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There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas by plane, tram, bus or car

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Fly from San Diego  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Jose Cabo (SJD) SAN - SJD

$128 - $402

Cheapest option

Tram to Tijuana, fly, bus  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the tram from Fifth Avenue Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
  2. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to San Jose Cabo (SJD) TIJ - SJD
  3. Take the bus from San José del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas

$88 - $442

2 alternative options

Bus  •  29 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas

$104 - $158

Drive  •  24 h 18 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas 1040 miles

$130 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas is to bus which costs $100 - $160 and takes 29 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas is to fly which costs $120 - $410 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Cabo San Lucas via Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 8 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Cabo San Lucas is 815 miles. The road distance is 1040 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas without a car is to bus which takes 29 h 8 min and costs $100 - $160.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, including transfers.

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San Diego to Cabo San Lucas bus services, operated by ABC, depart from Tijuana station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas is to fly which takes 5 h 22 min and costs $120 - $410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 29 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to San Jose Cabo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 12 min.

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San Diego 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 San Diego to Cabo San Lucas.
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  • Distance: 814.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas every 4 hours. Alternatively, ABC operates a bus from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 27 h 30 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose Cabo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 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
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to San Jose Cabo via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Tijuana to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Tijuana to San Jose Cabo via Culiacan
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Jose Cabo via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from Fifth Avenue Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators
ABC
Website
abc.com.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
Book at
reservamos.mx

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Cabo San Lucas is 1 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 12:56 PM in San Diego and 1:56 PM in Cabo San Lucas.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Cabo San Lucas is 1040 miles. It takes approximately 24 h 18 min to drive from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas.

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Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and American Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to San Jose Cabo Airport.

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There are 485+ hotels available in Cabo San Lucas. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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