Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Cancun (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 Monday or Tuesday and return on a Friday

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

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to CUN flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Cancun flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cancun.
CHI - CUN
Price
$214 - $472
CUN
Temperature
69.8 - 89.6 °F

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 to Cancun

One-way from

$97

One-way flight from Chicago 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 day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Cancun?

Users have found that flying from Chicago to Cancun on a Wednesday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Cancun?

To save on the cost of your flight from Chicago to Cancun, book at least 25 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 7% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $337 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $341.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Cancun?

Our data shows that July tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Cancun from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $336 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $187. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Chicago to Cancun is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 36% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Cancun in July, August 2021

The best prices found for CHI to CUN flights for July, August
21 Aug - 24 Aug
$185pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
CUN
Cancún
CUN
Cancún
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Aug - 27 Aug
$191pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancún
CUN
Cancún
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Aug - 26 Aug
$192pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancún
CUN
Cancún
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Cancun 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cancun from Chicago found for this year
11 Sep - 15 Sep
$185pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancún
CUN
Cancún
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Sep - 11 Sep
$190pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancún
CUN
Cancún
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Sep - 1 Oct
$191pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancún
CUN
Cancún
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Cancun from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Cancun direct flight deals
11 Sep - 15 Sep
$185pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancún
CUN
Cancún
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Sep - 11 Sep
$190pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancún
CUN
Cancún
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Sep - 1 Oct
$191pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancún
CUN
Cancún
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Cancun

Late deals on round-trip flights to Cancun from Chicago, departing today and this week
2 Aug - 5 Aug
$194pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancún
CUN
Cancún
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3 Aug - 5 Aug
$195pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancún
CUN
Cancún
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3 Aug - 4 Aug
$207pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancún
CUN
Cancún
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Cancun from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Cancun
8:42 am - 4:02 pm
Delta
1 Stop
7h 20m
MDW - CUN
Delta
$97
Delta
6:55 pm - 11:40 am
VivaAerobus
1 Stop
15h 45m
ORD - CUN
VivaAerobus
$112
SmartFares
6:45 am - 2:45 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
8h 00m
ORD - CUN
United Airlines
$116
United

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> to <span class="emphasized">Cancun</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Cancun

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Cancun due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and Cancun for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

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

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Spirit Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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

Cancún (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 8 inbound flights from Chicago per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 12 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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Cancun for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $185, but on average you can expect to pay $197.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Cancun under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Cancun is less than $202.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Cancun for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Cancun within the next 7 days for less than $200.

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Cancun?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 90 °F range in August. The weather in Cancun is generally hotter than Chicago's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Cancun?

There are many flights that can get you from Chicago to Cancun in 3h 37m. Fly via Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, or Delta to get the fastest option. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Chicago to Cancun is Spirit Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $185 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are American Airlines and United Airlines, starting at $198 and $200 round-trip. Spirit Airlines is currently priced 41% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Spirit Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $87. United Airlines flights start at $92 while deals on American Airlines start at $95 one-way.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cancun, Mexico

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Cancún

Most visitors from Chicago can enter Cancún 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 Cancún.

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

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Completed form should be presented upon arrival


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

Returning to Chicago from Cancún

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cancún must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

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

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Alternative routes for Chicago to Cancun

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

Destination information for Cancun

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Cancun.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $20.06
Flight duration
3h 49m
Average temperature for July in Cancun
86.0 °F

Airports servicing Chicago

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 Cancun 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
Volaris
$145 $297 No cancel fee 79%
Spirit Airlines
$120 $325 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$161 $369 No cancel fee 62%
Interjet
$227 $387 No cancel fee 68%
Delta
$159 $419 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$116 $421 No cancel fee 71%
Aeromexico
$121 $458 No cancel fee N/A
JetBlue
$269 $478 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$116 $486 No cancel fee 69%
Air Canada
$385 $632 No cancel fee 67%

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Cancun

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Cancun.
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 Cancun
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Cancun.
Sunday
8 daily flights
Monday
8 daily flights
Tuesday
8 daily flights
Wednesday
8 daily flights
Thursday
8 daily flights
Friday
8 daily flights
Saturday
8 daily flights
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