Cheap flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cancún (CUN)

LAX — CUN
Oct 9 — Oct 161

The best prices from Los Angeles to Cancun are usually found in October or February, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cancún (CUN)

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to CUN flight in 2022: compare Los Angeles to Cancún flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cancún.

LAX - CUN

Price

$301 - $634

CUN

Temperature

75.2 - 86 °F

CUN

Rainfall

1.1 - 11.1 inches

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 31% potential price rise
Cheapest inOctoberBest time to find cheap flights, 31% potential price drop
Round-trip from$301From Los Angeles to Cancun
One-way from$115One-way flight from Los Angeles to Cancun

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from Los Angeles to Cancún

Nov 12 - Nov 16
LAX

Los Angeles

CUN

Cancun

1 stop

15h 21m
CUN

Cancun

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

10h 50m
$223

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/2/22

Dec 3 - Dec 9
LAX

Los Angeles

CUN

Cancun

1 stop

15h 21m
CUN

Cancun

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

11h 52m
$225

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/4/22

Nov 12 - Nov 16
LAX

Los Angeles

CUN

Cancun

1 stop

15h 21m
CUN

Cancun

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

10h 50m
$228

Spirit Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/1/22

Cheap VivaAerobus flights from Los Angeles to Cancún

Oct 13 - Oct 20
LAX

Los Angeles

CUN

Cancun

1 stop

8h 40m
CUN

Cancun

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

10h 30m
$315

VivaAerobus

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/2/22

Oct 13 - Oct 18
LAX

Los Angeles

CUN

Cancun

1 stop

8h 40m
CUN

Cancun

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

25h 25m
$316

VivaAerobus

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/2/22

Oct 9 - Oct 14
LAX

Los Angeles

CUN

Cancun

1 stop

8h 40m
CUN

Cancun

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

14h 45m
$323

VivaAerobus

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Los Angeles to Cancún flights.

Not just for spring breakers, Cancun is a premier destination for young and old, families and singles. Clear, sparkling water and miles of white, sandy beaches dotted with gently swaying palm trees beckon visitors seeking seaside serenity, while more adventurous visitors enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and jet-skiing. There's no shortage of indoor fun as well, as Cancun is well-known for its vibrant and exciting nightclubs and features a host of world-class restaurants. Add impressive accommodations, never-ending festivals and ample indoor and outdoor shopping, and who wouldn't want to visit Cancun?

How long is the flight from Los Angeles to Cancun?

Flying direct from Los Angeles International Airport to Cancun puts you in the air for close to five hours. Travel times from other Los Angeles-area airports is longer since all flights to Cancun from those airports involve one or more stops.

Which airlines operate flights from Los Angeles to Cancun?

United, Delta, InterJet, American, Virgin America and Southwest each fly direct from Los Angeles to Cancun. Spirit, jetBlue, Volaris, Frontier and Aeromexico each offer one-stop flights, but booking one of these flights typically won't save you any money unless the stopover is many hours long.

How frequent are flights between Los Angeles and Cancun?

On a typical day there are more than 200 flights departing Los Angeles for Cancun. Although early-morning and late-evening flights are available, some of the cheapest flights depart Los Angeles between early afternoon and early evening.

Which airports serve Los Angeles to Cancun?

Los Angeles is served by Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and several others, including Bob Hope Airport (BUR), also known as Hollywood Burbank Airport, and Long Beach Airport (LGB.) All direct flights from Los Angeles to Cancun depart LAX. Cancun is served by Cancun International Airport (CUN).

Which direct flight route between Los Angeles and Cancun is cheapest?

The cheapest and only direct flights from Los Angeles to Cancun depart from Los Angles International Airport. You'll find the best rate if your travel dates are flexible. It may never rain in southern California, but it does in Cancun, with more than 10 inches of rain during a typical September - the region's rainiest month. However, rainfall during most times of the year is significantly less, especially from January through May when the average monthly rainfall is less than two inches. So there's plenty of sunshine, and with an average daily high of 82 degrees F during summer and 73 degrees F during winter, Cancun has a milder climate than Los Angeles. Gentle Caribbean trade winds ensure a pleasant breeze most of the year. Looking for the cheapest flight for your visit to Cancun? Let Cheapflights help you with that. Our search engine finds the best deals from around the web, saving you time and money.

How busy are the airports in Los Angeles and Cancun?

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Cancun is operated by several popular airports, including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Long Beach Airport (LGB), and Bob Hope Airport (BUR), or Hollywood Burbank Airport. Though these airports are all busy, the busiest among them is Los Angeles Airport. The Los Angeles to Cancun route is the busiest with six flights daily and also offers nonstop flights. If you are near the northwest of Burbank, the nearest airport is Bob Hope Airport, and if you are near downtown Long Beach, the best option is Long Beach Airport. All these airports offer direct flights to Cancun International Airport (CUN).

Which airlines fly directly from Los Angeles to Cancun?

There are 16 airlines operating the route from Los Angeles to Cancun. The major airlines flying directly to Cancun from Los Angeles are United and Interjet. Other airlines offering direct flights including American, Southwest, Delta, and Virgin America. These airlines fly from either Long Beach Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, or Bob Hope Airport to Cancun International Airport. Despite being longer on the plane without a stopover, you can enjoy various flights amenities, including snacks and beverages. Again, airports have various amenities, including airport lounges, restaurants, shops, and family facilities. Therefore, if you are traveling directly from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Cancun (CUN) with your family, you don’t have to worry because these airlines offer the best amenities. This is because you have food onboard and a friendly flight crew throughout your journey.

What are the stopover options between Los Angeles to Cancun?

Various airlines, including Aeromexico, Spirit, JetBlue, Volaris, and Frontier, offer non-direct flights between Los Angeles and Cancun. They make stopovers in various airports, including Dallas and Texas airports, Douglas Airport in Charlotte, Mexico City, New York, Phoenix and Miami International Airport, and Atlanta. Most airlines offer one stopover on the Los Angeles to Cancun route. There's not much difference in flight ticket price despite making a stopover. However, if the flight stops for several hours, it’s cheaper because travelers take longer to reach their destination.

Do I need a passport or visa to travel from Los Angeles to Cancun?

Yes, all US citizens, regardless of their age, require a passport to travel from Los Angeles to Cancun. However, a visa is an optional document because Mexico has listed the US on its list of countries that require no visa. To avoid inconveniences, you should apply for your passport five weeks before your day of travel. This is because a passport takes at least two to four weeks to process. You need to submit your fees, photo and application form to agents in New York City. However, if you need your passport processed and issued in less than two weeks, you can visit the New York Passport Agency on weekdays.

What are the most eco-friendly airlines from Los Angeles to Cancun?

There are a few airlines to choose from when you’re booking flights to Cancun from Los Angeles. Some of the more eco-friendly options could be traveling with JetBlue, Delta Airlines or United Airlines. JetBlue is currently investing in upgraded Sharklets for their aircrafts. These wingtip devices are designed to improve the aerodynamics of the aircrafts reducing its carbon emissions. As for Delta Airlines, they’re replacing their fossil fuel for sustainable aviation fuel that will lower the greenhouse gas emissions of their airplanes. If you decide to travel to Cancun from Los Angeles with United Airlines, you’d be helping sustainable travel since they have committed to achieving a 100% green status by 2050.

How can I fly more sustainably from Los Angeles to Cancun?

You can fly more sustainably to Cancun by booking flights with the more eco-friendly airlines. Apart from this, you should always attempt to avoid layovers if possible. Layovers imply extra take-offs and landings and these are the moments of a flight that emit more carbon dioxide. Also, flying in newer aircrafts means the engines are newer and generally more fuel efficient than older models. Another way you can reduce your carbon footprint is by bringing with you a reusable water bottle and avoiding plastic waste that the bottles onboard entail. The lighter you pack the better as well. Try to avoid pushing the weight limit with your luggage since the more the aircrafts weighs, the more fuel it’ll need to make the journey, releasing more carbon dioxide in the meantime.

Alternative routes for Los Angeles to Cancún

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Top 10 airlines flying from Los Angeles to Cancún

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Los Angeles to Cancún choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$13Average$21FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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British AirwaysCheapest$35Average$416FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$106Average$276FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$125Average$273FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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JetBlueCheapest$155Average$467FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$159Average$467FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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VolarisCheapest$160Average$358FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time79%COVID-19 safety
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AeromexicoCheapest$173Average$493FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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InterjetCheapest$183Average$379FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$185Average$495FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Los Angeles to Cancún

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Weekly flight availability from Los Angeles to Cancún

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Monday1daily flight
Tuesday4daily flights
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Saturday1daily flight