There are 4 ways to get from Escondido to Tijuana by bus, tram, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, line 9455 bus  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Escondido Transit Center to Broadway & 2nd Av 280
  2. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9455 / ...

$11 - $22

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Tram, train  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the tram from Escondido Transit Center to Oceanside Transit Center
  2. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  3. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border

$7 - $51

2 alternative options

Bus, line 9455 bus via Broadway & Union St  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Escondido Transit Center to Broadway & Union St 235 / ...
  2. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9455 / ...

$11 - $22

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Escondido to Tijuana 48.2 miles

$4 - $7

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Escondido to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Escondido Transit Center and arriving at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx via San Diego, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 11 min.

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The distance between Escondido and Tijuana is 43 miles. The road distance is 48.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Escondido to Tijuana without a car is to bus and line 9455 bus which takes 2 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to get from Escondido to Tijuana, including transfers.

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Escondido to Tijuana bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, depart from Escondido Transit Center station.

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Escondido 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 Escondido to Tijuana is 48 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Escondido to Tijuana.

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  • Distance: 43.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 11 min

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

You can take a bus from Escondido to Tijuana via Broadway & 2nd Av and San Diego, Ca in around 2 h 11 min.

Train operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Tram from Escondido Transit Center to Oceanside Transit Center
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Train from Oceanside Transit Center to San Diego - Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
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 Oceanside Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from Escondido Transit Center to Broadway & 2nd Av
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from Escondido Transit Center to Broadway & Union St
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
sdmts.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 San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $20

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