There are 7 ways to get from Cancún to Tijuana by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Tijuana  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Tijuana (TIJ) CUN - TIJ

$138 - $1,332

Cheapest option

Fly to Mexicali, bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Mexicali (MXL) CUN - MXL
  2. Take the bus from Mexicali to Tijuana

$105 - $385

5 alternative options

Fly to San Diego  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to San Diego (SAN) CUN - SAN

$205 - $474

Bus  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Cancun Terminal ADO to Puebla CAPU
  2. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Gómez Palacio
  3. Take the bus from Gómez Palacio to Tijuana

$223 - $387

Bus Autobuses Elite  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from Cancun to Mexico City
  2. Take the bus from Mexico City North Bus Terminal to Guadalajara
  3. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Tijuana

$185 - $244

Bus TAP  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Take the bus from Cancun to Mexico City Cancún-México
  2. Take the bus from Mexico to Tijuana

$143 - $289

Drive  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Drive from Cancún to Tijuana 2744.5 miles

$360 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Cancún to Tijuana is to fly and bus which costs $1900 - $7500 and takes 10 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cancún to Tijuana is to fly which costs $2600 - $26000 and takes 7 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cancún to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Cancun Terminal ADO and arriving at Tijuana via Puebla CAPU and Gómez Palacio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9 h.

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The distance between Cancún and Tijuana is 3232 km. The road distance is 4391.2 km.

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The best way to get from Cancún to Tijuana without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 9 h and costs $4200 - $7500.

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It takes approximately 7 h 36 min to get from Cancún to Tijuana, including transfers.

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Cancún to Tijuana bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Cancun Terminal ADO station.

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The best way to get from Cancún to Tijuana is to fly which takes 7 h 36 min and costs $2600 - $26000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $4200 - $7500 and takes 2 days 9 h.

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The quickest flight from Cancun Airport to Tijuana Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Cancún to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 2019.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 36 min

What companies run services between Cancún, Mexico and Tijuana, Mexico?

Volaris, Aeroméxico and two other airlines fly from Cancún to Tijuana hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cancún to Tijuana via Puebla CAPU and Gómez Palacio in around 2 days 9 h.

Airlines
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Cancun to Tijuana via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,800
Flights from Cancun to Mexicali via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Cancun to Mexicali via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Cancun to Mexicali via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
12 h 47 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Cancun to Mexicali via Guatemala City, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Cancun to Mexicali via Mexico City, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
10 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Tijuana via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $4,000
Flights from Cancun to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Cancun to Mexicali via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cancun to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Cancun to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Cancun to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cancun to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Cancun to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Cancun to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Cancun to Tijuana via Leon/Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $2,500
Flights from Cancun to Tijuana via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $2,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cancun to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Cancun to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Cancun to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Tijuana via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Cancun to Mexicali via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Cancun to Mexicali via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Cancun to Mexicali via Monterrey, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cancun to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Cancun to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Cancun to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Cancun to San Diego via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Bus operators
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
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reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cancun Terminal ADO to Puebla CAPU
Ave. Duration
24 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$65 - $95
Economy
$60 - $95
Bus from Cancun to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
28 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $95
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Gómez Palacio
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$60 - $95
Full Fare
$85 - $120
Regular Price
$106
Internet Discount
$90
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Gómez Palacio to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City North Bus Terminal to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Mexico City North Bus to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Autobuses Elite
Phone
01 800 507 5500, 57290807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Guadalajara to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
30 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $105
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Primera
$98
Primera Select
$105

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Tijuana is 3 h behind Cancún. It is currently 6:08 PM in Cancún and 4:08 PM in Tijuana.

Yes, the driving distance between Cancún to Tijuana is 4391 km. It takes approximately 2 days 2 h to drive from Cancún to Tijuana.

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Viva Aerobus, Volaris, Interjet and Aeroméxico offer flights from Cancun Airport to Tijuana Airport.

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The nearest airport to Tijuana is Tijuana (TIJ) Airport which is 5.5 km away. Other nearby airports include San Diego (SAN) (31.3 km), Santa Ana (SNA) (153.4 km) and Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) (181.9 km).

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There are 185+ hotels available in Tijuana. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cancún to Cancun Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $70 - $400.

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