Cancun is a tourism destination, you may have to go through the International Cancun Airport, so don’t stress! In this Airport guide, we will explain everything you have to know.
WHERE the AIRPORT is located?
It is located 16 kilometers from the city. The transfer time from downtown or Hotel Zone to the airport is approximately 45 minutes, which may vary due to traffic. Take your time to go in your way back to the airport to check in without rush.
Cancun Airport Security
Being an international airport, it is under the surveillance and protection of the federal authority, which means that there will be elements of the national guard making sure that everything is in order.
Cancun Airport Transportation
When you arrive at this airport you will need transportation to your hotel, either in the Hotel Zone of Cancun or to the Riviera Maya. There are different types of public and private transport to leave the airport. Depending on the location of your lodging will depend on which will be the best option. Check the Cancun airport map and hotel location to get a better idea of the route you should take.
ADO bus Cancun
If your hotel or airbnb is downtown, your best transportation option will be to use the public bus, when you leave the airport you will see the ADO terminal, which is the public and economic transportation that will be the best option. This type of transport also takes you to the center of Playa del Carmen, so you should locate where you can get off.
Private Airport Transportation
When your hotel is located in the hotel zone of Cancun, Tulum or another destination in the Riviera Maya, it is best to use private transportation, either the one offered by the hotel where you booked or that you hire one on your own. Book now your private transportation.
Cancun Airport Taxi
There are exclusive taxis at the airport that can also take you wherever you want, however the cost of these is much higher than a regular taxi. The ADO service and private transportation will always offer a better price.
Cancun Airport Car Rental
So, your plan is to drive and get around on your own. It is also possible since the main car rental brands have a presence at this airport, you can book your rental from the website of any of these. The only thing you have to consider is that the delivery of the car will not be fast, since you have to do a lot of paperwork and regularly they do not have the units ready, so be patient, wait for the car and now, have fun in the Caribbean.
HOW TO GET TO the AIRPORT?
The best way we recommend to have a transportation between Airport-Hotel- Airport is to have a transfer company that give a good service a price like Transfers Cancún.
HOW MANY TERMINALS DOES the AIRPORT HAVE?
We can find 4 terminals and one FBO terminal that offers private services. If you are looking for the terminal where each airline is located, here is the list below. Is very Important ask your airline which terminal they operate out of.
TERMINAL 1 FBO
This terminal number 1, is only for charter or private flights. It has 7 gates, 3 helicopter stands, 2 airstrips, a VIP lounge, etc. What airlines depart from this Terminal? Private Flights Maya Air Tropic Air.
The Airport Terminal 2 is used for domestic flights and International flights, It has two arrival gates, domestic on the right and international on the left. It has 31 gates distributed in two buildings. In the main building, the first floor, from which domestic flights depart, while on the upper floor, you will find lounges for international flights and duty-free stores where you can find all kinds of souvenirs and liqueurs.
Airlines depart from Terminal 2.
- Aerolíneas Argentinas
- Copa Viva Aerobus
- Alaska Jetairfly
- Blue Panorama
- Miami Air
- Sky Airline Cubana
Terminal 3 only operates international flights, mostly to North America and Europe. Airlines depart from Terminal 3 Air Canada Delta Airlines Orbest ANA LOT Polish United British Airways Swift Air World2fly Spirit American Airlines Wamos Air Allegiant Air Iberojet.
Terminal 4 of Airport Flights from the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America are received here. It is a sustainable building, modern and nice. Airlines depart from Cancun Terminal 4: Aeromexico, Nordwind, Southwest Air, Transat Air, Europa Westjet.
In addition to Edelweiss Air, Condor Sun Country, Lufthansa, Jetblue, Turkish Airlines, Azur Air Royal Flight Tap Air portugal Frontier Air France.
HOW TO MOVE FROM ONE TERMINAL TO ANOTHER?
You will find a shuttle bus that offers free transportation between terminals. The frequency of departures is between 15 and 20 minutes approximately. You can find a bus stop outside each terminal.