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There are 4 ways to get from Santa Monica to Cabo San Lucas by bus, plane, tram, train 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.

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Bus to Los Angeles, fly, bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Wilshire Eb & 14Th Ns to Wilshire Eb & Veteran Ns
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose Cabo (SJD) LAX - SJD
  3. Take the bus from San José del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas

$135 - $1,022

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Bus  •  34 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca 9489 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas

$116 - $188

2 alternative options

Tram, train to Santa Ana, fly, bus  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
  3. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Jose Cabo (SJD) SNA - SJD
  4. Take the bus from San José del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas

$164 - $863

Drive  •  26 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Cabo San Lucas 1172.5 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Cabo San Lucas is to bus which costs $110 - $190 and takes 34 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Cabo San Lucas is to bus and fly which costs $130 - $1,100 and takes 6 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Cabo San Lucas. However, there are services departing from 5th / Santa Monica and arriving at Cabo San Lucas via Los Angeles, Ca and Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 11 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Cabo San Lucas is 933 miles. The road distance is 1172.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Cabo San Lucas without a car is to bus which takes 34 h 11 min and costs $110 - $190.

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It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to get from Santa Monica to Cabo San Lucas, including transfers.

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

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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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Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica. It is currently 5:45 AM in Santa Monica and 6:45 AM in Cabo San Lucas.

Map of how to get from Santa Monica to Cabo San Lucas.
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  • Distance: 933.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 46 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Cabo San Lucas via 7th / Decatur, Los Angeles, Ca, San Ysidro, Ca, and Tijuana in around 34 h 11 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $3,200
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $3,200
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose Cabo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo via Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose Cabo via Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,300
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $2,300
Flights from Santa Ana to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $3,100
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 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Jose Cabo
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $3,400
Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
46 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
Bus operators
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Wilshire Eb & 14Th Ns to Wilshire Eb & Veteran Ns
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Wilshire / 14th to Wilshire / Veteran
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
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
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Cabo San Lucas is 1172 miles. It takes approximately 26 h 31 min to drive from Santa Monica to Cabo San Lucas.

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Interjet, United Airlines, Delta and three other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles 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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