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Airfares from $74 One Way, $159 Round Trip from Gainesville to Cancun

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More About Flying To Cancun from Gainesville

Route Information for Flights from Gainesville to Cancun

Origin Airport IATA Code JAX
Destination Airport IATA Code CUN
Distance 618 mi
Direct Flight Airlines Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Emirates, Spirit Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival 3:05PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 9:39PM UTC

Flights from Gainesville to Cancun

Gainesville Airport Information

Whether you are a University of Florida student headed home or simply embarking on a vacation adventure, Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights from Gainesville. You take off from the Gainesville Regional Airport, which is served by American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta, United and US Airways. You might be tempted to fly out of one of the area's larger airports, but you would then face a 120-mile drive to the Orlando International Airport or an 80-mile drive to the Jacksonville International Airport before you even start your trip.

Airport Parking in Gainesville

The Gainesville Regional Airport has plenty of available parking just a short walk from the terminal. The short-term lot charges up to $12 per day, while the long-term lot charges $9 per day or $55 per week. There are also several off-site parking facilities that offer free shuttle service to and from the airport. Check your vacation planner with Orbitz.com before you leave to make sure you have chosen the best parking option based on the length of your trip to help you stay within your budget.

Ground Transportation in Gainesville

The Regional Transit Bus Service (RTS) is the most economical way to get to the Gainesville airport. University of Florida students can also pick up the route #25 bus on Monday through Friday. There are several taxi companies that offer transportation to the airport, but if you purchased your air tickets through Orbitz.com, you may have saved enough to warrant splurging on a private car service to get you to the airport in style.

Restaurants in Gainesville

The Gainesville airport has dedicated amenities to serve business and leisure travelers, including Wi-Fi and an ATM, but dining opportunities are limited. Tailwind has a full-service restaurant and bar in the public area before the security checkpoint, but within the terminal, options are more limited. There is a full-service bar in the gate area, but the only food available is grab-and-go snacks. Enjoy your trip, wherever your travels take you, and remember to use Orbitz.com the next time you need to find cheap flights from Gainesville.

Cancun International Airport

Cancun International Airport is the second busiest airport in Mexico, so finding cheap flights to Cancun can take some time. Orbitz.com can assist you with finding the best deals available when you are planning your trip. Cancun International Airport is located at kilometer 22 of the Cancun-Cheturnal highway, approximately 25 minutes from downtown. Over 60 airlines fly into its three terminals, including American Airlines, AeroMexico, Iberia, Delta and United Airlines, so finding good deals on an air ticket should be possible.

Transportation from the Airport

Buses are the most popular form of transportation from the airport to your hotel or downtown. The fare is $4.00 per adult passenger, and the trip is approximately 35 minutes long. Shuttles and cars are available, but all ground transportation should be prearranged as taxis are not allowed at the airport. Orbitz.com will be able to assist you with your ground transportation needs.

Weather in Cancun

The best time to travel to Cancun is from November to February when temperatures are in the mid 80s and humidity is low. August to September is hurricane season, so traveling to Cancun should be avoided during those months.

Attractions and Activities in Cancun

No trip to Cancun would be complete without spending some time on one of Cancun's famous white sandy beaches. History buffs would enjoy a day trip to see the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Orbiz.com can arrange packages that include swimming with dolphins and ziplining in the jungle for adventure enthusiasts. Whatever your interests may be, Orbitz.com can assist you when you need cheap flights to Cancun.

Flights from Gainesville to Cancun - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Gainesville to Cancun now?

The Covid-19 Travel Advisor can help you with questions about travel restrictions and quarantine when traveling by plane from Gainesville to Cancun.

Are there non-stop flights from Gainesville to Cancun?

There most certainly are. As a matter of fact, there are 3 airlines that fly direct from Orlando Intl. Airport (MCO) to Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN). Book a seat with one of these popular carriers:

  • Spirit Airlines
  • JetBlue
  • Frontier Airlines
What is the shortest flight from Gainesville to Cancun?

The trip from Gainesville to Cancun can be as quick as 2 hours and 48 minutes. With an easy flight time like this, why not take off on a spontaneous getaway?

What airlines fly from Gainesville to Cancun most frequently?

There are a couple of airlines offering the most frequent flights from MCO to Cancun, Quintana Roo Airport (CUN-Cancun Intl.), including JetBlue (B6). The preferred choice of many travelers, it operates 30 flights on this route each month. If you need some more options, take a look at the fares with Spirit Airlines (NK), which has 30 flights from Gainesville to Cancun every month.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Cancun?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Cancun have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Cancun with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Cancun without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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