You are landing at Cancún Airport (CUN) and would like to explore the Yucatan Peninsula and Cancún by rental car? If so, it is best to rent a car directly from home at one of the suppliers at Cancún Airport in order to take advantage of the best prices for online bookings. Compare prices of car rental companies at Cancún Airport and choose the car rental company that best suits your holiday destination.
Whether you arrive at Terminal 1 or Terminal 3 depends primarily on your airline or your country of origin. Most likely, however, you will enter Mexican soil in Terminal 3 and, depending on the car rental company, you will be able to pick up the documents for your rental car either at the airport in Terminal 2 near the baggage carousel or in Terminal 3 near the exit. However, since some car rental companies do not have their own pick-up station in the airport building, it is possible that an employee of the car rental company is already waiting for you at the exit and will drive you to the company's offices outside the airport building in a shuttle.
Our tip: Use the free shuttle bus between the terminals to get to your destination faster.
Although you could theoretically access the rental cars of around 24 car rental companies at Cancún Airport, not all companies have a pick-up station and counter in the airport building. Therefore, it is advisable to book a rental car in advance by comparing prices. This guarantees you the cheapest car rental on arrival. We have put together a small selection of the car rental companies in which you can rent almost any car that comes closest to your imagination, from small cars to SUVs, below:
Spending your holiday only in the hotel complex and in the resort is almost too bad if you have already flown halfway around the world. Take your rental car on a journey of discovery around Cancún and set off for the fantastic Mayan pyramids in the surrounding area. But also some of the other sights we have listed below are worth a visit with the rental car:
|Petrol station||Distance from Cancún Airport|
|The Gas Americas||16 km|
|Estación de Servicio Mericam||20 km|
Have you decided to rent a cheap rental car with a fair tank arrangement and have to return your car with a full tank? Then you don't have to worry, as there are several petrol stations in the vicinity of the airport that are open 24 hours a day. However, as some of these are very frequented, it is advisable to fill up the car at an early stage in order to avoid delays.
|Place name||Distance from Cancún Airport||Travel time|
|Cancún city center||17,6 km||21 minutes|
|Cancún Zona Hotelera||22,8 km||24 minutes|
|Puerto Morales||25,6 km||22 minutes|
|Punta Maroma||40,1 km||32 minutes|
|Río Lagartos||255 km||2 hours 49 minutes|
Due to its convenient transport connections, you can reach the centre of Cancúns by rental car via the federal highway 307 in less than 20 minutes and can relax directly after your arrival on one of the beautiful beach stretches. If, however, after a few days of exploration, it is worthwhile to make a detour to Cancún to visit its sights and museums, such as the Museo Maya de Cancun or the El Parque de las Palapas.
With more than 20 million passengers per year, Cancún Airport is one of the largest airports in Mexico, so you don't have to sacrifice any comfort. Return to one of the snack bars or restaurants, store your luggage in one of the small lockers, use the free WLAN or book one of the VIP rooms with a large conference table if you are away on business.
Our tip: Please check whether your ticket includes the airport tax of approximately $48 before you depart, or have it ready when you leave so that you do not experience any delays in your departure.