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

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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Bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Ysidro, Ca 9465
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$33 - $64

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 54 min

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

$50 - $97

Bus Tufesa  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Ysidro Tufesa
  2. Take the bus from San Ysidro Transit Center to Mexicali Tijuana Airport-Ciudad Juárez

$46 - $79

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Mexicali 227.9 miles

$22 - $35

Fly to El Centro  •  3 h 30 min

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

$46 - $133

Fly to San Diego, bus  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$128 - $376

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Mexicali is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Mexicali is to fly which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $45 - $140.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Mexicali is 304 km. The road distance is 365 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Los Angeles to Mexicali, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Mexicali. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Mexicali via Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 58 min.

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

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Mexicali via San Ysidro, Ca and Tijuana in around 5 h 58 min. Alternatively, Mokulele flies from Los Angeles to Mexicali 3 times a day.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
51 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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Mokulele
Website
mokuleleairlines.com
Flights from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
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.

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
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
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
$16
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Book at
gotobus.com
Plus
$10 - $16
Platinum
$16 - $21
Ejecutivo
$17 - $24
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro Transit Center to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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