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There are 4 ways to get from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas by plane, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to San Jose Cabo (SJD) PVR - SJD

$106 - $302

3 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  24 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlán
  2. Take the car ferry from Mazatlan Ferry Terminal to La Paz Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas

$108 - $137

Bus  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali
  2. Take the bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas

$197 - $300

Drive  •  45 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas 2179.6 miles

$290 - $430

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas is to bus and car ferry which costs $2000 - $2700 and takes 24 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas is to fly which costs $2000 - $6000 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas. However, there are services departing from Autotransportes Medina and arriving at Cabo San Lucas via Puerto Vallarta, Mexicali and Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 14 h.

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The distance between Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas is 546 km. The road distance is 3487.4 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 14 h and costs $3800 - $6000.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas, including transfers.

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Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas bus services, operated by TAP, depart from Puerto Vallarta station.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas is to fly which takes 5 h 24 min and costs $2000 - $6000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $3800 - $6000 and takes 2 days 14 h.

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There is no direct flight from Puerto Vallarta Airport to San Jose Cabo Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas.
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  • Distance: 341 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

What companies run services between Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico?

Interjet, Aeroméxico and four other airlines fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas via Palmas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexicali, and Tijuana in around 2 days 14 h.

Airlines
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Jose Cabo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Jose Cabo via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Jose Cabo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Jose Cabo via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Jose Cabo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Jose Cabo via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Bus operators
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$27 - $40
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
29 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$95 - $140
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
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reservamos.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
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reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
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Cabo San Lucas is 1 h behind Puerto Vallarta. It is currently 11:57 PM in Puerto Vallarta and 10:57 PM in Cabo San Lucas.

Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas is 3487 km. It takes approximately 45 h 33 min to drive from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas.

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Viva Aerobus, United Airlines, Volaris and two other airlines offer flights from Puerto Vallarta Airport to San Jose Cabo Airport.

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There are 475+ hotels available in Cabo San Lucas. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Puerto Vallarta Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs $7 - $45.

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