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There are 4 ways to get from Los Angeles to Tijuana by train, bus, car, plane or tram

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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Train  •  3 h 56 min

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

$37 - $78

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Bus  •  4 h 25 min

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

$20 - $65

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Tijuana 140.1 miles

$13 - $20

Fly, tram, bus  •  4 h 37 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

$120 - $404

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Tijuana is 130 miles. The road distance is 140.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Tijuana without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 25 min and costs $20 - $65.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Los Angeles to Tijuana, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Tijuana 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 Tijuana is to train which takes 3 h 56 min and costs $35 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $65 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Tijuana.
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  • Distance: 129.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Tijuana every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak 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 San Ysidro/Intl Border
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 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
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
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
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
$24 - $65
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Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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

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

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There are 197+ hotels available in Tijuana. Prices start at $49 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 $6 - $8.

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