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There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles to Baja California by bus, train, car, plane or tram

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Recommended option

Bus Tufesa  •  3 h 7 min

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

$42 - $87

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca 9489 / ...

$20 - $45

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 56 min

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

$37 - $78

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Tijuana 140.1 miles

$13 - $20

Fly to San Diego, tram, drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to Iris Ave Station
  3. Drive from Iris Ave Station to Playas de Tijuana

$113 - $346

Fly to El Centro  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to El Centro (IPL) LAX - IPL

$41 - $116

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Baja California is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Baja California is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 26 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Baja California is 334 miles. The road distance is 140.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Baja California without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 7 min and costs $40 - $90.

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It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to get from Los Angeles to Baja California, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Baja California is to bus which takes 3 h 7 min and costs $40 - $90. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $80 and takes 3 h 56 min, you could also fly, which costs $40 - $120 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 46 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Baja California is 140 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to drive from Los Angeles to Baja California.

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

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Baja California.
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  • Distance: 333.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 7 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Baja California, Mexico?

Tufesa operates a bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana 4 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Tijuana every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Mokulele
Website
mokuleleairlines.com
Flights from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
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
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from America Plaza Station to Iris Ave Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus operators
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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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 Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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