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Fares from $135 One Way, $257 Round Trip from San Francisco to Cancun

Prices starting at $257 for return flights and $135 for one-way flights to Cancun were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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More About Flying To Cancun from San Francisco

Route Information for Flights from San Francisco to Cancun

Origin Airport IATA CodeSJC
Destination Airport IATA CodeCUN
Distance2405 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesUnited Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival9:13PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival9:13PM UTC

Plan Your Vacation to Cancun

Discover the savings waiting to be found for flights from San Francisco to Cancun on Orbitz.com. White, sandy beaches and sunny weather welcome visitors to this famous Caribbean coastal city. You will enjoy a relaxing getaway from the stress of daily life and find budget-friendly prices on Orbitz.com.

San Francisco Airport Information

The San Francisco International Airport is located about 13 miles south of the city and provides international flights to the Cancun. Airlines providing service from San Francisco to Cancun include US Airways, Virgin American, United, AeroMexico, Delta, American, and AirTran.

The Bay Area Rapid Transit makes frequent trips to and from the airport and offers fares around $8 from most locations in San Francisco. The city has several taxi companies readily available to get you to the airport. The average cost to the airport from downtown is around $35, and the trip should take around 20 minutes. The airport has parking available in the parking garage and long-term lots. The garage is the most conveniently located option and has a daily rate of $36. The long-term lot can be found on South Airport Boulevard and has a daily rate of $18, including shuttle service.

If you have time for a full meal or just need a quick snack before your flight, the San Francisco Airport has a variety of dining options in the terminals. The Amoura Café is a Mediterranean-style deli, offering breakfast, salads, sandwiches, and drinks. If you are craving barbeque, head to Max's Eatz and Fresh Bakery in Terminal 1. Sushi and other Japanese cuisine items can be found at the Osho Japanese Cuisine.

Cancun, Mexico, Information

Cancun is located on the Caribbean Sea on the Yucatan Peninsula, and it is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Mexico. Early Mayan civilizations were once prominent in the area surrounding Cancun, and their historic remains are a must-see.

The Cancun International Airport is located about 25 minutes from downtown, and it welcomes millions of visitors every year. It has some of the best shops and restaurants anyone will find at an airport. Transportation to your hotel or other destination is available via shuttle, rental car, or bus. Rental cars provide a little more freedom than other options, and you can prearrange your rental on Orbitz.com from Dollar, Hertz, Thrifty, or Budget. Check with your hotel for possible free or bargain shuttle options. Cancun-Taxi offers taxi and shuttle service from the airport; their rates begin at $5 per person.

Temperatures in Cancun are fairly consistent throughout the year. July and August are the hottest months, with an average high of 90°F. December and January average highs around 82°F. Normally September and October receive about 9 inches of rainfall each month, while March and April receive only about 1.5 inches. Cancun provides a variety of beautiful attractions and activities everyone will enjoy, including the Coba Ruins, Riviera Cancun Golf, and The Royal Sands Spa. Don't forget to spend a few hours relaxing on the miles of beautiful beaches Cancun has to offer.

Book Your Cancun Vacation

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Flights from San Francisco to Cancun - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from San Francisco to Cancun?

You can fly directly from San Francisco to Cancun with United Airlines. It's the only carrier with nonstop services from San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Cancun, Quintana Roo Airport (CUN-Cancun Intl.).

What is the shortest flight from San Francisco to Cancun?

The quickest flight from San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Cancun, Quintana Roo Airport (CUN-Cancun Intl.) is 5 hours and 23 minutes. Grab your favorite tipple from the cabin crew, get stuck into your travel journal or listen to that podcast — you'll have the time on this medium-haul journey.

What airlines fly from San Francisco to Cancun most frequently?

If you're looking for the airline that offers the most flights from San Francisco to Cancun, United Airlines is your best bet. This respected carrier operates 26 monthly flights along this route.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.