There are 3 ways to get from Lake Elsinore to Mexicali by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  6 h 24 min

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

$179 - $240

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Bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Temecula, Ca to San Diego, Ca 7015 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$38 - $73

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Drive  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Lake Elsinore to Mexicali 181.3 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Lake Elsinore to Mexicali is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lake Elsinore to Mexicali is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lake Elsinore to Mexicali. However, there are services departing from LE Outlet Center @ Park N Ride and arriving at Mexicali via Promenade Mall Local Stop, Temecula, Ca, San Diego, Ca and Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 24 min.

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The distance between Lake Elsinore and Mexicali is 131 miles. The road distance is 181.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Lake Elsinore to Mexicali without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 24 min and costs $170 - $240.

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

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Lake Elsinore to Mexicali bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Temecula, Ca station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lake Elsinore to Mexicali is 181 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to drive from Lake Elsinore to Mexicali.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Mexicali. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lake Elsinore to Mexicali.
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  • Distance: 130.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 min

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

You can take a bus from Lake Elsinore to Mexicali via Promenade Mall Ring Rd., Promenade Mall Local Stop, Sixth + Front, Temecula, Ca, San Diego, Ca, San Ysidro, Ca, and Tijuana in around 7 h 24 min.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Juan Capistrano Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
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
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
$18
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.

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 Temecula, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27

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