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Distance from Houston (US) to Cancun (MX)

Name Houston Cancun
IATA HOU CUN
Country United States Mexico
Country ISO codes US / USA MX / MEX
Continent North America North America
Continent code NA NA
DD coordinates 29.762778 / -95.383056 21.040457 / -86.874435
Time zone America/Chicago America/Cancun
Straight distance from Houston to Cancun is 1292 kilometers (803 miles).

Travel information from Houston to Cancun

The exact distance between Houston (US) and Cancun (MX) is 803 miles (1292 km).

To find out how many hours a traveler will have to spend on the road from Houston to Cancun, you need to know the average speed of the selected transport: car, train, bus or ship.

For example, a tourist will travel about 1 hour, 26 minutes by plane.

Depart from Houston (US)
Arrives in Cancun (MX)
Houston to Cancun distance 1292 km / 803 mil
Avg car duration 14 hours, 21 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 21 hours, 31 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 12 hours, 54 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 1 hour, 26 minutes (900 km/h)

* Estimated time when driving in a straight line at the same speed.

Airports in Cancun

Name IATA ICAO Size
CancĂșn International Airport CUN MMUN L
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There are many ways to find how far is Houston from Cancun, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 29.762778 / -95.383056 and 21.040457 / -86.874435.

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Houston to Cancun map route

Use our service to calculate the Houston to Cancun distance in order to choose an appropriate type of transport and reserve the necessary amount of time for the journey.

If you want to know an answer to the question "How far is Houston from Cancun?", enter the names of the cities in the online calculator and view the route on the map, the remoteness is calculated as a distance in air miles, which is the fastest way.

It is also important to understand how many hours it will take to get from Houston to Cancun by air. We quote the flight time, which is 1 hour, 32 minutes, based on the average speed of aircraft, and you can also find out an average trip duration by other modes of transport.

In addition to the shortest distance, which is 1292 km / 803 mil, you will learn that your departure coordinates are 29.762778 / -95.383056 while the arrival coordinates are 21.040457 / -86.874435.

Please also note that Houston is in the America/Chicago time zone and Cancun is located in the America/Cancun time zone, so you need to take the time difference into account when planning your trip.

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People also ask - FAQ

The beeline from Houston and Cancun is 1292 kilometers = 803 miles, given their longitudes and latitudes and corrected to the spherical shape of the Earth based on the haversine formula.
To travel from Houston (29.762778 / -95.383056) to Cancun (21.040457 / -86.874435) by the shortest air route, you will need to cover 803 miles. Given the average airplane speed of 560 miles, the estimated duration of your flight to Cancun is 1 hour, 26 minutes.
If you choose to drive from Houston, US to Cancun, MX, you can expect to spend 21 hours, 31 minutes on the route, apart from the time you will need for having a snack, sleeping, taking the shower and refueling your car.
Yes, but you need to comply with regulations on entering to Cancun.