Cancún & Mexiko City: €306 From Amsterdam With Lufthansa & United (€406 With Luggage)

Akuma Beach in der Nähe von Cancún, Mexiko

Star Alliance members Lufthansa and United are currently offering flights from Amsterdam to Cancún and Mexico City for prices starting at €306. There’s availability until September 2021, including the summer holidays!

Sadly, this deal is for a light fare, meaning that booking a fare that includes luggage will cost you another €100.


Mexico will let you enter the country, but it may be a risky move considering their high number of Covid cases. Furthermore, you may have to quarantine once you get back to your own country.

Should you wish to rebook the flights, Lufthansa and United will not charge a rebooking fee. You will, however, have to pay the price difference, which could easily be an amount in the hundreds of Euros.

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With only one stop to Cancún for €306

Beside Mexico, there are also many other cheap destinations in North America:

Lufthansa usually flies from Frankfurt but there’s also a flight to Mexico City from Munich. If you decide to fly with United, you’ll generally have a layover in Houston or Washington D.C.

Search & Book

We do not know until when this deal will remain valid. There’s almost daily availability for flights from now until September 2021. The only exception: If you wish to fly to Cancún in July or August, you’ll only be able to fly with United, and not with Lufthansa.

The minimum stay requirement is of six days. Please be aware that you’ll need an ESTA visa (for roughly US$15 (~€14) if you’re flying via the USA. Currently, however, you’re not permitted to fly via the USA if you’ve been in Europe during the past 14 days (with a few exceptions). Should you, however, spend at least 14 days in Mexico, you would be free to fly back via the USA.

You’ll quickly find available dates using Google Flights and should then directly book on Lufthansa’s booking site.


The tickets are issued in booking class K. Should you fly with Lufthansa, you can expect the following mileage for a roundtrip to Cancún:

  • 3,344 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 2,924 Award Miles + 160 Points on Miles&More
  • 2,924 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 2,788 Award Miles + 556 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 2,788 CV Points on Vistara Club Vistara
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Things look much better if you’re flying with United:

  • 5,768 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 5,768 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 5,768 Award Miles + 1,154 Tier Miles on Azul TodoAzul
  • 5,768 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 5,768 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 5,768 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 5,768 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 5,768 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 5,768 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 5,768 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 5,768 Miles on Egyptair Plus
  • 3,462 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 3,002 Award Miles + 160 Points on Miles&More
  • 2,884 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 2,884 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 2,884 CV Points on Vistara Club Vistara
  • 2,884 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 2,884 Avios on Aer Lingus AerClub
  • 2,884 Award Miles on Emirates Skywards
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Information & Tips for Mexico

Mayan pyramids, dreamy beaches and tacos – Mexico is an incredibly diverse country. If you want to experience the Spanish-speaking country to its fullest, you should definitely stay somewhere other than the tourist hotspots and seaside resorts.

The Best Time to Travel

The perfect travel time is from December to April, during this time it hardly rains and the temperatures are pleasant. Unsurprisingly, during the rainy season from May to October there is more rainfall. Beware of some extreme weather phenomenons that might be unknown to Europeans: Hurricane season lasts from June to November! Those who want to travel to typical holiday areas like Cancún and do not want to spend lots of money should travel in the off season. Areas with less touristic relevance such as Mexico City, on the other hand, are relatively constant throughout the year from a price perspective.

Climate diagram for Ciudad de Mexico (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Cancun (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Currency, Credit Cards & Tipping

The official currency of the country is the Mexican Peso. 1 EUR equals about MX$20. The acceptance of credit cards is comparable to or even slightly better than Germany. In almost all shops, even small kiosks, it is possible and quite normal to pay by card. The same applies to restaurants. For street vendors, street snack bars and the like, it is advisable to have a few pesos in cash with you. It is unusual to tip taxis or cab drivers. At a restaurant, 10-15 percent are normal, as long as the tip is not already listed on the bill as a line item. When paying by card, you can usually choose how much you want to tip at the card terminal before entering the pin. Housekeeping at a hotel should usually be tipped 20-40 Pesos per day, small favours have a going tip rate of 5 Pesos.

Immigration & Visa Requirements

Most EU citizens do not need a visa to enter Mexico. All you need to do is fill out the tourist card that is handed out onboard the plane. For touristic and business purposes, a visa-free stay of 180 days is possible.

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