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How to get to Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is located on the southernmost tip of the peninsula of Baja California, just a short drive south from southern California, and is easily accessible by air with direct flights from Mexico City as well as major US cities such as Los Angeles and New York.

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El Arco, Land's End, Cabo San Lucas

El Arco, Land's End, Cabo San Lucas – Photo courtesy of loscabosguide.com


Getting to Cabo


There are direct flights to nearby San Jose Del Cabo International Airport from several airports in the USA, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas/Ft. Worth. AeroMéxico and Mexicana fly daily from Mexico City to San Jose Del Cabo.

It’s also possibly to drive from Los Angeles, San Diego or Tijuana; Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas is around 1900km, roughly a 22 hour drive.

From Australia: The most convenient 1-stop flights are on Qantas or V Australia to Los Angeles, with connecting flights to San Jose Del Cabo on American Airlines, Delta or United.

From New Zealand: The most convenient 1-stop flights are on Air New Zealand or Qantas to Los Angeles with connecting flights on American Airlines or Air Alaska to San Jose Del Cabo.

From the UK: The most convenient 1-stop flights are from London Heathrow on British Airways, with a connecting flight on American Airways to San Jose Del Cabo; Air Canada via Toronto; American Airlines via Chicago; or Virgin Atlantic to Los Angeles, with a connecting flight on United to San Jose Del Cabo.

From the USA: Continental Airlines offer direct flights daily from Newark, New York to San Jose Del Cabo; flights from Kennedy require one stopover. United, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines fly direct to San Jose Del Cabo from Los Angeles.

Flight time to San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico

Mexico City to San Jose Del Cabo is 2 hrs, direct flight

Brisbane to San Jose Del Cabo is 20 hrs 33 mins, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to San Jose Del Cabo is 20 hrs 33 mins, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to San Jose Del Cabo is 19 hrs 48 mins, connecting flightˆ
Perth to San Jose Del Cabo is 25 hrs 06 mins, with connecting flightˆ

Auckland to San Jose Del Cabo is 17 hrs 53 mins, with connecting flightˆ
London to San Jose Del Cabo is 12 hrs 35 mins, with connecting flightˆ
New York to San Jose Del Cabo is 5 hrs 20 mins, direct flight
Los Angeles to San Jose Del Cabo is 2 hrs 30 mins, direct flight
(ˆIncludes layover time.)

Flying in

San Jose Del Cabo International Airport is located 11km north of San Jose del Cabo and 45km northeast of Cabo san Lucas. Hotels can provide pre-arranged transport for guests. Car hire and taxis are also available.

Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. A visa is not required for a stay of up to 180 days.

Getting around

Apart from walking, taxis are plentiful but expensive. Local buses connect Cabo san Lucas with nearby San Jose del Cabo. Car hire is available.


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Latest update How to get to Cabo San Lucas: 19 February, 2018


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