Cheap Flights to Mexico: Cheat Sheet

Find Cheap Deals to Mexico

Looking for another culture, another language, another world, but don’t want to travel too far? Try Mexico: an enticing blend of ancient civilizations, cosmopolitan cities and picture-perfect beaches. Head south of the border and discover an exotic vacationland right next door.

Top Attractions, Recreation, Dining and Shopping in Mexico

Finding cheap deals to Mexico is easy with FareCompare.

Best Days to Fly to Mexico and Other Tips

Three of the most popular Mexican destinations include its capital, Mexico City, and the beach resorts of Cancun and Los Cabos.

When to Buy Airfare to Mexico

Start shopping for airfare about 3-and-a-half months before travel and be sure to sign up for FareCompare Real-Time Airfare Alerts to learn when the best prices are available.

Finding Cheap Flights to Mexico

Tips to find the best deals available every time you shop.

Cheapest Days to Fly: The cheapest days to fly Mexico destinations are often Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday but this can vary; be sure to check the FareCompare Flexible Search Calendar to see the best days to fly for your trip.

Cheapest Time of Day to Fly: The cheapest times to fly to Mexico can vary, but flight search results on FareCompare which always show fares starting with the cheapest flights; use the filters to change departure/arrival times according to your preferences.

Cheapest Time of Year to Fly: There can be a winter holiday premium to Mexico beach destinations; look for deals and vacations packages on the FareCompare Deals Blog.

Find Deals for Weekend Getaways and Last Minute Flights

Want to getaway to a favorite Mexico city for a last minute trip? Some quick tips:

Sign up for FareCompare Real-Time Airfare Alerts: Get real-time information on the cheapest flights to Mexico from your home airport. Note: Open alerts immediately; the cheapest deals disappear quickly.

FareCompare Getaway Map: Check out this map for airfare to Mexico from your home airport, or from any city you choose. Use the map and spread the word about any great airfare by letting friends know via Twitter.

Mexico Airports: What You Need to Know

The following are the major airports for Mexico City and the beach resorts.

Mexico City International Airport (MEX): This huge facility offers service from more than two dozen airlines including numerous U.S. and international carriers and is a hub for Aeromexico.

Cancun International Airport (CUN): This airport is served by numerous U.S. and international carriers including low-cost airlines such as AirTran, Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit and Virgin America.

Los Cabos International Airport (SJD): Among the many airlines serving this smaller facility in San Jose del Cabo are discounters Frontier and Sun Country.

Airport WiFI and Transportation

WiFi at Mexico Airports: The Mexico City airport and the Cancun airport offer wireless Internet service for a fee.

Transportation at Mexico Airports: All airports have rental cars, public transportation and taxis; use authorized taxi companies only, and at the Mexico City airport, taxi tickets must be purchased in advance at authorized sale points throughout the facility.

Mexico: Know Before You Go

The U.S. State Department has an excellent travel information website filled with tips and advice on countries around the world including Mexico; check it out anytime travel takes you outside the U.S.


Published: January 13, 2012