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

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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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Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 43 min

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

$34 - $66

4 alternative options

Fly to San Diego, bus  •  6 h 42 min

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

$127 - $366

Train, bus  •  6 h 55 min

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

$51 - $99

Bus Tufesa  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Los Angeles to Tijuana La / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali Bus Terminal Tijuana

$37 - $83

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Mexicali 227.9 miles

$22 - $35

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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 costs $40 - $120 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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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 6 h 43 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Mexicali is 190 miles. The road distance is 227.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Mexicali without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 43 min and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Los Angeles to Mexicali, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Mexicali bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Mexicali is to fly which takes 3 h 28 min and costs $40 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $70 and takes 6 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to El Centro Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Los Angeles to Mexicali bus services, operated by ABC, arrive at Mexicali station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Mexicali.
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  • Distance: 189.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 28 min

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

Mokulele flies from Los Angeles to Mexicali 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Mexicali via San Ysidro, Ca and Tijuana in around 6 h 43 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.

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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
Bus operators
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
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
$17
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.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 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
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Downtown Los Angeles to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Book at
GotoBus
Tufesa Mexico
Phone
(604) 952 0138
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Mexicali is 228 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to drive from Los Angeles to Mexicali.

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Mokulele offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to El Centro Airport.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Mexicali. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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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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