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There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana by plane, tram, bus, train 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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Fly, tram, bus  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
  3. Take the bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana

$121 - $394

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Long Beach, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9455 / ...

$29 - $57

4 alternative options

Bus Tufesa  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Los Angeles to Tijuana La / ...

$33 - $78

Train, bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Centro 417 Santa Rosa / ...

Bus, train, tram  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  3. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to San Ysidro/Intl Border
  4. Take the bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana

$51 - $138

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 via Cesar E Chavez / Vignes and Downtown Los Angeles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 9 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 9 min and costs $30 - $80.

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It takes approximately 3 h 1 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 Tufesa, depart from Downtown Los Angeles station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 44 min.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana bus services, operated by Tufesa, arrive at Tijuana station.

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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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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 129.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 1 min

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

Tufesa operates a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Tijuana 4 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
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
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 Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 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 Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.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 San Ysidro, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $11
Flexible
$12 - $16
Bus from Long Beach, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Downtown Los Angeles to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $65
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ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Centro
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
LAX FlyAway
Phone
(714) 507-1170 / (310) 834-1002
Website
flylax.com
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
LAX FlyAway

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