Baltimore is one of the United States' most historic cities, with beautiful architecture spanning the centuries. Still, Baltimore locals might well want to get away from the frenetic urban jungle to escape to a more laid back pace of life - and that's where Cancun, Mexico comes in.
One of Mexico's most popular areas among tourists, Cancun is by turns beachside relaxation and hardcore, spring break partying. There's something to suit the taste of every Baltimorean in this expansive beachside city. It's a bit of a stretch by plane - flight times start at around 5 hours - but the popularity of the route demonstrates just how worth it the trip is. If you're thinking of booking an exotic Mexican vacation, be sure to follow our tips to ensure you get cheap flights from Baltimore to Cancun.
Flight prices are steady and largely predictable in the run up to your departure date on the Baltimore - Cancun route, but if you leave booking until the fortnight prior to departure, you could find yourself landed with a potential premium of $60. Prices are erratic but on the rise in the two weeks before departure, but it's around 3 days before departure that you'll notice the most significantly steep price hikes.
Variation in flight prices is minimal throughout the year on the Baltimore to Cancun route. Some times of the year are a little more expensive than others, but if you're set on travelling during the spring months (perhaps for spring break?) or over the winter holidays in December, be reassured that the average difference between these most expensive times and the cheapest month - January - is only around $20.
Start your Cancun trip early in the week by departing from Baltimore on a Tuesday and saving a potential $13. Again, there isn't a significant difference between the most expensive and cheapest days to fly on this route, which gives even the most cost-conscious deal hunters some freedom when choosing on which day they'd prefer to fly. Still, if you're set on saving $13, Tuesday's a great time to fly - it allows you the excuse of a long weekend to prepare for the trip, and means you'll have a chance to enjoy Cancun before the weekend tourists flood the city.
Both United and American Airlines offer good deals on round trip prices that, at the time of writing, come in at under $400 for a round trip. Although Spirit Airlines offers similar deals, the hidden fees with Spirit are notoriously high so overall, the former two are a savvy flier's best options. When two airlines offer similar deals, as on the Baltimore to Cancun route, be sure to employ our next tip to help make your choice...
Airlines offering connecting flights from Baltimore to Cancun:
- American Airlines makes the journey in 7 hours via Miami Airport for $376 round trip, on average.
- AeroMéxico makes the journey in 6 hours via Atlanta for $488 round trip, on average.
- Spirit Airlines makes the journey in 6 hours via Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport for $371 round trip, on average.
- United Airlines makes the journey in 7 hours via Newark Airport for $374 round trip, on average.
A good deal can't, unfortunately, always be taken at face value - some airlines have steep extra charges and hidden fees. For full transparency when booking, check out our Airline Fees Calculator. Simply select the airlines you want to compare and specify your requirements (extra leg space, additional baggage or even the simple privilege of booking your seat ahead of time) and see what price, if any, each airline will charge for those extras.
Hopper's When to Fly and Buy Reports are updated with enormous swaths of data on a regular basis, to make sure all the deal-hunting fliers out there have the most comprehensive and up-to-the-moment information available when booking. The information presented here on the Baltimore to Cancun route has been compiled from the analysis of over 3.8 million flight searches between September and October 2014. Trends show that demand is currently going down on this route, so Hopper's experts recommend that this is a great time to hunt for some bargains.
An expert deal hunter knows when to keep searching - and knows when to stop after they've found the best deal. On the Baltimore to Cancun route, if you've followed our tips and managed to find prices around the $370 mark then you know you've got a good deal. Hopper's experts discovered that most good deals fall around the $370 mark, and the very cheapest flights identified on this route typically coming in at around $350.