The cheapest times to fly from SBP to CUN are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • July 23rd to November 18th (except the weeks of July 30th and October 15th)
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 SBP to CUN is early January. Prices can be as high as $1315 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $779 for Wednesday flights around early January.


When to Fly to Cancún

Flying from San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP) to Cancun (CUN) will usually cost between $807 to $1040 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early January with an average ticket price of $804. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1079. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $275 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $811 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBP to CUN flight.

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

SBP to CUN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBP to CUN flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from San Luis Obispo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, 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 SBP. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Cancún, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to San Luis Obispo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $31 (4%) 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 $819. Return trip prices are from the CUN to SBP 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 SBP 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 5 hour 3 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Phoenix, AZ (SBP > PHX > CUN)

  • Price for both tickets: $703
  • Average savings: $109 (13.38%)

See SBP to PHX flights

Hack #2: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (SBP > DFW > CUN)

  • Price for both tickets: $703
  • Average savings: $108 (13.32%)

See SBP to DFW flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (SBP > LAX > CUN)

  • Price for both tickets: $713
  • Average savings: $98 (12.08%)

See SBP to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Avianca, COPA, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Cancun International Airport to San Luis County Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2264 miles or 3644 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBP to CUN flight is about 5 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between San Luis Obispo, CA and Cancun?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 79 available flights from SBP to CUN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSBP
Origination airport nameSan Luis County Regional Airport
CitySan Luis Obispo, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeCUN
Destination airport nameCancun International Airport


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