Los Cabos Transportation
FROM THE AIRPORT : Airport Code is SJD
Shuttle Busses : The cheapest way to get to San
Jose del Cabo (8 miles away), the Corridor, or Cabo San Lucas (29
miles away) is by Shuttle Buss. You will find that since all traffic
coming into the airport is heading to Los Cabos, that Shuttle Busses
are constantly coming and going. Expect to pay anywhere from $10
to $15 USD per person depending on your destination. -- If you are
going to one of the resorts in the Corridor, the bus will stop at
Colectivo : You can purchase a ticket inside the
airport for a colectivo. In this case, it may be a van that can carry
up to 9 people (price is around $10 USD).
Private Van : If you have a group of 5 people,
you can hire a private van for around $75 USD.
Taxi : If you take a taxi, you can expect to pay
around $17 to San Jose (just 8 miles away). Cabo San Lucas will be
Rental Car : The major car rental agencies have
vehicles available at the airport. However, if you don't plan on
doing a lot of golfing in the corridor, or exploring in the area
. . . remember that most places in either town are walking distance
and there are always busses that will take you down the corridor
or from one cabo to the other.
DRIVING TO LOS CABOS :
Driving in Baja requires a very dependable car. You are going to
travel 1,059 miles (1,708 Km) down marginally maintained roads that
will take about 28 hours of driving. It is not a day trip and your
car may be subject to desert heat on roads that you have to plan
where to get gas in advance. That's right, long stretches of nothing.
So, if you still want to drive . . . here are a few things to remember.
Take a map and know where the gas stations are (and how far between
If you are driving an older car, check your fan belts, radiator
hose, air pressure, spare tire, air filter, and fluid levels before
leaving (and before returning!).
Bring a few gallons of water in the trunk in case
you break down and have to wait for help.
Check the weather. Flash floods are known to cause rivers to rise
up out of nowhere and cross low lying sections of road.
As always, be sure to have Mexican auto insurance before you leave.
An accident would mean that you would be held in jail until fault
could be assessed and damages paid. Insurance will prevent that little