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Flying into Beautiful Cabo San Lucas

Planning a getaway to beautiful Cabo San Lucas? This popular beach destination is known for hip hotels, a bustling marina, and lively party scene. Located at the end of the Baja Peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, this Mexican city combines dramatic desert landscapes and rocky cliffs at the ocean’s edge. 
Hotels in Cabo San Lucas
Estancia Real Los Cabos
$43 avg/night
Fairfield Inn Los Cabos
$55 avg/night
The Mexican Inn
$50 avg/night
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More About Flights to Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is an easily accessible, modern international airport served by major airlines with non-stop flights from across North America. Thousands of sun worshipers from around the world board flights to Cabo San Lucas every day.

What Are Some Things I Should Know Before Booking my Flight to Cabo San Lucas?

The Cabo San Lucas airport is formally called the SDJ Los Cabos International Airport. This international airport services both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, together known as Los Cabos, and the small cities in between, know as The Corridor.

While there are a number of direct flights into the Los Cabos International Airport, some flights may require a stop in Mexico City. The Los Cabos International Airport is serviced by Aeromexico, AirCanada, Alaska, American, Continental, Frontier, Mexicana, United Airlines, and US Air. There are non-stop flights from San Diego, Los Angeles, Ontario, San Jose (CA), San Francisco, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, and Las Vegas into SDJ.

There is also a secondary, smaller airport that is located 4.5 miles northwest of Cabo San Lucas. This airport receives mostly smaller, domestic flights.

Cabo San Lucas boasts a mild climate, which makes it a popular beach getaway any time of the year. The most popular time to travel to Cabo San Lucas is October through May, when the weather is ideal, the whale season is in effect, and many people want to escape the colder temperatures up north. As a result, flights are also most expensive during this time.

For the cheapest flights, consider booking a flight to Cabo San Lucas during the summer months of June through August. Also, cheap flights to Cabo San Lucas are most often available from key markets including California and Texas.

What is the Best Way to Get to and From the Airport?

The Los Cabos airport is located 29 miles northeast of Cabo San Lucas and takes about 30 to 45 minutes to drive. The vast majority of airport transfers are via road. During the drive, you will have an amazing view of the nearby San Lazaro mountain range. 

Many travelers who are staying in an all-inclusive or other large resort book group transfers through the hotel’s own transportation busses. These group hotel transfers typically range from $20 to $40 U.S. Dollars per person.

There are also a large number of private transfer companies in the greater Los Cabos area. If you have a large group, consider working with a private transfer company for hotel transfers.

It is best to arrange airport transportation in advance when flying into Cabo San Lucas.

Are There Any Hotels Near the Airport in Cabo San Lucas? 

The Best Western Aeropuerto is the closest hotel to the airport in Cabo San Lucas. This highly rated, mid-range hotel has a pool, free Internet, and a restaurant on site.

Located on the grounds of the international airport, the Best Western Aeropuerto also offers free airport transfers.

What is Navigating Customs in Cabo San Lucas Like? 

Citizens of the United States must present a valid passport for entry into Mexico. You will be given a Mexico Tourist Card by the immigrations official. It is important that you do not lose this during your stay in Cabo San Lucas, as you will need to present this before departing Mexico. If you happen to lose the tourist card, you will have to pay a fee.

After clearing Immigrations and Customs, travelers collect baggage and proceed to the airport lobby area.

Don’t be surprised to see timeshare representatives soliciting travelers in this lobby. Unless you are genuinely interested in learning more about timeshare opportunities, it’s advised to keep walking until you’re outside of the terminal area.

What Amenities Can I Find at the Airport?

The international airport in Cabo San Lucas is divided into three terminals. Each terminal is modern, clean, and offers a number of restaurants and shopping opportunities.

Expect to find a number of fast food chain restaurants, like Burger King and Carl’s Junior, as well as Starbucks and ice cream stands. Most of the dining options are located in large food courts.

Overall, flying into Cabo San Lucas is easy, efficient, and a great way to begin a vacation in the sun.