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

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Bus Tufesa  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Tijuana La Pera L.A.-Tijuana 1 / ...

$12 - $35

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9483 / ...

$29 - $67

Train  •  5 h 22 min

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

$39 - $86

Line 76 bus, train, line 9455 bus  •  6 h 28 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 Amtrak
  3. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$41 - $98

Drive  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Drive from El Monte to Tijuana 137.7 miles

$13 - $20

Bus, fly, line 9455 bus  •  5 h 28 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 line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$118 - $376

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from El Monte to Tijuana, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from El Monte station to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from El Monte Station - Upper Level and arriving at Tijuana La Pera via Los Angeles Downtown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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The nearest airport to Tijuana is Tijuana (TIJ) Airport which is 3.4 miles away. Other nearby airports include San Diego (SAN) (19.6 miles), Santa Ana (SNA) (95.8 miles), Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) (113.7 miles) and Los Angeles (LAX) (129.2 miles).

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Map of how to get from El Monte to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 124 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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

Tufesa operates a bus from El Monte to Tijuana twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $30 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from El Monte to Tijuana every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 53 min.

Airlines
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
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 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
Bus operators
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Tijuana La Pera
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $30
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
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Plus
$11 - $16
Platinum
$17 - $23
Ejecutivo
$18 - $25
Greyhound USA
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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
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $20
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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