4 Ways to Get From Cabo to la Paz – The Complete Guide for 2023

Are you planning your trip to Baja California and you can’t figure out the best way to get from Cabo to La Paz? You have landed in the right place.

In this post, I will share all the options you have to get from Cabo International Airport or anywhere in Los Cabos to La Paz, Baja California Sur’s capital city.

If you are planning a road trip from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz I will also share some tips on the best places to visit along the way.

Los Cabos Arch

I did it a couple of years ago and I had a blast, hiking in the Sierra de La Laguna and snorkeling in Cabo Pulmo. I will share my tips on that too.

So brace yourself and let’s dig into the 4 ways to get from Cabo to La Paz

4 ways to get from Cabo to La Paz

From Cabo to La Paz by shuttle (cheapest way)

If you are traveling on your own and you want to save a few bucks you can always get public transportation from Los Cabos Airport to La Paz.

The cost is $59 USD per person, each way and takes approximately 3+ hours.

This service is available from many hotels or pick-up points in the Cabo area which is very convenient for those who travel on a budget. The service is very professional and well organized.

How to book your seat on the Cabo Airport Bus

  1. Open the booking page by clicking here
  2. Select SJD Airport in the dropdown menu then, La Paz Downtown as the destination
  3. Enter date(s) and select one-way or round trip
  4. Fill in your flight details, and traveling cell phone number and complete the secure online payment
  5. Reservation is confirmed by email within 24 hours (if same-day someone will email/call you during business hours (7 AM – 9 PM)  **All shuttle times of departure and selection of departure time are subject to availability.
  6. You’ll get an email with details on where to meet your shuttle on arrival/departure and the time of transfer and where to meet and check-in at the Cabo Airport or, at the bus terminal in La Paz.
  7. A representative will be waiting for you outside the terminal under an assigned umbrella. They will have your name on the list and assigned a corresponding shuttle. You’ll be escorted to your transport.
Sunset from the Pier on the Malecon
La Paz Sunrise

Airport Bus Schedule SJD- LA PAZ/ La Paz – SJD

  • Daily from the SJD Airport every hour
  • 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:30 PM & 5:30 PM *(Subject to availability)
  • Daily from La Paz bus terminal to SJD Airport every hour
  • 7 AM, 8 AM, 9 AM *(Subject to availability)

Here is another couple of helpful sites for a cheap shuttle transfer from Cabo to La Paz:

bus schedule for Baja California SUR

►  Cheap La Paz Shuttle

From Cabo to La Paz by private transportation (most comfortable)

Welcome Pick-Ups offers comfortable and safe private transportation from Los Cabos International Airport or anywhere in Cabo to La Paz. Of course, they are way more expensive than the shuttle but if you are a party of 3 to 5 it will still be more convenient and you can schedule the time that is most suitable for you BOOK NOW or click on the banner here below.

From Cabo to La Paz by Car Rental (most convenient – my choice)

Renting a car is always my first choice, in most places, of course not in Mexico city where you can get an Uber or any other Car lift services.

However, from my experience traveling around Baja California is much better by car, unless you want to go from Airport to Hotel only and do organized tours only or just get pampered in one of the spectacular Cabo Hotels.

I went to Baja twice and all the time I rented a car because I wanted to explore the surroundings. I had a blast. You can read my Baja road trip in my dedicated post.

I usually recommend booking on Discover cars because you can compare the rates from different car rentals and be sure you get the best deals.

Car rental

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From Cabo International Airport to Los Cabos Hotels

Now, I wanted to include this option in the case before going to La Paz you have a few nights anywhere in Cabo.

Here is a great service that will take you safely and sound to your hotel without waiting too long at the airport or having to negotiate the fare with the taxi driver.

Here is a trust worthy company I just started to work with.

Are you on a road trip? Here are the best stops not to miss From Cabo San Lucas To La Paz

Now, if you opted for renting a car you will probably want to make a few stops and enjoy some of the best places in Baja California Sur. There is so much to see but it all depends on how much time you have. Here below I am going to share a list of places to stop by during your journey from Cabo to La Paz.

Mind that there are two roads that take you to La Paz, one is via Todo Santo and the other one is via Santiago. Here I will tell you a little bit about both roads and the stop options you will have.

Cabo – La Paz via Todos Santos

Cabo La paz via Todo Santos

Cabo La Paz via Cabo Pulmo

Cabo La Paz via Cabo Pulmo

Cabo – La Paz Via Todos Santos

As you can see this way is much shorter but it has a couple of worthy stops.

El Pescadero

it’s a renowned fishing town with spectacular beaches suitable for surfing in fact is where you will find a vibrant surfing community. Even if you don’t surf you will enjoy the deserted beaches, the laid-back village vibe, and delicious restaurants.

todos santos sunset on the beach
Todos Santos Sunset

Todos Santos

Todos Santos is one of the two magic towns in Baja California Sur (the other one is Loreto) – Here you can enjoy the tiny quaint historical center with art galleries, local artisan shops high-end restaurants, and cute cafes.

The sunsets are incredible so you may want to spend a night in one of the cute hotels there. I stayed in The Hotelito, a cute boutique hotel at a few walks from the beach.

There are great hikes as well if you want to spend some time there. So much to do to keep you entertained for a few days.

santiago view
Santiago View

Cabo – La Paz Via Santiago

The south road will take you to other amazing spots. Let’s see them one by one.

San Jose del Cabo

San Jose del Cabo is a pretty town next to Cabo San Lucas, with a more colonial feel and a village vibe.

Here you can enjoy night strolls around the plaza, art galleries, lots of beaches, and some of the most exclusive hotels in Cabo, besides lots of incredible tours


Santiago is a hidden village in the mountain range of the Sierra De La Laguna where you have many incredible hiking tour options.

If you are into hiking I would recommend spending a few nights there and joining some hiking tours by local tour guides.

I joined a group led by Edoardo from Baja Sierra Adventures and we had a great hike among giant boulders and cacti of the rocky desert.

humpback whale
Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo, is a special place for sea lovers. I spent a few days there and never wanted to leave. It’s a very small fishing village where tourists go mainly to enjoy the marine life.

Snorkeling in Cabo Pulmo is very common but if you are a diver, you should definitely dive there.

If you are traveling during whale season, your snorkeling tour will definitely be complemented by some spectacular whale watching with humpback whales that will jump out of the water right in front of your eyes.

It’s a unique experience and although it’s kind of a deviation from the road to La Paz, it’s really worth it if you have the time!

Los Barriles

Los Barriles is a tiny tranquil village with hotels and residential homes. I didn’t particularly fall in love with it but I enjoy the extended beaches and the tranquil sea with easy access to the water.

If you walk on the beach at sunrise you may see manta rays jumping in and out of the water.

An Epic Baja California Road Trip

Los Cabo to La Paz FAQ

Is There a Shuttle From Cabo to la Paz?

Yes, there is and it’s the cheapest way to get from Cabo to La Paz but not necessarily the most convenient. Refer to previous sections to learn why.

How Much Is a Taxi From Cabo to la Paz?

I have no exact idea what a taxi may cost from Cabo to La Paz but an Uber drive from Cabo to La Paz would cost something between 2600 to 3000 MXN Pesos, depending on what time of the day.

And yes, there is a UBER in Cabo and La Paz and it works really well.

Cabo San Lucas beach
Cabo Beach

Is La Paz Baja Worth Visiting?

La Paz is definitely worth visiting. It’s one of my favorite cities in Mexico because you get the best of both worlds, all the facilities that a big city can offer, and the tranquillity of a beach town with incredible beaches to enjoy, pretty cafes, delicious restaurants, and a great relaxed vibe.

You can learn more about La Paz Baja in the following posts.

35 Amazing things to do in la Paz Baja

The best beaches in La Paz

The 13 best hotels in La Paz

Is la Paz Mexico Cheap?

La Paz is not what I call a cheap city generally speaking. However, if you are traveling on a budget you can still find affordable places to stay and low-key restaurants, both in the historical center, or a little further out.

There are actually a few nice hostels and the food in the markets is cheap and delicious.

Playa el Caimancito
La Paz Beach

Is It Safe to Travel From Cabo to la Paz?

It is totally safe to travel in Baja California Sur in general and the roads from La Paz to Cabo are particularly safe, being popular roads.

Also Read Is it safe to travel to Mexico?

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