Traveling to Cozumel by Airplane

You can fly direct to Cozumel from several major airports around the world

Cozumel, which is a popular destination amongst tourists from around the world, is home to its very own international airport. This saves tourists the trouble of having to fly to nearby Cancun International Airport then take a ferry to the island – though flying from the airport in Cancun to Cozumel aboard a local carrier is also an option.

Cozumel International Airport

Located in the city of San Miguel on the island of Cozumel, Cozumel International Airport (CZM) is a reasonably-sized facility for the region that it serves. The property features one 8,858 foot long asphalt runway for general use as well as a 10,165 foot long asphalt runway for military use only, one terminal with six international and two domestic gates, a food court, and a collection of shops. In 2012, over 450 thousand passengers were serviced by this airport.


When you're traveling to Cozumel from another country, part of the process of gaining entry is a trip through customs. While you're still on the plane you'll be given a form to fill out and present to a customs official when you arrive at the airport along with your identification. Travelers from Canada only need their birth certificate and one other form of identification, while others will need a passport and sometimes even a visa.

The following table shows airline companies that are flying directly from Canada.

Cozumel International Airport Canadian Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Montreal, Canada YUL Air Canada

Flying to Cozumel from the Caribbean

In addition to flying directly to Cozumel with the airlines listed above, you can also fly to Cancun International Airport (CUN) then take a domestic flight with MAYAir to Cozumel. This option is typically used by visitors who live near an airport with regular flights to Cancun, which is easier to find, but none to Cozumel. If time is not an issue, it is also possible to fly to Cancun, take a bus to Playa Del Carmen, then a ferry to Cozumel.

Look below for air service from other Caribbean airports. If there aren't any flights from an airport near your home, making a connection through a regional airport might be a fine option.

Cozumel International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Cancun, Mexico CUN MAYAir

Transportation from the Airport

After clearing customs and picking up your luggage from baggage claim, there are a few options regarding transportation from the airport. Many major resorts on the island offer transportation for guests, so be sure to check your paperwork before paying for an unnecessary service. If this is not an option for you, you'll also find a number of taxis and collectivos available directly outside the building, and a bank of rental car agencies exists on site as well. Your final option is to hire airport transfer in advance, but this is not recommended as you'll typically pay extra to book this service in advance.

Flying to Cozumel is easy to pull off, even if it means connecting with the larger airport in Cancun. Make sure you take a look at both options to ensure you get the best deal, and keep an eye out for reduced fares. When you find the right flight for you, go ahead and book it as soon as possible so you don't miss out on the prefect flight for you.

If you are evaluating the option of chartering air travel, you can reserve one from these regional companies:

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location
Aero Saab Main Office (998) 873-0501 Playa Del Carmen Airport - 1.3 mi. (2.0 km) South West of Playa del Carmen Mexico
Aero Saab Service from CUN (998) 873-0501 Cancun International Airport - 9.0 mi. (14.5 km) South of Cancun Mexico
Aero Saab Service from CZM (998) 873-0501 Cozumel International Airport - 1.5 mi. (2.4 km) Northeast of San Miguel Cozumel
Aero Saab Service from Holbox (998) 873-0501 Holbox Airport - Holbox Holbox
Aero Saab Service from ISJ (998) 873-0501 Isla Mujeres Airport - 1.2 mi. (2.0 km) North-Northwest of Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Cancun Executive VIP Transport (998) 850-3084 Cancun International Airport - 9.0 mi. (14.5 km) South of Cancun Mexico
Sky Tour (866) 420-9265 5.6 mi. (9.1 km) South West of Playa del Carmen Mexico

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