Driving from LA to Cabo San Lucas

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Driving from LA to Cabo: Route Details

Driving from LA to Cabo can easily take a couple of days, and up to 30 hours. You need to account for delays when crossing the US Mexico Boarder, as well as traffic along the Baja Peninsula.

Total travel distance is almost 1200 miles.


Full Driving Directions from LA to Cabo San Lucas

Take ramp left and follow signs for US-101 South / Santa Ana Fwy 105.1 miles
Keep left onto I-805 South / Inland Fwy / Jacob Dekema Fwy 29.0 miles
Keep straight onto I-5 South / John J Montgomery Fwy / San Diego Fwy 0.2 miles
Road name changes to Circuito Bursatil 0.6 miles

* Entering Baja California, Mexico

Take ramp right for Vía Poniente 0.8 miles
Road name changes to Avenida Internacional 2.3 miles
Road name changes to Periferico 0.4 miles
Take ramp right for Carretera Ensenada-Tijuana toward Ensenada 28.8 miles

* Toll road

Road name changes to Avenida Fray Francisco Eusebio Kino Este1.0 miles
Road name changes to Carretera Ensenada-Tijuana 32.7 miles

* Toll road

Road name changes to Avenida Bahia la Paz 0.3 miles
Keep right onto Boulevard Tte Azueta 2.4 miles
Bear right onto Boulevard Lazaro Cardenas 1.3 miles
Bear left onto Delante 0.6 miles
Turn right onto Avenida Reforma 2.1 miles
Road name changes to Carretera Santa Rosalia-Ensenada 48.7 miles
Road name changes to Jose Manuel Cullinford 1.3 miles
Road name changes to SR-1 / Carretera Santa Rosalia-Ensenada 40.6 miles
Road name changes to Guadalupe Victoria 1.0 miles
Road name changes to SR-1 / Carretera Santa Rosalia-Ensenada 5.2 miles
Road name changes to Avenida Fundadores 1.6 miles
Road name changes to SR-1 / Carretera Santa Rosalia-Ensenada 3.2 miles
Road name changes to SR-1 / Carretera Santa Rosalia-Ensenada 9.0 miles
Road name changes to Avenida A 1.9 miles
Road name changes to SR-1 / Carretera Santa Rosalia-Ensenada 515.0 miles

* Entering Baja California Sur

Road name changes to Carretera CD Constitucion Santa Rosalia 2.5 miles
Road name changes to SR-1 / Ciudad Constitucion-Santa Rosalia 89.0 miles
At roundabout, take 2nd exit 127.6 miles
Turn right to stay on SR-1 / Carretera La Paz-Ciudad Constitucion 2.1 miles
Turn right to stay on SR-1 / Calzada Forjadores de Sudcalifornia 16.2 miles
Bear right, and then bear right onto SR-19 / Carretera Cabo San Lucas-la Paz 31.7 miles
Road name changes to Benito Juarez 0.0 miles
Turn left onto Melchor Ocampo 0.4 miles
Turn right onto Calle del Huerto 0.5 miles
Turn left onto SR-19 / Carretera Cabo San Lucas-la Paz 45.1 miles
Keep straight onto Blvd de Las Brisas / Carretera Cabo San Lucas-la Paz 1.1 miles
Turn left to stay on Carretera Cabo San Lucas-la Paz / Avenida Reforma 0.4 miles
Turn right onto Leona Vicario 1.1 miles