The cheapest times to fly from SAF to CUN are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • March 19th to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • September 3rd 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 SAF to CUN is early December. Prices can be as high as $1514 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $580 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to CancĂșn

Flying from Santa Fe, NM (SAF) to Cancun (CUN) will usually cost between $583 to $910 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $595. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $990. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $395 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $619 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAF to CUN flight.

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

SAF to CUN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAF to CUN flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Santa Fe. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $101 (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 $599. Return trip prices are from the CUN to SAF 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 SAF 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 45 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Austin, TX (SAF > AUS > CUN)

  • Price for both tickets: $610
  • Average savings: $9 (1.37%)

See SAF to AUS flights

Hack #2: San Antonio, TX (SAF > SAT > CUN)

  • Price for both tickets: $618
  • Average savings: $1 (0.16%)

See SAF to SAT flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SAF to CUN? 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 Cancun International Airport to Santa Fe Municipal Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1537 miles or 2474 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAF to CUN flight is about 3 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Fe, NM and Cancun?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from SAF to CUN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SAF
Origination airport name Santa Fe Municipal Airport
City Santa Fe, NM
Country the United States
Latitude 35.6
Longitude -106.1

Return Airport

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


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