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There are 6 ways to get from Austin to Tijuana by plane, tram, bus, train or car

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Fly Austin to San Diego, tram, bus  •  6h 48m

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to San Diego (SAN) AUS - SAN
  2. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
  3. Take the bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana

$135 - $610

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Bus to San Antonio, fly to San Diego, tram, bus  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to San Diego (SAN) SAT - SAN
  3. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
  4. Take the bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana

$221 - $928

Fly Austin to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus  •  10h 1m

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) AUS - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Fontana to Tijuana

$172 - $650

Bus  •  35h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 895 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Kerrville, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Kerrville to Tijuana

$138 - $219

Train, bus  •  36h 11m

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak Station to Yuma Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to 2nd Ave and B Street 95
  3. Take the bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Tijuana

$185 - $493

Drive  •  21h 8m

  1. Drive from Austin to Tijuana 1320.6 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Austin to Tijuana is to bus which costs $130 - $220 and takes 35h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to Tijuana is to fly and tram and bus which costs $130 - $650 and takes 6h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Austin to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Austin, Tx and arriving at Tijuana via San Antonio, Tx and Kerrville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 10m.

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The distance between Austin and Tijuana is 1152 miles. The road distance is 1320.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Austin to Tijuana without a car is to bus which takes 35h 10m and costs $130 - $220.

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It takes approximately 6h 48m to get from Austin to Tijuana, including transfers.

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Austin to Tijuana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Austin, Tx station.

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The quickest flight from Austin Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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Austin to Tijuana bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, arrive at Tijuana station.

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Tijuana is 2h behind Austin. It is currently 4:45 PM in Austin and 2:45 PM in Tijuana.

Map of how to get from Austin to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 1151.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 48m

What companies run services between Austin, TX, USA and Tijuana, Mexico?

You can take a bus from Austin to Tijuana via San Antonio, Tx, Kerrville, Tx, and Kerrville in around 35h 10m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Diego via El Paso
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Austin to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Austin to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Austin to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,700
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,700
Flights from Austin to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Austin to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Antonio to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,900
Flights from Austin to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Austin to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Austin Amtrak Station to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
31h 19m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Flexi Coach Seat
$280 - $410
Business Coach Seat
$340 - $470
Room
$600 - $900
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Kerrville to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
30h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Ysidro, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$7 - $11
Flexible
$23 - $35
Bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$30 - $50
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Kerrville, Tx
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$30 - $50
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Fontana to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
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YCAT
Phone
+1 928-783-2235
Website
ycipta.org
Bus from 3rd Street @ Gila Street to 2nd Ave and B Street
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ycipta.org
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx

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Yes, the driving distance between Austin to Tijuana is 1321 miles. It takes approximately 21h 8m to drive from Austin to Tijuana.

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Frontier Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Austin Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 248+ hotels available in Tijuana. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Austin to Austin Airport is to line 20 bus which takes 25m and costs $1 - $4.

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