<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=766060260189124&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Get Cheap Flights In Mexico With These Airlines

Posted by Emily Henkel on 2/14/18 4:46 PM

Volunteering in Mexico with ILP

Hey, hey Mexico! If you haven’t heard the news, ILP volunteers can now go out-of-country on their vacations … get the best deals with these budget airlines.

Ah, Mexico. You know we love to rave about this country. What is not to love? First off, the food is just unbeatable. Fresh juices, tacos, street corn, horchata, tangy aqua frescas, piles of churros ... we could go on, but we won’t. Let’s add on the bright, vibrant culture, full of lots of busy city squares that host dance parties and the culture of fiestas (any country that takes a nap in the afternoon is something we can get behind). Then there are all the amazing places you can visit on your semester.

Yep — ILP volunteers get vacation time and every weekend off. 
Get more info about volunteering in Mexico here.


To make it even better, Mexico is one of the more affordable countries to tour around: you can get bus tickets to rad weekend getaways for just a couple of dollars. So, you’ll want to make sure you are getting good deals to places like Cancun, Mexico; but also to some other countries like Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Check out these budget airlines to get the best deals. 

The Best Budget Airlines In Mexico:

  • VivaAerobus 
  • Interjet 
  • Volaris 


You’ll find very cheap airfare if you book with VivaAerobus, but beware: you could also be paying some serious fees that add up quick. Like budget airlines in Europe, you’ll be charged if you want to pick your seat, if you’d like a snack, if you don’t want to board last or want to bring a bag along with you.

Look at flights here. They have a site in Spanish and a site in English to help you out. Here are route examples so you know what prices can look like: 

  • Mexico City to Puerto Escondido : $83 roundtrip 
  • Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta : $74 roundtrip 
    Mexico City to Mazatlan : $85 roundtrip 


If you want cheap flights within Mexico, check out Interjet. It’s a budget airline, but you get snacks and some entertainment for your flight, plus a bit more room than other airlines. Be sure to read up on their policy, but it’s pretty standard that Interjet flights let you have a checked bag for free which is a perk most budget airlines don’t offer, but again, double check this. 

Interjet also flies to Costa Rica, which is a rad vacation destination — and if you fly into San Jose, just know that the dreamy city of Granada in Nicaragua is only a six hour bus ride away.

  • Mexico City to Puerto Escondido : $103 roundtrip 
    Mexico City to Mazatlan : $123 roundtrip 
    Guadalajara to San Jose, Costa Rica : $301


Volaris is very similar to Interjet — they usually provide a snack and drinks on your flight and also have a good English website which is handy if no one in your ILP group speaks Spanish (remember, you don’t need to speak the language to volunteer with ILP!). Volaris tends to add a few more fees than Interjet, but not as many as VivaAerobus. 

  • Mexico City to Puerto Escondido : $87 roundtrip 
    Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta : $77 roundtrip 
    Mexico City to Mazatlan : $97 roundtrip 
  • Guadalajara to Cancun : $79 roundtrip 
    Mexico City to San Jose, Costa Rica : $188 roundtrip 

Flying To Costa Rica 

Because we know the temptation to fly down to Costa Rica might just be too much to resist, we have a whole post about getting flights from Mexico to Costa Rica here that you'll want to check out.

ILP Adventure in Mexico


Not sure about you, but I’m ready to hop on a plane to Mexico!

If you’re thinking you need more time in Mexico to explore all the ancient ruins and the dreamy beaches (plus the chance to hop over to Nicaragua or Costa Rica), you should check out volunteering here. You’ll be teaching English to a classroom of cutie niños (no experience necessary) part time, get time to truly experience the culture, eat allll the amazing food and  get to really make a difference. Discover Mexico



Topics: Central America


*Because of the worldwide pandemic, travel options are limited and frequently changing. You'll need to do additional research as resources + activities shared in this post may or may not be available at the time of your trip.

ILP volunteers — work closely with your Program Manager who can help you understand current country entrance requirements which will determine what countries you can visit during your semester. 



Hey friends!

We are ILP, a Utah-based non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. We love travel so we're sharing all our tips for making the most of your time living abroad + seeing the world, and how to do it all on the tiniest budget.

    Need More Travel Tips + Volunteering Updates?

    Popular Posts