There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas by plane, train, 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 from Los Angeles  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose Cabo (SJD) LAX - SJD

$132 - $1,018

Cheapest option

Train to Tijuana, fly  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to San Jose Cabo (SJD) TIJ - SJD

$117 - $517

4 alternative options

Train to Santa Ana, fly  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose Cabo (SJD) SNA - SJD

$161 - $855

Train to San Diego, fly  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Jose Cabo (SJD) SAN - SJD

$161 - $477

Bus  •  31 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca 9465
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas

$119 - $194

Drive  •  26 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas 1159.2 miles

$150 - $230

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas is to bus which costs $110 - $200 and takes 31 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas is to fly which costs $130 - $1,100 and takes 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Cabo San Lucas via Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 38 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Cabo San Lucas is 927 miles. The road distance is 1159.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas without a car is to bus which takes 31 h 38 min and costs $110 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas is to fly which takes 5 h 45 min and costs $130 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $200 and takes 31 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas.
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  • Distance: 926.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and four other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas via San Ysidro, Ca and Tijuana in around 31 h 38 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
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 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 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 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 Santa Ana to San Jose Cabo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
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 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 Santa Ana to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
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
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Tijuana to San Jose Cabo via Culiacan
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
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
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
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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