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There are 3 ways to get from Chula Vista to Tijuana by tram, bus, car or foot

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Tram, bus  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the tram from E Street Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border UC San Diego Blue Line
  2. Take the bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana San Ysidro-Tijuana / ...

$228 - $998

2 alternative options

Drive  •  16m

  1. Drive from Chula Vista to Tijuana 13.8 miles

$26 - $40

Walk  •  4h 20m

  1. Walk from Chula Vista to Tijuana 13.5 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Chula Vista to Tijuana is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Chula Vista to Tijuana is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 16m.

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The distance between Chula Vista and Tijuana is 11 miles. The road distance is 13.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chula Vista to Tijuana without a car is to tram and bus which takes 1h 15m and costs $11 - $55.

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It takes approximately 1h 15m to get from Chula Vista to Tijuana, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chula Vista to Tijuana is 14 miles. It takes approximately 16m to drive from Chula Vista to Tijuana.

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  • Distance: 10.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 15m

What companies run services between Chula Vista, CA, USA and Tijuana, Mexico?

There is no direct connection from Chula Vista to Tijuana. However, you can take the tram to San Ysidro/Intl Border, take the walk to San Ysidro, then take the bus to Tijuana. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Tijuana.

Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from E Street Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
18m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
sdmts.com
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
$180 - $950
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
$140 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$140 - $200
Flexible
$460 - $650

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