There are 5 ways to get from Lake Forest to Tijuana 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.

Recommended option

Train, tram  •  2 h 53 min

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

$32 - $62

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, tram, bus  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Irvine, CA to San Diego, CA
  2. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
  3. Take the bus from San Ysidro, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$10 - $18

3 alternative options

Train, line 9455 bus  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9455 / ...

$37 - $78

Bus  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9489 / ...

$19 - $47

Drive  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Lake Forest to Tijuana 97.6 miles

$9 - $14

What companies run services between Lake Forest, CA, USA and Tijuana, Mexico?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Lake Forest to Tijuana every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Irvine Transportation Center Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
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
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Ysidro, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $11
Flexible
$12 - $16
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $20
Bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from E San Ysidro Blvd & San Ysidro Transit Center to Tijuana Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Lake Forest to Tijuana?

The distance between Lake Forest and Tijuana is 142 km. The road distance is 156 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Lake Forest to Tijuana?

The cheapest way to get from Lake Forest to Tijuana is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 43 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Lake Forest to Tijuana?

The quickest way to get from Lake Forest to Tijuana is to drive which takes 1 h 43 min and costs $9 - $14.

Is there a direct bus between Lake Forest and Tijuana?

No, there is no direct bus from Lake Forest to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Laguna Hills Trans Ctr Dock 5 and arriving at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx via Santa Ana, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 6 min.

How long does it take to get from Lake Forest to Tijuana?

It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Lake Forest to Tijuana, including transfers.