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There are 7 ways to get from Los Angeles to Tecate by train, bus, car, plane or tram

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Train, bus  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from El Cajon Transit Center to Sr 188 & Tecate Mart 894

$38 - $78

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9489 / ...

$23 - $54

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Train, bus via San Ysidro/Intl Border  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from San Ysidro Transit Center to Tecate Tijuana Airport-Ciudad Juárez

$71 - $127

Bus Tufesa  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Los Angeles to Tijuana International Airport La / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana Airport to Tecate Tijuana Airport-Ciudad Juárez

$60 - $115

Drive  •  2h 57m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Tecate 163.7 miles

$16 - $24

Fly to San Diego, tram, bus  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the tram from Middletown Station to El Cajon Transit Center
  3. Take the bus from El Cajon Transit Center to Sr 188 & Tecate Mart

$115 - $347

Fly to El Centro, bus  •  6h 26m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to El Centro (IPL) LAX - IPL
  2. Take the bus from Mexicali to Tecate

$49 - $171

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Tecate is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Tecate is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Tecate. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Tecate via Tijuana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 30m.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Tecate is 140 miles. The road distance is 163.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Tecate without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 36m and costs $35 - $80.

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It takes approximately 5h 36m to get from Los Angeles to Tecate, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 47m.

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Los Angeles to Tecate bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Tecate is 164 miles. It takes approximately 2h 57m to drive from Los Angeles to Tecate.

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  • Distance: 139.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 36m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Tecate hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 4h 25m. Greyhound Mexico also services this route once daily.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Mokulele
Website
mokuleleairlines.com
Flights from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
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 Old Town Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
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 Middletown Station to El Cajon Transit Center
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
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 Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro Transit Center to Tecate
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana Airport to Tecate
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali Bus Terminal to Tecate
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Downtown Los Angeles to Tijuana International Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $65
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ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Mexicali to Tecate
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
Book at
reservamos.mx

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

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There are four+ hotels available in Tecate. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

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