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San Francisco SFOLas Vegas LASFort Lauderdale FLLCancún CUN

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San Francisco SFOLos Angeles LAXHouston IAHCancún CUN

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Travelers usually depart from San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA Train Station, or San Francisco, CA - Fisherman’s Wharf when they travel from San Francisco to Cancún. Book your trip to arrive at Cancún International, or Cancún Bus Station. The distance between San Francisco and Cancún is 3876 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Volaris. San Francisco and Cancún have 401 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Cancún, consider visiting Chichen Itza, and Tulum.

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Check-in for a flight from San Francisco to Cancún

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
VolarisVOIY4Yes0
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Mexico COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from San Francisco, SFO can enter Mexico, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results or recovery certificate is not required
  • Quarantine is not required for vaccinated travelers
Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination for United States
  • Mandatory travel attestation form

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Mexico in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from San Francisco to Cancún?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between San Francisco and Cancún takes around 5.3 hours.
What is the flight distance between San Francisco and Cancún?
The flight distance between San Francisco and Cancún is 3876 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between San Francisco and Cancún?
Several carriers operate flights between San Francisco and Cancún. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Alaska Airlines, United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and Las Vegas, Paris, Barcelona, Denver, Washington, D.C., Mexico City, Chicago, Guadalajara, London, Atlanta, Rome, Austin, Lisbon, Madrid, New York, Dublin, Amsterdam, New Orleans, Berlin, Athens.
What are the most popular routes to and from Cancún?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Cancún and Los Angeles, Tijuana, Mexico City, New York, Las Vegas, Chicago, Houston, Denver, San José, Guatemala City, Ciudad Juárez, Guadalajara, Charlotte, Monterrey, Sacramento, Philadelphia, Bogotá, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Dallas.
What airports are near San Francisco?
The main airport in San Francisco is San Francisco International. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, San Jose International, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
What airports are near Cancún?
The main airport in Cancún is Cancún International. It is also served by Cancún International.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between San Francisco and Cancún?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between San Francisco and Cancún thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between San Francisco and Cancún can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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