Cheap flights from Houston (IAH) to Cancún (CUN)

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The best prices from Houston to Cancun are usually found in August or July, booked 17 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Monday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Houston (IAH) to Cancún (CUN)

All the information you need to plan the best IAH to CUN flight in 2022: compare Houston to Cancún flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cancún.
IAH - CUN
Price
$193 - $399
CUN
Temperature
75.2 - 86 °F
CUN
Rainfall
1.1 - 11.1 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 32% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 28% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$193

From Houston to Cancun

One-way from

$86

One-way flight from Houston 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 Houston to Cancún?

Departing on a Saturday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 35% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Houston to Cancún?

To save on the cost of your flight from Houston to Cancún, book at least 17 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 10% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $231 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $265.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Houston to Cancún?

Flights from Houston to Cancún lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Houston to Cancún in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $106.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Houston to Cancún (IAH - CUN)?

It’s optimal to fly from Houston to Cancún at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 32% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Houston to Cancún in May, June 2022

The best prices found for IAH to CUN flights for May, June
14 Jun - 16 Jun
$163pp
HOU
Houston Hobby
Frontier
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Frontier
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
14 Jun - 23 Jun
$166pp
HOU
Houston Hobby
Frontier
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Frontier
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
5 Jun - 14 Jun
$172pp
HOU
Houston Hobby
Frontier
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Frontier
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby

Houston to Cancún 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cancún from Houston found for this year
23 Aug - 30 Aug
$160pp
HOU
Houston Hobby
Frontier
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Frontier
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
14 Jun - 16 Jun
$163pp
HOU
Houston Hobby
Frontier
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Frontier
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
14 Sep - 17 Sep
$165pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Non-stop flights to Cancún from Houston

Save time with Houston to Cancún direct flight deals
23 Aug - 30 Aug
$160pp
HOU
Houston Hobby
Frontier
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Frontier
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
14 Jun - 16 Jun
$163pp
HOU
Houston Hobby
Frontier
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Frontier
Non-Stop
HOU
Houston Hobby
14 Sep - 17 Sep
$165pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Last minute flights from Houston to Cancún

Late deals on round-trip flights to Cancún from Houston, departing today and this week
4 Jun - 8 Jun
$189pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
2 Jun - 8 Jun
$190pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
4 Jun - 16 Jun
$191pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
CUN
Cancun
CUN
Cancun
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

One-way flights to Cancun from Houston

The cheapest one-way flights from Houston to Cancún
3:10 pm - 5:20 pm
Sun Country Air
Nonstop
2h 10m
IAH - CUN
Sun Country Air
10:39 am - 8:04 pm
Aeromexico
1 Stop
9h 25m
IAH - CUN
Aeromexico
3:30 pm - 7:41 am
Volaris
1 Stop
16h 11m
IAH - CUN
Volaris
$98
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Flight FAQs

From Houston to Cancún

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

Most people fly into Cancun (CUN) if they book a flight to Cancún from Houston. On average, Cancun has 2 inbound flights from Houston per day from 18 airlines. Cancun is conveniently located just 8.9 mi from Cancún’s city center.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Houston to Cancun have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Interjet are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Houston to Cancún for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $160, but on average you can expect to pay $171.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Houston to Cancún under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Houston to Cancún is less than $171.

Are there last-minute flights available from Houston to Cancún for under $200?

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Houston to Cancún?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this Houston to Cancún flight route?

The Houston to Cancun flight path was viewed by 376 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Travelers can expect 3 flights from Houston to Cancún on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Houston to Cancún?

For as low as $160, Frontier can have you in Cancún from Houston in 2h 15m. Airlines will cover a distance of 817 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Frontier, at $160, was found to be the cheapest airline from Houston to Cancún. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Spirit Airlines. Frontier is currently priced 40% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

$71 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Frontier. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Spirit Airlines and Sun Country Air, with prices starting from $76 and $83, respectively.

What are the most reliable airlines from Houston to Cancún?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Houston to Cancún are United Airlines (84%), Spirit Airlines (80%) and Lufthansa (79%).

What are the cheapest flights from Houston to Cancún?

While on average a flight from Houston to Cancún is generally $359, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $81. When looking at the most popular route, (Houston Hobby - Cancun), you can expect to pay $165 for that flight.

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

When booking a flight from Houston to Cancún, you may want to consider flying on Interjet, American Airlines or Aeromexico as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the best ways to get to the airports in Houston and Cancun?

The airport that travelers use in the Houston area on flights to Cancun from Houston is George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Getting to this airport from downtown Houston is actually rather easy when you travel on bus number 102 operated by Metropolitan Transit Harris County. This bus can make the trip from downtown Houston to the airport in around 50 minutes. In the city of Cancun, travelers will fly into Cancun Airport (CUN). If you cannot wait to get your vacation in Cancun started, a great way to get from the airport to the center of Cancun is aboard a bus operated by ADO, which makes the trip to the center of the city and the Cancun Bus Station in about 35 minutes.

Which airlines fly directly from Houston to Cancun?

Because Cancun is such a popular vacation destination for visitors from the Houston area and because Houston is such a large city, it is really no surprise that there are quite a few direct flights offered between these two cities. These direct flights are offered by both United Airlines and Spirit Airlines. While Spirit Airlines only offers one daily nonstop flight, United Airlines offers several nonstop flights throughout the day, every day.

What are the stopover options between Houston and Cancun?

For the most part, the direct flights that you can find between Houston and Cancun are not only the quickest but also the most cost-effective. However, there are some one-stop options available for a comparable price. For example, Spirit Airlines offers a one-stop flight with a layover at either Orlando International Airport (MCO) or Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) that costs less than their nonstop option, though it will add about three hours of travel time. Some other one-stop options include a flight aboard Delta Airlines with a layover at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) and a Viva Aerobus flight that includes a layover at Mexico City Benito Juarez Airport (MEX). Both of these flights add about four hours to your travel time.

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

Citizens of the United States who want to travel from Houston to Cancun in the country of Mexico will need a valid passport to board their flights. Your passport needs to have at least one blank page for an entry stamp into the country as well as a blank page for an exit stamp. You will only need a visa to travel to Mexico if you are traveling as a tourist and you plan on staying in Mexico for more than 180 days. For visits shorter than that, a passport will suffice for flights from Houston to Cancun.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cancún, Mexico

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Houston to Cancun

Most visitors from Houston can enter Cancun without restrictions.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Houston 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 Houston from Cancún?

Returning to Houston 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 Houston.

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

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Alternative routes for Houston 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 Houston to Cancún.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $19.88
Flight duration from Houston to CUN
2h 23m
Average temperature for May in Cancún
82.4 °F

Airports servicing Houston

Airports servicing Cancún

Top 10 airlines flying from Houston to Cancun

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Houston 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
$12 $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.

Sun Country Air
$92 $299 No cancel fee 83%
Frontier
$104 $220 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$114 $371 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$115 $339 No cancel fee 69%
Aeromexico
$118 $253 No cancel fee N/A
Spirit Airlines
$123 $264 No cancel fee 65%
Volaris
$151 $317 No cancel fee 79%
Delta
$163 $352 No cancel fee N/A
VivaAerobus
$166 $273 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Houston to Cancún

See what time of day planes typically take off from Houston towards Cancún.
Morning 6 AM to noon 51% of IAH to CUN departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 48% of IAH to CUN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of IAH to CUN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of IAH to CUN departures
Midnight
6 AM
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Weekly flight availability
from Houston to Cancún
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Houston to Cancún.
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
1 daily flight
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