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There are 8 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.

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Fly to San Diego, bus  •  7 h 13 min

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

$106 - $339

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Night bus  •  11 h 5 min

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

$58 - $165

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Fly to Yuma, bus  •  9 h 29 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 16 min

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

$163 - $854

Bus Tufesa  •  11 h 50 min

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

$69 - $97

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Fresno to Tijuana Buenavista 498 Sacramento / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana Buenavista to Mexicali 2102 Ensenada / ...

Train, bus  •  13 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  4. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

Drive  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Fresno to Mexicali 446.2 miles

$40 - $65

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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 costs $160 - $900 and takes 6 h 16 min.

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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 11 h 50 min.

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The distance between Fresno and Mexicali is 378 miles. The road distance is 446.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Fresno to Mexicali without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 50 min and costs $65 - $100.

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It takes approximately 7 h 13 min to get from Fresno to Mexicali, including transfers.

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Fresno to Mexicali bus services, operated by Tufesa, depart from Fresno, CA station.

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The best way to get from Fresno to Mexicali is to fly which takes 6 h 16 min and costs $160 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Fresno Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 9 min.

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Fresno to Mexicali bus services, operated by ABC, arrive at Mexicali station.

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Map of how to get from Fresno to Mexicali.
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  • Distance: 377.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 13 min

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 11 h 50 min.

Airlines
Mokulele
Website
mokuleleairlines.com
Flights from Fresno to El Centro via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Fresno to El Centro via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Fresno to El Centro via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Fresno to El Centro via Salt Lake City, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fresno to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Fresno to Yuma via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Fresno to Yuma via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Fresno to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Fresno to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Fresno to Yuma via San Diego, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
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 Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
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 Los Angeles Union Station 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
Bus operators
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
$17
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Tufesa Mexico
Phone
(604) 952 0138
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Río Colorado to Mexicali Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Fresno, CA to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Book at
GotoBus
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Fresno to Tijuana Buenavista
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Tijuana Buenavista to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
acnautobuses.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$90 - $120

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Yes, the driving distance between Fresno to Mexicali is 446 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to drive from Fresno to Mexicali.

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American Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Fresno Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Mexicali. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fresno to Fresno Airport is to line 26 bus which takes 38 min and costs $2.

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