There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cancun Airport (CUN) by plane, ferry, bus, night bus, train, car or bus and ferry

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 San Francisco to Cancun  •  5 h 23 min

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

$180 - $600

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  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 - $381

7 alternative options

Fly San Francisco to Cozumel, ferry, bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Cozumel (CZM) SFO - 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 International Airport T2

$214 - $1,039

Fly Oakland to Cancun  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Cancun (CUN) OAK - CUN

$186 - $820

Fly San Francisco to Merida, bus  •  10 h 54 min

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

$198 - $585

Fly San Francisco to Chetumal, bus  •  12 h 56 min

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

$277 - $913

Night bus, train, drive, bus and ferry  •  4 days 6 h

  1. Take the night bus from Millbrae to LA Downtown
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  3. Drive from Harrah's Casino to Chiquilá
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Chiquilá to Cancun Airport

$575 - $1,238

Bus  •  3 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Reynosa
  3. Take the bus from Reynosa to Veracruz
  4. Take the bus from Veracruz to ADO Cancún

$266 - $524

Drive  •  2 days 9 h

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

$440 - $650

Questions & Answers

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 23 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 23 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 night bus and bus which takes 3 days 11 h and costs $170 - $390.

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 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 best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cancun Airport (CUN) is to fly which takes 5 h 23 min and costs $180 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $260 - $550 and takes 3 days 19 h.

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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 23 min

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

United Airlines, Interjet and six other airlines fly from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cancun Airport (CUN) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Cancun Airport (CUN) via Mission St & 1st St, San Francisco, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, Los Angeles, Reynosa, Veracruz, ADO Cancún, and Cancún Bus Station in around 3 days 19 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Austin, Houston
Ave. Duration
11 h 13 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Denver
Ave. Duration
14 h 18 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
11 h 43 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Santa Ana, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Las Vegas, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via San Diego, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Phoenix, Houston
Ave. Duration
11 h 4 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Miami
Ave. Duration
10 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h 54 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
12 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
13 h 24 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from Oakland to Cancun via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Cancun via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Miami
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 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
Saturday
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
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Los Angeles, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 36 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11 h 38 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 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 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Oakland to Cancun via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Cancun via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Cancun via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Cancun via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Los Angeles, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 49 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cancun via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Cozumel via Toronto
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to Merida via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Cancun via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Oakland to Cancun via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $2,200
Mayair
Website
mayair.com.mx
Flights from San Francisco to Chetumal via Cancun
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$900 - $1,300
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
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 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
$15 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
Book at
ado.com.mx
First
$25 - $35
Economy
$15 - $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 - $45
Economy
$19 - $29
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
Bus from Reynosa to Veracruz
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$45 - $70
Economy
$40 - $60
Bus from Veracruz to ADO Cancún
Ave. Duration
20 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$60 - $85
Economy
$50 - $80
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Millbrae to LA Downtown
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Schedules at
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
Transfer Holbox
Phone
+52-984-875-23-42 whatsapp o+52-1-984-136-93-40
Bus and ferry from Chiquilá to Cancun Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
transferholbox.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Anaheim, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Reynosa
Ave. Duration
41 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Schedules at
greyhound.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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