Direct flights from Stansted to Cancun take 10 hours and 20 minutes, while the return journey should be closer to nine and a half hours. If you require a connecting flight on this route, this could involve a stop at Cologne before continuing on to Cancun.
Outbound Stansted to Cancun flights tend to be in the morning, which would see you touch down in the middle of the afternoon local time. The return journey is likely to be in the afternoon, which would mean you’d arrive back in the UK early in the morning. Services tend to be on Saturdays, with some on Tuesdays, while booking in advance is highly recommended with this route due to the relatively sparse flights.
Cancun has Mexico’s second busiest airport, and it’s around a 12 mile trip to the city centre, while the hotel zone is a similar distance. It should take approximately 25 minutes to reach the city of Cancun, 45 minutes to the town of Playa Del Carmen, 60 minutes to the town of Akumal and around 90 minutes to the town of Tulum.
Cancun Airport offer their own transportation services; available 24 hours a day. Shuttles, minibuses, private cars and VIP services can all be booked on the airport’s website. A one-way trip to a hotel in the centre of Cancun costs 12 US dollars; although this price rises with 24 hour, and private, services.
Those preferring to hire their own car can take advantage of companies such as Budget, Dollar, Hertz and Thrifty, who all have offices within the grounds of the airport.