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Transportation options from Cabo San Lucas airport to Hotels

Cabo San Lucas is a popular beach destination, famous for its stunning marina, wide stretches of golden sand beaches, turquoise waters and interesting rock formations. Los Cabos is truly the perfect place to relax, unwind and soak up some rays.

When it comes to Cabo transportation from Cabo San Lucas airport (SJD) to the hotels, you have two options; a taxi or airport transfer and the public bus. Taking a Cabo San Lucas airport taxi or private transfer is by far the quickest and most comfortable transfer option. It costs around €80 ($1,800 MXN) and will take just 18 minutes to reach your hotel. The cheapest Cabo airport transportation option is to take the Ruta del Desierto public bus. This costs just €3.50 ($80 MXN) one-way but takes 60 minutes to reach the hotels.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Welcome Pickups €68 18min 24/7
Taxi €80 18min 24/7
Bus €7 60min 04:30–23:00

How to get from Cabo San Lucas Airport to the hotels by taxi or private transfer

The only direct transfer option from Cabo San Lucas airport to the hotels is a Cabo San Lucas airport taxi or private shuttle. The trip will take just 18 minutes to drop you at the door of your hotel and will cost around €80 ($1,800 MXN).

Cost of a airport transfers from Cabo San Lucas airport to hotel

There’s no set-rate fare for the journey from Cabo San Lucas airport to the hotels. Instead, you will be charged a fare based on the exact hotel you’re travelling to. The cost of this journey may increase or decrease depending on your final destination and the number of people you’re travelling with, but it will be around €80 ($1,800 MXN).

You will need to pay for your taxi at the designated kiosk inside the airport and then present the ticket to your driver when getting into the taxi.

Private car services offer a fixed fee for the journey, but should be booked and paid in advance.

Cost

€80 ($1,800 MXN)

Trip Duration

18 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Los Cabos Airport

Where do I get the taxi from?

There are designated taxi stands located right outside of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Los Cabos international airport. If you book a shuttle service, your driver will be waiting for you at the Exit gates, on the Arrivals level.

Convenience

A taxi or private shuttle is the only private transportation option and the only direct transfer from Cabo airport to your hotel. It’s also the quickest and most convenient option. It takes a third of the time that the public transportation option takes and will drop you off right in front of the reception of the hotel. Shared shuttles are also available at Cabo Airport, but they only depart when they are filled with passengers, so you might need to wait around in the hot sun for your transport to depart.

Editor’s Note

Although taking a taxi is the most convenient option, it's quite expensive. If you're travelling on a budget and with only a small amount of luggage, you may wish to take the cheaper public bus instead.

Useful Tips

You must purchase your taxi ticket at the counter in the airport and present the receipt to your driver.
The cost of your taxi will depend on the hotel you're travelling to, be sure to make this clear to the person at the ticket counter and agree on a price before entering your taxi.
Taxi drivers in Los Cabos don't expect tips but are always grateful for one if the service was impressive.

How to get from Cabo San Lucas airport to the hotels by bus?

There’s a cheap public bus that runs from Cabo San Lucas airport to the hotels daily. This bus is called Ruta de Desierto and is purple in colour. You can catch it daily from 04:30 to 23:00 and it takes 60 minutes to reach the hotels.

How much is the bus transfer from Cabo airport to hotels?

The cost of a one-way ticket for the Ruta del Desierto bus is €3.50 ($80 MXN). You can purchase your ticket from the Ecobajatours booth inside the airport or from the driver on the bus in Mexican Pesos.

Cost

€3.50 ($80 MXN)

Trip Duration

60 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 10 minutes for the Ruta del Desierto bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The public Ruta del Desierto bus is available from 04:30 to 23:00.

Where do I get the bus from?

The Ruta del Desierto bus runs from just outside of Terminal 1. If you land in Terminal 2, you will have to walk with your luggage to Terminal 1. This walk will take around 10 minutes.

Convenience

Although the public bus runs all day, it’s a very slow service as it has a lot of stops along the way. The Ruta del Desierto bus also drops you off on the main highway outside of the hotel entrances, so you will need to walk with your luggage to the hotel reception, which can be a very long and hot walk.

Editor’s Note

As there's limited luggage storage on the public bus, and you will need to walk from the highway to the lobby of your hotel, it's better to take a taxi if you are travelling with a lot of luggage.

Useful Tips

The Ruta del Desierto bus is fully air-conditioned for your comfort.
There's very limited storage space on the bus.
You can purchase your tickets from the driver or from the Ecobajatours ticket booth in the airport.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Cabo san lucas. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How far is Cabo airport from Cabo San Lucas?

Los Cabos Airport is located 9.5 km away from the hotels in Cabo San Lucas. This journey will take around 18 minutes in a Cabo San Lucas taxi or private car, or 60 minutes on the public Ruta del Desierto bus.

How do you get from Cabo airport to your hotel?

There are two different modes of Cabo Airport transportation for the journey from Cabo San Lucas airport to the hotels; taxi or public bus. The public bus takes 60 minutes and costs just €3.50 ($80 MXN) one-way. Whereas, a Cabo San Lucas airport taxi takes just 18 minutes to reach your hotel but costs around €80 ($1,800 MXN), depending on which hotel you’re staying at.

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