The flight time from New York, New York to Cancun, Mexico is:

3 hours, 35 minutes

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Flying time from New York, NY to Cancun, Mexico

The total flight duration from New York, NY to Cancun, Mexico is 3 hours, 35 minutes.

This assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. It also adds an extra 30 minutes for take-off and landing. Your exact time may vary depending on wind speeds.

If you're planning a trip, remember to add more time for the plane to taxi between the gate and the airport runway. This measurement is only for the actual flying time. You should also factor in airport wait times and possible equipment or weather delays. If you're trying to figure out what time you'll arrive at the destination, you may want to see if there's a time difference between New York, NY and Cancun, Mexico.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from New York, NY to Cancun, Mexico ("as the crow flies"), which is about 1,543 miles or 2 483 kilometers.

Your trip begins in New York, New York.
It ends in Cancun, Mexico.

Your flight direction from New York, NY to Cancun, Mexico is Southwest (-147 degrees from North).

The flight time calculator measures the average flight duration between points. It uses the great circle formula to compute the travel mileage.

Millions of tourists visit Cancun not only for its beautiful beaches, water sports and luxurious resorts. It is also the place where the Mayan civilization grew more than 3,000 years ago in the Yucatan Peninsula. It is close to Mayan archaeological sites like Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba.

Chichen Itza is a located 117 miles from Cancun. Daily tours are available to this World Heritage Site. Tulum is another site to discover more of the Mayan culture. Located 82 miles from Cancun, Tulum sits on the edge of a cliff and offers wonderful view of the Caribbean Sea.

The Temple of Kukulcan, also known as El Castillo is the most important landmark in Chichen Itza. There are 91 steps on each of the corners (4 corners) and counting the top it is made up of 365 steps with each step representing one day of the year. The most unique time to visit is during spring and autumn equinoxes where as the sun sets, a shadow falls on the pyramid in the shape of a serpent.

Around 20 miles from Cancun is Puerto Morelos, a small fishing village that allows you to get away from the crowd in Cancun and enjoy the laid-back small town atmosphere.

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New York, New York

City: New York
State: New York
Country: United States
Category: cities

Cancun, Mexico

City: Cancun
Region: Quintana Roo
Country: Mexico
Category: cities

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