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Cancun, Mexico

Book Southwest flights to & from Cancun

At Alternative Airlines, we ticket over 600 different airlines including all major US airlines. You can easily find and book Southwest Airlines flights with us. A popular international destination visited by US residents is the Mexican beach resort of Cancun. It has miles of sandy white beaches and crystal clear waters as well as a world-renowned nightlife. Visit during spring break if you're looking to let your hair down or head to one of the exclusive resorts for a relaxing vacation. Find out where in the US you can fly from directly with Southwest Airlines and bag yourself a great deal! Not only are we proud to offer Southwest as an airline but we also offer a whole range of payment options including Buy Now, Pay Later.

Use the flight search tool at the top of the page to book your next Southwest Airlines Cancun flight.

Flying to and from the US to Cancun with Southwest

Cancun is one of Mexico's premier beach resorts in the Mexican State of Quintana Roo. The resort is located along the Caribbean coast with premier beach resorts of Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya down the coast. Cancun is a great destination for everyone, from families looking for a relaxing vacation, to college students off for spring break and culture enthusiasts looking for authentic Mayan culture and cuisine.I

f you plan on visiting Cancun then you will need to fly to Cancun International Airport

Cancun International Airport

Cancun International Airport (IATA: CUN) is a large international airport serving the city of Cancun and the wider Mexican state of Quintana Roo. CUN is split into 4 terminals with Southwest operating from Terminal 4. The airport serves as a major gateway to the Caribbean coast for holidaymakers and party goes alike and is served by a range of airlines. Head to Cancun from Mexico, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Argentina, Spain, France, Austria, Colombia, El Salvador, Germany, Ukraine, Brazil, Netherlands, Russia, Venezuela, Chile, Peru, Italy, Guatemala, Turkey, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Belize and Costa Rica. Cancun International is a hub airport for the Mexican regional airline MAYair and is a focus city for VivaAerobus and Volaris. Southwest Airlines operate to a range of destinations in the US from Cancun including Chicago, Houston, Denver, Phoenix and more.

Popular routes

According to Cancun International Airport, some of the busiest routes to and from the airport which are also served by Southwest include:

  • Chicago(ORD) ➡ Cancun (CUN) — usually flying daily
  • Chicago (MDW) ➡ Cancun (CUN) — usually flying daily
  • Houston (HOU) ➡ Cancun (CUN)— usually flying daily

All US Destinations

Southwest offers a wide range of destinations across the US, currently connecting Cancun to 16 cities in 12 states. Find out in our table below where Southwest offers a direct service from. Please note that some of these are seasonal so they aren't available year-round.

  • Baltimore, Maryland - Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
  • Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Midway International Airport
  • Chicago, Illinois - Chicago O'Hare International Airport
  • Denver, Colorado - Denver International Airport
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
  • Houston, Texas - William P. Hobby Airport
  • Indianapolis, Indiana - Indianapolis International Airport
  • Kansas City, Missouri - Kansas City International Airport
  • New Orleans, Louisiana - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
  • Phoenix, Arizona - Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • St. Louis, Missouri - St. Louis Lambert International Airport
  • Austin, Texas - Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (Seasonal)
  • Columbus, Ohio - John Glenn Columbus International Airport (Seasonal)
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (Seasonal)
  • Nashville, Tennessee - Nashville International Airport (Seasonal)
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh International Airport (Seasonal)
  • San Antonio, Texas - San Antonio International Airport (Seasonal)
View of Cancun from a plane window

Flying to and from Cancun on Southwest Airlines from outside the US

Currently Southwest only offers direct Cancun flights from the continental United States. This means that if you are travelling from further afield then you will be unable to travel with the airline. Unless you connect via one of the airline's hub airports that has a direct route to Cancun. However, this often can be time-consuming and may make travelling less flexible for you. We, therefore, recommend that if travelling from outside of the US, you travel with an alternative airline.

Use the flight search tool at the top of the page to find flights to Cancun from destinations outside of the US! We accept over 160 different currencies too!

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Can I book Southwest flights to Cancun on finance?

Of course! At Alternative Airlines we are proud to offer 40+ payment methods including Buy Now, Pay Later options allowing you to spread the cost of your tickets into manageable instalments over a period of time. Visit our dedicated Southwest Fly Now, Pay Later to find out more!


Are flights to Cancun on Southwest direct?

Yes! Southwest offers 17 destinations in the US direct from Cancun! However, some of these are seasonal so may not be available at the time of booking. If you are travelling from elsewhere in the US then you may need to connect through one of these destinations if travelling with Southwest. We recommend international travellers book with other airlines as it may be easier to travel with an alternative airline as Southwest doesn't offer direct international services to Cancun.

Does Southwest offer Business Class on flights to Cancun?

No, Southwest doesn't offer a business class on any of their services, domestic or international. However, you can purchase the airlines 'Business Select' fare which offers priority boarding, quicker check-in, security fast-track and complimentary drinks voucher onboard. However, the seating is the same as the wider economy cabin.

Why can't I find Southwest flights to Cancun on your site?

Some routes offered by Southwest may be seasonal so they may not be operated at the times you are looking. Similarly, Southwest may not fly from the airport you are travelling from. But don't worry, we'll still get you to Cancun! Either, change your dates or consider one of the many alternative airline options available.

Which other airlines offer direct flights to Cancun?

Cancun International Airport is well connected both domestically and internationally, with 25 international countries served directly from the airport. The airport is a hub for the regional MAYair and a focus for both Volaris and VivaAerobus. Other airlines which also operate nonstop routes to Cancun include Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air Canada, Air Caraïbes, Air Europa, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, British Airways, Copa Airlines, Delta, Gol Transportes Aéreos, KLM, LATAM, LOT Polish Airlines, TAP Air Portugal and more.

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