Cancun International Airport (CUN) Information
(Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico)
Cancun International Airport may rank second to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport in terms of overall passenger traffic, but no other Mexican air hub greets more international passengers than this principal gateway to Mexico's most popular holiday getaway. Since 1999, the annual number of passengers served here has rather skyrocketed from just under seven million to over 13 million today.
Although only two of the three terminals are currently in operation, Terminal 1 is scheduled to reopen in the near future and resume its former status as a terminal reserved for charter flights. Terminal 3 is solely used for international flights, while Terminal 2 handles a mixture of international and domestic flights.
Currently, the most frequent destination for departing flights from Cancun International Airport is the Benito Juarez International Airport. The next top five busiest routes are all to American cities, solidifying Cancun's status as a popular holiday destination among North Americans.
Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Address: Carretera Cancun-Chetumal Km 22, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, 77500
Tel: +52 998 848 72 00
The airport is conveniently situated just 20 km / 12 miles south-west of the city centre. The terminals can be easily found next to the Avenida Tulum - the main thoroughfare between Cancun and Mérida. Cars, buses and hotel shuttles are all popular transportation options based onsite.
Cancun Airport (CUN) Guide
- Information counter at Terminal 2's main entrance
- Duty free shop at the Departures area of Terminal 2
- Silver, sunglasses, T-shirt and tobacco shops located throughout the airport
- Domino's Pizza, Burger King, TGI Friday's and Baskin Robbins eateries located onsite
- Car hire from eight different companies, including Dollar, Hertz and Thrifty in Terminal 2
- Both terminals include currency exchange, post boxes and ATMs
- Business centre in Terminal 2 and meeting facilities at the FBO building
- Wheelchairs available upon request
- Two VIP lounges
- Video game arcade
- Beauty salon
- All public areas contain disabled persons' toilets
Cars and Taxis
Rented vehicles are a popular way to explore Cancun, as shuttles and public buses are the resort's only available public transportation. Several local resorts boast private and secure underground parking garages. The drive north into the city takes about 20 minutes, via the Carretera Federal 307 / Luis Donaldo Colosio Highway.
The Cancun Shuttle Company supplies airport taxis to transport passengers throughout the city and its busy Hotel Zone. Taxis are also a convenient way to reach the nearby Riviera Golf Resort (east), the thriving beach resort of Playa del Carmen (south-west) and the community of Leona Vicario (west).
The airport's Baggage Reclaim area is where passengers can board the public bus service which travels throughout Cancun and the rest of the Riviera Maya. Passengers can also board private Cancun Shuttle Company buses, where up to ten people are able to travel to various resorts and hotels together, sharing the cost. Of note, the city's principal bus station stands between the Tulum and Uxmal avenues.