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Cabo Airport Transfers: 7 Best and Cheapest Shuttles

So you’ve booked your vacation to Los Cabos. And you can’t wait to dive into the fun activities this Mexican resort area offers!

Now you want to know about Cabo airport transfers.

Specifically, what’s the best way to get from the Cabo airport (SJD) to your hotel or resort? What’s the cheapest way?

You’ve come to the right place!

We travel often to the region and have tried out many forms of transportation between the Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) and our resort – from luxury shuttles to the bus.

We’ve personally used all of the seven different Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas airport transfers recommended below.

The only exception is All Ways Cabo Transportation (#4), which we haven’t used.

But like the others we cover, they also gets great reviews on TripAdvisor. So we’re including All Ways here in our round-up of the best Los Cabos airport shuttles.

A Cabo Airport Shuttle vehicle in Puerto Los Cabos
A Cabo Airport Shuttle vehicle in Puerto Los Cabos (Credit: Cabo Airport Shuttle)

Cabo airport transfers

Most people take a taxi, rent a car or book one of the semi-private or private Los Cabos airport shuttles to get from the airport to their hotel.

If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s also the public bus, Ruta del Desierto.

Contents: Cabo airport transfer options and reviews

Can you book airport transportation last-minute?

Cheapest shared (semi-private) or private transfer? – Quick answer

Cost of a taxi – From the airport to Cabo San Lucas

Public bus from the airport to Cabo San Lucas – Ruta del Desierto

Cabo airport transportation – Semi-private vs. private transfers

7 Best Los Cabos airport shuttle companies – Reviews

About the Los Cabos airport

Timeshare vendors at the airport – How to avoid getting sucked in by them

Uber in Cabo San Lucas – Can you use Uber?

Note: We use “Cabo” and “Los Cabos” interchangeably here.

Both terms (as we use them) refer to the whole resort area in Baja California Sur. The geographical area of Los Cabos includes:

  • Cabo San Lucas town
  • The town of San Jose del Cabo
  • The resorts located along the 20-mile Los Cabos Corridor between (and around) the two towns

For more information, see our guide on Los Cabos vs. Cabo San Lucas.

All prices shown below are U.S. dollars.

Note: Prices charged by the Los Cabos airport transfer companies covered below are subject to change. Be sure to check current pricing before making a booking.

Can you book airport transportation in Los Cabos last minute?

Government regulations don’t allow booking “hotel to airport” shuttle service in Cabo within 72 hours of your departure.

You can book an airport transfer from the airport to your hotel the day before you arrive in Cabo.

But you can’t book a one-way return transfer from your hotel back to the airport last minute. You must book 3 days or more in advance.

Tip: It’s therefore recommended that you book return airport transfers (unless you have alternative arrangements for getting back to the airport).

What’s the cheapest Cabo airport transfer?

We mentioned there are both shared (semi-private) and private transfers.

The options that are mentioned as the “cheapest” transfers below are ones that can be booked through Viator, a TripAdvisor company.

Viator offers a lowest price guarantee. They also offer free cancellation up to 24 hours before the transfer – and you can “book now, pay later.”

Cheapest shared shuttles

Cheapest round-trip shared shuttle to Cabo San Lucas

The cheapest shared round-trip airport shuttle to Cabo San Lucas resorts that we’ve found is $43.08 USD p.p. (booked through Viator).

The transportation provider is Epic Los Cabos.

They’ve received a “Badge of Excellence” from Viator – meaning their “experience is highly rated by travelers” and has met “top quality standards.”

(You can also use this company to book airport transfers to other areas in Los Cabos, e.g., resorts along the Tourist Corridor.)

You’ll travel in an air-conditioned minivan. Your maximum wait time at the airport will be 30 minutes.

Cheapest round-trip shared shuttle to San Jose del Cabo

If you’re going to San Jose del Cabo, you can book a round-trip shared airport transfer to and from your resort for $36 p.p. through Viator.

You’ll travel in a minivan or SUV.

The transportation provider for this service is Gray Line Los Cabos, an international transportation and tour provider. They’ve been in the tour and airport transfer biz in Cabo since 2002.

One of the cheapest one-way shared shuttles (from the airport)

For some hotels (e.g., Club Cascadas de Baja), you can only book a one-way ride from the airport to your hotel. (You can’t book a return trip.) And sometimes, you may only want to book a one-way transfer (taking a different form of transportation back to the airport).

It costs $25 USD a person for a one-way shared shuttle from the airport to Cabo San Lucas with Gray Line Los Cabos (booked through Viator).

It’s $18 to San Jose del Cabo; $22 to hotels along the Tourist Corridor; and $29 to resorts on the Pacific Coast side.

We just used Gray Line for a one-way transfer on our most recent trip to Cabo, and they have hundreds of 5-star reviews on Viator.

While no-frills, our transfer went smoothly and our wait time before the shuttle left the airport was relatively short. You can read our full review of Gray Line Los Cabos under #7 Gray Line Los Cabos below.

One of our readers has also commented that he takes Gray Line and is happy with them. (See the Comments section at the end of our post.)

For shared transportation, Gray Line offers the cheapest roundtrip airport transfers in Cabo.
For shared transportation, Gray Line offers one of the cheapest airport transfers in Cabo (Credit: Gray Line)

Another one of the least expensive transfers

Cabo Transfers (#1 below) also offers inexpensive airport transfers for a single person or couple in a shared shuttle.

Cabo Transfers’ cost is $22 a person or $44 a couple (one-way) to Cabo San Lucas.

For Cabo Transfers, you book through their website, not Viator.

Note: You also have the option of booking an airport transfer through Cabo San Lucas Tours (a third-party tour operator). Their cost is $18 per person, and they use TransCabo (see #2 below).

Cheapest private airport transfers

For VIP service – or if you’re traveling as a family or group – you’ll want to book a private transfer.

Cheapest one-way private transfers (up to 5 people)

You can book a private one-way airport shuttle in Cabo for just over $80 for up to 5 passengers (through Viator). You’ll travel in a van with Legacy Transportation Los Cabos.

(The cost works out to a little over $160 round-trip, bookable as two private one-way transfers – one from the airport and one to the airport.)

Cheapest round-trip private transfers (up to 10 people)

If you have a group of up to 10 people – or you want a more comfortable ride – your best bet for round-trip airport transfers is Ballard Tour Services. Their cost for a private round-trip transfer from the airport to your hotel anywhere in Los Cabos is $170.

You’ll ride in a Suburban or Hiace.

Complimentary drinks are included in the transfer service from the airport.

Taxi from airport to Cabo San Lucas

Los Cabos airport transportation: Taxi
A typical taxi in Cabo San Lucas

Taxis in Los Cabos are large blue or turquoise (occasionally white) vans that seat 8 to 10 people. But, gulp, Cabo taxi fares are comparatively steep.

A taxi from the international or SJD airport to Cabo San Lucas will cost you a minimum of $80 USD. This cost covers up to 4 people. Each extra person is $20 p.p.

If you’re traveling as a couple, that cost is about double the price of a shared airport shuttle.

Cabo airport bus: Ruta del Desierto

The Ruta del Desierto bus runs daily to and from the Cabo airport
The Ruta del Desierto bus runs daily to and from the Cabo airport

Is there a public bus that goes from the airport to Cabo San Lucas?

And does the bus also do the return trip and go from Cabo San Lucas back to the airport?

The short answer is “Yes.”

We’ve ridden the regular public bus in Cabo many times – for example, to go snorkeling at Santa Maria Beach and to travel between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.

It’s cheap and perfectly safe.

(We’ve also taken the bus between several colonial Mexican cities – and that service was like flying business class. Really!)

Traveling within Mexico? Check out our post on the excellent long-distance Mexico buses

About the Ruta del Desierto bus

The Ruta del Desierto bus is the inexpensive public Cabo airport bus. It runs every day to and from the Cabo airport.

You can take this bus from both Terminal 1 (domestic terminal) and Terminal 2 (international terminal) right into Cabo San Lucas.

The bus isn’t fancy. But it’s air-conditioned, reasonably comfortable and very easy on the wallet :-).

The bus makes several stops.

Depending on traffic, the travel time on the bus to get from the airport to the town of Cabo San Lucas is about an hour to 75 minutes.

If you’re going to the airport from Cabo, budget about 90 minutes to be safe.

Bus from Cabo airport

If coming in on an international flight (arriving in Terminal 2), you need to go up one floor to the Departures Level.

There’s an escalator that goes upstairs. Look to the left after passing the timeshare sales vendors.

Up top, exit the doors and go outside, and you’ll see the bus stop by the curb to the right, at the far end of the terminal.

The Ruta del Desierto bus stop at Terminal 1 of the Los Cabos airport
Bus stop at SJD Terminal 1

If flying into the domestic terminal (Terminal 1), there’s a Ruta del Desierto bus stop right outside.

Bus to Cabo airport

When returning home and going back to the Cabo airport, you can catch the bus at the stop in front of the Puerto Paraiso Mall.

Cost of this Cabo airport bus?

The cost is 85 pesos (about $4.20 USD) per person.

If you need Mexican pesos, there’s a Banamex ATM machine on the Arrivals Level of Terminal 2, just after customs.

Cabo airport transportation by public bus

For more information on Ruta del Desierto, check this thread on TripAdvisor.

If you understand Spanish, here’s the bus line’s Facebook page. (Facebook also does a credible job at translating into English.)

We haven’t personally taken the bus to or from the airport. So we’ve relied on reader input and comments, combined with other research, to give you the scoop on taking the bus.

Best way? Cabo airport shuttle transportation

Cabo San Lucas shuttle from airport

When planning your trip to Cabo, we recommend that you book one of the Cabo San Lucas airport shuttle services in advance.

A semi-private or private transfer with a reputable company is the fastest, most convenient and best-value option for getting to your Los Cabos hotel.

And you’ll enjoy the best customer service this way.

Simply exit Terminal 2 at the airport, cross the road and you’ll see two outdoor bars to your left and a row of numbered awnings on the right for the airport shuttles.

Passengers wait under the awnings outside Terminal 2 for their transportation from the Cabo airport
Passengers wait under the awnings outside Terminal 2 for their transportation from the Cabo airport

Find the number of the awning your transfer company gave you.

Typically, you’ll see a greeter or attendant holding up his company’s sign. Go to him, and he’ll phone or radio the shuttle driver to come pick you up.

The driver will arrive within a few minutes.

Semi-private transfers

Semi-private transportation is usually in a large SUV or 10-person van. You usually have to share with another one or two couples or a group.

Private transfers

Larger vehicles are also usually used for private Los Cabos airport transportation services, something like a Suburban or other large SUV or van.

Los Cabos airport shuttle reviews: 7 good companies

Here are the seven best Cabo airport shuttles, in no particular order.

1) Cabo Transfers

Cabo Transfers offers a professional, quality transfer service within Los Cabos.

Kick off your travel sandals, sit back and enjoy the ride. On our many visits to this desert-meets-the-sea resort destination, we’ve used Cabo Transfers several times.

Cabo Transfers vehicles

Cabo Transfers’ website is easy to use.

Simply plug in your transfer choice (e.g., shared airport shuttle) and your hotel, and you’ll be given a quote.

You’ll be asked for your flight arrival and departure information, and they will email you confirmation of your transfer(s) with pick-up times and details noted.

Los Cabos airport transfers

When traveling as a couple (without other family members or companions), we’ve booked the shared shuttle and we’ve never had to wait very long. (Their website mentions that the wait time could be 30 to 40 minutes, however.)

Sometimes we’ve been the only clients and enjoyed private airport transportation for a shared shuttle price!

Vehicles for the private transfers are a Suburban or Expedition (up to 6 passengers), Toyota Hiace (up to 10 passengers) or Ford Transit (up to 16 passengers).

They come with free WiFi and TV screens in the seat backs if you want to watch a video.

All vehicles are air-conditioned and have working seatbelts.

They’re clean, comfortable and stocked with ice-cold bottled water, beer and soft drinks (extra cost, depending on the service). Drivers are courteous and polite (and enjoy practising their English on you).

As well as airport transfers, Cabo Transfers offer other driving services; we used them to transfer from the Grand Velas Los Cabos to another resort.

Cabo Transfers can help you with grocery shopping
Cabo Transfers offers the option of doing a grocery stop on the way to your resort

Cabo Transfers shuttle services

Both shared shuttle (i.e., semi-private) and private shuttle services are offered.

Cabo Transfers cost (shared transfers) – examples

  • $18 p.p for a one-way shared shuttle to San Jose del Cabo hotels, e.g., Hyatt Ziva ($92 for a private transfer for up to 6 people)
  • $20 p.p. for a one-way shared transfer to Puerto Los Cabos hotels, e.g., Hotel El Ganzo ($100 for a private transfer for up to 6 people)
  • $20 p.p. for a one-way shared transfer to Corridor hotels like Mar del Cabo or the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar
  • $22 p.p. for a one-way shared airport transfer to Medano Beach hotels in Cabo San Lucas, e.g., the Pueblo Bonito Rose ($110 for a private transfer for up to 6 passengers)
  • $25 for a one-way shared shuttle to close-in Pacific-side resorts like Playa Grande and Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach ($118 for a private transfer for a group of up to 6 passengers)
  • $28 for a one-way shared airport transfer to further away Pacific-side resorts, e.g., Nobu ($157 for a private transfer for a group of up to 6 passengers)

A grocery stop costs $40 for one hour of shopping at a supermarket close to your resort.

Costco and Walmart are on the way if you’re staying in Cabo San Lucas. (Stock up on your favorite Mexican fruit – limes! – for mixing those all-important tequila drinks.)

Cabo Transfers: Bottom line?

Cabo Transfers offers great rates and excellent service for semi-private (shared shuttle) transfer services.

For shared shuttles, the maximum number of stops is four.

It’s $22 p.p. ($44 a couple) to get from the airport to a Cabo San Lucas hotel.

See their website here

2) TransCabo

Los Cabos airport transportation
A TransCabo driver in his bright orange shirt

One of the first companies to get into the business of driving guests around in the area, TransCabo offers a premium service for airport transportation in Cabo.

They have a fleet of over 50 recent models in different sizes (all clean and air-conditioned).

TransCabo representatives are easy to spot. When you leave the airport, just look for their bright orange shirts.

The professional drivers help you with your luggage and offer you bottled water.

For the shared Los Cabos airport shuttle, no more than 10 people per van are booked, with no more than three stops.

And, again, you could luck out and end up having the vehicle to yourself (in effect a private transfer for the shared shuttle cost)!

Trans Cabo shuttle services

Trans Cabo offers both shared shuttle (i.e., semi-private) and private shuttle services.

TransCabo cost (shared and private transfers) – examples

  • $26 p.p. for a one-way shared airport transfer to Cabo San Lucas
  • $135 for a one-way transfer to Cabo San Lucas in a van (for up to 10 people) or $140 for up to 6 passengers in a Suburban

If you need an infant or baby car seat, it should be reserved in advance. (Ask TransCabo for the cost of this.)

Note: If you book your transfer through Cabo San Lucas Tours – a third-party tour operator which uses TransCabo – you’ll save about 30%. Here’s the Cabo San Lucas Tours’ website for airport shuttles.

TransCabo: Bottom line?

TransCabo are trusted and reliable (receiving a 2023 Traveler’s Choice award from TripAdvisor).

They also offer good prices for private transfers in a van for large groups of 10 people. (The one-way cost from the airport to Cabo San Lucas works out to $13.50 p.p. if you have 10 people in a van.)

See their website here

3) Cielito Lindo

Cielito Lindo is a great option if you’re traveling as a single person or a couple and you want private car services from the airport to Cabo.

As with all agencies here, reservations must be booked in advance. Cielito Lindo requires three days’ notice for individuals and seven days’ notice for groups.

Again, you’ll receive email notification about how to meet the driver, who’ll be waiting for you outside the airport terminal.

Your vehicle will be meticulously clean – and a welcome bottle of cold water will be waiting for you.

As Cielito Lindo is a travel agency, they also offer other services.

They can stock your villa with groceries before you arrive. (Maybe you need avocados to make guac and your other favorite Mexican food dishes!)

Cielito Lindo can also take you on private sightseeing trips to Todos Santos and La Paz.

Los Cabos airport transportation

Cielito Lindo shuttle services

Only private car or van services are offered. (You can’t book a shared airport shuttle.)

Cielito Lindo cost (private transfers) – examples

  • $79.50 one-way for a private transfer in a minivan for 1 or 2 persons to Cabo San Lucas
  • $95.00 one-way for a private transfer for 3 or 4 people to Cabo San Lucas
  • $115.00 one-way for a private transfer for 5 or 6 people to Cabo San Lucas

A half-hour grocery shopping stop arranged in advance costs $45 (one hour for $60).

Cielito Lindo: Bottom line?

Cielito Lindo offers one of the cheapest private one-way Los Cabos airport transfers for a single person or a couple.

See their website here

4) All Ways Cabo Transportation

All Ways Cabo Transportation comes highly recommended on TripAdvisor.
All Ways Cabo Transportation is another one of the best companies for airport transfers to Cabo San Lucas

All Ways Cabo Transportation has more than nine years of experience in the business, and they come highly recommended.

They get excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. (All Ways comes up high on the list for “transportation in Cabo San Lucas” and the “best Los Cabos transportation.”)

Their fleet of vehicles includes Suburbans (least expensive – up to 5 passengers), premium Cadillac Escalades (up to 5 passengers), vans (9 passengers), limousines (10 passengers) and Sprinters (16 passengers).

Drivers are on-time and courteous, and you’re welcomed with beer, water and often bubbly too!

A champagne welcome with All Ways Cabo Transportation
Champagne service!

All Ways offers other Cabo transportation services too.

Perhaps you want to do a day trip from Cabo San Lucas? Maybe to explore Los Barriles or Todos Santos?

Booking this kind of service means you can have a hassle-free time, without the bother of renting a car (and all of you can have lunch with Mexican margaritas without worrying about a designated driver).

All Ways shuttle services

You get the whole vehicle for yourself, no matter whether you book for 1 person or 10 people (no shared shuttles).

All Ways Cabo Transportation cost (private transfers) – examples

  • $90 one-way to to Cabo San Lucas and Medano Beach hotels for up to 5 people in a Suburban (cheapest vehicle)
  • $165 round-trip to Cabo San Lucas hotels for up to 5 people in a Suburban
  • $175 round-trip to Pacific-side hotels like Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach (for up to 5 people)
  • $200 round-trip to north Pacific-side hotels like Nobu (for up to 5 people)

All Ways Cabo Transportation: Bottom line?

This company offers a break on the cost for round-trip Cabo airport transfers.

You won’t travel in a van but in a more comfortable SUV.

And rather than competing on price, All Ways Cabo Transportation aims for the sweet spot – great service at a fair cost.

Beer and cold water is included, always… (Oh, bad pun!)

See their website here

5) Blue Dreams

Los Cabos airport shuttles - Blue Dreams

Blue Dreams is a private transfer company that started in Cancun in 2005.

They now also operate in Los Cabos.

It’s used by select luxury resorts like Grand Velas Los Cabos to transfer their guests.

(The Grand Velas used Blue Dreams to pick us up from the airport for our stay at the all-inclusive resort.)

Expect to be welcomed with a chilled facecloth and cold bottle of water, followed by a very comfortable ride.

Blue Dreams shuttle services

Only private shuttles services are offered.

The cost is the same, whether you book for one person or for 6 people.

Blue Dreams cost (private transfers) – examples

  • $80 one-way for 2 people (or 6 people) for a private transfer from the airport to San Jose del Cabo hotels (e.g., Hyatt Ziva)
  • $150 one-way for 2 people (or 6 people) for a private transfer to Corridor hotels like the Grand Velas Los Cabos or Hilton Los Cabos
  • $125 one-way for 2 people (or 6 people) for a private transfer to Cabo San Lucas hotels like the Pueblo Bonito Rose
  • $130 one-way for 2 people (or 6 people) for private trip transfers to the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas, e.g., the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica

Blue Dreams: Bottom line?

Blue Dreams is a good choice when only the best service will do (and price is no barrier).

See their website here

6) Cabo Airport Shuttle

Cabo Airport Shuttle SUV
Cabo Airport Shuttle vehicles

Cabo Airport Shuttle is another excellent low-cost transportation company for private transfers from the Cabo airport.

Book online through their easy-to-use website, over the phone or via email. The company is extremely prompt in responding.

They’ve been in business for several years now and are expanding, counting some 30+ vehicles in their fleet – Escalades, Suburbans, Mercedes Benz vehicles and so on.

They also aim to offer the fastest Cabo San Lucas airport transfers by investing in radios.

This means the greeter at the airport with the Cabo Airport Shuttle sign can radio the driver to pick you up immediately, without relying on WiFi for What’s App (which sometimes goes down at the airport) or spotty cell service.

The uniform for Cabo Airport Shuttle drivers consists of a dark green shirt and black pants – the greeter with the company sign wears the same uniform.

Cabo Airport Shuttle driver and vehicle
Our friendly driver on a Cabo Airport Shuttle transfer

Drivers are courteous, and the vehicles are clean. In fact, the black Escalade we rode in recently looked brand new.

When settled in your vehicle, you’ll find complimentary chilled beer and water bottles waiting for you in a cooler.

Oh, and the drivers are super helpful too. One customer reports that after he accidentally left his phone in the vehicle, the driver quickly brought it to him at his hotel.

Our driver was very pleasant.

Cabo Airport Shuttle services
A happy couple getting a transfer from the airport

Cabo Airport Shuttle services

The company specializes in private airport transfers.

Cabo Airport Shuttle cost (private transfers) – examples

  • $85 one-way for a private shuttle to Cabo San Lucas hotels for up to 6 people
  • $155 round-trip for a private shuttle to and from a Cabo San Lucas hotel for up to 6 people

Cabo Airport Shuttle: Bottom line?

Cabo Airport Shuttle offers solid and reliable private airport transportation services for solo travelers, couples, families and small groups.

See their website here

7) Gray Line Los Cabos

Gray Line Los Cabos is part of the international transportation and tour provider, Gray Line, which has been in business since 1910.

They offer shared and private airport transfers.

We booked our shared airport transfer recently with them through Viator (and we received our tickets and confirmation online).

Gray Line Los Cabos is the cheapest airport transfer company in Cabo.
The Gray Line Los Cabos employees who transferred us to our hotel on our most recent trip to Cabo San Lucas

As instructed, upon exiting the airport terminal, we looked for the Gray Line Los Cabos agents. We couldn’t find them in the sea of people all waiting for transfers. So we asked another transfer company greeter for help and he pointed out the Gray Line greeters wearing their company’s lime green, blue and white shirts.

After checking in with them, we waited for about 20 minutes before setting off on our transfer. We were accompanied by three other couples in a clean white newish van (with air conditioning and functioning seatbelts).

Ours was the last hotel stop (so there were four hotel stops in total) – and this added another 20 minutes of additional driving time to our transfer.

We’d call our transfer more of a no-frills transfer. We weren’t offered a complimentary bottle of water or beer. But the driver was friendly and drove safely within the speed limit.

Gray Line Los Cabos shuttle services

Gray Line offers both shared shuttle and private shuttle services.

Gray Line Los Cabos shared shuttle cost – examples

If you book through Viator, the 2024 cost for a shared shuttle is:

Gray Line Los Cabos: Bottom line?

Gray Line Los Cabos offers one of the best Cabo airport transportation services if you’re a solo traveler or couple looking for an inexpensive shared shuttle service.

(Viator guarantees that their price is the lowest. If you book through Viator but find the same transfer offered cheaper elsewhere, including with the transfer company directly, Viator will refund the difference, up until 48 hours after your transfer.)

Cabo airport location

Where’s the airport?

There are two airports serving Los Cabos.

The Los Cabos International Airport is Cabo’s main airport and the airport you’re likely to fly into; the Los Cabos airport code is SJD.

This international airport is about 28 miles from Cabo San Lucas (a 40- to 45-minute drive) and eight miles from San Jose del Cabo (20-minute drive).

There’s also a much smaller airport closer to Cabo San Lucas for very small aircraft; the Cabo San Lucas International Airport code is CSL.

Beware the sales people selling Los Cabos timeshares!

After you’ve collected your baggage at the Los Cabos airport, you must pass by a slew of timeshare vendors before you exit.

Don’t get waylaid by the timeshare vendors – unless you want a free taxi ride (and a tour or other incentive) in exchange for giving up a half-day of your precious vacation time in Cabo to attend a timeshare presentation.

Just outside the terminal doors, you’ll see all the transfer company drivers holding signs for their passengers.

Locate your driver, and soon you’ll be on your way to a sunny Cabo holiday!

Note: The timeshare vendors are clever!

As you glance around, unsure about how exactly to exit the airport, they will approach you and ask if you need help finding your driver. Following them is an invitation to getting ensnared in discussions with them.

If you’re not interested in talking about timeshares, simply say “no thank-you” and continue walking straight through and out of the airport.

Recommended reading: Want to know how to bargain in Mexico the right way?

Uber in Cabo San Lucas

What about Uber in Los Cabos?

Can you get Uber in Cabo San Lucas or San Jose del Cabo?

In October, 2018, the company started to operate in the two towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo – yeah!

Apparently, more than 1,500 drivers have registered to offer Uber services.

The situation with Uber is complicated, however.

If you Google, you’ll find sites saying it’s “illegal” and not authorized to operate.

The taxi union is very strong in Los Cabos. They are unhappy about Uber coming to Cabo and they’re still doing all they can (unsuccessfully) to prevent Uber from gaining a foothold in Los Cabos.

But the fact is it exists in Cabo – and lots of visitors use Uber (including us).

For the most part, Uber works well within Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.

We use it to go from our Medano Beach resort in Cabo to restaurants.

We also use Uber (no problem) to help transport our groceries from the Selecto Chedraui grocery store in the Puerto Paraiso Mall in Cabo San Lucas to our Medano Beach resort. The Uber driver typically arrives within 4 minutes. And the cost is about $7 USD (plus tip).

Note: There’s no Uber at the Cabo airport

Unfortunately, you can’t currently use Uber from the airport.

It can also be difficult to use Uber to get to the airport.

That said, we do know of people who’ve successfully taken Uber to the airport (at a cost of about $48 USD from resorts on Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas).

Cabo airport transportation to your hotel
A shared or private transfer with one of the recommended Cabo airport transfer companies is the best way to get to your resort!

That’s it for our post on Cabo San Lucas airport transportation!

Hopefully you’ve found our guide on the airport transfer options helpful!

Have you used any of the shuttles we’ve reviewed? What company do you think offers the best Cabo shuttle service and airport transfers?

Let us know! You can share your thoughts in the Comments section below.

Experience more of Los Cabos!

How to play: Are you visiting in winter? Then you’ve got to go whale watching!

When to go: Hey, did you know summer in Cabo is a great time to visit?

Where to eat: In Cabo, do yourself a favor and eat at the beautiful farm-to-table Flora Farms restaurant.

Our top travel tips and resources

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Tours: For the best local food, walking and other guided tours, plus skip-the-line tickets to attractions, check out Viator (a TripAdvisor company) and GetYourGuide.

Car rental: Renting a car is often one of the best ways to explore off the beaten path. Discover Cars searches car rental companies so you get the best rates.

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J.D.

Wednesday 21st of June 2023

You can never get too much information when it comes to traveling. This is great information! Thanks for the reviews and links.

We're going with AllWays for an August 2023 trip.

Janice and George

Tuesday 27th of June 2023

We always like lots of information too, so we can make (hopefully!) better decisions for us :-).

Ben L.

Monday 19th of June 2023

What is the cab cost from San Jose del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas? We have a group of 12 staying in San Jose, but would like to do a few days in Cabo.

Also, do you have any clue on the bus cost from San Jose to Cabo and the time to get there?

Thanks!

Janice and George

Saturday 1st of July 2023

Hi Ben,

You're probably looking at about $60 to $70 USD for a cab from San Jose del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas.

As for the bus, it's 40 Mexican pesos (just under $2.50 USD) p.p. and it takes about 40 minutes, depending on how many stops there are.

Hope this helps :-).

Tony N.

Wednesday 5th of April 2023

Too much information here. I take Gray Line (reserve online) to and from my Cabo condo (or hotel). It costs $15 each person, one way to San Jose del Cabo, from the airport.

Janice and George

Thursday 6th of April 2023

Yes, sometimes shorter is sweeter :-).

So we've made the Gray Line option more clear, right at the beginning of this post.

Tracy S.

Tuesday 7th of March 2023

Just an FYI: The first private transport you have listed no longer does grocery stops. Apparently the government doesn't allow it anymore, so I assume the others would all be the same.

Anyway, helpful article!!

Janice and George

Tuesday 21st of March 2023

Thanks, Tracy, for letting us know :-). We'll check that out...

Nick Gann

Tuesday 18th of January 2022

Saw this on your FB post and thought I'd give it a read. Good details, well written.

Janice and George

Friday 21st of January 2022

Awww, thanks, sweet of you to take the time to comment :-).