Distance from Canada to Mexico

Name Canada Mexico
Country flag Flag of Canada Flag of Mexico
Country ISO code CA / CAN MX / MEX
Continent North America North America
Continent code NA NA
Capital Ottawa Mexico City
Total cities 2920 9011
Cost of living Cost of living in Canada Cost of living in Mexico
DD coordinates 56.000000 / -96.000000 23.626033 / -102.537501
DMS coordinates 56°00'0.00" N / -96°00'0.00" W 23°37'33.72" N / -102°32'15.00" W
UTM coordinates 15V 312928.56088889 6210141.3274931 13Q 751234.77847938 2614988.8120119
Time zone America/Toronto America/Mexico_City
Airports Airports in Canada: 1350 Airports in Mexico: 1238
Straight distance from Canada to Mexico is 3639 kilometers (2261 miles).
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There are many ways to find how far is Canada from Mexico, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 56.000000 / -96.000000 (CA) and 23.626033 / -102.537501 (MX).


When trying to get from Canada to Mexico, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 3639 km / 2261 mil. Surely, both CA and MX are big enough for the distance to vary considerably depending on how it is measured.

Commonly, the shortest distance is calculated as the crow flies, meaning the most direct path between two points. However, to get more precise results, it is important to specify the remoteness of these points. So, the distance is shown as a straight line between the departure coordinates of 56.000000 / -96.000000 and the arrival coordinates of 23.626033 / -102.537501.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from Canada to Mexico is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 4 hours, 19 minutes. Yet, the flight length may also vary based on a number of factors, such as the speed of a specific airliner, its route, and airports of departure and arrival.

Besides, the time is calculated without transfer activities, which may involve different modes of transportation. So, how far is it from Canada to Mexico? The average figures for different transportation options are shown on this web page, calculated by a precise formula of spherical trigonometry.

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Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from Canada (CA)
Arrives in Mexico (MX)
Canada to Mexico distance 3639 km / 2261 mil
Avg car duration 40 hours, 26 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 60 hours, 39 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 36 hours, 23 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 4 hours, 2 minutes (900 km/h)

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

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between CA and MX is 3639 kilometers = 2261 miles, the calculation is carried out using the formula Haversine between latitude / longitude points on the Earth's surface, using an ellipsoidal model.
The shortest flight distance from CA to MX is 3639 kilometers = 2261 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to MX takes approximately 4 hours, 2 minutes.
It will take you about 60 hours, 39 minutes to drive from Canada (CA) to Mexico (MX), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Canada from Mexico.