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There are 10 ways to get from Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco by plane, bus, subway, train, night bus or car

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

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Fly to San Francisco  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from San Jose Cabo (SJD) to San Francisco (SFO) SJD - SFO

$172 - $619

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Bus  •  40 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Cabo San Lucas to Tijuana
  2. Take the bus from San Diego to San Francisco FlixBus

$122 - $174

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Fly to Oakland  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from San Jose Cabo (SJD) to Oakland (OAK) SJD - OAK

$156 - $971

Bus, fly to San Jose, BART  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Cabo San Lucas to San José del Cabo
  2. Fly from San Jose Cabo (SJD) to San Jose (SJC) SJD - SJC
  3. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to 16th St. Mission BART Station

$187 - $1,014

Fly to Santa Rosa, train  •  11 h

  1. Fly from San Jose Cabo (SJD) to Santa Rosa (STS) SJD - STS
  2. Take the train from Sonoma County Airport to San Rafael

$201 - $680

Bus, night bus  •  38 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Tijuana
  3. Take the bus from San Ysidro, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  4. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca

$160 - $293

Bus, train  •  41 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Tijuana
  3. Take the bus from San Ysidro to Fresno
  4. Take the train from Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot to Oakland Jack London Square Station

$191 - $310

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  41 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Cabo San Lucas to Tijuana
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA

Bus via Los Angeles, Ca  •  42 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Cabo San Lucas to Tijuana
  2. Take the bus from San Ysidro, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca

$158 - $293

Drive  •  32 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco 1538 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco is to bus which costs $2300 - $3400 and takes 40 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco is to fly which costs $3300 - $12000 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Cabo San Lucas and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via La Paz, San Ysidro, Ca and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 38 min.

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The distance between Cabo San Lucas and San Francisco is 2040 km. The road distance is 2460.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 38 h 38 min and costs $3000 - $6000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco, including transfers.

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Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco bus services, operated by Aguila, depart from Cabo San Lucas station.

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The best way to get from Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco is to fly which takes 6 h 30 min and costs $3300 - $12000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2300 - $3400 and takes 40 h 2 min.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Cabo Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 13 min.

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Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Francisco, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 1275.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

What companies run services between Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and San Francisco, CA, USA?

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco via Tijuana, San Ysidro/Intl Border, America Plaza Station, Santa Fe Depot, Old Town Transit Center, and San Diego in around 40 h 2 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,200
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,200
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $2,200
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $2,200
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Santa Rosa via San Diego
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Santa Rosa via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Oakland via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $2,300
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $2,300
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Santa Rosa via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,600
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $2,100
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $2,100
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $2,100
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Santa Rosa via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $2,300
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,500
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to 16th St. Mission BART Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
bart.gov
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from Sonoma County Airport to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Aguila
Phone
01-800-026-8931
Email
info@autobusesaguila.com
Website
autobusesaguila.com
Bus from Cabo San Lucas to San José del Cabo
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
autobusesaguila.com
Bus from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
autobusesaguila.com
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from La Paz to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Bus from Cabo San Lucas to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Ysidro, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from San Ysidro to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from San Ysidro to Fresno
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$48
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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San Francisco is 1 h behind Cabo San Lucas. It is currently 8:21 PM in Cabo San Lucas and 7:21 PM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco is 2461 km. It takes approximately 32 h 38 min to drive from Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco.

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Delta, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Jose Cabo Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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