Gone are the days when travelers to Cabo San Lucas could only access the resort area by private plane or by luxury yacht, or over land by way of a dusty dirt road. Now both land and air transportation routes are easy, fast, convenient, and compared to many other resort destinations, airfare to Cabo San Lucas is relatively cheap.
San Jose del Cabo flights are extremely convenient as the regional airport is located just a few miles outside San Jose. Cabo San Lucas flights are only slightly less convenient—served by the same airport as San Jose, the Los Cabos International Airport, it is a 35-40 minute drive to Cabo San Lucas from the airport, along the eighteen-mile tourist corridor connecting the two cities.
Most of the major American airlines fly to Los Cabos International Airport (airport code SJD), and other options for finding Cabo San Lucas flights include Canadian WestJet, Alaska Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Volaris, Mexicana, and Aeromexico. As one of the most popular resort destinations in the Americas, it is not difficult to find cheap flights to Los Cabos throughout the year, especially in the off-season summer months from May to August. San Jose del Cabo flights are generally closer in distance for vacationers from the continental US and Canada than similar vacation spots such as Hawaii; therefore for tourists from the US and Canada, airfare to Cabo San Lucas is usually affordably priced.
Once travelers on Cabo San Lucas flights arrive at Los Cabos International Airport, the first order of business is to secure transportation to the town. Taxi fares have skyrocketed recently due to the increasing number of tourists, so a more affordable option is to share a van, which will drop you off at your hotel. Renting a car and driving into town yourself is also a good option, and you will be able to explore the area around Los Cabos more easily, as well as access tourist venues throughout San Jose del Cabo, the Corridor, and Cabo San Lucas. Tourists arriving on San Jose del Cabo flights can find quick and easy shuttles into San Jose. Be sure to confirm which terminal you are arriving at (the airport has three), especially if you are being picked up by friends, or driving to the airport to catch your flight.
For visitors intending to explore more of Baja California Sur, stopping in Los Cabos first could be a good option. Airfare to Cabo San Lucas is usually cheaper than flying to La Paz, the capital of the region, and one possibility would be to begin at Los Cabos and drive north along the peninsular highway if you’re looking to explore more of this part of Mexico during your vacation.
For those arriving on San Jose del Cabo flights or going on to Cabo San Lucas, several well-known car rental companies have counters at the airport, all of which can make your airport transfer into town easier and more affordable.