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There are 3 ways to get from Punta Cana to Cancún by plane, shuttle, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Punta Cana to Cancun  •  8 h 46 min

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

$398 - $856

2 alternative options

Shuttle to Santo Domingo, fly to Cancun  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Punta Cana Airport to Santo Domingo Airport
  2. Fly from Santo Domingo (SDQ) to Cancun (CUN) SDQ - CUN

$448 - $546

Fly Punta Cana to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  15 h 54 min

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

$400 - $2,351

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Punta Cana to Cancún is to fly which costs $390 - $900 and takes 8 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Punta Cana to Cancún is to fly which costs $390 - $900 and takes 8 h 46 min.

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The distance between Punta Cana and Cancún is 1949 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 46 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 5 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Cancún is 1 h behind Punta Cana. It is currently 7:55 AM in Punta Cana and 6:55 AM in Cancún.

Southwest Airlines, Delta, Aeroméxico and five other airlines offer flights from Punta Cana Airport to Cancun Airport.

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There are 1197+ 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: 8 h 46 min

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Punta Cana to Cancún every 2 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Punta Cana to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Punta Cana to Cancun via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Santo Domingo to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Santo Domingo to Cancun via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Punta Cana to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
21 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $2,300
Flights from Punta Cana to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
22 h 8 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,000
Flights from Punta Cana to Cozumel via Charlotte, Miami
Ave. Duration
19 h 59 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $3,100
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Punta Cana to Cancun via Panama City
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $1,600
Flights from Santo Domingo to Cancun via Panama City
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Santo Domingo to Cancun via Orlando
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Santo Domingo to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Santo Domingo to Cancun via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Santo Domingo to Cancun via Boston
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Punta Cana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Santo Domingo to Cancun via Panama City
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $800
Flights from Santo Domingo to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Punta Cana to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,500
Flights from Punta Cana to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $3,300
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
Flights from Punta Cana to Cozumel via Montreal
Ave. Duration
20 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$850 - $3,100
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Punta Cana to Cancun via Montreal
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,500
Flights from Punta Cana to Cozumel via Toronto
Ave. Duration
22 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Punta Cana to Cozumel via Toronto
Ave. Duration
15 h 12 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Punta Cana to Cancun via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Punta Cana to Cancun via Newark
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,400
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Punta Cana to Cozumel via Toronto
Ave. Duration
22 h 51 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Punta Cana to Cozumel via Panama City, Cancun
Ave. Duration
10 h 57 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,300
Bus operators
Dominican Airport Transfer
Phone
(407) 420-7646
Email
info@dominicanairporttransfers.com
Website
dominicanairporttransfers.com
Shuttle from Punta Cana Airport to Santo Domingo Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$135
Schedules at
dominicanairporttransfers.com
Book at
dominicanairporttransfers.com
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
Ferry operators
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
9878721588
Email
datos@mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Website
winjet.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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