For those Rhode Islanders that want to trade in the cobblestone streets of historic Providence for a tropical escape, Cancun is one of the closest options. Its palm-tree lined sandy beaches are a 6.5-hour flight (with stops) away. By sunset, you could on your second of many margaritas on the beach vacation of your dreams. Whether you want to spend your trip lying on the sand, snorkeling in the ocean or exploring the ancient Mayan ruins, Cancun has something for everyone. Plus, the trip can be affordable if you follow these six easy tips from Hopper on how to get cheap flights from Providence to Cancun.
Organizing a trip to Mexico takes some work. You’re not only booking activities and hotel stays in a country that speaks a different language, but the currency is different, too. As such, planning your trip at least 21 days in advance allows you the time to get everything done. Plus, it can save you up to $50. That extra money can be used towards a snorkeling excursion in the world’s second largest coral barrier reef in the Riviera Maya.
Flights to Cancun, known for attracting the Spring Break party crowd, tend to get less expensive after the season ends. Travelers flying from Providence to Cancun can save up to $75 just for leaving after May - as well as saving themselves the hassle of spring break crowds. That means more spots at the pool, at the beach, at the bar or even on a snorkeling tour in the ocean. Of course, that doesn’t mean the party isn’t still lively. Visitors can expect up-all-night dance clubs any time of year.
Returning to Providence on a Thursday can save up to $16. While not a huge savings, that could pay for some of the shuttle to and from the airport — an added expense that travelers often forget. Plus, Cancun during the week is more relaxing without the weekend crowd getting rowdy.
American, Delta, United and US Airways all offer similar rates on flights from Providence to Cancun. All four airlines have the best prices, which average $360 for flights with stops, compared to other airlines. Unfortunately, none of the airlines offer direct flights. Of course, each airline offers different amenities, so it’s important to check out any hidden fees charged by the airlines to see which one offers the best deals that coincide with your travel priorities.
Airlines offering connecting flights from Providence to Cancun:
- American Airlines makes the journey in 7 hours via Philadelphia Airport for $362 round trip, on average.
- Delta Air Lines makes the journey in 8 hours via Atlanta International Airport for $362 round trip, on average.
- United Airlines makes the journey in 8 hours via Newark Airport for $358 round trip, on average.
- US AIrways makes the journey in 9 hours via Philadelphia Airport for $359 round trip, on average.
The When to Fly and Buy Reports on Hopper help travelers find the best deals on flights from Providence to Cancun. The report is based on 294,359 round-trip flight prices from airfare searches made in the last month. Not only can it find the least expensive rates for a specific departure date, the report also digs up cheaper fares on similar dates. Vacation planners who might not have time to do a thorough search can also simply set up a price alert that will notify them when ticket prices are the least expensive.
Hopper’s Airline Fees Calculator is the best way to find out if an airline charges hidden fees. Unfortunately, several of the airlines are not very upfront about the additional fees that a traveler will be charged on the day of departure. The airline fees calculator, however, charts out the exact fees that an airline will impose. For example, most airlines these days charge for checked bags; however, some also charge for seat selection, carry-on luggage and even snacks and drinks.
While you’re conducting your flight search, it’s important to remember that a good price for a round-trip ticket from Providence to Cancun is about $360. Ticket prices for the next six months were priced from about $345-$359. However, some lucky travelers have found tickets for as low as $332. If you truly want to find the best deal, make sure to set up price alerts through Hopper, and you can rest assured that your vacation will not cost a fortune.