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

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Bus ACN Autobuses  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana Centro 417 Santa Rosa / ...

Cheapest option

Bus via Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9489 / ...

$22 - $52

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Centro 417 Santa Rosa / ...

Line 76 bus, train, tram, bus  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the line 76 bus from Tyler / Ramona to Cesar E Chavez / Alameda 76
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  3. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
  4. Take the bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana

$44 - $130

Drive  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Drive from El Monte to Tijuana 137.7 miles

$13 - $20

Bus, fly, tram  •  5 h 48 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 San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  3. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
  4. Take the bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana

$115 - $401

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The cheapest way to get from El Monte to Tijuana is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from El Monte to Tijuana is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from El Monte to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from El Monte, Ca and arriving at Tijuana Centro via Los Angeles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 39 min.

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The distance between El Monte and Tijuana is 124 miles. The road distance is 137.7 miles.

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The best way to get from El Monte to Tijuana without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from El Monte to Tijuana, including transfers.

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El Monte to Tijuana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 44 min.

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El Monte to Tijuana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx station.

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Yes, the driving distance between El Monte to Tijuana is 138 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to drive from El Monte to Tijuana.

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  • Distance: 124 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 39 min

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

ACN Autobuses operates a bus from El Monte to Tijuana 4 times a week, and the journey takes 3 h 9 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 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
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana Centro
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Centro
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
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 Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from San Ysidro, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $11
Flexible
$12 - $16
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Tyler / Ramona to Cesar E Chavez / Alameda
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
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

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