There are 10 ways to get from San Diego to Cancun Airport (CUN) by plane, train, night bus, ferry, bus or car

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Fly Tijuana to Cancun  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Cancun (CUN) TIJ - CUN

$148 - $1,368

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Fly San Diego to Cancun  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Cancun (CUN) SAN - CUN

$192 - $432

Train to Los Angeles, fly to Cancun  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cancun (CUN) LAX - CUN

$149 - $1,082

Night bus to Phoenix, fly to Cancun  •  14 h 4 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego, Ca to Phoenix, Az
  2. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Cancun (CUN) PHX - CUN

$281 - $587

Fly San Diego to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  14 h 56 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Cozumel (CZM) SAN - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2

$360 - $1,840

Fly Tijuana to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to Cozumel (CZM) TIJ - CZM
  2. Take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
  3. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2

$186 - $755

Bus Autobuses Elite  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Mexico City North Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna Ado
  4. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Cancún International Airport

$201 - $322

Bus TAP  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to San Luis Río Colorado
  2. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexico
  3. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun

$168 - $316

Bus TAP #2  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico
  2. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun México-Cancún

$152 - $330

Drive  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Drive from San Diego to Cancun Airport (CUN) 2848.5 miles

$380 - $550

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Cancun Airport (CUN). However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Cancún International Airport via Tijuana, Guadalajara, México Central Norte and Playa del Carmen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 19 h.

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The distance between San Diego and Cancun Airport (CUN) is 2036 miles. The road distance is 2848.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Cancun Airport (CUN) without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 19 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from San Diego to Cancun Airport (CUN), including transfers.

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San Diego to Cancun Airport (CUN) bus services, operated by Autobuses Elite, depart from Tijuana station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Cancun Airport (CUN) is to fly which takes 6 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 19 h.

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The quickest flight from Tijuana Airport to Cancun Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 28 min.

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San Diego to Cancun Airport (CUN) bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Cancún International Airport station.

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Cancun Airport (CUN) is 3 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 5:58 AM in San Diego and 7:58 AM in Cancun Airport (CUN).

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Cancun Airport (CUN) is 2848 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 1 h to drive from San Diego to Cancun Airport (CUN).

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Cancun Airport (CUN).
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  • Distance: 2035.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 53 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Cancun Airport (CUN), Mexico?

Volaris, Interjet and two other airlines fly from San Diego to Cancun Airport (CUN) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Cancun Airport (CUN) via Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx, Tijuana, Guadalajara, Mexico City North Bus Terminal, México Central Norte, Playa del Carmen Alterna, and Playa del Carmen in around 2 days 19 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Miami
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 7 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
10 h 51 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
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 Phoenix to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Phoenix to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
11 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,200
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
13 h 11 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
15 h 39 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Los Angeles, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
13 h 32 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $6,500
Flights from Phoenix to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Phoenix to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,300
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via San Francisco, Houston
Ave. Duration
13 h 16 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,200
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Denver
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,000
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
18 h 33 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
15 h 58 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $2,000
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 Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
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
6 h 53 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
12 h 12 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Culiacan, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 43 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $2,500
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,000
Flights from Tijuana to Cozumel via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
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 San Antonio
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
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
Flights from Phoenix to Cancun via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Phoenix to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Cancun via Detroit
Ave. Duration
10 h 52 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,200
Flights from Phoenix to Cancun via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11 h 18 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,800
Flights from San Diego to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $2,500
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tijuana to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $4,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Cancun
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,200
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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from San Diego, Ca to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $95
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from México Central Norte to Playa del Carmen Alterna
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $95
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Cancún International Airport
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
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
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
$95 - $110
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Primera
$98
Primera Select
$106
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
$33
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Mexico City North Bus
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Mexico Central Norte
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$35 - $55
Full Fare
$40 - $60
Regular Price
$50
Internet Discount
$45
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to San Luis Río Colorado
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
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 - $190
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$130 - $190
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 - $10
Schedules at
winjet.mx
Book at
winjet.mx
Regular
$10
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 - $8
Schedules at
barcoscaribe.com
Book at
barcoscaribe.com
ADULT
$8
Quintana Roo Residents
$4
Yucatan Peninsula Residents
$6

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