There are 5 ways to get from Irvine to Cabo San Lucas by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Santa Ana  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose Cabo (SJD) SNA - SJD

$138 - $814

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Bus  •  32 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca 9493 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas

$118 - $197

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Train to Los Angeles, fly  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose Cabo (SJD) LAX - SJD

$140 - $1,029

Train to San Diego, fly  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Jose Cabo (SJD) SAN - SJD

$158 - $470

Drive  •  25 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Irvine to Cabo San Lucas 1121.8 miles

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Irvine to Cabo San Lucas is to bus which costs $110 - $200 and takes 32 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine to Cabo San Lucas is to fly which costs $130 - $850 and takes 5 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Irvine to Cabo San Lucas. However, there are services departing from Campus-University Center and arriving at Cabo San Lucas via Santa Ana, Ca and Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 18 min.

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The distance between Irvine and Cabo San Lucas is 891 miles. The road distance is 1121.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Irvine to Cabo San Lucas without a car is to bus which takes 32 h 18 min and costs $110 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Irvine to Cabo San Lucas, including transfers.

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Irvine to Cabo San Lucas bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Ana, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Irvine to Cabo San Lucas is to fly which takes 5 h 27 min and costs $130 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $200 and takes 32 h 18 min.

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The quickest flight from Santa Ana Airport to San Jose Cabo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Irvine to Cabo San Lucas bus services, operated by ABC, arrive at Cabo San Lucas station.

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Cabo San Lucas is 1 h ahead of Irvine. It is currently 9:51 PM in Irvine and 10:51 PM in Cabo San Lucas.

Yes, the driving distance between Irvine to Cabo San Lucas is 1122 miles. It takes approximately 25 h 40 min to drive from Irvine to Cabo San Lucas.

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  • Distance: 891.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and American Airlines fly from Irvine to Cabo San Lucas twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Irvine to Cabo San Lucas via The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 3, Santa Ana, Ca, San Ysidro, Ca, and Tijuana in around 32 h 18 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $3,100
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,300
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,300
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $2,300
Flights from San Diego to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to San Jose Cabo via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose Cabo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $3,200
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $3,200
Flights from San Diego to San Jose Cabo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from San Diego to San Jose Cabo via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo via Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from San Diego to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $3,400
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $3,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,000
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,100
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.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 Irvine Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
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 Santa Ana, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx

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