There are 5 ways to get from Cabo San Lucas to El Fuerte by bus, car ferry, train, taxi, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, car ferry, Chepe Regional  •  13 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz
  2. Take the car ferry from La Paz Ferry Terminal to Topolobampo
  3. Take the Chepe Regional from Los Mochis to El Fuerte

$87 - $99

Cheapest option

Bus to La Paz, fly to Los Mochis, Chepe Regional  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz
  2. Fly from La Paz (LAP) to Los Mochis (LMM) LAP - LMM
  3. Take the Chepe Regional from Los Mochis to El Fuerte

$59 - $267

3 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Cabo San Lucas to Tijuana
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to San Luis Río Colorado
  3. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Los Mochis
  4. Take a taxi from Los Mochis to El Fuerte

$187 - $288

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the car ferry from La Paz Ferry Terminal to Topolobampo
  3. Drive from Topolobampo to El Fuerte

$83 - $95

Fly San Jose Cabo to Culiacan, bus, Chepe Regional  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Fly from San Jose Cabo (SJD) to Culiacan (CUL) SJD - CUL
  2. Take the bus from Culiacán to Los Mochis
  3. Take the Chepe Regional from Los Mochis to El Fuerte

$75 - $215

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cabo San Lucas to El Fuerte is to drive and car ferry which costs $1500 - $1800 and takes 10 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cabo San Lucas to El Fuerte is to bus and fly and Chepe Regional which costs $1100 - $5500 and takes 7 h 59 min.

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The distance between Cabo San Lucas and El Fuerte is 413 km.

The best way to get from Cabo San Lucas to El Fuerte without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 2 days 1 h and costs $3500 - $5500.

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It takes approximately 13 h 21 min to get from Cabo San Lucas to El Fuerte, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from La Paz Airport to Los Mochis Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Aereo Calafia offers flights from La Paz Airport to Los Mochis Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in El Fuerte. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cabo San Lucas to El Fuerte.
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  • Distance: 258.4 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 21 min

What companies run services between Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico?

There is no direct connection from Cabo San Lucas to El Fuerte. However, you can take the bus to La Paz, take the drive to La Paz Ferry Terminal, take the car ferry to Topolobampo, take the drive to Los Mochis, take the Chepe Regional to El Fuerte, then take the taxi to El Fuerte. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Tijuana, take the bus to San Luis Río Colorado, take the walk to San Luis Río Colorado, take the bus to Los Mochis, then take the taxi to El Fuerte.

Airlines
Aereo Calafia
Website
calafiaairlines.com
Flights from La Paz to Los Mochis
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $220
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Culiacan
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Culiacan
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Train operators
Chepe
Phone
01 (614) 439-7211 • 01 (614) 439-7212 • 01 800 122-4373
Email
chepe@ferromex.mx
Website
chepe.com.mx
Train from Los Mochis to El Fuerte
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
chepe.com.mx
2nd Class
$12
1st Class
$20
Bus operators
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Cabo San Lucas to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to San Luis Río Colorado
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Los Mochis
Ave. Duration
16 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $95
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GotoBus
Plus
$40 - $60
Platinum
$60 - $80
Ejecutivo
$65 - $95
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Los Mochis to El Fuerte
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Estimated price
$24 - $30

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