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There are 7 ways to get from Tulum to Cabo San Lucas by bus, plane, car ferry 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, fly to San Jose Cabo  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Cancún International Airport
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to San Jose Cabo (SJD) CUN - SJD

$104 - $375

6 alternative options

Bus, fly to La Paz  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Cancún International Airport
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to La Paz (LAP) CUN - LAP
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas

$159 - $245

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Tulum Terminal ADO to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
  2. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Puebla CAPU
  3. Take the bus from ACN Puebla to Los Mochis
  4. Take the car ferry from Topolobampo to La Paz Ferry Terminal
  5. Take the bus from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas

Bus, car ferry via Mazatlán  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Tulum Terminal ADO to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
  2. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Puebla CAPU
  3. Take the bus from Puebla to Mazatlán
  4. Take the car ferry from Mazatlan Ferry Terminal to La Paz Ferry Terminal
  5. Take the bus from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas

$201 - $380

Bus, car ferry via Mazatlán #2  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Tulum Terminal ADO to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
  2. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to México Central Norte Ado
  3. Take the bus from México Norte to Mazatlán
  4. Take the car ferry from Mazatlan Ferry Terminal to La Paz Ferry Terminal
  5. Take the bus from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas

$191 - $330

Bus, car ferry via Mazatlan  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen Colectivos
  2. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen to Cancún
  3. Take the bus from Cancun to Mexico City
  4. Take the bus from México Norte to Mazatlan
  5. Take the car ferry from Mazatlan Ferry Terminal to La Paz Ferry Terminal
  6. Take the bus from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas

$197 - $263

Drive  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Drive from Tulum to Cabo San Lucas 3529.1 miles

$470 - $700

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tulum to Cabo San Lucas is to bus and fly which costs $3000 - $4800 and takes 12 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tulum to Cabo San Lucas is to bus and fly which costs $2000 - $7500 and takes 9 h 8 min.

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The distance between Tulum and Cabo San Lucas is 2338 km. The road distance is 5646.5 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 8 min to get from Tulum to Cabo San Lucas, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cancun Airport to San Jose Cabo Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Cabo San Lucas is 2 h behind Tulum. It is currently 10:52 AM in Tulum and 8:52 AM in Cabo San Lucas.

Yes, the driving distance between Tulum to Cabo San Lucas is 5647 km. It takes approximately 2 days 21 h to drive from Tulum to Cabo San Lucas.

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Sun Country Airlines, Viva Aerobus, Volaris and four other airlines offer flights from Cancun 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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Map of how to get from Tulum to Cabo San Lucas.
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  • Distance: 1461.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 8 min

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

There is no direct connection from Tulum to Cabo San Lucas. However, you can take the bus to Cancún International Airport, take the walk to Cancun airport, fly to San Jose Cabo, take the taxi to San José del Cabo, then take the bus to Cabo San Lucas. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Cancún International Airport, take the walk to Cancun airport, fly to La Paz, take the walk to La Paz (Aeropuerto), take the bus to La Paz (Malecón), take the walk to La Paz, then take the bus to Cabo San Lucas.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to San Jose Cabo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Cancun to La Paz via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $350
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to San Jose Cabo via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Cancun to La Paz via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Cancun to La Paz via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 59 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Cancun to San Jose Cabo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Cancun to San Jose Cabo via Mexico City, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Cancun to La Paz via Mexico City, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cancun to San Jose Cabo via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Cancun to San Jose Cabo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to San Jose Cabo via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Cancun to San Jose Cabo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cancun to San Jose Cabo via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Cancun to San Jose Cabo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tulum to Cancún International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $26
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$18 - $26
Economy
$7 - $11
Bus from Tulum Terminal ADO to Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Puebla CAPU
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $90
Economy
$55 - $85
Bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$60 - $95
Bus from Cancun to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
28 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $95
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from ACN Puebla to Los Mochis
Ave. Duration
16 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Puebla to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$65 - $95
Full Fare
$85 - $130
Regular Price
$110
Internet Discount
$93
Bus from México Central del Norte to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$60 - $90
Full Fare
$80 - $110
Regular Price
$80
Internet Discount
$64
Autobuses Elite
Phone
01 800 507 5500, 57290807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Mexico City North Bus Terminal to Mazatlán
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Sindicato de taxistas Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
Phone
01 984 267 3111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen Colectivos
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transporte Foráneo Cancún-Playa del Carmen
Phone
(52) 998 8886990
Website
taxistascancun.com
Bus from Playa del Carmen to Cancún
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
taxistascancun.com
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from México Norte to Mazatlan
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Ferry operators
Baja Ferries
Phone
01-800-3377437, 612-12-3 6397
Email
ventas.lapaz@bajaferries.com.mx clientes@bajaferries.com.mx reservaciones@bajaferries.com.mx
Website
bajaferries.com
Car ferry from Topolobampo to La Paz Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
bajaferries.com
Car ferry from Mazatlan Ferry Terminal to La Paz Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
bajaferries.com

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