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Everything you need to know before departing from or arriving to Cancun Airport

Transfer at Cancun Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 9. 10. 2023

Cancún Airport's extensive campus includes 4 terminals that serve different airlines.

Terminals 2 and 3 are about 400 metres apart and can be crossed by a walkway, while Terminals 1 and 4 are about 1.5 km apart.

A public shuttle runs 24/7 between all terminals. shuttle bus free of charge. Bus frequency is approximately 20 minutes and the ride between the furthest terminals 3 and 4 takes about 10 minutes.

In general the airport is modern, clean and well maintained.

  • Terminal 1 - MAYA Air, Tropic Air + VIP and private flights
  • Terminal 2 - Aerolineas Argentinas, Alaska Airlines, Avianca, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, LATAM, Magnicharter, Neos, Sky Airline, Sunwing Airlines, Swoop, TAG Airlines, TUI Airways, VivaAerobus, Volaris, Wingo
  • Terminal 3 - Air Caraibes, American Airlines, Air Canada, British Airways, Delta, Evelop, Spirit Airlines, United, World2fly
  • Terminal 4 - AeroMexico, Air Europa, Air France, Air Transat, Condor, Discover Airlines, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Westjet

Transfer between flights

While Cancún is not typically a transfer airport, the large number of flights here means that transfers can take place, especially from domestic flights within Mexico to international flights or vice versa.

Connecting at the same terminal

If you don't need to change terminals during your transfer, you will always need to go through immigration on arrival from an international flight, collect your luggage, re-check it in and go through security back to the departure transit area.

If you are only connecting flights within Mexico, you do not have to leave the transit area at all and do not go through any screening.

Transfer between terminals

When transferring between terminals, you must always leave the transit area as there is no connection between terminals on the tarmac.

On the other hand, a free shuttle bus runs approximately every 20 minutes through the outdoor public area, stopping at all terminals.

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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