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Home Flights North America Mexico Cheap flights to Riviera Maya, Mexico

Cheap flights to Riviera Maya

Popular in December High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Cheapest in May Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price $344 Average for round-trip flights in April 2020
Round-trip from $118 From New York to Cancún

Cheapest Prices for Riviera Maya flights by month

January
$368
February
$392
March
$380
April
$371
May
$369
June
$391
July
$421
August
$389
September
$359
October
$369
November
$396
December
$408
Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Riviera Maya. Flying to Riviera Maya in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Riviera Maya?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
NYC - CUN
Price
$359 - $671
CUN
Temperature
69.8 - 89.6 °F
The best time to fly to Riviera Maya is during September, but great deals can be found at other times. August sees the temperatures in Riviera Maya peak to their warmest. January tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book flights to Riviera Maya?

The best time to book flights to Riviera Maya is 58 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Riviera Maya?

The cheapest flights to Riviera Maya are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Thursday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly?

At the moment, flights at noon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Riviera Maya trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

How long is the flight to Riviera Maya?

Flights from the United States to Riviera Maya, Mexico range from about 2h-16h. The length of your flight will depend on your departure city and whether you can book a direct flight or not. Non-direct flights from cities in the northern reaches of the States can likely put your total flight time on the longer end of the range. Conversely, those who book a direct flight to Riviera Maya, especially from an airport in the south, will have the shortest flight times.

Where can you get direct flights to Riviera Maya from?

You can book direct flights to Riviera Maya from several airports in cities across the county. United Airlines services daily direct flights from Houston and Los Angeles. If your departure city is New York, you can book direct flights with United, Aeromexico, or JetBlue. American Airlines provides daily direct flights from Chicago and Miami. When you do book a flight with stopovers, you can expect these to occur in cities like Chicago, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, and Houston, all of which are common to this route.

How do you get from Riviera Maya airport to the city centre?

When your destination is Riviera Maya, you’ll fly into Cancun International Airport (CUN), which is about 42 miles north of central Riviera Maya. To reach downtown Riviera Maya from the airport, you can a taxi, which will cost about $80-$100 and take just over one hour. You can also opt to take a local bus from the airport to Riviera Maya, which will incur a stopover in Playa del Carmen. This journey will take about one hour and cost about $13-$25. Another option is to book a ride on an airport shuttle, which can cost up to $75 for the hour-long journey, depending on the number of travelers and your precise destination.

What are some things to do in Riviera Maya?

Riviera Maya is one of the most popular resort towns in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula thanks to its incredible Caribbean coastline and numerous attractions. While here, explore the Mayan Ruins of Tulum, Coba, and Chichen Itza, all within driving distance. Stroll through Xcaret Park, an eco-themed park that is home to an aviary and a butterfly pavilion, as well as an underground river where you can swim with dolphins. Snorkel or scuba dive the Great Mayan Reef to experience underwater sea life up close. Spend an afternoon, or several, relaxing on Riviera Maya’s numerous white sandy beaches as well as those on nearby Playa del Carmen and Cozumel island and soak in the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, the perfect way to relax while on vacation in the Yucatan.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Riviera Maya?

United States citizens traveling to Riviera Maya, Mexico from the United States need a valid passport, although a visa is not required for visits under 180 days.

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