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Distance between New York, NY (JFK) and Cancún (CUN)

Flight distance from New York to Cancún (New York John F. Kennedy International Airport – Cancún International Airport) is 1555 miles / 2502 kilometers / 1351 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 26 minutes.

Driving distance from New York (JFK) to Cancún (CUN) is 3421 miles / 5506 kilometers and travel time by car is about 63 hours 23 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from New York to Cancún.

Shortest flight path between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Cancún International Airport (CUN).

How far is Cancún from New York?

There are several ways to calculate distances between New York and Cancún. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1554.707 miles
  • 2502.059 kilometers
  • 1351.004 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 1557.369 miles
  • 2506.343 kilometers
  • 1353.317 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A New York John F. Kennedy International Airport
City: New York, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: JFK
ICAO Code: KJFK
Coordinates: 40°38′23″N, 73°46′44″W

B Cancún International Airport
City: Cancún
Country: Mexico Flag of Mexico
IATA Code: CUN
ICAO Code: MMUN
Coordinates: 21°2′11″N, 86°52′37″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between New York and Cancún is 1 hour. Cancún is 1 hour behind New York.

Time Difference

New York, NY

 EDT

Cancún

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 183 kg (403 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

New York (JFK) → Cancún (CUN).

Distance:
1555
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1555

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