There are 7 ways to get from El Monte to Mexicali by bus, train, car, plane or tram

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Bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from El Monte, Ca to Calexico, Ca 9614 / ...

$38 - $113

6 alternative options

Bus via Tijuana  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca 9465
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$43 - $84

Train, bus  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$49 - $105

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from El Monte to Mexicali 215 miles

$21 - $35

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to El Centro  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from El Monte Station - Upper Level to El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to El Centro (IPL) LAX - IPL

$44 - $136

Fly Los Angeles to San Diego, tram, bus  •  8 h 1 min

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

$127 - $381

Fly Ontario/San Bernardino to Yuma, bus  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to Yuma (YUM) ONT - YUM
  2. Take the bus from San Luis Rio Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal

$163 - $826

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The cheapest way to get from El Monte to Mexicali is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from El Monte to Mexicali is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from El Monte to Mexicali. However, there are services departing from El Monte, Ca and arriving at Mexicali via Calexico,CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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The distance between El Monte and Mexicali is 180 miles. The road distance is 215 miles.

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The best way to get from El Monte to Mexicali without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 45 min and costs $35 - $120.

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It takes approximately 6 h 45 min to get from El Monte to Mexicali, including transfers.

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El Monte to Mexicali bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from El Monte, Ca station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to El Centro Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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El Monte to Mexicali bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Calexico, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between El Monte to Mexicali is 215 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from El Monte to Mexicali.

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  • Distance: 179.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 45 min

What companies run services between El Monte, CA, USA and Mexicali, Mexico?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from El Monte to Mexicali hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $65 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Yuma via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Mokulele
Website
mokuleleairlines.com
Flights from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Train operators
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators
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 El Monte, Ca to Calexico, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Bus from San Luis Rio Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from El Monte Station - Upper Level to El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from El Monte Station W to Arcadia St and Alameda St
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $15
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Tufesa
Plus
$6 - $10
Platinum
$11 - $14
Ejecutivo
$10 - $15

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Mokulele offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to El Centro Airport.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Mexicali. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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