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There are 5 ways to get from Fullerton to Mexicali by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$48 - $90

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Bus ABC  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca 9493 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$36 - $94

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Buenavista 606 Aeropuerto Tijuana / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana Buenavista to Mexicali 2102 Ensenada / ...

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Fullerton to Mexicali 212.7 miles

$20 - $30

Train, fly  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to El Centro (IPL) LAX - IPL

$58 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Fullerton to Mexicali is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fullerton to Mexicali is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fullerton to Mexicali. However, there are services departing from Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 6 and arriving at Mexicali via Westminster-Fairview, Santa Ana and Tijuana Buenavista. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 31 min.

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The distance between Fullerton and Mexicali is 168 miles. The road distance is 212.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Fullerton to Mexicali without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 24 min and costs $45 - $90.

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Fullerton to Mexicali, including transfers.

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Fullerton to Mexicali bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, depart from Santa Ana station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to El Centro Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Fullerton to Mexicali bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, arrive at Mexicali station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fullerton to Mexicali is 213 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to drive from Fullerton to Mexicali.

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  • Distance: 167.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 min

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

You can take a bus from Fullerton to Mexicali via Santa Ana Amtrak Station, Santa Ana, Ca, San Ysidro, Ca, and Tijuana in around 6 h 36 min.

Airlines
Mokulele
Website
mokuleleairlines.com
Flights from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
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 Fullerton Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
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
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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
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 Santa Ana, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Buenavista
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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

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Mokulele offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to El Centro Airport.

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There are 46+ hotels available in Mexicali. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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