There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles to Los Cabos by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Los Angeles  •  5 h 6 min

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

$129 - $1,013

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Train to Tijuana, fly  •  8 h 8 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

$113 - $512

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Train to Santa Ana, fly  •  6 h 38 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

$158 - $850

Train to San Diego, fly  •  7 h 37 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

$158 - $472

Bus  •  32 h 17 min

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

$121 - $189

Drive  •  26 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Los Cabos 1176.9 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Los Cabos is to bus which costs $120 - $190 and takes 32 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Los Cabos is to fly which costs $120 - $1,100 and takes 5 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Los Cabos. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at San José del Cabo via Tijuana and Cabo San Lucas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 17 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Los Cabos is 922 miles. The road distance is 1176.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Cabos without a car is to bus which takes 32 h 17 min and costs $120 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Los Angeles to Los Cabos, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Los Cabos 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 Los Cabos is to fly which takes 5 h 6 min and costs $120 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $190 and takes 32 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Jose Cabo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Los Angeles to Los Cabos bus services, operated by ABC, arrive at Cabo San Lucas station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Los Cabos.
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  • Distance: 922.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and four other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Los Cabos every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Los Cabos via San Ysidro, Ca, Tijuana, and Cabo San Lucas in around 32 h 17 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.

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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 - $140
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Los Cabos is 1177 miles. It takes approximately 26 h 39 min to drive from Los Angeles to Los Cabos.

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Delta, Interjet, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Jose Cabo Airport.

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There are 195+ hotels available in Los Cabos. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs $6 - $8.

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