International Travelers can Finally Land in Tulum this Month

Updated: March 19th, 2024

Tulum, the picturesque coastal town near Cancun, is set to become even more accessible to travelers from the United States and Canada with the launching of new international, non-stop flight routes. Domestic flights to Tulum’s brand new airport, TQO (Aeropuerto Internacional de Tulum Felipe Carrillo Puerto) have been in service since December last year but beginning March 28th, Tulum will welcome non-stop flights from several major cities in the US, shaving hours off of overall travel time for tourists and expats seeking sun, sand, and cultural adventures in Mexico.Here are the flights coming to Tulum in 2024:

Departing Airport
First Flight
Flight Time
Current Price
Atlanta (ATL)
March 28
2hrs 55min
Dallas (DFW)
March 28
2hrs 45min
Miami (MIA)
March 28
2hrs 15min
Charlotte (CLO)
March 28
3hrs 35min
Chicago (ORD)
March 31
3hrs 47min
Houston (IAH)
March 31
2hrs 26min
Newark (EWR)
March 31
4hrs 8min
Toronto (YYZ)
Air Canada
May 3
4hrs 5min
Montreal (YUL)
Air Canada
May 3
4hrs 35min
Los Angeles (LAX)
May 23
4hrs 44min
New York (JFK)
Jet Blue
June 13
4hrs 20min
Frankfurt (FRA)
Winter ’24
9 hrs 5 min

First Direct Routes to Tulum from Major US Cities Take Flight

Cancun International Airport (CUN) reported a record 10M arrivals last year an increase of 5.8% over 2022 and a substantial 27.3% increase compared to 2019 (pre-pandemic). Visitors to nearby Tulum have heretofore been forced to fly into Cancun’s airport and seek other modes of transportation to complete their journey to Tulum. Drive-time from CUN to Tulum clocks in at about 97 minutes. 

On March 28th, American visitors from Dallas (DFW), Atlanta (ATL), Charlotte (CLO) and Miami (MIA) can trade that 1 hour 37 minute commute for a breezy 38 minute drive into downtown Tulum from the new airport. 

Delta Airlines will offer non-stop flights from Atlanta to Tulum.  With a flight duration of just under three hours, travelers can quickly escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in Tulum’s laid-back atmosphere from one of the largest airports in the world.

American Airlines is also joining the fray, offering year-round flights from Dallas-Fort Worth and Miami to Tulum. With flight times from 2 hours and 15 minutes to 2 hours and 45 minutes, respectively and tickets now available for under $700USD, it’s time to book that direct trip. For those flying from the East Coast, American Airlines will operate year-round, non-stop flights from Charlotte to Tulum, with a slightly longer flight time of 3 hours and 35 minutes.

United Airlines recently tweeted that flights from New York/Newark (EWR), Chicago (ORD) and Houston (IAH) will also launch this year, debuting on March 31. Lastly, United announced that Los Angeles will also receive a direct flight to Tulum starting May 23rd of this year. Flights are available now.

Jet Blue will begin flying direct to Tulum as well, taking off  from New York’s JFK airport beginning June 13 of this year. They’ve announced $149 one-way ticket deals to celebrate the expansion.

With Tulum emerging as a popular destination for travelers seeking both relaxation and adventure, the introduction of these direct routes from major US cities is expected to further fuel tourism in the Riviera Maya.

Canadian Sunseekers: Direct Flights to Tulum from Toronto & Montreal

The allure of Tulum’s turquoise waters and white sandy beaches is now within easier reach for Canadian travelers as well, thanks to the launch of direct flights from Toronto and Montreal to Tulum’s new international airport. Starting May 3rd, 2024, Air Canada will offer year-round, nonstop service to Tulum from Toronto (YYZ) and Montreal (YUN), providing convenient access for vacationers from the Great White North.

From Toronto, travelers can embark on a convenient layoverless 4-hour and 5-minute journey to Tulum via Air Canada. With affordable fares starting at just $344CAD, less than half the cost of a US direct flight to Tulum, exploring the wonders of Tulum has never been more accessible for Canadians seeking an escape from the cold.

In Montreal, Québec? Air Canada will also operate year-round direct flights from Montreal to Tulum, with a flight time of just 4 hours and 35 minutes and are on sale now for bookings on May 3rd and beyond!

Future Direct Flights to Tulum Airport

Now that Tulum’s new airport is fully operational, we expect more direct flight paths to be announced in the coming months. Direct flights from Europe have not been announced yet beyond a single 9 hour and 50 minute Eurowings flight from Frankfurt (FRA), Germany into TQO with a tentative debut date of “December 2024.

Far Homes’ CEO, Chet Kittleson on Tulum’s growth:

“Tulum has experienced a remarkable amount of growth over the past two decades. among travelers and residents alike. Once a tranquil haven, it has transformed into a vibrant tourist hotspot, witnessing a staggering tripling of its population in just seven years, and Far Homes projects a population of 55,000 residents by the close of 2024.”

“This surge mirrors Mexico’s booming tourism sector, which welcomed a record-breaking 22 million visitors in 2023, a substantial increase from 15.4 million in 2021. At Far Homes, we’ve witnessed a notable rise in interest from Americans and Canadians contemplating a move to Tulum, and expect that to continue now that accessibility to the area has improved.”


We’ll update this page as new flights are announced this year.

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