How far is Cancún from Mexico City?

The distance between Mexico City (Mexico City International Airport) and Cancún (Cancún International Airport) is 799 miles / 1286 kilometers / 694 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Mexico City (MEX) to Cancún (CUN) is 1019 miles / 1640 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 20 hours 47 minutes.

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135 kg

Distance from Mexico City to Cancún

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Mexico City to Cancún. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 799.187 miles
• 1286.167 kilometers
• 694.475 nautical miles

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

Haversine formula
• 798.064 miles
• 1284.360 kilometers
• 693.499 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).

How long does it take to fly from Mexico City to Cancún?

The estimated flight time from Mexico City International Airport to Cancún International Airport is 2 hours and 0 minutes.

Flight carbon footprint between Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and Cancún International Airport (CUN)

On average, flying from Mexico City to Cancún generates about 135 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 135 kilograms equals 297 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Mexico City to Cancún

See the map of the shortest flight path between Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and Cancún International Airport (CUN).

Airport information

Origin Mexico City International Airport
City: Mexico City
Country: Mexico
IATA Code: MEX
ICAO Code: MMMX
Coordinates: 19°26′10″N, 99°4′19″W
Destination Cancún International Airport
City: Cancún
Country: Mexico
IATA Code: CUN
ICAO Code: MMUN
Coordinates: 21°2′11″N, 86°52′37″W