The cheapest times to fly from FAI to CUN are

  • January 1st to March 18th (except the weeks of February 12th and March 5th)
  • April 2nd to May 13th (except the week of April 30th)
  • July 16th to August 19th
  • September 17th to October 7th

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 FAI to CUN is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $2140 for Thursday flights during late December, or as low as $608 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Cancún

Flying from Fairbanks, AK (FAI) to Cancun (CUN) will usually cost between $693 to $1485 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $723. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1752. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1030 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $951 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FAI to CUN flight.

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

FAI to CUN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FAI to CUN flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Fairbanks. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Cancún, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Fairbanks. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $157 (14%) 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 $917. Return trip prices are from the CUN to FAI 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 FAI 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 8 hour 18 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking FAI 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 FAI to CUN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (FAI > LAX > CUN)

  • Price for both tickets: $802
  • Average savings: $150 (15.72%)

See FAI to LAX flights

Hack #2: Las Vegas, NV (FAI > LAS > CUN)

  • Price for both tickets: $804
  • Average savings: $148 (15.51%)

See FAI to LAS flights

Hack #3: Vancouver (FAI > YVR > CUN)

  • Price for both tickets: $812
  • Average savings: $140 (14.67%)

See FAI to YVR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Korean Air, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Cancun International Airport to Fairbanks International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4064 miles or 6540 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FAI to CUN flight is about 8 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Fairbanks, AK and Cancun?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from FAI to CUN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeFAI
Origination airport nameFairbanks International Airport
CityFairbanks, AK
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeCUN
Destination airport nameCancun International Airport


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