Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Cancún (CUN)

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The best prices from Chicago to Cancun are usually found in August or July, booked 2 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Cancún (CUN)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to CUN flight in 2022: compare Chicago to Cancún flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cancún.
CHI - CUN
Price
$214 - $472
CUN
Temperature
75.2 - 86 °F
CUN
Rainfall
1.1 - 11.1 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 33% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 32% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$214

From Chicago (CHI) to Cancun

One-way from

$95

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Cancun

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Cancún?

Flights from Chicago to Cancún lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Chicago to Cancún in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $132.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Cancún (CHI - CUN)?

It’s optimal to fly from Chicago to Cancún in the afternoon. By choosing this option you can save up to 30% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Cancún?

Wednesday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Chicago to Cancún. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Cancún.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Cancún in May, June 2022

The best prices found for CHI to CUN flights for May, June
24 May - 26 May
$218pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 May - 2 Jun
$224pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 May - 27 May
$229pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Cancún 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cancún from Chicago found for this year
26 Sep - 5 Oct
$178pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Aeromexico
 
1 STOP
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Aeromexico
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
13 Sep - 17 Sep
$189pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
13 Sep - 20 Sep
$192pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Cancún from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Cancún direct flight deals
13 Sep - 17 Sep
$189pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
13 Sep - 20 Sep
$192pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
13 Sep - 21 Sep
$193pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Cancún

Late deals on round-trip flights to Cancún from Chicago, departing today and this week
30 May - 2 Jun
$229pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Jun - 9 Jun
$233pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 May - 1 Jun
$234pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Frontier
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Cancun from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Cancún
5:10 pm - 5:52 am
United Airlines
1 Stop
12h 42m
ORD - CUN
United Airlines
$95
United
2:10 am - 11:38 am
Delta
1 Stop
8h 28m
ORD - CUN
Delta
$111
Delta
8:11 pm - 8:41 am
Volaris
1 Stop
12h 30m
ORD - CUN
Volaris
$114
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Cancún

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cancún from Chicago?

Cancun (CUN) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Chicago to Cancún. You should not have trouble finding flights to Cancun from Chicago; the airport handles an average of 6 inbound flights from Chicago per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 18 airlines have flights to the Cancún airport from Chicago. It is only a 8.9 mi journey from Cancun (CUN) to Cancún’s city center.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Cancun have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and United Airlines flying from Chicago to Cancun have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Cancún for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Cancún for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Aeromexico for just $178, but on average you can expect to pay $201.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Cancún for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Cancún under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Cancún is less than $204.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Cancún for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Cancún within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Cancún?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Friday.

How many flights depart from Chicago to Cancún on average per day?

Per day, 1 flight departs from Chicago to Cancún on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Cancún?

Departing from Chicago to Cancún will take you 3h 44m. There are 1456 mi between Chicago and Cancún. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Cancún round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Chicago to Cancún is Aeromexico. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $178 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Spirit Airlines and Frontier, starting at $189 and $196 round-trip. These flights start at 43% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Cancún one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Frontier. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $86. Users have also found prices from $88 and $90 on Spirit Airlines and Aeromexico, respectively.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Cancún?

Consider United Airlines (92%), American Airlines (86%) or Spirit Airlines (83%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Chicago to Cancún.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Cancún?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Chicago to Cancún? While on average our users pay $624, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $30. The most popular route (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Cancun), is priced around $189.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to Cancún?

The most popular airlines flying from Chicago to Cancún are Interjet, American Airlines and Air Canada. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

How busy are the airports in Chicago and Cancun?

To fly to Cancun from Chicago, you can choose to board your flight at either Midway International Airport (MDW) or O’Hare International Airport (ORD). If you choose to take off to Cancun from Midway International Airport, you need not worry about encountering so many people as this airport isn’t always busy. If, however, you choose to board a flight to Cancun from Chicago at O’Hare International Airport, you can count on meeting loads of people, as this airport is one of the busiest airports in the country. At either, you can count on being assisted anytime you’re in need, as both these airports have superb airport officials. In Cancun, you’ll land at the popular Cancun International Airport (CUN). Situated nearby the heart of Cancun, this airport prides itself on processing travelers as quickly as possible. Once you land at this airport, you need not worry about being kept waiting for long as at this airport, you’ll be cleared for entry in a matter of two to three minutes.

Which airlines fly directly from Chicago to Cancun?

Several airlines offer direct flights to Cancun from Chicago. Thus, if you want to fly nonstop to Cancun from Chicago, you need not worry about lacking an airline to travel with. The air travel companies that offer these nonstop flights include Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. Aboard a Spirit Airlines non-stop flight, you’ll reach Cancun after three hours and 30 minutes, while onboard a Southwest Airlines non-stop flight, you’ll reach Cancun after three hours and 40 minutes. If none of these two airlines have convenient flights for you, and you choose to board an American Airlines non-stop flight, you’ll land after three hours and 35 minutes.

What are the stopover options between Chicago to Cancun?

The stopover options between Chicago and Cancun are quite numerous. Of these many stopover options, Charlotte, Dallas, and Atlanta are the most popular. If you board a flight with a stopover in Charlotte, you’ll land at Charlotte’s exclusive Charlotte Douglas International Airport, whereas if you choose a flight with a stopover in Atlanta, you’ll land at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. If none of these stopover options appeal to you, and you board a flight with a stopover in Dallas, you’ll land at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. At any of these airports, you’ll have a good rest, tasty meals, and a fun shopping experience, as they’ve all got comfy lounges, world-class restaurants, and well-stocked shops.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Chicago to Cancun?

If you’d like to fly to Cancun from Chicago, there are several documents you can use to pass airport security. If you’re Mexican, you can use your national ID to pass airport security, while if you’re an American or Canadian, you only need to present your passport and correctly filled entry forms to be allowed entry into the country once you land. If you’re not from any of the mentioned countries, you must have a visa to be granted entry. Mexican authorities are renowned for being strict enforcers of the law. Thus, to avoid any issues with them, when flying to Cancun from Chicago, you should have the required documents in order.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cancún, Mexico

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Cancún from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Cancun

Most visitors from Chicago can enter Cancun without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Cancun.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Cancun.

Documents
Tourist Card - The printed tourist card must be presented upon arrival in Mexico.


Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Cancún?

Returning to Chicago from Cancun

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cancun must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cancun are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Alternative routes for Chicago to Cancún

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Cancún

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Cancún.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $19.88
Flight duration from Chicago to CUN
3h 56m
Average temperature for May in Cancún
82.4 °F

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Cancún

Top 10 airlines flying from Chicago to Cancun

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Cancún choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Juneyao Airlines
$14 $23 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

United Airlines
$106 $400 No cancel fee 69%
Frontier
$109 $364 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$118 $307 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$121 $419 No cancel fee 71%
Volaris
$144 $367 No cancel fee 79%
VivaAerobus
$146 $288 No cancel fee N/A
JetBlue
$150 $272 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$157 $449 No cancel fee N/A
Qatar Airways
$167 $288 No cancel fee 68%

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Cancún

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Cancún.
Morning 6 AM to noon 87% of CHI to CUN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 13% of CHI to CUN departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% of CHI to CUN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of CHI to CUN departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Cancún
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Cancún.
Sunday
7 daily flights
Monday
7 daily flights
Tuesday
8 daily flights
Wednesday
8 daily flights
Thursday
7 daily flights
Friday
7 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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