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Flight from Auckland to Cancún

FAQs - booking Playa del Carmen flights

  • How to fly to Playa del Carmen?

    You cannot fly directly to Playa del Carmen. KAYAK recommends you fly to Cancun (CUN) (50.1 km from Playa del Carmen). From there you can rent a car or get a taxi.

  • What airports are near Playa del Carmen?

    The closest airport is Cancun (CUN) (50.1 km). KAYAK recommends you fly to Cancun.

  • How far is Cancún from central Cancún?

    You’ll need to travel 14 km to reach the Cancún city centre from Cancún.

  • What is the name of Cancún’s airport?

    Cancún is served by Cancún, also commonly referred to as Cancun, Cancun Airport, Cancún Intl, or Riviera Maya. The airport code is CUN.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Playa del Carmen?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to Playa del Carmen.

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    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Playa del Carmen is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Playa del Carmen?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Playa del Carmen with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Playa del Carmen?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Playa del Carmen up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Playa del Carmen

  • There is no major airport in Playa del Carmen. It is instead served by Cancun Airport.
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Top 4 airlines flying to Playa del Carmen

 
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from New Zealand to Playa del Carmen? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
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Air New ZealandOverall score based on 673 reviews
7.6food
8.4boarding
7.9entertainment
8.8crew
8.1comfort
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All was good, the only thing was it didn't run on time.

8.0 ExcellentDaniel, Apr 2024ZQN - SYD
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All was good, the only thing was it didn't run on time.

The staff and crew on board were excellent. Business class however, was very weird. I thought we would have individual pods, but the way it was set up was unexpected. Not very private and If you wanted to lay down, you had to have an entire bed made up for you by the crew, rather than how Delta one works where you could just lie down whenever you feel like it. It was a 16 hour flight. I chose not to have my bed made, and that turned out to be a good idea because everybody who had their bed made had to wait for the crew to roll up their mattresses. So strange!

Crew were pleasant, happy to be there and were a joy to be around. Entire operation was professional, well thought out and ran like a Swiss clock.

United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

Good food and entertainment options. Great Staff that were all welcoming and caregiving.

Flight was canceled due to technical issue shortly before the check-in counters opened. Passengers were rebooked on a flight three days later. Request to be accommodated on Air Tahiti Nui could not be processed. Customer service sorted out the refund after calling and being put on hold for almost an hour.

Carring crew, nice ambiance of the cabin, comfortable beds, good food well served. We liked everything.

2 of the 6 economy toilets were out of order. Drinks were not offered often enough - you have to order on-screen, which is often unavailable. Snacks and Milo ran out very early. Crew was fine but I think there was a sticking issue

Flight attendants are always pleasant and helpful. Pilot kept us updated.

No refunds for flights that I could not take due to Covid restrictions

The staff we fantastic and seemed to work very well with each other

Don’t like last minute airline change. Not able to choose seat earlier.

The crew were amazing - A great job. They made me feel special and valued.

I really appreciated the fact that when I checked my bags at the Quantas counter after arriving from an international flight an hour early, the agent noticed I had a very long layover. He then found an earlier flight that allowed me to get to Cairns several hours earlier than I planned. That was amazing because I had already traveled over 20 hours and wasn’t looking forward to such a long layover. It allowed me to see my daughter and grandchildren much earlier (it had been two years since I visited last).

My bag didn’t make it but otherwise it was a great experience.

I was in premium economy. My seat didn’t recline much - it was broken. My phone charger didn’t work.

Flights delayed multiple times, travellers requests for updates ignored. Qantas continues to desatisfy travelling basics.

After flying Quantas (Prem Econ - SYD-SFO) which was Spectacular, we boarded AA flight SFO/PHL.. Prem Econ was NOT available on this flight so we were stuck in Econ - even though we paid $2600 EACH/ONE WAY for this ticket. I even had to BUY extra legroom seats - this AT LEAST should have been included on the AA flight. There were no screens in seatbacks, forcing passengers to use phones for entertainment. No water bottles were provided - only cups of water. The Quantas flight was FAR superior to the AA flight - even though we purchased Prem Econ for the FULL trip....

We were delayed for 7 hours. The staff and management could have organized the getting of seats on later flight earlier than 20 minutes before late takeoff. Everyone was worried and lost. Was chaos and it didn’t need to be.

Overall a positive experience. As long as you are not connecting-I found the discount offered by Kayak and the customer service to be very good.

Quit making seats narrower and narrower. The guy beside me spilled over in to my seat.

737 Max was leaking water into the cabin through the windows. Overhead bins opened on landing. Bad bad plane.

This flight was a code share on Air New Zealand.

Very uncomfortable seats and seat backs, and I am only 5’9”. Delayed due to crew issues, spent a long time with no ventilation. Teeny overhead bins. Wifi worked well. Arrived safely.

All planes flying to Mexico City are very old. Seats don’t even have power outlets.

The plane was delayed coming in and on the tarmac. I was coming from another flight so it made for a very long day. The stewardess kept trying to slam the overhead bins closed and I was worried that she had damaged my new luggage. They ran out of snacks and lccdsddd me a hummus box which was nice. It took them a very long time to pick up the garbage so I could not go to the washroom and had little time. To prepare for disbarment. The TV system was hard to control from the armrest and picture wasn’t clear. The crew did apologize several times for the lateness. It took the Denver airport an unusually long time to de-ice the plane.

temperature, temperature, temperature. it was hot as balls and everyone around me was complaining and constantly adjusting their vents

The only thing concerning was the delay. Otherwise, it was ok.

The lady who gave me my boarding pass for check in was extremely rude.

I bought internet for the flight. Don’t waste your money. I wasn’t able to download a 1 Mb file from Google Docs during a 3-4 hr period. You can only use WhatsApp and email if you are willing to wait.

Got the email to check in but when I tried to check in it said "cannot connect to server", so checked in at the desk.

Glad that the plane was not full so my 6' 2" husband didn't have anyone in front of him. We were able to sit in a row with a space between us so he could stretch his legs.

Glasses of water very small, no any snack and at the second time that the air attendant serve water or juice, she ignored us, only some passengers had something to drink.😕

The boarding was done smoothly. This flight from Puerto Rico to Toronto, a light meal should be offered to the travelers.

Enjoyed the service on board & on ground. Timely take off & landing

I did not like the fact that our bags went missing

New Airbus 220 with all the amenities. Not sure why hot beverages were not served as flight turned out to be very smooth…

No food offered. Parents with babies placed in the middle of the plane. Next time, place parents with babies in the corners of the plane to ensure comfort for others who don’t have babies.

I am 6'0 and almost no leg room. I am also not a small person, but this was the first time I had a issue with the seat belt. I feel like they should be made a tad bit bigger.

Greetings to all the employees, they were very kind and welcoming. Excellent pilot, thank you for your efforts

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