punta Cana to Cancún every 3 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Punta Cana to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Santo Domingo to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Punta Cana to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
20 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,400
Flights from Punta Cana to Cozumel via Charlotte, Miami
Ave. Duration
19 h 32 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $3,100
Flights from Punta Cana to Cozumel via San Juan, Miami
Ave. Duration
17 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Punta Cana to Cancun via San Juan, Orlando
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Santo Domingo to Cancun via Orlando
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Santo Domingo to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Santo Domingo to Cancun via Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Santo Domingo to Cancun via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Punta Cana to Cancun via Panama City
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $1,600
Flights from Santo Domingo to Cancun via Panama City
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $800
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Punta Cana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Santo Domingo to Cancun via Panama City
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $800
Flights from Santo Domingo to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Punta Cana to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Punta Cana to Cancun via Windsor
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Santo Domingo to Cancun via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Punta Cana to Cozumel via Mexico City, Cancun
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Punta Cana to Cozumel via Toronto
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,900
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Punta Cana to Cozumel via Toronto
Ave. Duration
21 h 4 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $4,200
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
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 - $8
Schedules at
barcoscaribe.com
Book at
barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$8
Quintana Roo Residents
$4
Yucatan Peninsula Residents
$6
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 - $10
Schedules at
winjet.mx
Book at
winjet.mx
Regular
$10
Local
$3

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