There are 8 ways to get from Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco by plane, train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to San Francisco  •  6 h 22 min

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

$172 - $619

Cheapest option

Bus via Anaheim, Ca  •  40 h 27 min

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

$133 - $236

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Fly to Oakland  •  6 h 24 min

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

$156 - $971

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from San Jose Cabo (SJD) to San Jose (SJC) SJD - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$147 - $974

Bus, night bus  •  39 h 4 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 night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca

$162 - $290

Bus  •  39 h 54 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

$160 - $286

Bus, train  •  44 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Cabo San Lucas to Tijuana
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Barbara Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to San Francisco, Ca

$184 - $349

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 $2500 - $4500 and takes 40 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco is to fly which costs $3200 - $12000 and takes 6 h 22 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 San Ysidro, Ca and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 54 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 39 h 4 min and costs $3000 - $5500.

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It takes approximately 6 h 22 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 ABC, 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 22 min and costs $3200 - $12000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $3000 - $5500 and takes 39 h 54 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 8 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 22 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, Ca, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 39 h 54 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $2,200
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $2,200
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $2,200
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $2,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Oakland via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,600
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,600
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $2,100
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $2,100
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $2,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $2,300
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,400
Flights from San Jose Cabo to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,400
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $2,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $2,300
Flights from San Jose Cabo to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $2,300
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Barbara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
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
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
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Bus from San Ysidro, Ca to Anaheim, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Santa Barbara, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Anaheim to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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