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There are 4 ways to get from Irvine to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) by train, tram, 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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Train, tram  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from Irvine Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border UC San Diego Blue Line

$45 - $119

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  4h 55m

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

$27 - $97

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Main-Culver to Artic - Dock 1 53x / ...
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim to Tijuana Airport Matamoros-Tijuana Airport

$42 - $67

Drive  •  1h 47m

  1. Drive from Irvine to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) 103.3 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Irvine to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Irvine to Tijuana Airport (TIJ). However, there are services departing from University-Ent 3773 Mariposa Villa and arriving at Tijuana Airport via Santa Ana, Ca and San Ysidro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 55m.

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The distance between Irvine and Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is 92 miles. The road distance is 103.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Irvine to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) without a car is to train and tram which takes 4h 48m and costs $40 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Irvine to Tijuana Airport (TIJ), including transfers.

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Irvine to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Ana, Ca station.

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Irvine to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Ysidro, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Irvine to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is 103 miles. It takes approximately 1h 47m to drive from Irvine to Tijuana Airport (TIJ).

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Map of how to get from Irvine to Tijuana Airport (TIJ).
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  • Distance: 92.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 48m

What companies run services between Irvine, CA, USA and Tijuana Airport (TIJ), Mexico?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Irvine to Tijuana Airport (TIJ) hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 35m. Two other operators also service this route.

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 Irvine Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators
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
Bus from Santa Ana, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
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
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Anaheim to Tijuana Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once 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
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Main-Culver to Artic - Dock 1
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net

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