The cheapest times to fly from SHD to CUN are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 6th to December 16th (except the weeks of August 13th and November 19th)

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 SHD to CUN is late January. Prices can be as high as $1611 for Saturday flights during mid July, or as low as $602 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to CancĂșn

Flying from Staunton, VA (SHD) to Cancun (CUN) will usually cost between $627 to $1198 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $617. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1420. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $802 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $687 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHD to CUN flight.

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

SHD to CUN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHD to CUN flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Staunton. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.33, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $138 (16%) 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 $718. Return trip prices are from the CUN to SHD 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 SHD 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 17 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Washington, DC (SHD > IAD > CUN)

  • Price for both tickets: $516
  • Average savings: $171 (24.89%)

See SHD to IAD flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (SHD > ORD > CUN)

  • Price for both tickets: $577
  • Average savings: $111 (16.08%)

See SHD to ORD flights

Hack #3: Charleston, SC (SHD > CHS > CUN)

  • Price for both tickets: $668
  • Average savings: $19 (2.77%)

See SHD to CHS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, SAS, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Cancun International Airport to Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1281 miles or 2062 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHD to CUN flight is about 3 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Staunton, VA and Cancun?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SHD
Origination airport name Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
City Staunton, VA
Country the United States
Latitude 38.3
Longitude -78.9

Return Airport

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


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