There are 4 ways to get from Los Angeles to Tijuana by train, bus, 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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Train  •  3 h 55 min

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

$37 - $78

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx 9483 / ...

$11 - $50

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Tijuana 140.1 miles

$13 - $20

Fly, line 9455 bus  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  2. Take the line 9455 bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx

$117 - $371

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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 takes 2 h 26 min and costs $13 - $20.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Tijuana is 207 km. The road distance is 224 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Los Angeles to Tijuana, including transfers.

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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.

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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 54 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 4 h. Tufesa also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $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.

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 Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $20
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Book at
gotobus.com
Plus
$11 - $17
Platinum
$18 - $23
Ejecutivo
$18 - $26

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