Los Cabos Airport

Los Cabos Airport

IATA Code: SJD

ICAO Code: MMSD

Passengers: ~ 5 000.000

The Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), also known as San José del Cabo International Airport, is an airport serving San José del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, and the Los Cabos area in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur State. It is located just 8 miles north from San Jose del Cabo. The airport  is the sixth busiest airport in Mexico, reaching its peak in 2018 with 5 million passengers and dropping for nearly 50% during the pandemic. It serves as a hub for Aeromexico, Volaris and AeroMexico Connect. It has 2 terminals, Terminal 1 is mainly for domestic flights and Terminal 2 is entirely for international flights. The airport provides flights mostly within the rest of Latin America and the USA.

If visiting San Jose del Cabo, the following guide will present you with all the necessary information about Los Cabos Airport.

How to get from Los Cabos airport to San Jose del Cabo 

The distance between SJD and the San Jose del Cabo city centre is about 12 km which is a 20-minute ride. 

Find out all the ways of getting to and from the airport in the text below.

Bus

The operator Ruta del Desierto offers public buses, recognizable for yellow and purple colors, that can take you to and from the airport to San Jose Del Cabo Downtown, the Tourist Corridor and Cabo San Lucas

The buses run every 10 minutes. The earliest departure from Santa Anita (South of Airport) is at 4:30 am to 11:00 pm. It departs only from Terminal 1. If you arrive at Terminal 2, you will have to walk and take your luggage to Terminal 1 to catch the bus. 

You can purchase tickets at the Ecobajatours located within the arrivals area in Terminal 1. The bus will make drop-offs at the highway so you have to walk to the resort you are staying in. The bus can also take you from the hotel to the airport (the trip is about 1-2 h, so plan your time accordingly).

If you are traveling to the East Cape Area, Todos Santos or La Paz Ecobajatours office in Terminal 1 offer Vans instead of buses.

Taxi

Those who prefer a more comfortable ride can consider taking a taxi, which is a pricier solution. Taxi ranks are located outside Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and the company operating is Josefinos Transportation. To get to San Jose del Cabo you will pay about MXN $70, and to Cabo San Lucas around MXN $156.

Transfer

Another way to travel from SJD Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, a professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.

Car hire at Los Cabos Airport

For those who prefer to explore the area on their own, the best option would be a car hire directly at the airport. You will find offices of several rental agencies in the T1 and T2 arrivals area as well as on the property near. However, you can always rent a car online and avoid potential queues at the airport.

Rent a bus

Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.

Los Cabos Airport airlines

About twenty airlines operate at SJD, the main ones being Aeromexico, Volaris and VivaAerobus. These ones provide most of the flights with the most popular ones being from the rest of Latin America. Among the most popular domestic flights are those to and from Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Tijuana, while those international flights are to and from Los Angeles, Dallas and Houston.

Below is the list of the most important airlines offering departures and arrivals from SJD:

  • Aeromexico
  • Aeromexico Connect
  • Volaris
  • VivaAerobus
  • Alaska airlines
  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines

Los Cabos Airport facilities

The airport offers several amenities to the passengers who are on a layover or simply waiting for the flight. Here is the list of some of the services offered by SJD Airport:

  • Duty-free shops
  • Currency exchange
  • ATMs
  • WiFi
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Airport Hotel

Los Cabos Airport accommodation

Los Cabos Airport FAQs

I arrive late at Los Cabos Airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?

The bus service operates to and from the airport till evening hours, however, taxis and transfers are at your disposal 24/7 in case you don’t catch a bus.

Can I exchange money at Los Cabos Airport?

Yes, you will find ATMs and currency exchange offices throughout the airport

Is there a free WiFi service available at Los Cabos Airport?

Yes, the airport provides free WiFi service throughout the terminals.

Can I exchange money at Los Cabos Airport?

Yes, you will find currency exchange offices and ATMs where you can change or withdraw your money.

Is there Uber at Los Cabos Airport?

Uber is illegalin Los Cabos. Although it may be operating, it is not allowed at the Los Cabos Airport. Your Uber app will still work in Los Cabos. Note that Los Cabos Airport Uber vehicles are only able to pick you up outside the Airport grounds near the main highway.

How many airports are in Cabo San Lucas?

Many do not know that there are two airports in the Los Cabos region: San Jose del Cabo International Airport(SJD) and Cabo San Lucas Airport. The Cabo San Lucas airport code is CSL.

How many terminals does Los Cabos Airport have?

Los Cabos Airport has 2 terminals, Terminal 1 entirely for domestic flights and Terminal 2 entirely for international flights. 

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