There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly, line 9455 bus  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$118 - $361

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Line 102 bus, bus  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the line 102 bus from 96th / Sepulveda to Florence / Rugby 102
  2. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Tijuana La

$13 - $68

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Long Beach, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9483 / ...

$29 - $57

Train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner

$40 - $87

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana 144.3 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx via Long Beach Blvd & 3Rd Se and Long Beach, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 3 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Tijuana is 129 miles. The road distance is 144.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 3 min and costs $28 - $60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Long Beach, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana is to bus which takes 5 h 3 min and costs $28 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $90 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 48 min.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 129.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 42 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Tijuana, Mexico?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 54 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 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
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 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 Long Beach, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 96th / Sepulveda to Florence / Rugby
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $65
Schedules at
gotobus.com
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gotobus.com
Plus
$11 - $17
Platinum
$17 - $23
Ejecutivo
$18 - $26

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana is 144 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport.

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