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There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cancun Airport (CUN) by plane, ferry, bus, train, night bus 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 to Cancun  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Cancun (CUN) SFO - CUN

$180 - $600

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus via Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx  •  3 days 11 h

  1. Take the night bus from Millbrae to Anaheim
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico
  4. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun

$177 - $371

6 alternative options

Fly to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Cozumel (CZM) SFO - 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

$214 - $1,039

Fly to Merida, bus  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Merida (MID) SFO - MID
  2. Take the bus from Mérida Fiesta Americana to Cancun Airport

$197 - $580

Fly to Chetumal, bus  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Chetumal (CTM) SFO - CTM
  2. Take the bus from Bacalar to Cancún International Airport

$276 - $892

Caltrain, train, bus  •  3 days 4 h

  1. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Take the train from Scc Santa Clara Station to Lat Lathrop/Manteca Station Ace
  3. Take the bus from Manteca to El Rosario
  4. Take the bus from El Rosario to ACN Puebla
  5. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
  6. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Cancún International Airport T2

Night bus, bus ACN Autobuses  •  3 days 10 h

  1. Take the night bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento to Las Peñitas
  3. Take the bus from Penas to México Norte
  4. Take the bus from Mexico City to Cancun

$304 - $406

Drive  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cancun Airport (CUN) 3300.9 miles

$440 - $650

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cancun Airport (CUN) is to fly which costs $180 - $600 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cancun Airport (CUN) is to fly which costs $180 - $600 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cancun Airport (CUN). However, there are services departing from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level and arriving at Cancún International Airport via Millbrae, Anaheim, Ca, Tijuana, Mexico City and Cancún Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 11 h.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Cancun Airport (CUN) is 2420 miles. The road distance is 3300.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cancun Airport (CUN) without a car is to Caltrain and train and bus which takes 3 days 4 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Cancun (CUN), including transfers and time at the airport.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cancun Airport (CUN) bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Millbrae station.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Cancun Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 11 min.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cancun Airport (CUN) bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Cancun station.

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Cancun Airport (CUN) is 3 h ahead of San Francisco Airport (SFO). It is currently 1:17 PM in San Francisco Airport (SFO) and 4:17 PM in Cancun Airport (CUN).

Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cancun Airport (CUN).
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  • Distance: 2420.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

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

United Airlines, Interjet and five other airlines fly from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cancun Airport (CUN) hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Austin, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via San Diego, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via New Orleans, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Las Vegas, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Salt Lake City, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Santa Ana, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 54 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Indio/Palm Springs, Houston
Ave. Duration
11 h 29 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Phoenix, Houston
Ave. Duration
12 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h 31 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
13 h 9 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Miami
Ave. Duration
10 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
11 h 51 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
14 h 8 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Los Angeles, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
12 h 53 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11 h 43 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Cancun
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Altamont Corridor Express
Phone
1800-411-7245
Website
acerail.com
Train from Scc Santa Clara Station to Lat Lathrop/Manteca Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
ACE
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Cancún International Airport T2
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Mérida Fiesta Americana to Cancun Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Book at
ado.com.mx
First
$25 - $35
Economy
$14 - $22
Bus from Bacalar to Cancún International Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $60
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$29 - $40
Economy
$19 - $28
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $90
Economy
$55 - $85
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Cancún International Airport T2
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Manteca to El Rosario
Ave. Duration
36 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$164
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from El Rosario to ACN Puebla
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Sacramento to Las Peñitas
Ave. Duration
39 h 51 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
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 Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Anaheim, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Penas to México Norte
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$40 - $60
Bus from Tijuana to Mexico
Ave. Duration
41 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $180
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$130 - $180
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Millbrae to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Schedules at
flixbus.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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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cancun Airport (CUN) is 3301 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 9 h to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cancun Airport (CUN).

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Interjet, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Cancun Airport.

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