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Cancún International Airport

Cancún, MX

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Getting around the airport

Three terminals connected by bus

Cancún International Airport is the second biggest airport in Mexico overall and the biggest in the country for incoming international flights.  It is located 15km south of the city. The airport has three terminals, a fourth is being built.

  • Terminal 1: Mostly used by low-cost and charter carriers
  • Terminal 2: Consists of concourses A and B. Mostly serves domestic flights and some international ones.
  • Terminal 3: Most international flights from US and European airlines.

Travelling between terminals

The three terminal buildings are not connected. There is a free shuttle service between terminals. It's comfortable and convenient and runs every 10 minutes.

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Lounges

In terminal 2 and 3

There are two VIP lounges located in terminal 2 and 3. They are not airline-operated and charge USD 35 per passenger for up to 3 hours. Both lounges offer A/C, WiFi, an open bar, drinks and snack

  • Terminal 3 Location: Airside
  • Terminal 2 Location: Airside, located behind the escalators.
  • Opening hours: 06:00-21:00 daily
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Getting into Cancun

Take the bus

Bus

There are public buses that leave from the airport at scheduled times. Buses go from the Cancun International Airport to the bus stations in Downtown Cancun and Downtown Playa del Carmen. This is a direct non-stop service to the bus stations only.

Buses to the Cancun Downtown Bus Station leave every hour starting at 8:10 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Buses to the Playa Del Carmen Bus Station leave at irregularly about once an hour between 10:00 and 19:00. The buses leave from Terminal 3 and Terminal 2. The ride to downtown Cancun takes 35 minutes and costs USD 4. It's 65 minutes and USD 10 to Playa del Carmen.

Taxi

Don't fall for scammers trying to offer you rides inside ther terminal. The official (white and green) taxis will be in front of the terminal and there is a service desk to arrange a ride. Taxis who drop off passengers are not allowed to pick up new passengers. A taxi ride to downtown Cancun will cost about USD 50 and take 30 minutes.

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Cancun Airport is a major station for rental car companies. You will find many local and international rental car companies represented at the airport, most of them have their own buildings outside of terminal 2. There are many signs pointing you to the rental company of your desire.

  • Avis, Europcar, Thrifty, Sixt, Alamo, Fox, Hertz, National, Dollar, Budget
    Location: Outside of terminal 2
    Opening hours: Most of them 24 hours
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