The cheapest times to fly from CMI to CUN are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to July 15th (except the weeks of April 30th, May 14th, May 21st, and June 25th)
  • September 3rd to September 30th
  • November 5th to December 16th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CMI to CUN is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $1229 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $582 for Wednesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to CancĂșn

Flying from Champaign/Urbana, IL (CMI) to Cancun (CUN) will usually cost between $583 to $777 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $596. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $950. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $355 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $615 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMI to CUN flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CMI to CUN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CMI to CUN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMI to CUN flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Champaign. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.29, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CUN, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into CMI. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $75 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $598. Return trip prices are from the CUN to CMI flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CMI to CUN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 21 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CMI to CUN

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CMI to CUN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (CMI > ORD > CUN)

  • Price for both tickets: $574
  • Average savings: $41 (6.67%)

See CMI to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CMI to CUN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, British Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Cancun International Airport to University of Illinois/Willard Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1315 miles or 2116 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CMI to CUN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMI to CUN flight is about 3 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Champaign/Urbana, IL and Cancun?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from CMI to CUN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CMI
Origination airport name University of Illinois/Willard Airport
City Champaign/Urbana, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 40
Longitude -88.3

Return Airport

Destination code CUN
Destination airport name Cancun International Airport
City Cancun
Country Mexico
Latitude 21
Longitude -86.9


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