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How to get to Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas, or simply Cabo, is located at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, in the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Cabo San Lucas is located 32km (20mi) southwest of San José del Cabo; and together are known as Los Cabos.

The most convenient route to Cabo San Lucas (and San José del Cabo) is by air to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), located about 11km (6.8mi) north of San José del Cabo, and about 44km (27mi) from Cabo San Lucas.

By shuttle bus or taxi, the airport is around 34 minutes from Cabo San Lucas.

Alternatively, Cabo San Lucas also has a small international airfield, Cabo San Lucas International Airport (MMSL), located about 7km (4.5mi) northwest of Cabo San Lucas, which handles general aviation flights and air taxi services.

It’s also possibly to drive from Los Angeles, San Diego or Tijuana; Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas is around 1900km (1180mi), roughly a 24-hour drive.


Flight times to Cabo San Lucas

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), Cabo San Lucas.

Within Mexico: Aeromexico, Interjet, Viva Aerobus and Volaris offer the most convenient daily flights to Cabo.

Mexico City to Cabo is 2 hrs 10 min, direct flight


From United States: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer the most convenient daily flights to Cabo.

Atlanta to Cabo is 4 hrs 2 min, direct flight
Chicago to Cabo is 4 hrs 21 min, direct flight
Charlotte to Cabo is 5 hrs 16 min, direct flight
Dallas-Fort Worth to Cabo is 2 hrs 38 min, direct flight
Houston to Cabo is 2 hrs 39 min, direct flight
New York to Cabo is 5 hrs 55 min, direct flight
Los Angeles to Cabo is 2 hrs 23 min, direct flight
San Francisco to Cabo is 3 hrs 5 min, direct flight
Seattle to Cabo is 4 hrs 20 min, direct flight

Miami to Cabo is 6 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Cabo is 7 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, WestJet and Sunwing Airlines offer the most convenient daily flights to Cabo.

Toronto to Cabo is 5 hrs 15 min, direct flight
Vancouver to Cabo is 4 hrs 25 min, direct flight

Montreal to Cabo is 7 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ


From United Kingdom: British Airways, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines offer the most convenient daily direct flights to Cabo.

London to Cabo is 15 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ
Manchester to Cabo is 14 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ


From France: Air France and Sun Country Airlines offer the most convenient direct flights to Cabo.

Paris to Cabo is 14 hr 29 min, connecting flightˆ


From Germany: United Airlines, Lufthansa, American Airlines and British Airways offer the most convenient flights to Cabo.

Berlin to Cabo is 18 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Dusseldorf to Cabo is 16 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Frankfurt to Cabo is 14 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Cabo is 17 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Munich to Cabo is 17 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Qantas, Virgin Australia, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Cabo.

Adelaide to Cabo is 19 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Cabo is 16 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Cabo is 17 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Cabo is 18 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Cabo is 23 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Air New Zealand, United Airlines and American Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Cabo.

Auckland to Cabo is 16 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines and United Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Cabo.

Singapore to Cabo is 19 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) is located 11km (6.8mi) north of San José del Cabo and around 44km (27mi) from Cabo San Lucas.

Hotels can provide transport for guests by prior arrangement. An on-demand shuttle bus runs between the airport and Cabo, taking around 35 minutes. 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. Car hire is available. Local buses operate between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo every 30 minutes, taking 30 minutes.


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Latest update: How to get to Cabo San Lucas: 27 December, 2019


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