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

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Fly San Diego to San Jose Cabo  •  5 h 7 min

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

$128 - $402

Cheapest option

Line 9455 bus to Tijuana, fly to San Jose Cabo, bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
  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

$90 - $458

3 alternative options

Fly Tijuana to La Paz, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to La Paz (LAP) TIJ - LAP
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas

$103 - $342

Bus  •  29 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas

$109 - $168

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 - $170 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 7 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 - $170.

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It takes approximately 5 h 7 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 7 min and costs $120 - $410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $170 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 8 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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Cabo San Lucas is 1 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 3:59 AM in San Diego and 4:59 AM 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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Map of how to get from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas.
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  • Distance: 814.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 7 min

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Southwest Airlines and American 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 $100 - $150 and the journey takes 27 h 30 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
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 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
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
Flights from Tijuana to La Paz
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Aereo Calafia
Website
calafiaairlines.com
Flights from Tijuana to La Paz
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
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
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 San Diego, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $12
Flexible
$14 - $18
Aguila
Phone
01-800-026-8931
Email
info@autobusesaguila.com
Website
autobusesaguila.com
Bus from San José del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
autobusesaguila.com
Bus from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Schedules at
autobusesaguila.com
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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