There are 8 ways to get from San Diego 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.

Recommended option

Fly Tijuana to Cancun  •  7 h 54 min

  1. TIJ - CUN

$147 - $1,338

Cheapest option

Bus TAP  •  2 days 21 h

  1. México-Cancún

$139 - $279

6 alternative options

Fly San Diego to Cancun  •  8 h 59 min

  1. SAN - CUN

$196 - $442

Fly Tijuana to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  12 h 19 min

  1. TIJ - CZM

$179 - $695

Fly San Diego to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  11 h 12 min

  1. SAN - CZM

$338 - $1,920

Bus Autobuses Elite  •  2 days 17 h

$179 - $264

Train, bus  •  3 days 8 h

$325 - $826

Drive  •  2 days 1 h

  1. 2845.9 miles

$380 - $550

Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and Cancún is 3252 km. The road distance is 4553 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Cancún is to bus which costs $130 - $280 and takes 2 days 21 h.

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Cancún is to fly which takes 7 h 54 min and costs $140 - $1,400.

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Cancún. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Cancun via Tijuana, Guadalajara and Mexico City. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 17 h.

It takes approximately 7 h 54 min to get from San Diego to Cancún, including transfers.

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Cancún, Mexico?

Volaris, Aeroméxico and two other airlines fly from San Diego to Cancún hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Cancún via Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx, Tijuana, Guadalajara, Mexico City North Bus Terminal, and Mexico City in around 2 days 17 h.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Toluca
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $2,100
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $2,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
11 h 9 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
11 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,200
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Detroit
Ave. Duration
10 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11 h 38 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,800
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $2,500
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $4,000
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $2,500
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 27 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Austin
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Cancun
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 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
Once daily
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
Autobuses Elite
Phone
01 800 507 5500, 57290807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tijuana to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
30 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Primera
$95
Primera Select
$102
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Mexico City North Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Mexico Central Norte
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$30 - $50
Full Fare
$40 - $60
Regular Price
$48
Internet Discount
$43
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 - $85
Ejecutivo
$99 - $104
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 - $7
Schedules at
barcoscaribe.com
Book at
barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$7
Quintana Roo Residents
$4
Yucatan Peninsula Residents
$6
Mexico Waterjets
Phone
9878721588
Email
datos@mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Website
mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Ferry from San Miguel de Cozumel to Playa del Carmen Ultramar Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mexicowaterjets.com.mx
Regular
$5
Local
$4

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