There are 7 ways to get from Fresno to Mexicali by plane, bus, train, night bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly to San Diego, bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to San Diego (SAN) FAT - SAN
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$105 - $337

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, CA to Tijuana Tufesa
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$35 - $82

5 alternative options

Fly to Yuma, bus  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to Yuma (YUM) FAT - YUM
  2. Take the bus from San Luis Rio Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal

$201 - $918

Fly to El Centro  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to El Centro (IPL) FAT - IPL

$143 - $704

Train, Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Fresno Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Bakersfield, CA – Amtrak to Santa Clarita-Newhall, CA
  3. Take the train from Glendale Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

Night bus  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the night bus from Fresno, Ca to Calexico, Ca 9601

$57 - $160

Drive  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Fresno to Mexicali 446.2 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fresno to Mexicali is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fresno to Mexicali is to fly which takes 6 h 19 min and costs $140 - $750.

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The distance between Fresno and Mexicali is 605 km. The road distance is 714 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to get from Fresno to Mexicali, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fresno to Mexicali. However, there are services departing from Fresno, CA and arriving at Mexicali via Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

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

American Airlines, Mokulele and three other airlines fly from Fresno to Mexicali hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fresno to Mexicali via Tijuana in around 10 h 50 min.

Airlines
Mokulele
Website
mokuleleairlines.com
Flights from Fresno to El Centro via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Fresno to El Centro via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Fresno to El Centro via Salt Lake City, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Fresno to El Centro via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Fresno to El Centro via San Diego, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Fresno to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Fresno to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Fresno to Yuma via San Diego, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fresno to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Fresno to Yuma via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Fresno to Yuma via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fresno to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fresno Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Glendale Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
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 - $9
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
$16
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Plus
$6 - $9
Platinum
$10 - $13
Ejecutivo
$9 - $13
Bus from Fresno, CA to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $65
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Book at
gotobus.com
Plus
$20 - $30
Platinum
$30 - $40
Ejecutivo
$35 - $50
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield, CA – Amtrak to Santa Clarita-Newhall, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Fresno, Ca to Calexico, Ca
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$90 - $120

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