The cheapest times to fly from CMI to MEX are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • April 2nd to June 24th (except the week of April 9th)
  • early August
  • November 5th to November 18th

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 MEX is early August. Prices can be as high as $990 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $525 for Tuesday flights around early August.


When to Fly to Mexico City

Flying from Champaign/Urbana, IL (CMI) to Mexico City (MEX) will usually cost between $525 to $797 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early August with an average ticket price of $525. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $844. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $319 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $528 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMI to MEX flight.

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

CMI to MEX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMI to MEX 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 $0.21, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $79 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $536. Return trip prices are from the MEX 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 MEX 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 47 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport to University of Illinois/Willard Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1561 miles or 2512 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMI to MEX flight is about 3 hour 47 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from CMI to MEX.


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 MEX
Destination airport name Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport
City Mexico City
Country Mexico
Latitude 19.4
Longitude -99.1


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